The Alliance Française Dunedin is a centre for French language and French culture. Although some of our events are in French, most are bilingual. Members do not have to be fluent in French to take advantage of our various activities.

Most of our events are held at our clubrooms at 15 Bond Street, behind the Exchange post office. Everyone is welcome… come and practice your French!

Our regular meetings (and opening hours) are:

  • Soirée Crêpes – Pancakes night: 2nd Thursday of the month from 6.00pm – 2ème jeudi du mois à partir de 18h00
  • Le p’tit déj – French Brunch: 1st Saturday of the month from 10:30am – 1er samedi du mois à partir de 10h30
  • Soirée Cinéma  Movie night: 4th Friday of the month from 6pm – 4ème vendredi du mois à partir de 18h00 *for 2022, Ciné-club will begin in April*

From time to time, we do change the day of those events not to clash with some other events, so please contact us beforehand or check our FB page to be sure we’ll be there.For more information, email

  • 20 Oct 2020 10:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bonjour! The Adult Intermediate and Upper Intermediate (DELF B1 & B2) classes will resume next week - October 28/29th.

    Our teacher is currently in managed isolation following his return from France.

  • 2 May 2020 09:34 | Anonymous

    Hi everyone,

    We hope that everyone is safe at while enjoying the ease on lockdown.

    The new 4-week block of French classes is starting on Monday, 4th of May.

    Information and registration is available on the following pages:

    - Adult classes 

    - Kids classes

    Bon week-end!

  • 8 Apr 2020 16:50 | Anonymous

    Even though everyone staying at home, it doesn't mean we can't enjoy good crêpes. So tomorrow, head to your kitchen, gather some ingredients and make some delicious crêpes! Here's the original recipe from Vito :

    100 g farine/flour
    1 œuf/egg
    15 mls (1 Tbsp) huile ou beurre / vegetable oil or butter
    200 mls lait/milk
    ¼ tsp sel/salt
    ½ tsp sucre/sugar

    In a blender, whizz all together for 30 seconds.
    Rest for 30 minutes before using.

    Makes about 5 crepes, so multiply as needed.


    For those who prefer cooking videos, you can check this video out to learn how to make crêpes:


    Take photos and share them here so we can keep the crêpe spirit alive during the lockdown!

  • 2 Apr 2020 16:24 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bonjour a tous,

    We know some of you are bored at home or perhaps you need a break from your families every so often, so we are now offering AF classes in 4-week block classes for the duration of Alert Level 4.

    You can enrol for Kids Classes here and Adult classes here.

    All classes will be taught via Zoom, so you don't need to go anywhere. All you need is an internet connection!

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  • 24 Mar 2020 11:55 | Anonymous

    As you all know, non-essential businesses are getting shut down during the quarantine.

    We're sad to announce that as a result, Alliance Française will be closed until further notice.

    However, we will try to share with everyone some ressources so you can spend your time at home learning more about French language and culture, and have a few moments away from the current situation.

    Stay tuned as we're working to get this initiative ready.

    Stay safe and STAY HOME, this is the best you can do to protect your and others life, and to reduce the time needed to a regular situation.

  • 11 Mar 2020 10:58 | Anonymous

    There will be no Crêpes evening tomorrow, instead it will be the opening night gala of the amazing French Film Festival at Reading Cinema!
    Come hungry for the delicious nibble and great wine by Southern Clams.

    Reading Cinema, Thu 12 Mar, Gala from 6.30pm, film starts at 8.00pm. Tickets $35 general public, $25 AF members.

    Tickets can be purchased directly from the Reading Cinemas Dunedin website:

    More info on the Facebook event page:

  • 30 Jan 2020 14:57 | Anonymous

    Following the success of the last few years, the Alliance Francaise Dunedin is going back to Quarantine Island for an immersion week-end! 


    Friday 28th February - Sunday 1st March 2019
    Leaving Portobello: Friday 28 Feb, 6pm

    Returning Portobello: Sunday 1 Mar, 3.30pm

    More details and to register here!

  • 10 Oct 2019 15:53 | Anonymous

    Une fois encore, merci à tous les nombreux participants. Jeunes et moins jeunes se sont bien amusés. Nous étions ravis de voir tout ce petit monde grimper dans tous les sens. Pensez à vous inscrire à nos prochains évènements afin d’éviter de ne pas pouvoir participer !

    En attendant notre prochain événement, voici quelques photos d’hier soir !

    A huge thanks to all the attendees of the ClipNClimb event.  We were surprised to see that many participants of all ages. It seems that everyone enjoyed  themselves while climbing all types of surfaces. Avoid disappointment by reserving your spot for our next events !

  • 29 Sep 2019 13:29 | Anonymous

    Our AGM will take place on November 14th (during our pancake night)

    It is time for those keen to enter the AF committee and to make 2019 a great year for Alliance Française Dunedin to come forward! The committee will be elected at the end of the night!

    If you are interested to join the committee, or would like to know more about what’s involved, please contact .

    Looking forward to seeing all of you on 14 November, at our  Soirée Crêpes, from 6pm in our club rooms (15 Bond Street)

  • 29 Sep 2019 12:54 | Anonymous

    Bonjour à tous/ Hello everyone,

    Voici quelques photos de notre Aprem Jeux au Dog with two tails Du 28 Septembre. Merci aux adultes et enfants présents pour cet événement. Les joueurs sont arrivés un peu tardivement mais finalement nous étions un bon nombre !

    Here are some pictures from our Game day at the Dog with two tails. Thanks to all the players who joined and hopefully enjoyed themselves.  We eventually ended up being a good number of people in the small room !

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