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French Institute

11 Rue Saint Louis Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Yellow mansion

Nothing much to be said about this building/mansion...we came across this mansion while exploring... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Well worth a visit if only to view a lovely building. We were doing some research in Pondi and the... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Swindon, United Kingdom
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11 Rue Saint Louis Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Nothing much to be said about this building/mansion...we came across this mansion while exploring the French town... It can be easily identified by the bright yellow color of the mansion...it is also heavily guarded by police...so that no unauthorized entries are made in...It also acts...More

Thank Kunal_Bhowmick
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Well worth a visit if only to view a lovely building. We were doing some research in Pondi and the staff here are both helpful and extremely knowledgeable. Nothing too much trouble.

Thank SMR P
Reviewed 19 May 2017

You have to have prior permission to visit this place of research which is under the joint supervision of the French Foreign ministry,International Development (MAEDI) & CNRS-French national centre for scientific Research.Once you have the permission it is a wonderful place to visit to know...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

The French Institute is run by Alliance Francaise and they are the leading chain of French Language institutions. It is located near the Rock beach and just opposite to the Promenade.

Thank Anweshachatterjee
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place with extraordinary sea view.... constructed in french style. Consist of lot of Tamil text books and also english books..such a historical place.. and well maintained

Thank Jayapradap T
Reviewed 18 October 2016

After having been recommended this place a no.of times to check out, we had to make it. Having missed the entry hours, we finally made it on our third attempt. So be mindful of the timings. Unfortunately rntry was restricted to members only, so try...More

2  Thank smeezan
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Was a great place and they have a lot of instruction leaflets in French and Engliish. Quite a nice big place and has a cafe inside too. In all, very informative place

1  Thank shanteed
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This institute has lot of workshops which one can take and understand the history and get certified as well. They have nice collection of books and paintings. Very informative

1  Thank tanwanisunil
Reviewed 19 January 2016

We went to this beach on last day just to see what's there, it's a nice little beach with a jetty made of loose stones (same as on promenade beach) going some 50 meter in the ocean. It's not commercial as Paradise beach but I...More

Thank Ashish A
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is certainly an impressive colonial building hosting the best and valuable treasures of Pondicherry history located on the Seaside Promenade. The Institute employees are kind and helpful and it shows they are proud of the place they work. Lovely courtyard, and they also list...More

Thank SoniaArun
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