Giving you access to the French language and culture is our priority, come rain, snow or wind! Alliance Française is closed to the public? No problem, we are moving online!
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All the above content is accessible in both French and English or with English subtitles, unless otherwise specified.
Mon film à la maison
Our French films top picks!
Looking for new films to discover? Our cultural team has curated a great selection of French films available for online streaming on different platforms, including free options! Discover our regularly updated selection!
Demy and the Marvelous
Online Virtual Exhibition
French New Wave acclaimed director, musicals superstar, late Agnès Varda’s spouse… Jacques Demy is a prolific film director, and holds an unequalled place in the French cinema history. La Cinémathèque française offers you a beautiful and interactive glimpse into his life with this multimedia online exhibition!
Animated Film National Festival (Festival national du film d’animation)
Online Film Festival
This year, France’s Animated Film National Festival is not happening in Rennes, but online! Our top pick: Le Botaniste by Zacchary Goldman, a poetic wordless short animated film. In French only.
Online Film Festival
Good news, the festival has been extended until May 25! Our favorite free feature films for you: A Decent Man by Emmanuel Finkiel, Summertime by Catherine Corsini, Gaspard at the Wedding by Antony Cordier and the animated film Day of the Crows by Jean-Christophe Dessaint! English subtitles available.
Ma photographie à la maison
Photography Contest – Open Call
From 21 April to 4 May, Alliance Française de Singapour is giving you the opportunity to become a featured artist in our first ever online exhibition, by participating to the “Ma photographie à la maison” (“My photo at home”) Open Call! “Ma photographie à la maison” is an online amateur photography contest which aims to stir your creativity during this Circuit Breaker period! Click for more informations!
Ma galerie à la maison
(Re)discover last January’s exhibition “Celebrations are the juice of life” featuring the 10 finalists of the 10th France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award (FSPAA) in our virtual gallery!
Paris Photo 2019 Virtual Tour
Online Virtual Tour
Can’t wait for the next edition of Paris Photo in November? Stay calm and (re)discover the 2019 edition of the largest international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium, held each November at the Grand Palais, online! Enjoy a mesmerizing virtual tour and discover great contemporary photographers!
Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, known as Nadar, was a French pioneer in photography in the 19th century. Along with his son Paul Nadar, he has shot many iconic photographic portraits, many of which are now included in national collections. Thanks to this stunning virtual exhibition, immerse yourself into the work of the photographer!
French Landscapes, A Photographic Adventure, 1984-2017
Online Virtual Exhibition
Are you a photo enthusiast and a traveller? We have just the right online exhibition for you! Without having to move from home, step into the dazzling beauty of French landscapes through BnF’s – French National Library – photographic collection.
My first Online Opera Festival, Opéra Comique
Paris’ Opéra Comique offers kids its very first Online Opera Festival! Discover contemporary creations curated especially for children and the Parisian salle Favart during this exceptional online rendezvous, from April 8 to 30. Our top pick: La Princesse Légère, a 2017 Lille Opera creation in French with English subtitles!
Iris and the twinkling seeds – Musée des impressionismes Giverny
Fine Arts – Game
Discover Iris and the twinkling seeds, an artistic interactive tale to explore the Impressionism Giverny Museum’s secrets! Start playing through dazzling graphics, and discovering more about art, painting and museums…
Tok-Tok DIY Workshops for Children, Palais de Tokyo
Palais de Tokyo, the leading institution dedicated to contemporary art, is also thinking about your young artists-to-be! Discover video DIY workshops for children and entertain your kids with funny artistic and creative activities such as colouring or making a paper dragon!
The Great Masters of Painting, TV5 Monde
Fine Arts – TV Series
With its series Les grands maîtres de la peinture, TV5 Monde offers kids a fun and poetic discovery of great masters of painting, including French world-famous painters such as Eugène Delacroix or Paul Gauguin. An animated series mixing fun and art history especially for youngsters! In French with French subtitles.
