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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



You want to give a try to your French reading skills but are feeling insecure on starting all by yourself ? Our book-club is here for you!


 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


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 !


We are pleased to announce that we will screen: 

"Les Demoiselles de Rochefort" starring Catherine Deneuve - A timeless and...

Previous Events



Jobic Le Masson is one of France’s finest and most powerful contemporary jazz musicians. His piano playing is fierce and hard swinging, reminiscent of


How well do you know France and 🇲🇫️ culture?Come along with your team (6 people max), or come alone and we’ll find you a team to hang out with, and get a chance to win one of many prize!


Meet Karin, the 2019 Randell Cottage Writer in Residence. She is a lot a fun and we will have a lot talk about! From kids literature to adults, she has published stories for all ages and tastes!


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...