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It's not only about language...

it's also about culture ! 


Experience French culture and make new friends, all while practicing your French skills !

Alliance Française Christchurch is not just a language school ... it is Christchurch’s only French cultural center. Therefore, our team regularly organises a wide range of cultural and social events open to all to create interest and get a feeling of the French culture.

Our events

Regularly, our team invites you to discover French culture through nice events.

French Film Festival

Second biggest annual movie festival in New-Zeland : each year, a great selection of French movies are screened.

Paris s'éveille

A great radio programme to learn a lot about France, its language and culture, tuned twice a month.   



Upcoming Events



Every first Wednesday of the month, a french guest stop by our lounge and talk about French news, travels, etc


Fancy a French movie in a very relaxed atmosphere ? Come and join our Ciné-Club every first Friday of the month !


 Don't want to wake up on a Saturday morning? Here is a good reason to leave your bed, come and enjoy a "délicieux" French breakfast with Le Panier!At AF, 275 Cashel street.

From 9.30 am:$5 for children, $7 for AF members,$10 for Non-members

Previous Events



It's already time to close this edition of the French Film Festival ! But to make it a little bit less sad, we decided to offer you a proper closing party !


Don't know what to do for a fun family day ? 

Come to French up your kids on the 24th of March while discovering the most famous French comics character : Astérix ! 


Bring your lunch and join us! In a fun atmosphere, practice thinking and diving deep into your brain


Discover the best of French cinema at the Alliance Française Christchurch every first Friday of the month!

Fancy a French movie in a very relaxed atmosphere? Come to our...

Make Music Day

Make Music Day

Julia Paul and her musicians will be  playing in Fat Eddies! The Fête de la Musique is a popular and free music Festival taking place each year in France at the beginning of summer. Launched in 1982, the Festival has since become a worldwide annual event celebrating all music genres via free concerts in more than 120 countries spread over five continents and you're all invited to take part in this global event!

Comic Book Festival

Comic Book Festival

Have you ever wondered how a comic book artist and/or illustrator worked? What about the creation of a comic strip?

Come and join us at the University of Canterbury

Amélie Lucas-Gary

Amélie Lucas-Gary

On Tuesday 13 March, don't miss the opportunity to meet the talented contemporary French author, Amélie Lucas-Gary. She will talk about...

New Caledonia - Photo Exhibition

New Caledonia - Photo Exhibition

Cultural and Natural Landscapes of New Caledonia

From Saturday 17 March to 25 March, come to Alliance Française Christchurch and discover the beautiful and colorful photographs of New Caledonia by Daniel Maviet!

On Saturday 17 March at 6pm, join us for a drink to celebrate the official opening night

Quizz Night - Cinema

Quizz Night - Cinema

ONJOUR FILM-LOVERS!
Are you ready for a special cinema-edition quiz night? The Alliance Française French Film Festival NZ is getting close and we can’t wait for you to discover the films of the 2018 edition!
As an “apéritif” for this emblematic annual rendez-vous of French culture buffs in Auckland, please join us in...

Theatre Workshop

Theatre Workshop

ou like speaking French? You like theatre? Why not try both in a friendly...

Pronunciation Workshop

Pronunciation Workshop

Polish your French pronunciation through fun and creative activities such as tongue-twisters,...