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Closure and Reopening: stay informed

From 20 December 2020 to 27 April 2021

Following the recent announcement, the French Institute in Scotland and its library will reopen to the public on Tuesday 27 April 2021 (please note, our cinema remains closed until further notice. All the team of the Institute looks forward to welcoming you back!

Contact us during this period:

As the health and safety of all of you, our staff, teachers, members, students and public remain a priority, hand sanitizers are available throughout the building. A one-way system is also in place with an entrance via George IV Bridge only and an exit via West Parliament Square. Please follow the signs inside the building to make your way to the different spaces. Face coverings are compulsory inside the building and cinema.

Please find all the safety measures in place at the Institute to keep you safe:


The library reopens on Tuesday 27 April 2021

The weekly Heure du Conte will not resume yet, but remains available online via our cultural blog every Tuesday morning at 10am.


Our cinema screenings are on PAUSE following the announcements from the First Minister. We are closely monitoring the situation and will send an update on this page when we open.


Our French classes continue ONLINE. Learn about our different offers on our Learn French webpage. Part of the classes will consist of videoconferences with your teacher and the rest of the students. We have chosen to use ZOOM (videoconferencing) and APOLEARN (eLearning solution platform) as our online platforms. Find out more about our online options here.


At the moment, all cultural activities at the Institute remain on pause, but we are working on welcoming you back as soon as possible by making sure our events follow the social distancing and sanitary measures in place.

We invite you to keep following our social media platforms as we continue to promote French culture through our cultural blog: offering ideas of books to read, music to listen to, films to watch, recipes to try and more importantly by keeping you connected to the French community and culture.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by email at frenchclassesife gmail.com if you have any questions.

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