Our story

The Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth was founded in 1960. It was first situated in Bird Street, in the city centre of the Heritage site before moving to the historical site of Richmond Hill in 1990, where it now owns a beautiful Victorian House.

The Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth is the fourth largest in the South African network established in 1936.

We are ideally situated, right in the heart of the city, in an upmarket area full of cafés, restaurants and small designer shops.

It has three modern classrooms equipped with interactive whiteboards, a multimedia centre and library and a gallery for exhibitions.

Because we believe that learning a language is inherent to experiencing its culture, we organize weekly events in various fields allowing students and members of the public to engage in cross cultural dialogue.

Exhibition “Ancient fables for the modern mind ”

The Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth is very delighted to welcome the promising young artists of the YAP Collectivel for an innovative, talented and colorful exhibition.

YAP (young artists platform) is an art collective based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Our aim is to create a platform for local, young and upcoming artists to showcase their work to the public eye.

THEME OF THE EXHIBITION: Ancient fables for the modern mind

The Alliance Française and the YAP collective invite you to come taking a closer look at ancient folklores and ancestral traditions within South African cultures in opposition to /conversation with modernity and futurism.

Free entrance from Monday 3rd of June to Friday 21st of June 2019 – Opening hours : 9am to 6pm