Today I'd like to show you the Alliance Française in Bangkok. Every Saturday morning my daughter has a 2-hour French class there and as it is 40 kilometers from where we live, I often made a post about the hotels we are staying in, but I have never showed you the Alliance Française.
The Alliance Française has language courses, cultural events, arts courses and has activities for kids. If you are a Thai or Franco-Thai, this is the place to go to learn French. They have classes for young children from 6 years old, students and adults, and the tuition fee is reasonable.
If you plan to go to University in France, you can learn French at the Alliance Française, get a certification like the DELF and DALF that will waive the language test requirement.
They also have a bookstore, a café, a media library, a movie theater, an exposition area and translation services.
A Morning at the Alliance Française in Bangkok
Some information about the Alliance Française from their website.
179 Thanon Witthayu, Bangkok 10330, Thailand.
The Alliance Française in Bangkok
Let's see what the Alliance Française looks like from the outside.
Not really the kind of building we usually see in Bangkok, looks like a bunker from the oustside, don't know who the architect is!
There is a tuk-tuk that you can take to go to or from the main street, which is about 500 meters away. There is an area to park your car around the building.
Here you can see what institutes you have in the building.
This is the entrance.
This is the classroom where my daughter has her class. There are kids from 7 to 12 years old and one French teacher.
There are classrooms on 3 floors.
The inside of the building
The design is kind of interesting.
This is where we wait while my daughter has her French class. This is a library with books all in French and also documentaries. It is a place for French expatriates or Thais who are students of the French language.
It's on the second floor.
Don't get too comfortable!
From time to time there is an exposition on the Medium floor. It's mainly Art, but today it was for French products and foods.
It got crowded very quickly.
I bought some French sweets...
There is a small movie theater where you can see classic French and Thai movies.
You can eat Thai food, French snacks and, of course, coffee.
I haven't eaten here so I cannot comment on the food. I know that the coffee is good.
There is also an area outside.
A lot of books in French.
There was a book sale today.
I hope that you enjoyed visiting the Alliance Française in Bangkok with me. Please upvote if you'd like me to show you more about Bangkok in my next posts.