The French Cultural Service office in Boston develops cultural and educational projects and initiatives. Under the direction of the French Ambassador to the United States and the Cultural Advisor in New York, its mandate is to promote and sustain high-spirited exchanges between the most promising French and American artists, writers, thinkers and educators in the jurisdiction: Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. 

Programs, projects or initiatives benefitting from the support of the Cultural Office, in conjunction with the Embassy of France in the United States are usually also supported by the non-profit partner FACE and Institut Francais.




French New Wave Class at the Coolidge Corner Theatre

Tuesday at 6:45pm May 30 - June 27 (5 sessions)
Coolidge Corner Theatre
More than half a century after its heyday, the French New Wave remains the most influential film movement in the history of cinema. French Connections: The New Wave looks back to a selection of innovative and engaging movies made within or directly drawing on the movement.

Matisse in the studio at the MFA

April 9th – July 9th, 2017
Ann and Graham Gund Gallery at the MFA
Inspired by the original museography of the Matisse Museum in Nice, “Matisse in the Studio” is the first major international exhibition to examine the importance of Matisse’s personal collection of objects, offering unprecedented insight into the great artist’s creativity.

2017 Institute of French Cultural Studies at Dartmouth

June 19 - July 18, 2017
Hopkins Center for the Arts
Come to Dartmouth College to discover the various public conference of the 2017 Institute of French Cultural Studies! This year's theme “Cultures of Place, Cultures of Space” will allow attendees to interact with some of the most distinguished scholars of French and Francophone literature, history, ethnography, the visual arts, philosophy, psychoanalysis and mathematics.

Save the date for the MFA French Film Festival!

July 13th - July 30th, 2017
Museum of Fine Arts

The MFA French Film Festival only one month away! The most popular French Film Festival comes back to Boston for a summer of great cinema and amusements.


The Complete Jean Renoir: a retrospective at the Harvard Film Archive

June 9th - September 1st, 2017
Harvard Film Archive
Throughout the summer, the Harvard Film Archive will screen Jean Renoir's works. A unique occasion for cinema lovers to (re)discover this major figure, not only in French cinema but also internationally.

See the French Film "Elle" in Theaters Near You!

Don't miss this opportunity to see the new French film Elle, a psychological thriller about a young woman seeking to reclaim her life after a traumatic event in her past. This film will be shown at the West Newton Cinema and Merrill's Roxy Theatre, but don't wait long because this film won't be in theatres forever!

“Pierre Cardin: 70 Years of Innovation” : Discover the legendary fashion designer's most iconic work

From May 27th, 2017 to January 1st, 2018 - Fashion show on June 17th at 5:00pm
Rosecliff Exhibition Gallery

“Pierre Cardin: 70 Years of Innovation” opened in Rosecliff’s exhibition gallery on May 27, featuring 42 original pieces from Cardin’s private archives that document and celebrate his prolific career from the 1950s through his 201


2016 ACTFL Convention

In November, four members of the French Embassy's Cultural Services presented at the 2016 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Rendez-Vous at Moscou by Jean Claude Redonnet at PortFringe Theater Festival

June 22 at 6:30pm, June 24 at 10pm and June 25 at 3pm
Geno's Rock Club
A true story about war and memory represented as a Greek tragedy for our time. One morning of February 1917, two soldiers, Redonnet's grand-father and his brother-in-law find themselves face-to-face at an intersection of front trenches. A complete surprise.

Call for Projects - Fund for French Dual Language and Immersion Programs in the US

Teachers and administrators of K-12 public schools, school districts, and state agencies across the United States are invited to apply for $1,000 to $10,000 grants to support the development of French dual language and immersion programs

La Loi featured in the National Center for Jewish Film festival

Sunday, May 8th at 4:30 pm and Wednesday, May 18th at 7:30 pm
West Newton Cinema and MFA
Featured in the National Center for Jewish Film festival, it will be the Massachusetts Premiere of Christian Faure's 2015 movie about Simone Veil’s intrepid fight to legalize abortion in France in 1974. The movie stars César Award-winning actress Emmanuelle Devos (Coco Before Chanel) who delivers a smoldering performance in the lead role. The welcome speech will be delivered by the Consul General of France in Boston Valéry Freland and the Q&A will be conducted by NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Leader.
Cultural Service Consulate General of France in Boston

31 St James Avenue
Suite 750
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 832 4460

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