Institut français du Cambodge
A brief history of the French Institute
The French Institute of Cambodia opened in 1990 under the name Alliance Française, then Centre culturel français. As an operator for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it plays a key role in the cultural, artistic, and educational cooperation between France and Cambodia and promotes French literature, movies, and language as well as ideas and knowledge.
Under this two-fold mission of artistic and cultural cooperation and promotion, the French Institute offers a diverse cultural program which emphasises on scientific, technical, and professional topics. It offers cultural events (exhibitions, shows, concerts, etc.), conferences, and debates all year long and also movie screenings in French with English or Khmer subtitles. The café-restaurant Le Bistrot gives the opportunity to enjoy and discover the French tableware and cooking in a friendly atmosphere in accordance with the French Institute’s motto: Exchange Your Cultures.
Every year, approximately 5000 students learn French at the French Institute’s Language Centre. The courses offered aims to meet the training demands of various groups such as companies, young professionals, and international organizations. It can be adapted to specific needs or language skills, such as preparation for study and work trips to France, working with French clients, or improving one’s French language skills.
La Médiathèque: The Media Library
The Media Library provides a window to modern France. It offers more than 25,000 multimedia documents (books, DVDs, and ebooks). The digital library “Culturethèque” provides Media Library members an opportunity to access the best French media online.