AFN will miss you, Thomas Horton

Years ago, Tom sashayed into AFN’s office for an evening of jeux de société. He didn’t know anyone there and hadn’t been personally invited, but he enjoyed competitions, trivia especially, and spoke excellent French--native speakers thought he was Belge—and by the end of the evening, he had a new pack of adoring francophone friends. Tom was involved in the creation of Alliance Française de Nashville before majoring in French at Rhodes College and furthering his studies in Virginia and France, so it was natural for him to return and hold court. He became a regular at AFN-adjacent events, where his wit and joy were evident and where he compelled us all to up our game. We will miss you immensely, Thomas Horton.

West Harpeth Funeral Home

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Carmen Alvarez, Jacob Truax, Bill Haymes, Thomas Horton, Jessie Angel, Sujata Biswas, Melissa Buchanan, Sheri Lynn DiGiovanna, Sarah Walters, and Juju Walters at one of Tom’s birthday brunches, 2019


Alliance Française de Nashville brings French culture and language to Middle Tennessee.

Alliance Française de Nashville is a member of Les Alliances Françaises aux Etats-Unis founded in 1902. Our members share their passion for the French language and culture through classes, activities and events. Our chapter helps to create and support programs on both the local and national levels.


All in-person events are CANCELLED until further notice.


        • Cercle de conversation - Virtual Meeting - Saturdays at 11:00
        • Ciné Club - Virtual Meeting - January 20


        • Happy Hour - Virtual Meeting - January 21 & 28
        • Cercle de Lecture - Virtual Meeting - January 22


        • Franglais - Virtual Meeting - February 5
        • Soirée - Virtual Meeting - January 29


French Classes

Catch a French movie at Ciné Club

Monthly Soirée