New Orleans

The French Cultural Service office in New Orleans 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 New Orleans. 

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.



20th Annual French Film Festival

Friday, April 21 - Thursday, April 27 2017
The Prytania Theater
The New Orleans Film Society presents the 20th annual French Film Festival, a showcase of the best in contemporary and classic French cinema, in partnership with the Consulat Général de France à la Nouvelle-Orléans and the Prytania Theatre.

Zachary Richard to be awarded "Commandeur" of the Order of Arts & Letters

Festival International de Louisiane
Eminent Louisianian, francophone singer-songwriter, poet, writer, and environmental activist Zachary Richard will join the ranks of Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Quincy Jones, Bono, and select others as a “Commandeur” of the French Order of Arts & Letters of the French Republic.

Festival International de Louisiane

Thursday, April 27 - Sunday, April 30 2017
Lafayette, Louisiana hosts the largest international festival in the United States with over 300,000 festival goers every year

Louisiana Renews Historic Agreement with France

The France-Louisiana Accords 2016-2020 were signed in Baton Rouge on Friday, December 2 during a formal ceremony on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol. These accords establish a cooperative effort to support French immersion education in the state. This agreement will pave a path for a historic relationship between Louisiana and France for the next four years.

‘Degas in New Orleans’…the scandalous tale as told by playwright Rosary O’Neill

Playwright Rosary O'Neill, is proud to be a seventh generation, bilingual, New Orleanian. Though she now lives and works in New York City, she maintains a soft-spot for people who were associated with Louisiana, such as the famous voodoo witch Marie Laveau. At present, Rosary is working on a project involving the famed French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas, who visited New Orleans in 1872.

Say Oui ! : Interview avec Elaine Guillot

French student and graphic designer Elaine Guillot is trying to reinvigorate Francophonie in North Louisiana. In her interview with the Consulate General, Elaine unveils her unconventional methods and efforts to reaffirm the importance of French in Lincoln Parish.

Discours du Dr. Ronald W. Tobin

Retrouvez le discours de bienvenue prononcé par le Dr. Ronald W. Tobin au déjeuner francophone d'ACTFL à San Diego le 21 novembre 2015 !

Interview with Caecilia Tripp, Paris-Based Artist

Interview with Caecilia Tripp, a conceptual artist whose primary mediums are filmic installation, photography and performance. Tripp was invited by the Bronx Museum to present her latest film Music for (prepared) Bicycles during the summer of 2015.

Formation continue : La France en mouvement

30 heures de formation, du 8 mars au 30 mai 2015 Spécialement conçue pour les enseignants de français aux États-Unis, cette formation en ligne vous permettra de découvrir ou d'actualiser vos connaissances sur la France d'aujourd'hui dans ses composantes sociales et culturelles. Elle vous permettra également de pratiquer votre français, à l’oral comme à l’écrit, et de réunir des documents authentiques utilisables dans votre classe. Le groupe est limité à huit participants. Inscrivez-vous vite !

Stage BELC université d’été

Organisée sur le campus de l'université de Nantes, l'université d'été - BELC 2015 est un stage intensif de formation professionnelle. Inscrivez-vous avant le 8 mars !

SPCD Summer Programs in France

20 grants will be awarded to qualified primary and secondary school teachers of French seeking to enhance their knowledge of French culture and improve their language and teaching skills. Application deadline : February 18 !
Cultural Service Consulate General of France New Orleans

1340 Poydras Street
Suite 1710
New Orleans, LA 70112

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