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

  • 28 Aug 2019 16:56 | Deleted user

    Un grand merci pour votre présence lors de notre premier Escape Game. Bravo aux 5 équipes pour avoir réussi à ouvrir la salle du grand bal sans ne s'être perdu dans les jardins de versailles, avoir survécu à la galerie des glaces  et enfin avoir pu trouver la combinaison secrète à l’aide du “clavecin”.

    Nacho Cake ; Vin rouge/Chips ; les trois louches ; le deluge ; highlanders. Toutes nos felicitations/ Congratulations for the hard work !

  • 14 Aug 2019 17:41 | Deleted user

    L’alliance Française Dunedin est ravie de vous annoncer l'arrivée de nouveaux livres, venez jeter un oeil à notre bibliothèque !

    Our library is happy to announce that new books have arrived ! Come along to have a look at what's hot on the shelves !

  • 26 Jul 2019 18:19 | Deleted user

    Organisé par Columba College, Bayfield High School, Queens High School

    Journée d’immersion pour les élèves de français.

    Ils ont fait des crêpes, une chasse au trésor, joué à la pétanque et au loup garou, et complété un escape game.

    Immersion day for Students of French.

    They have done several activities, played, made crepes and even done an escape game.

  • 18 Jul 2019 11:11 | Deleted user

    Hello everyone,

    Here are a few pictures taken by Kim during the last two events :

    I nu at the dog with 2 tails and the Raclette Party. Whether you came for the wine,  the cheese or the good company,thanks everyone for joining !

    Bonjour à tous,

    voici quelques photos des deux derniers évènements:

    Fête de la musique du 21 juin ainsi que la raclette ! Merci d'être venus nombreux. Si vous avez des réclamations à faire pour le cadrage, merci de contacter la direction !

  • 30 Jun 2019 15:18 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Comme chaque année, nous fêterons la prise de la Bastille avec un superbe repas de Raclette, entre amis a l'Alliance française.

    Samedi 13 juillet, apéro a 18h30 pour un repas a 19h.

    Réservez vite vos places et préparez vos estomacs!

    Image result for raclette drole

  • 21 Jun 2019 09:19 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fête de la musique vendredi a Dog With Two Tails! Gaetan organise le Kir et le Diabolo menthe! Meet up earlier for tapas or evening crêpes available on the night. Remember that as AFDunedin member you have 25% discount on crêpes too!

  • 2 May 2019 19:57 | Deleted user

    Whether you have missed Karin Serres last month or not, feel free to watch this quick interview concerning her stay in New Zealand and get to know more about the Randell Cottage Program.

    Video ICI !

    Voici une courte video-interview de Karin Serres en residence pour le programme Randell Cottage. Bon visionnage !

    Ses oeuvres sont disponnibles sur Amazon.

  • 28 Apr 2019 17:15 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nous espérons que tout le monde a passé de bonnes vacances!

    Demain, lundi 29 avril, c'est la rentrée! N'oubliez pas de vous re-inscrire pour le deuxième trimestre en cliquant ici.

    Calendrier clip art – École gratuite

    Et n'oubliez pas le P'tit Dej ce samedi 4 mai, ainsi que notre Soirée Crêpes le jeudi 9 mai - ou nous accueillerons Eric Veillé et Clotilde Perrin pour leur tournée des P'tits Kiwis en conjonction avec le Dunedin Readers' and Writers' Festival.

    Term 2 starts TOMORROW, 29th April. We hope you've enjoyed the holidays and are ready to get back to work. Don't forget to enrol/re-enrol for classes by clicking here.

    And don't forget: French Brunch is this Saturday, 4th May, followed by Soiree Crêpes on Thursday, 9th May. We will have special guests at our Soiree Crepes: Eric Veillé and Clotilde Perrin will be joining us on their P'tits Kiwis tour of New Zealand in conjunction with the Dunedin Readers' and Writers Festival.

    More to come, including lunch at Manaaki, in the next Petit Potin!

     Bonne rentrée!

  • 17 Apr 2019 09:54 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In 2014 Jennifer Andrewes and her family packed up and moved to Quillan, a French village in Aude, the south-west region of France, nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The Aude region is on the 42nd parallel north. Wellington, Jennifer's home in NZ, is on the 42nd parallel south, and is the nearest thing the Aude has to an antipodal sister city.

    Join us for an engaging evening as Jennifer chats about la vie en France and her ode to the people, places and food that made the experience so incredible.

    Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of University Book Shop Otago (price $34.99)

    RSVP recommended (to the Library)

    Wednesday 17th April, 5.30pm
    Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, City Library


  • 2 Apr 2019 08:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us this at this Saturday's P'tit Dej / French Brunch for a unique opportunity to be part of a French theatre workshop run by Real French Artistes!

    The French theatre troupe currently touring with their one-man show "L'Homme de boue" will be in Dunedin this Friday/Saturday only to run some workshops.

    Come along at 10.30am for coffee, food and conversation.

    Then, from 11am, enjoy learning some fun theatre skills from the professionals, as Oceane Pivoteau and her troupe take us through some entertaining theatre games.

    All ages and abilities welcome. Bring a plate of brunch food to share and koha donation for the theatre troupe.

    See l'Homme de Boue for more information about their play touring in NZ.


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