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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! Important Notice

Please note that the November meetings of the Society will NOT take place in the College of Music and Drama.

The meeting on Friday 3 November will be a meeting with the Club de Français and will take place at Beulah Community Centre, Beulah Road, Rhiwbina, CF14 6UJ (by the traffic lights).

The meeting on Saturday 18 November will be a film evening jointly with the Alliance Française de Cardiff and will be in the Carriage Hall, Insole Court Llandaff. Members of the Society, the Club de Français and the Alliance Française de Cardiff are all welcome. There will be no charge for this evening but numbers are limited and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis on application to the Secretary, Judy Martin.

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. Follow this link to download a copy of either.

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