Mois de la Francophonie 

What is the month of Francophonie ?

The Month of Francophonie is celebrated annually throughout March in many countries around the world to promote the French language and Francophone cultural diversity. It's an opportunity to celebrate shared Francophone values such as solidarity, democracy, human rights, peace, and sustainable development.

Did you know ? 
The Francophonie flag represents the colors of the 5 continents:
blue for Europe, yellow for Asia, black for Africa, green for Oceania, and red for North/South America.

French is spoken by over 300 million Francophones (aka French speakers) all over the world on 5 continents. This linguistic community continues to grow, contributing to the rich tapestry of cultures and languages around the globe.

How the Alliance Française Auckland celebrate this ?

The Alliance Française Auckland is actively participating in the Month of Francophonie by organizing various activities.

So why not join in on the celebration and take advantage of all the wonderful events happening during the Francophonie Month? Whether you're interested in expanding your language skills, immersing yourself in a new culture, or simply having fun and making new friends, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Let's make March a month to remember!

Please find the event planning below:

1st of March

Outdoor screening & BBQ and grill

The opening night of Francophonie Month will feature an outdoor screening of Eric Lavaine's film "Barbecue," starring Frank Dubosc. Attendees can enjoy this entertaining movie while indulging in barbecue delights. It's a perfect evening to celebrate Francophone culture in a relaxed and festive atmosphere!

Synopsis : On his 50th birthday, a man who's been watching his weight, health and temper all his life suffers a heart attack. He's been doing everything he was told he should do and it still didn't help. He decides to turn the page and let loose.

Free screening : 8:30pm
BBQ from 7:30pm - sausage from l'Authentique : $10

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Saturday 2nd of March

Canadian breakfast

Join us from 9:30am for a Canadian Breakfast at Alliance Francaise
Pancakes, Marple syrup, francophones and fun

A bientot !
No booking is required 

$9 for Members
$15 for General Admission

Saturday 9th of March

Festival Vive La France

On Saturday, March 9th, Milford will once again be magically transformed into a charming French town. Gather the entire family for a day filled with enchanting activities, delectable French cuisine, local stalls showcasing unique finds, and mesmerizing performances!

Free entry

Milford shops 137 Kitchener Rd, Milford, Auckland

Wednesday 13th of March - 6:00pm

Meet and greet author Julien Blanc Gras - Literature of travel

📚🌍 Immerse yourself in the captivating world of travel with Julien Blanc-Gras, writer in residence at Randell Cottage! With over 12 books to his name, he's a true point of reference in the field of travel literature. 🌟 Join us for an exclusive opportunity to discover his latest work "Envoyé un peu spécial" in a special gathering where he'll unveil the secrets of his writing and his passion for adventure. Don't miss this unique chance to meet an engaging author and be swept away by his inspiring tales! 📖✨

Free for Members
Non-members : $10
 Booking required for everyone

Book Tickets Book Tickets

Saturday 16th of March - 9:30am

Petanque Tournament 

Celebrate the Francophonie Month with our traditionnale Petanque Tournament! Whether you're a pointer or a shooter, an amateur or a lover of the beautiful game, if you enjoy the sound of cicadas and the clinking of boules, all in a very French atmosphere with a delicious barbecue and a glass of Ricard then join us!

Booking required
From $20

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Sunday17th of March - 9:30am

 France - England : 6 Nations Tournament 

This in-person event promises to be a thrilling experience for rugby enthusiasts and sports fans alike. Let's make this a memorable day filled with excitement, camaraderie, and the spirit of rugby.

Entry with breakfast from $12

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Monday 18th of March - 5:30pm

Tell me about Reunion Island with Yasmine Attoumane

🎨✨ Immerse yourself in the world of Yasmine Attoumane, a Réunionese artist ready to take you on an unforgettable artistic journey! Come discover the fascinating work she's doing as part of the Te Whare Hēra residency in New Zealand.

✨ Join us for an engaging evening of conversation and exploration centered around Réunion as we celebrate the diversity of Francophone territories during Francophonie Month. 🌍✨

- Discovery of Réunion
- Discussion with the artist Yasmine Attoumane
- Réunionese cocktail

Free for Members
Non-members : $10
 Booking required for everyone

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Wednesday 20th of March

Francophonie Night

Join us from 6:00pm at Novotel Ellerslie for the unforgettable Francophonie Night! ✨🌟

Get ready for an evening of insightful panels and discussions on "Francophonie in the Pacific" featuring diverse speakers, followed by a captivating concert. Plus, don't miss the first draw of our Francophonie raffle for the top three prizes!

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Saturday 23rd of March

Belgium Breakfast

Join us from 9:30 AM for a Belgium Breakfast at Alliance Francaise !
Waffles, coffee and tea, some laugh and a good moment 

See you there!
No booking is required 

$9 for Members
$15 for General Admission

Saturday 23rd of March

Screening : Dounia and the Princess of Aleppo

Come join us for a special screening of the animated movie Dounia and the Princess of Aleppo at Alliance Française Auckland. Get ready to be transported into a magical world filled with adventure and heartwarming moments.

Synopsis : A few nigella seeds tucked in the palm of her hand, six-year-old Dounia leaves Aleppo with the Princess of Aleppo's help and travels towards a new world.

Free entry
Booking required

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