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 Française 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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French home page

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The 2016–2017 season has now finished. The programme for the new season is under way!

Details of how we will mark the Fête Nationale on 14th July will be published soon

Twinning anniversary event at the zoo Friday 23 June

Kay and David Norris are kindly offering conversation evenings from Thursday 6th July – contact them at davidandkay@norrisdk.co.uk if you would like to attend

Frequently asked questions

French films at Watershed

Last updated 10th June 2017