Covid 19: Wearing a mask & maintaining social distance is mandatory in confined spaces & inside the premises of the Alliance Française de Chandigarh!

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

5 pm - Pétanque competion – Day 1

Venue: Alliance française’s Parking in Sector 36A – Next to the Hibiscus Garden

Do you know this game, popular in France, in which metal bowls are thrown to land as near as possible to a target ball?
Try your luck in team of 2 persons maximum. Our Pétanque’s local masters will be here to guide you.

Prize: 1 Champagne bottle

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Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

3:30 pm – Contest – La Plume d’Or

Venue: Alliance française’s Parking in Sector 36A – Next to the Hibiscus Garden

This French language competition is intended for students of the Alliances Françaises, of foreign nationality (at least level A2).

Part 1: 60 language and culture questions out of 60

Part 2: Expressions written over 40

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Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

5 pm - Pétanque competion – Day 2

Venue: Alliance française’s Parking in Sector 36A – Next to the Hibiscus Garden

Final day of pétanque competition with our best players.

Prize: 1 Champagne bottle

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

6 pm – Conference – Introduction to Indian Rock Art with Dr Dubey & Jean Clottes

Online Event

Rock art, for physical reasons, is the best preserved of tribal arts. It is present in thousands of sites all over India, with more concentrations in the center of the country. Dr Dubey & Jean Clottes demonstrate that rock art has never been still and unmovable: it has considerably evolved over the past 12,000 years. The rock art sites in the States they have particularly studied (Ladakh, Rajasthan, above all Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh) are far from dead with continuing beliefs among neighbouring tribal groups and their ritual practices; we also have similar examples from other States in India.

The conference will be a film / slideshow format with comments on Dr Dubey and Jean Clottes work, on common discoveries, on the latest project on decorated caves and the relationship with the practices still defined in certain tribes in these regions.

Friday, March 19th, 2021

5 pm – La dictée francophone

Online Event

Participants will write a text under the dictation of Ms Prit Pandya, teacher at Alliance Française of Pune. The text was written by Scholastique Mukasonga, an autrice, which means a francophone female author. It was proposed by Dr. Ena Panda, teacher at the Germanic and Romance Studies of Delhi University.

Friday, March 19th, 2021

7:30 pm – Short Films Screenings

Namaste Mauritius!
For all audience – English subtitles

Owing to its geographic location and centuries of colonialism, the people of Mauritius are highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language and faith. It is the only country in Africa where Hinduism is the main religion with the most adherents. A majority of its population has French as well as the Mauritian creole as mother tongues. Mauritius is certainly the French-speaking country sharing the most important link with India.


15 min – L. Creole Sub. English

Damien Dittberner

Mauritius | Comedy | 2015

Gaetan lost the soldier with whom he was playing. While he puts great effort to replace it, he quickly realizes that the adults will not help him. Gaetan decides to play their game.

04 minL. Creole Sub. English

Sophie Robert

Mauritius | Comedy | 2015

Today, Neha and Hanuman both celebrate their birthdays. But they cannot get along because of some communication problems.

7 minL. Creole Sub. English

David Constantin

Mauritius | Comedy | 2009

In a small village in Mauritius, Bissoon, a retired farmer, has a problem: for the first time in 20 years, his old radio set’s fuse has blown. In his little shop on the outskirts of the village, Ah-Yan, the shopkeeper, only believes in one thing: globalisation. Bissoon comes to him to buy a new fuse…

16 minL. Creole & English Sub. English

Sophie Robert

Mauritius | Drama | 2014

Lakshmi and Ravin cannot have children and wish to start a new life abroad. Confronted with challenges, Lakshmi finds the determination to persevere thanks to a unique friendship.

15 minL. Creole – Sub. English

Obryan Vinglassalon

Mauritius | Fiction | 2017

An empty bus station becomes the scene of an unexpected encounter between a photographer and unconventional characters.

5 min – L. Creole – Sub. English

Azim Moollan

Mauritius | Experimental | 2015

A suspended moment, attached to the memories of a woman. A brief

introspection in her state of mind, her battles, relationship with her daughter

and walking the fine line of addiction.

10 min – L. Creole – Sub. English

Sarah Hoarau

Mauritius | Drama | 2010

Shanti, a 45-year-old woman who could not fulfill her dream of becoming

a singer, now works as a hairdresser. Her only comfort is her daughter Nina, even though she is odious to her mother. Her friend Emma starts telling Nina about her mother’s life.

Saturday, March 20th, 2021

7:30 pm – Short Films Screenings

Venue: Underpass - Sector 17

Namaste Francophonie!

For all audience – English subtitles

In collaboration with Festival de Clermont-Ferrand

Sunday, March 21st, 2021

10:00 am – Treasure Hunt – Pierre Jeanneret Legacy

Venue: Sukhna Lake – Sector 1 (starting point of the Treasure Hunt)

On the occasion of the birthday celebration of Pierre Jeanneret, Alliance française de Chandigarh in collaboration with Department of Tourism, Chandigarh organise a treasure hunt around Pierre Jeanneret’s legacy in the city of Chandigarh.

Indeed, Pierre Jeanneret (22 March 1896 – 4 December 1967) was a Swiss architect who collaborated with his cousin, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (who assumed the pseudonym Le Corbusier), for about twenty years. Jeanneret, in collaboration with the English husband-wife team of Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew, was responsible for much of Chandigarh’s large civic architecture project.

Come in family or with friends to solve the puzzles and find the treasure!

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