Alliance Française

The mission of the Alliance Française is to encourage the study of French language and culture and to foster cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local community.

The Alliance Française is a worldwide network of non-profit, cultural and educational centres, founded in Paris in 1883.The Alliances Françaises of New Zealand offer and support continued learning both in and out of the classroom. Currently, the Alliances Françaises offer a variety of cultural and social events to its members, as well as to the general public.

Events throughout the year include: lectures, art exhibitions, film series, wine tastings, traditional celebrations and cooking classes.

The Alliances Françaises make learning French convenient by offering daytime, evening and weekend classes. All classes are taught by experienced native French-speaking teachers. Supplementary resources are also available free to all members, as the Alliance Française is home to over 8,000 books, films and audio materials to aid in the learning process both linguistically and culturally.

Visit the website of Alliances Françaises.

Project 2011
Bastille Day Celebrations

Each year, on 14 July, the Alliances Françaises of New Zealand celebrate France’s national holiday by holding a special event or reception with food, music and/or entertainment. These events are held in all centres around the country: Palmerston North, Dunedin, Hamilton, North Shore, Rotorua, Nelson, Timaru, Whangarei, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. New Zealand political, economic and cultural partners are invited to these events, as well as members of the French community.

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