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Institut Francais D'Ecosse

Door open days


Home of the French Institute in Scotland for over 70 years after opening in 1946 to prepare the first edition of the Edinburgh Festivals. Randolph Crescent has been well known as a little corner of France to many in Edinburgh. In the Autumn of 2017, the official representation of France in Scotland is moving to the Old Town as Lothian Chambers on the Royal Mile are transformed into a "House of France" and a European cultural hub. The Institut Francais d'Ecosse opening of the old premises for Doors Open Days 2017 will provide one of the very last chances to access the three classic buildings.

Key Information

Architect: James Gillespie Graham

Building Date: 1822

The day will conclude with a "dawn ceremony" when the French flag will be lowered for the last time in style.

Where to find us

  • 13 Randolph Crescent
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 7TT