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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Welcome to the 2016 season

Next time 23.02.17 – Laurent Binet on the French elections

Please note that there have been two changes to the programme and that Laurent Binet will be our speaker on 23rd February instead of the conversation evening. Click on the programme tab to see the amended programme.

Questions ready for our book discussion in April

French courses at Stoke Lodge

Frequently asked questions

French films at Watershed

Last updated 11th February 2017