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Remarkably located at the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town along the world-renowned Royal Mile and facing the impressive St Giles High Kirk., the French Institute and French Consulate General in Scotland offers a variety of venues for cultural, business and social events.

Whether you want to organise a business meeting, a corporate seminar, a cinema screening, a private reception or even thigh the knot in sumptuous surroundings, we have the perfect space for the occasion.

Named after important contributors to Franco-Scottish relations, each space offers flexible settings and are fully accessible with step-free access and lifts available. Our team remains fully contactable to adjust the layout of each room to your particular needs. Some additional equipment may be available for a fee.


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To enquire and discuss your event, contact our team at frenchclassesife gmail.com


As part of Scotland’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IFE has continued its effort to avoid the spread of the virus by following the Scottish Government’s guidance. Current measures in place are:

  • One way system in place;
  • Staff and public must wear a face covering while navigating throughout the building;
  • Hand sanitiser provided;
  • Reinforced sanitising and cleaning procedures.

The situation is, as we all know, changing regularly and our staff are doing everything to apply the most adapted rules and mitigations.For more information, contact us to see our Covid-19 risk assessment.


You can also have a sneak peek into our building and its history by watching our viedo tour:

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