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The Societe Franco-Britannique De Cardiff was founded in 1906 with the object of ‘the promotion of friendly relations and mutual understanding between the peoples of France and Great Britain, primarily by encouraging the study of the French language and culture’. Today it continues to uphold this aim with a programme of lectures, social events and visits.

                        Programme of the Societe for 2022-23

After two years of pandemic and lock-down the Society is returning to a full programme of lectures, social events and trips. Our thanks go to the many members and friends who supported the Society during this difficult period.

Next Event

Wednesday 15 June 2022 Excursion to Bowood House and Caerleon

Leaving Whitchurch Common, Cardiff, at 9.00 am we will travel by coach to Bowood House in Wiltshire, a stately home with magnificent gardens. This impressive house contains displays of memorabilia from the Marquess of Lansdowne's time as Viceroy of India and from the signing of the Entente Cordiale with France in 1904. There is also a remarkable collection of objects from Napoleon's period of exile on Saint Helena. After visiting Bowood House, we will proceed to Caerleon for dinner at the Bell Inn.

If you wish to come, please contact Annick Moseley. The cost of the trip is £30 which includes the coach and the entrance to Bowood House. Dinner at the Bell Inn will be charged separately at the restaurant. Return to Whitchurch Common will be 20.00 approximately.

First Meeting of 2022-23 Season

Saturday 8 October Joyeuse Ouverture
14.30 - Carriage Hall, Insole Court


At the AGM it was decided to increase the subscription to £30 p.a. (£7 for visitors). It is hoped that this will eliminatte the persistent deficits which we have been running in recent years.

programme of the society The programme of the society runs from October to May. Lectures, on a variety of topics, are given in French by experienced speakers.

Social events take place throughout the year: Fête de Noël, Fête des Rois, Mardi Gras, Soirée des Membres, and the Fête Nationale in July.

Social events and lectures by local speakers will take place in Insole Court, Llandaff, on Saturday afternoons at 14.30 pm, except where indicated otherwise.

annual trip to France Each year in spring or summer there is a week’s trip, usually to France. Follow this link to see pictures from trips in previous years.

In 2023 it is planned, in contrast, to visit Belgium for the week 17-24 May.

visite surprise Each year, usually in July, the Society organises an outing in an attractive location in the UK.
centenary year In 2006-7 the Society celebrated its centenary and a 60-page illustrated history of the Society was produced. Follow this link to see the special centenary year programme.
history Three illustrated histories of the Society have been placed online.
These are:

1. The Centenary History 1906-2006
2. The Early Years History 1905-1918
3. The World War 2 History 1940-1945.

In addition, there is the illustrated text of a talk on the early years of the Society given in 2018.
Follow this link to download a copy of any of these documents.
data privacy The Society has adopted a Data Privacy policy in line with the 2018 GDPR requirements. Follow this link to see further details or to download a copy of the policy document.

Throughout its existence, the Society has been affiliated to the Alliance Française. The Society is a registered charity, no. 1056433.

l'Alliance Française logoAffiliated to the Alliance Française de Londres

Original artwork by Marcel Ragody, President of the Society in 1912