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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.

NB! Film Evening Saturday 27 April 2019

The film chosen for this evening is Jour de Fête by Jacques Tati.


Tout est calme dans ce village du centre de la France lorsque arrivent les forains avec leurs roulottes. La fête s'installe : manège, loterie, fanfare et un cinéma ambulant où François, le facteur, découvre un film sur la poste en Amérique. Sollicité par tout le village, il va se lancer dans une tournée "à l'américain !" ...

Car Park Resurfacing April-May

Insole Court have informed us that work to resurface the car park will commence at the start of April and is expected to last six weeks. During this period car parking will be restricted to a maximum of 30 spaces. Free parking is available on surrounding streets.

Visite Surprise 1 July: Severn Valley Railway

This year's Visite Surprise will take place on Monday 1 July. We will travel to Kidderminster and Bridgnorth for a trip by steam train on the Severn Valley Railway. Details of the trip and booking forms will be available at our meeting this Saturday, 27 April, at Insole Court.

programme of lectures The programme of lectures runs from October to May. Lectures, on a variety of topics, are given in French by experienced speakers. These and other meetings will take place in Insole Court, Llandaff, on Saturday evenings at 7.15 pm, except where indicated otherwise.
social events Social events take place throughout the year: Fête de Noël, Fête des Rois, Mardi Gras, Fête de Printemps, and the Fête Nationale in July.
annual trip to France Each year in spring or summer there is a week’s trip to France. Follow this link to see pictures from trips in previous years.
visite surprise Each year, usually in July, the Society organises an outing and picnic in an attractive location in th 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 Two illustrated histories of the Society have been placed online, as well as 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.

Membership is open to all who share the aims of the Society and visitors are welcome to all our meetings and events. Annual membership costs £22 and the visitor fee is £4 per meeting. Reductions apply to students and retired people.

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