The Alliance Francaise (French: l'Alliance Française) is a Nigerian non-profit institution whose statutes have been approved by the Alliance Française of Paris. The Institute is involved with the training and education of Nigerians, most especially Lagosians in the French language and culture.
The Institute was established in 1959. About 4,000 students register annually at the Institute for their programmes. It is the headquarters of the General Delegation of the French Alliance of Paris in Nigeria. There are ten sister locations in other parts of Nigeria including Enugu, Ibadan, Ilorin, Jos, Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, Maiduguri, Owerri and Port Harcourt. The Lagos Institute is the largest alliance in Africa. As one of the worldwide networks of Alliances, it works closely with the Alliance Française Foundation in Paris and the Nigerian government. As the operator leading to the promotion of French language and culture, it is supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The French Alliance is also bound by agreement to the Ministry of Education of Lagos State for a period of 10 years renewable under a continuing education program for French teachers of the state and it is directed by Philippe Lebreton who is also the Managing Director of the French Alliance in Nigeria.