At last, père Noël is on his way to Alliance Française to preside over his annual French Christmas Market. This is the only place in Brisbane (possibly the world) where you will find the perfect Christmas gifts for your friends and family while you also take part in free trial French language classes that can also become French cooking master classes.
All I can say is, "Magnifique!"
For this unique experience head on over to Alliance Francaise de Brisbane at 262 Montague Road, West End on Saturday, 16 December, 2017 where the French Christmas Market 2017 opens at 8.00am and runs through until 1.00pm.
In keeping with true French tradition, everybody is welcome whether you've been naughty or maybe a little bit bad throughout the year. Come along and join these 'Merry Christmas' French festivities.
You will be amazed at all the things you can buy, see and do at this year's French Christmas Market. Alliance's partners for the day who include:
Bordeaux and Beyond;
Le Comptoir Francais;
French Authentic; and
will be there to supply you with all things French. And, don't forget, as Christmas is a time for giving make sure you include a little something that is totally French and will make your heart sing during this festive season.
There will be no end to the fun (well, up until 1.00pm anyway) as you take your time choosing perfect gifts from the stalls. There has to be something for everyone among the quality, and very French, products which will include:
French food products;
The Arts and Crafts of France;
Homewares to turn your home into a French Provincial cottage;
Accessories to brighten the drabbest corner of your home;
Wonderful books; and
So much more.
But these Markets are not all just about shopping and although you will be able to find everything you need to fill all the Christmas stockings hanging from your mantel (or bed posts) there is no shortage of exciting things to see and do at this year's French Christmas Market.
As you wander through the market you will be able to enter raffles that give you the opportunity to win some wonderful prizes.
As an added attraction, FREE trial language classes for all ages are provided on the day. If you are a new comer to Alliance Francaise you will be able to join in these free trial language classes. Organised to cover all levels of proficiency and for adults and children, the classes are designed specifically for people not already enrolled at Alliance Francaise but who feel they would like to learn French to see if it is what they want. As an extra Christmas bonus, if you decide you want to keep going you will receive a 20% discount on any 2018 French course, when you enrol on the day. This offer is only for new students and bookings are essential so go online here and select the appropriate age group and follow the links to make sure your place is secure so you can start the next great learning adventure of your life.
PLEASE NOTE: Bookings are essential for these FREE trial language classes so, don't miss out, register now! What a perfect opportunity to see if you, or your children, can find your future within the FREE trial language classes at the French Christmas Market 2017.
As a special offer to current Alliance Francaise student who brings along a friend who subsequently enrols in any Alliance Francaise 2018 Summer or Term 1 French language course on the day of the Christmas Markets will receive a complimentary one-hour private tuition session from one of Alliance's expert teachers as well as a bottle of fine French wine.
As an added extra for 2017 the Alliance and Catherine de Chermont have arranged Les Masterclasses du Marché de Noël (The Masterclasses of the Christmas Market). Each of these three Masterclasses takes 30 minutes and presents, in French, how to prepare a different, delicious French dish using the traditions of la cuisine française. The best part is, each Masterclass finishes off with a complimentary tasting and drink.
The Masterclasses and their starting times are:
Les Friands (Almond cakes) – 9.30 to 10.00am;
Les Clafoutis salés and les mini-quiches (Salted clafoutis and mini-quiches) – 10.30 to 11.00am; and
Les Rillettes de Poisson (fish pâtés) – 11.30 to 12.00pm.
Entry to each Masterclass is $20 for non-members and $10 for Alliance Francaise members. Click here to secure your place/s.