Monthly Archives: August 2014

Bastille Day Melbourne – 2015

On Tuesday the 29th of July representatives from different French associations across Victoria came together to discuss the establishment of an executive committee responsible for directing Bastille Day celebrations in…

French-Australian School Partnership

The Centenary of the First World War has invoked a growing interest among French and Australian schools in the development of exchange partnerships between their different institutions. For instance, since April 2014,…

Open Day at the Alliance Française de Melbourne

Saturday 6th September 2014, L’Alliance Française de Melbourne invites you to its open day from 10am to 2pm. You are more than welcome to discover inspiring staff and students and get involved in…

Victor Hugo, a Frenchman in Melbourne

The exhibition  Victor Hugo : Les Misérables From page to stage at the State Library of Victoria already knows a great success. Yesterday, on the 19th of august, French community of Melbourne could discover…

Australian Rules Football in France : it goes back a long way !

Australian Football was played in France for the first time during the First World War. After a few attempts to develop the game in the 1990s, several Australian and French…

Apéro & Dîner Francophone by Melbourne Accueil

Melbourne Accueil invites you to its Apero-Diner Francophone on Thursday the 21st of August from 7:30 onwards. This event will take place at one of the most impressive rooftop bars…

The French Population in Australia is on the rise!

Today, 23798 French people are recorded to be living outside of France in Australia. This number represents 6.4% more than it did on the 31st December 2013. The community consists…

French Conversation Classes

Following the success of their English conversation class, Melbourne Accueil has introduced French conversation classes to be directed by Karine Bunney. These classes are designed to cater to people of…

Tea for two but victory for UK !

The French team touched down in Melbourne for the first time to prove that Australian football has become an increasingly popular sport in France. Supporters were invited to cheer on…

Commemoration of the Commencement of the First World War at the Eternal Flame

On Monday the 4th of August a service to commemorate the start of the First World War was held at the Shrine of Rememberance. The President of the Victorian RSL, Major…