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Last month! June 2018 – La fête de la musique

  What did Alliance Francaise get up to in June? Take a look! Soirée – La fête de la musique Midsummer in France and every village town and city comes alive with music to celebrate the annual Fête de la Musique. We might have been in mid-winter, but our June […]

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May 2018 – Trivia Night & Melbourne French Theatre

  May 2018 Soirée with French Trivia Quiz For what event in 1889 was the Eiffel Tower built? The house and garden at Giverny was home to which artist? Which architect designed the ‘La pyramide du Louvre’? What year did ‘Le Tour de France’ celebrate its centenary? […]

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April 2018 – AGM with Guest Speaker

April 2018 Soirée and AGM with Guest Speaker, M. Bernard Catrice.   Born in France, M. Catrice arrived in Australia as the Melbourne wool buyer for a French company. He lives locally and is well-known for his involvement with music and the arts in Ballarat.   When: […]

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March 2018 – French Film Festival

Alliance Francaise French Film Festival. Back for its 29th season is the 2018 Alliance Francaise French Film Festival. What: French Film, ‘Numéro Une’. When: Saturday, 24 March 2018 at 1.30pm. Where: Kino Cinema, Collins Street, Melbourne. How: Purchase own tickets from www.affrenchfilmfestival.org/schedule#melbourne   ‘Numéro Une’ [Number One], […]

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Arriving in Paris -1900

The following article was taken from a 1900 copy of Baedecker’s Guide Book of Paris and it’s environs. It has been reproduced here exactly as it was published. Note the references to the prohibition of transporting eatable products. This was due to some very restrictive trade practices […]

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Match the Picture and Word

This a classic exercise which involves a memory test by attempting to remember the correct name for the picture clicked. Click on the Dog to open the exercise.

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French e-Library for Members

The Alliance Française de Ballarat is proud to introduce Culturethéque Australie Culturethéque provides you, completely free of charge, access to: Over 400 magazines, 1,000 books, 200 comics, 400 videos and 380 learning materials. The service is free to all Alliance Members. Click here to access the Culturethéque You […]

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Provence Village – Gordes

This ancient village stands on the edge of the plateau of Vaucluse, facing the Luberon valley. It has been voted one of France’s most beautiful villages. Its houses and buildings made of white stone are rooted into the cliff of a mountain, making it one of the most […]

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Where Is French Spoken?

French or la langue française  is a Romance language spoken as a first language in France, the Romandy region in Switzerland, Wallonia and Brussels in Belgium, Monaco, the provinces of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick (Acadia region) in Canada, the Acadiana region of the U.S. state of […]

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Rules of Petanque

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