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The Alliance Française

The Alliance Française is a worldwide, non-profit network of associations dedicated to the promotion of French language and culture. The first Alliance Française was founded in Paris in 1883 and it has been active in New Zealand for 117 years.

There are now nearly 1,000 Alliance Française organisations worldwide including 10 in New Zealand, which all offer social as well as cultural activities with 7 of them (in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Nelson, Palmerston North and Wellington) also providing French language classes.

The Alliance Française maintains strong ties and implements quality cooperation with cultural and educational local institutions. They work closely with the Cultural Service of the French Embassy to schedule linguistic and artistic programming. 

 

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Local Alliance Française Contacts

Auckland
9A Kirk Street, Grey Lynn
PO Box 78329, Auckland
Ph: (09) 376 0009
information@alliance-francaise.co.nz
www.alliance-francaise.co.nz
Main centre in Grey Lynn with branches in Takapuna (Lake House Art Centre) and Howick (Highland Park Community House).

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Auckland – North Shore
Ph: (09) 410 66 82
Email: afnorthshore@gmail.com

Social activities only. 

Christchurch
913 Colombo Street
Christchurch
Ph: (03) 365 8370
enquiries@afchristchurch.org.nz
www.af-christchurch.co.nz

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Dunedin
15 Bond Street
PO Box 334, Dunedin
Ph: (03) 487 9776
info@afdunedin.org.nz
www.afdunedin.org.nz

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Hamilton
PO Box 4079, Hamilton 3216
Ph: 027 392 6256
alliancefrancaisehamilton@gmail.com
www.afhamilton.org.nz

Nelson – Tasman Bays

PO Box 690
Nelson, 7040
Ph: 027 381 9791
info@af-nelson-tasman.org.nz
www.af-nelson-tasman.org.nz

Palmerston North
Square Edge,
First Floor, 47 The Square
PO Box 1071 Central
Palmerston North 4440
Ph: 06 560 0749
info@french.org.nz
www.french.org.nz

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Timaru
Ph: (03) 686 2196
shonajohn@xtra.co.nz

Social activities only. 

Wellington
78 Victoria Street
Level 3, Old Dominion Building
PO Box 11141, Manners Central
Wellington CBD
Ph: (04) 472 12 72
alliance@french.co.nz
www.french.co.nz

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Whangarei
PO Box 412, Whangarei 0140
Ph: (09) 432 93 00
franceprevost@xtra.co.nz
www.afwhangarei.org.nz

Social activities only. 

Rarotonga (Cook Islands)

P.O.Box 132 – Rarotonga – Cook Islands
afrarotonga@gmail.com
www.sites.google.com/site/alliancefrancaiseofrarotonga