Annual Gala 2018: Le Bar Clandestin

New Orleans, unique due to the preservation of its French origins, has always had a close relationship with the Alliance Française. Founded 34 years ago, the Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orléans promotes knowledge and appreciation of both the French language and Francophone cultures, while playing an important role in enhancing the lifestyle of our fascinating city.

We invite you to join us at our annual gala on March 3, 2018, at The New Orleans Jazz Market, where we will raise a glass in honor of our Gala Honorée, Nell Nolan. This year’s theme, Bar Clandestin, will transport you back in time, to a hidden, dimly lit nightclub where the drinks are cold but the music’s hot. For entry, ring bell and supply the secret password, “Bonsoir,” … no password, no party! Then, be swept away into the sultry night where you’ll be dazzled by Raphaël Bas and his band Harmonouche while you feast on an array of French delectables by Olive Blue Catering. Your generous support will enable us to continue our mission.

Le Bar Clandestin

Honoring Nell Nolan

Saturday, March 3, 2018
New Orleans Jazz Market
1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd

General Admission Dinner and Dancing 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Patron Party
6:30pm - Hors d'oeuvres et Apéritifs


Live & Silent


Valet Parking $10 per car.  Cocktail attire.

Become a Sponsor

As a non-profit organization, the Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orléans depends on the support of her community to continue to be able to provide French language courses and cultural events at affordable prices.  Your generous donations allow us to continue this mission and to grow within the community.

Wine Raffle

Enter for a chance to win a selection of favorite French wines from the Alliance Française Board of Directors! Need not be present at the gala to win.

Hermes Scarf Raffle

Enter for a chance to win a genuine Hermes Scarf purchased in France.

Dine and Drink like a Queen or King for a Year - Restaurant Raffle

Over $1,000 in gift certificates to top New Orleans restaurants, including Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group, Apolline, Palm Court Jazz, Café Degas, 
Muriel’s, The Munch Factory, Mahony's and more!