Une histoire et Oli, France Inter
Literature – Podcasts
Radio France’s station France Inter is giving online free access to its “One Story And Straight To Bed” programme! Let yourself and your children dream and fall asleep to the sound of Omar Sy’s or Éric-Emmanuel Schmidt’s voice reading French short stories for kids. In French only.
L’École des Loisirs’ audio books
Literature – Audio Books
The famous French youth publisher is making available audio books for children online and for free! Keep listening to French and entertain your little ones with those great stories. In French only.
Mon Oeil, Centre Pompidou
Modern and Contemporary Art – Podcasts
Discover Centre Pompidou’s online web-series for kids Mon Oeil, short videos especially created to introduce your children to modern and contemporary art in a pedagogic and fun way! In French only.
#chaillotchezvous – Théatre National de la Danse de Chaillot
With #chaillotchezvous, the National Dance Theatre offers you the greatest choreographers in your living room! Full modern and contemporary dance shows, interviews, artists’ portraits and much more await you! If you only have time to watch one: French choreographer Thierry Malandain’s La Pastorale is a splendid contemporary ballet piece.
Richard Lionheart by André Grétry – Versailles Royal Opera
Enter the stage of the Royal Opera of Versailles, and enjoy a great rendition of Richard Lionheart by French composer André Grétry, the favorite composer of Marie-Antoinette. This baroque opera was the most famous 18th century French comic opera in Europe, and is the first full production of the Royal Opera of Versailles since 1789! In French only.
Théâtre & canapé – Odéon Théâtre de l’Europe
Finding time long away from all your favorite performing arts venues? Thinking about theatre lovers, and to entertain and educate, Odéon National Theatre is letting theatre into your house with its online platform Theatre and Couch! Our special coup de coeur: Luc Bondy’s film Les Fausses Confidences, adapted from a play by Marivaux, with Isabelle Huppert and Louis Garrel. English subtitles available.
Bob Sinclar live from home
French DJ Bob Sinclar is also staying home, and has risen to the opportunity to launch a daily one-hour online show called “Lockdown”on his Facebook page. Missing the French Touch and being able to go dancing? Get ready to dance to his thematic live sets from home, every day at 8pm, Singapore time!
#StayAtHome French Playlist by AFS
Francophone Pop Music
Alliance Française de Singapour has curated a French-speaking chill playlist just for you! (Re)discover great francophone artists with this regularly-updated playlist. Perfect for cooking, cleaning your flat, or taking a nap on your couch!
Acid Arab live at Rennes Trans Musicales
The French electronic music scene is one of the most prominent in the world. You might know big names such as David Guette, DJ Snake, Laurent Garnier or Madeon, but today we want you to discover Acid Arab with their live set at Rennes Trans Musicales Festival 2019. The French band was founded in 2012, and is considered as one of the pioneers of oriental electronic music in France. Get ready to dance!
Clara Luciani live at Les Vieilles Charrues festival
Victoire de la musique Award winner, Clara Luciani’s songs have reached almost 80 million views on YouTube. After leaving the band La Femme and storming into the French musical scene, (re)discover this major singer with her live set from last year’s Vieilles Charrues Festival, France’s largest music festival held each summer in Brittany.
Christine and the Queens Apple Music Live at Salle Pleyel
Christine and the Queens needs no introduction. Born in Nantes, the French pop singer has released two albums, and encountered huge success and recognition all around the globe. Get ready to dream and dance to her best hits with her 2019 Apple Music Live at historical Salle Pleyel in Paris!
Gaëtan Roussel live at Les Francofolies de La Rochelle festival
Les Francofolies de La Rochelle is an annual music festival held every year since 1985 in La Rochelle. Every July, it aims at promoting francophone artists. Discover Gaëtan Roussel’s live at the festival in 2019! After being the lead vocalist of the band Louise Attaque, Roussel embarked on a solo career in 2009, and renewed with huge success in France and Europe.
Were you not able to make it to Paris in 2010 for the record-breaking Monet exhibition at the Grand Palais? Do you miss going to the museums? RMN-Grand Palais is bringing the museum to you! The whole Monet exhibition can be visited online, through a delightful digital trail.
