Welcome to the Bristol French Circle!

  • The Bristol French Circle is for all those who enjoy speaking and listening to French.
  • Founded in 1905, the Circle is affiliated to the Alliance Franšaise which provides us with financial support.
  • We meet at BAWA on alternate Thursdays from October to May each year. Our programme is very varied and we have French speakers on a wide range of subjects, informal conversation evenings, a literary discussion and an evening of poetry and music, Morceaux Choisis.
  • Outside the programme, we organise dinners in French restaurants in Bristol and trips to see French films.
  • The main event of each evening starts at 8pm, with the announcement of information about the weeks to come at about 7.55pm, but at 7pm before most sessions there is a 'petit cours' looking at French pronunciation and idioms, and points of grammar that members want to study.
  • Do have a look at the 'Why join?' tab to see members' comments about the Circle – and come and join us if you enjoy this lovely language! Our FAQ (Frequently asked questions) may help you too.
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