Alliance Française - learn, live and love the French language and culture

Welcome to Alliance Française Wellington, the official centre for French language and culture in Te Whanganui a Tara Wellington. Our aim is to develop the teaching and learning of French, and encourage communication between Francophones, Francophiles and all New Zealanders through a modern cultural and educational programme.

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Start or continue your French language journey with group classes for adults, teens and children.

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What's on // Nouveautés

Défi Inter-Alliances 2024 - Wellington

Défi Inter-Alliances 2024 - Wellington

Apr 30
8:00PM - 9:00PM
Alliance Française Wellington

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Café des Idées - Science in conversation

Café des Idées - Science in conversation

Scientific ventures in the Pacific: 200 years since La Coquille explored Aotearoa

Join the conversation with this new edition of the Café des Idées, as we receive Michael Lee. He will present his research on Dumont d’Urville’s first visit to New Zealand in April 1824.

Conservation biologist, historian, regional politician, living on Waiheke Island, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. The former marine radio officer first encountered the journals of Dumont d’Urville’s 1827 Astrolabe visit to New Zealand in 1996, when writing a thesis for a MSc in Biological sciences from the University of Auckland.

This sparked his interest in the largely unappreciated role of French navigators and naturalists in the scientific discovery of New Zealand and Oceania. He has been researching and writing about New Zealand natural history, especially the French role in it, ever since. This research culminated in publication of his first book ‘Navigators & Naturalists – French Exploration of New Zealand and the South Seas (1769-1824)’ which was re-edited and reprinted in 2020.

The book concludes with the highly successful world voyage of La Coquille (1822-1825), the 200th anniversary of its visit to New Zealand we are now celebrating.  A sequel, provisionally entitled: ‘Te Atoramo – D’Urville returns: Voyage of the Astrolabe – Nouvelle Zélande 1827’, is approaching completion. 

Join us to learn more about this fascinating journey - RSVP essential!

This event will include the possibility to connect online or to come at the premices of Alliance Française in Wellington. A link will be send a few days before the event on the email you filled on the registration form.

📅 19 April 2024 - 5.30pm to 7pm
📍 Alliance Française Wellington
💬 In English
🎟️ FREE EVENT (koha donation)

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Talk with Yasmine Attoumane - Visual Artist from Reunion Island

Talk with Yasmine Attoumane - Visual Artist from Reunion Island

Apr 12
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Alliance Française Wellington

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Member Benefits

Discover the benefits of membership at Alliance Française.


Access French news, comics, novels and more.

Our French Library

Explore and borrow books, magazines and more from our library.

Go further // Aller plus loin


Certify your level of French with our official examinations.


Improve your French daily with an email.

Join our Book Club

Discover, read and discuss French language novels. For those at an advanced level.

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