‘Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams’ at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Fashion, Haute Couture
Staying home equals wearing your same pair of pajamas over and over again for you? It’s time to break this vicious circle and to get in touch with fashion and Haute Couture again! Paris’ Applied Arts Museum is bringing to your screen its compelling exhibition ‘Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams’, exploring more than 70 years of creation. Get ready to be amazed!
The Advent of the Artist – Le Louvre
Fine Arts – Online Virtual Exhibition
For its fifth season, the Louvre’s Petite Galerie—a space dedicated to art and cultural education—is holding an exhibition titled ‘The Advent of the Artist’; and you can visit it online! Discover the Petite Galerie and 40 artworks from the Louvre, with the aim of tracing the emergence and recognition of the artist from Antiquity to the 19th century.
Virtual Tour – Château de Versailles
Heritage – Virtual Tour
Were you planning a holiday in France and a visit to its most famous and luxurious castle? You can now enjoy a visit of Versailles’ Castle in the comfort of your living room! Rediscover the dazzling beauty of the Galerie des Glaces or the French gardens without setting a foot outside.
From Station to the Renovated Musée d’Orsay – Google Arts & Culture
Heritage – Online Virtual Exhibition
Have you ever wondered how an old Parisian train station became one of the world’s most famous museums, especially for its huge and dazzling impressionists collection? From Station to the Renovated Musée d’Orsay is a fun and interactive introduction to the history of one of Paris’ greatest museums!
Visit the City of Paris’ museums
Fine, Modern and Contemporary Arts – Online Visits
Modern Art Museum, Carnavalet Museum, Zadkine Museum, Catacombes, Petit Palais… Does that ring a bell? These are just a few of the museums of the City of Paris, and you can visit them all online. Say goodbye to boredom! In French only.
Boltanski exhibition – Centre Pompidou
Contemporary Art – Virtual Visit
Christian Boltanski is a French sculptor, photographer, painter and film maker, and one of the most prominent French contemporary artists in the world. Centre Pompidou is offering you a virtual visit of their retrospective exhibition dedicated to the artist. You do not want to miss this!
Soulages exhibition – Lympia Gallery
Contemporary Art – Online Visit
After its retrospective exhibition at Le Louvre museum, rediscover the work of famous French painter Pierre Soulages with this online virtual exhibition, provided by Lympia Gallery and the Alpes Maritimes Department. Informal painting and impressive black canvas are waiting for you! In French only
Monet’s Water Lilies – Musée de l’Orangerie
Fine Arts – Virtual Visit
The Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris is mostly famous for conserving one of Monet’s most well-known pieces of work, Water Lilies. The good news is that you can now enjoy this outstanding art piece fully online, and appreciate the precision of the impressionist master on your screen.
La médiathèque is thrilled to present Culturethèque, the digital library of the Institut français! This new digital library offers Alliance Française’ members 24/7 free access to thousands of documents online, and non-members can have a free access trial for 3 weeks before joining AF. Click on the image for more information!
Les annéesby Annie Ernaux, France Culture
You wish to keep in touch with French language and literature? Here is one suggestion from la médiathèque: the great podcast series from France Culture inspired by Annie Ernaux’s novel Les années (Strega Award for European Literature, 2016). Adapted for student from B2 level and above, every episode lasts 20 minutes, and presents the evolution of the post-WW2 French society, with a slow reading.
Gallica – Bibliothèque nationale de France
Online French National Library
Did you know that Dominique Perrault, the architect of Alliance Française de Singapour, is also the one of the BnF, the French National Library? Did you know that they also preserve 8 million digital books and resources? Did you know that thanks to their Gallica platform, you have free and unlimited online access to all of that reading? Well now you know! In French only.
BDnF- Bibliothèque nationale de France
On the occasion of the Year of Comic Books, BnF – the French National Library – has created the BDnF free app so that you can become a writer, an illustrator, or a comic artist! Let your imagination flow, create your own Francophone comic, and share your art with us on social media!
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