Institut francais d Ecosse

A cultural centre promoting French language and French culture in Edinburgh and in Scotland and part of the wider Institut Français network around the world.

Institut Francais D Ecosse

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Institut français d'Ecosse West Parliament Square, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1RF
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A little corner of France in the heart of Edinburgh!

The French Institute in Edinburgh is a cultural centre promoting French language and French culture in Edinburgh and in Scotland and part of the wider Institut Français network around the world.

Here at the Institut français, at the heart of Edinburgh, we offer French courses, talks, live music and theatre performances, film screenings, library collections, kid's activities, and festivals!

Promoting cross-cultural exchange since 1946.

Upcoming Events at Institut francais d Ecosse

Meet Anne Berest, author of ‘The Postcard’

21st May 2024

Join us at the Institut Français d'Ecosse on Tuesday 21st May and meet the author of ‘The Postcard’ - Anne Berest!


Jazz Concert: Tom Sochas Trio

7th June 2024

Tom Sochas makes his debut appearance at the Institut français d’Écosse on 7th June, presenting some brand new mountain-inspired music recently composed out in the Arctic Circle!


World Ocean Day 2024

8th June 2024

Let’s celebrate World Ocean Day 2024 with The Captain Paul Watson Foundation UK at the Institut Français d’Écosse on 8th June!


French Honey Tasting Experience

14th June 2024

Join us at the Institut français d’Écosse for a delightful evening of French Honey Tasting with our expert honey sommelier Gino on 14th June!


8 Week Watercolour Painting Course - Wednesdays

2nd October 2024

The Edinburgh Art Workshop is offering an 8-week watercolour course for beginner and intermediate artists, starting on Wednesdays from 2nd October.


8 Week Watercolour Painting Course - Thursdays

3rd October 2024

The Edinburgh Art Workshop is offering an 8-week watercolour course for beginner and intermediate artists, starting on Thursday from 3rd October.


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