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The Institute

Welcome to the Institut Français du Qatar website. We hope you’ll enjoy browsing these pages and we look forward to meeting you very soon during an event, a course or even an artistic activity.

OPENING HOURS

Opening hours of the Institute:
Sunday to Thursday: 8.30am – 7.00pm
Friday : closed
Saturday : 9.00am – 5.00pm

On the occasion of Aid Moubarak, The French Institute of Qatar Will be closed from 30 August until 5 September included.

Opening hours of the library:

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE

The Institut Français of Qatar, the official French Institute, is the successor to the French Cultural Centre (CCF), founded in 1989. It is located in a detached villa in the West Bay district of Doha.

The Institut Français carries out the missions given to it by the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.

These are:
– To promote and disseminate French language and culture.
– To facilitate cultural exchanges (in both visual and performing arts), to co-produce shows and performances in Qatar connected with French creativity, and to create partnerships with institutions.
– To participate in student mobility and the promotion of graduate studies in France.
Thus the programme of the Institut français covers the entire field of cultural, artistic, literary, scientific, educational and linguistic cooperation through numerous actions: exhibitions, lectures, debates, films, concerts, dance and drama, etc…