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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! Birdsong Walk in Bute Park

We are planning to hold bird song walk in Bute Park in April. This will be an early-morning walk, since this is the best time for our birds. The date will be Sunday 22 April 2018; the rendez-vous will be at 7.00 am at Llandaff Fields Car Park (NOT Pontcanna Field Car Park as erroneously announced earlier). The entrance to Llandaff Fields Car Park is on Cathedral Road nearly opposite the Halfway pub. The Cafe Castan is adjacent to this car park. If the weather outlook is particularly bad the walk will be deferred until the following Sunday, 29 April. Further details will be given at meetings of the Society.

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 the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 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.

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