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 6pm – 2ème jeudi du mois à partir de 18h00
    • Le p’tit déj – French Brunch: 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:30am – 1er et 3ème samedi du mois à partir de 10h30

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


What a week!!!


What a beautiful finale to a busy week!

First Belgium v. France in the semi-final (the Alliance Française was clearly sitting on a fence…); and then the world cup final! That got some of our members get up very early indeed!

The AF Dunedin gave them a chance to recover somewhat between the two games, with a healthy serving of cheese and cured meat at our Bastille Day raclette night! We had beautiful food, especially thanks to Julien, who ran the kitchen, and to all the bakers who came with homemade desserts!

Thanks a lot to all! It is now probably time to go back to good night sleeps and healthy meals, to start the term refreshed!

Reminder: Coming Up!

Coming up !

18 July: Screening of “Baden Baden” by Rachel Lang – Dunedin Film Society – Red Lecture Theatre – 7:30pm

21 July: Breakfast / P’tit Dej

23 July: Start of Term 3

1 August: Screening of “Les cowboys” by Thomas Bidegain – Dunedin Film Society – Red Lecture Theatre – 7:30pm

4 August: Breakfast / P’tit Dej


The day we have all been waiting for is fast-approaching! Our raclette night is less than a week away!

Samedi 14 juillet, 18h30 / Saturday 14 July, 6.30pm

Make sure you arrive with an appetite!

Your committee is looking for volunteers to come and help set up on Friday and Saturday from 5:30pm both days. If you are keen to help, let us know by email ( or through Facebook!

Congratulations Elise!

Congratulations to Elise Auvray-Matyn (pictured in the middle) who won the Alliance Française Dunedin’s sweepstake on the 23 June rugby game! She guessed a 34 points win by the All Blacks vs France (closest guess to the actual 35 points difference)! Elise wins an All Blacks rugby ball, a French Happy Hen and a membership to Alliance Française Dunedin!

Bravo Élise!


Reminder: Coming Up!

Coming up !

14 July: Bastille Day Raclette Night ! Alliance Française Dunedin’s club room (2nd floor, 15 Bond Street) – 6:30pm

18 July: Screening of “Baden Baden” by Rachel Lang – Dunedin Film Society – Red Lecture Theatre – 7:30pm

21 July: Breakfast / P’tit Dej

Please note that there is no Crepe party this month

Dunedin with a French flair this week

Dunedin is getting a flair of France this week! #AllBlacksvsLesBleus

AF Dunedin will be at this Saturday’s farmers’ market, and we will try to give some French flair to this week’s market! We are looking for volunteers to help us!

So if :
– you are keen to come and spend the morning with us, helping run the stall, or
– you are a musician, singer, or mime, and are keen to give some very French performance for the Dunedin crowd, or
– you have some very French looking decorations for a stall, or a good sound system, that you are willing to lend us for this Saturday morning,

Then let us know!

Yesterday, Tamara Freeland in Year 10 won two premium tickets to the All Blacks v France match on Saturday. The tickets were won by Bayfield High School in a competition run by the Alliance Francaise Dunedin, and then Ms. McDonald gave them to the languages student who could accumulate the most points on the website Duolingo. Bravo, Tamara!

Pictured are Dr. Kim Cousins (Vice President of the Alliance Francaise), Ms. McDonald and Tamara Freeland.

If you haven’t got tickets to the Stadium, you can still come watch it with us in our clubrooms at 15 Bond Street!

Reminder – Rugby night at the Alliance Française

Watching a rugby game on your own is BORING!

Come and watch the All Blacks v France Games  at the Alliance Française Dunedin!

French and All Blacks supporters are all welcome, kids too!


  • 23 June, from 7pm (Bring some drinks and food to share, and a gold coin donation)

Where: Alliance Française Dunedin’s club room (on 2nd floor, 15 Bond Street)

Bastille Day Raclette 2018: Register Now!

Samedi 14 juillet, 18h30 / Saturday 14 July, 6.30pm

Come celebrate our “French National Day” in style by enjoying a delicious winter Raclette. Please book your space now as places are limited.

Price includes full raclette cheese meal, charcuterie (cured hams), salad, dessert & drinks (wine or soft drinks) :
Complementary Kir offered by AF Dunedin included too!

Alliance Francaise Members $35.00
General Public $45.00
Children up to 12 – $1.00 for each year of their age
$5.00 discount per family or couple bringing a homemade dessert

There is a limit of 40 seats.

Please ensure your booking by paying in full into our bank account 03-09030389432-000. Include the word RACLETTE in the payment references and email to confirm your details (nbr of members/non-members and children’s age).