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The French Institute in Doha


Welcome to the French Institute website. We hope you’ll enjoy browsing these pages and we look forward to meeting you very soon during an event, a course or even an artistic activity.


Tel : +974 44 93 08 62 / 63
Fax : +974 44 93 08 64
[email protected]

Institut français du Qatar
PoBox 2669
135 Al Inshirah Street
Doha – Qatar

The Institute is located in West Bay, next to the Embassy of Kenya.


The French Institute is opened to the public from Sunday to Thursday, from 8.30am to 7pm, and on Saturday, from 9am to 5pm.

Opening hours of the library during the year


The Institut Français of Qatar, the official French Institute, is the successor to the French Cultural Centre (CCF), founded in 1989. It is located in a detached villa in the West Bay district of Doha.

The Institut Français carries out the missions given to it by the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.

These are:
– To promote and disseminate French language and culture.
– To facilitate cultural exchanges (in both visual and performing arts), to co-produce shows and performances in Qatar connected with French creativity, and to create partnerships with institutions.
– To participate in student mobility and the promotion of graduate studies in France.
Thus the programme of the Institut français covers the entire field of cultural, artistic, literary, scientific, educational and linguistic cooperation through numerous actions: exhibitions, lectures, debates, films, concerts, dance and drama, etc…