Immersion Day in Akaroa

🚌 Explore Akaroa with Us! 🇫🇷
Join our immersion day trip to Akaroa on March 2, 2024, departing at 8:00AM from Alliance Française. Our French guide, Géraldine, will lead a captivating historical tour of Akaroa, delving into its rich French heritage. Enjoy a delightful lunch at the renowned French brasserie "Ma Maison." Following lunch, we'll embark on a tour of local producers for tastings and visits to their domains. Géraldine will provide insights into Akaroa's unique features for wine, fruit, and more.


📅 Date: March 2, 2024
🕗 Time: Departure at 8:00AM from Alliance Française
💰 Price: $200 for members / $220 General Admission


8:00AM: 🚌 Departure by bus from the Alliance Française premises, 275 Cashel Street

10:00AM: 🗺️ Guided historical tour of Akaroa

Embark on a fascinating journey through time with Géraldine, our guide and elected representative to the Assembly of French Nationals Abroad, during our Guided Historical Tour of Akaroa. Géraldine will unveil the rich French heritage woven into the fabric of Akaroa, shedding light on the profound impact of the French settlement on the town's architecture, language, and traditions. Discover what makes Akaroa stand out as the most French-infused city in New Zealand as Géraldine shares captivating stories and insights that bring the town's history to life.

12:00PM: 🍽️ Lunch at Ma Maison

Ma Maison Restaurant is one of Akaroa's hidden gems. The dining area is decked out with an open fire and bi-fold doors, so the breathtaking waterfront views overlooking Daly's wharf and the Akaroa Harbour remain uninterrupted. Their menu is a culinary expression of this region. The focus is on freshness and simplicity, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.
Let's see if you can order in French!

Warning : beverages are not included in the package.

2:00PM: 🍇 Guided tour of Akaroa region, visits to local producers, and tastings

Now it's time to kick back and treat your taste buds at French Peak Vineyard. Whether you're chilling inside their cozy cellar door or soaking up the sun in the courtyard with a view of the vineyard, you're in for a treat. Get ready to dive into some of the best local goodies from Banks Peninsula - think wine tasting and a platter to share with cheese, smoked salmon, cured meats, and other tasty seasonal bites.
Your guide will spill the beans on why these local treats are so darn good and fill you in on how they're made. And here's a sweet bonus: on the way back, we'll make a few stops to meet the local producers behind all these goodies, such as Akaroa Gin Distillery and Old French Road Olive Grove, so you can grab some for yourself. 

5:00PM: Departure from Akaroa and return to Alliance Française de Christchurch

Don't miss this immersive experience! Limited spots available.
Cheers to a delicious adventure!

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