Our events

Come and enjoy French culture with us!


Your upcoming French rendez-vous


French Film Festival

The French Film Festival Aotearoa is back in Christchurch on 23 June 2022! This year's line-up includes a fantastic selection of hilarious new comedies, strong dramas, romance and much more.

📅 23 June - 10 July 2022
📍 Academy Gold cinema / Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū / Deluxe Cinemas / Lumieres Cinemas

Book your tickets here.

Download the full programme here.


Paris s'éveille

Radio Programme dedicated to all things French!

Learn about French language and culture, be updated on current events, and discover what’s happening in Christchurch. There will also be regular interviews with notable French visitors and nationals, along with a touch of musique française.

📅 Tune in the first Thursday of the month
⏰ At 7pm
🙋 The hosts of this programme are Antonio Viselli and Eric Mouhica.
👍 Like Paris s'éveille on Facebook
🔈 Listen to their podcast


Macaron Competition

Put your baking skills to the test as Alliance Française Christchurch is searching for the best macarons: these famously light and sweet french delicacies 😋

📆 7 May
⏰From 10am
📍 At our premises on Cashel Street
👍 Everyone is welcome and you don't even need to participate to attend this event.

Enter the competition, bring your best creation and win some amazing prizes !
- One term of FREE French lessons at AFC for any class
- cinema tickets,
- bottle of wine,
- AFC apron and many more!

To register, go to: https://www.afchristchurch.org.nz/cultural-events/operation-macarons/

Our regular events

We hold a number of our popular French culture events on a regular basis. Find out more about each of these below.


Paris s'éveille

Radio Programme dedicated to all things French!

Learn about French language and culture, be updated on current events, and discover what’s happening in Christchurch. There will also be regular interviews with notable French visitors and nationals, along with a touch of musique française.

📅 Tune in the first Thursday of the month
⏰ At 7pm
🙋 The hosts of this programme are Antonio Viselli and Eric Mouhica.
👍 Like Paris s'éveille on Facebook
🔈 Listen to their podcast

Le French Guest

Le French Guest

Meet new people and practice your French in a very relaxed atmosphere. You can bring your lunch, enjoy some tea or coffee provided by us or just tag along to meet a different guest every month. Our guests always have fascinating life & travel stories to share! On vous attend!

📅 Every first Wednesday of the month 
Please note that there is no French Guest in October.
⏰ Between 12 & 1pm
📍 At our premises, 275 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central
👉 Koha donation welcome

Upcoming Dates

June 1st July 6th August 3rd September 7th November 2nd December 7th


Les Petits Matins Croissants

Don't want to wake up on a Saturday morning? Here is a good reason to leave your bed, come and enjoy a "délicieux" croissant and baguette with us at AFC, 275 Cashel street

📅28 May
⏰From 9.30 to 11.30am

 $12 Non Members
 $8 AFC members and students
 $5 children

👍 Coffee (a lot!), tea (beaucoup!), croissant/baguette, orange juice included

It is essential to register since we have limited places:

REGISTER HERE

Scrabble

Scrabble

In a fun atmosphere, practice thinking and diving deep into your brain to pull out French words for SCRABBLE.

📅 Join us every third Wednesday
⏰12pm
📍at Alliance Française, 275 Cashel St.
👉 AFC Members attend for free; a suggested Koha donation for others.

Upcoming Dates

May 18th June 15th August 17th September 21st October 19thNovember 16th
Please note that there is no scrabble in January, April, July and December.

Francophonie Week!

Francophonie Week!

Each year in March, lovers of the French language celebrate, across the five continents, the cultural and linguistic richness and diversity of la Francophonie.

La francophonie (lower case) refers to all those who share a common language: French. It is estimated there are 300 million French-speakers worldwide. La Francophonie (capital letter) is an institution, with 88 francophone member countries, dedicated to promoting cultural and linguistic diversity:  [International Organisation of La Francophonie].

La Francophonie is very diverse. Francophones, who share French as either their mother tongue or as a second language, live across the five continents. Each year on 20 March, they all get together and share their passion for la Francophonie. This date refers to the launch of the Agence de coopération culturelle et technique [Agency of Cultural and Technical Cooperation], created on that day in 1970 in Niamey (Niger), which is now the OIF.

Initiated by the French Ministry of Culture, La Semaine de la langue française et de la Francophonie [French Language and Francophonie Week] is a worldwide celebration in the French cultural network in France and overseas, which concludes on 20 March - la Journée internationale de la Francophonie [International Francophonie Day].

Become a member

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