Welcome to the Club de Francais

For people interested in France, it's language and culture

About us

The Club de Français de Cardiff was founded in 1978 for all those interested in France, its people and culture. Adults learning French are especially welcome and while we try to give opportunities for those attending to speak French, it is not essential to be fluent in the language. The talks are for the most part in French, but speakers are reminded that we are students of the language and asked to speak slowly, use uncomplicated language and use illustrations if possible.

Meetings, except where stated, will take place fortnightly on Friday evenings in the Memorial Hall, Lon Ucha, Rhiwbina, Cardiff. There is free parking at the site.. The meetings commence at 7.15pm with the first 30 minutes devoted to general conversation, preferably in French, followed by a talk, ordinarily in French, lasting about 30 minutes. If you would like further information, please phone the Secretary, Shirley Parsons, 01656 861652, or e-mail: club-de-francais@hotmail.co.uk.

Programme 2018 - 2019


  • September 28th: Joyeuse ouverture – Enrolment, chatting, light refreshments
    Mme Nadia Nebot – “ La langue occitane en France: Declin et survie à travers les siecles..”
  • October 12th: Mrs. Valerie Ostermeyer - Les Corons : un hymne à la fierté des mineurs de fond du Nord de la France
  • October 26th: Mme Claude Rapport -“Sujet être avisé”
  • November 2nd: M. Antony Thirion - "Monsieur Patrimoine”
  • November 23rd: Mme Genevieve Kinnafick “La Camargue”
  • December 7th: Fête de Noёl –  avec divertissement
    (On est prie d’apporter quelque chose à manger et d’apporter une contribution pour la tombola.)


  • January 4th: Mr Andrew West – “L’Etat et la religion dans l’histoire de la France: de la méfiance à un cesser le feu”?
  • January 18th: Mr Rob Llewellyn - “Ce qui nous rapproche, ce qui nous éloigne des Français; une perspective personnelle”?
  • February 8th: Mary Parnell - “Le plus beau regard d'Hollywood appartient a la France, c'est celui de Louis Jourdan”
  • Saturday February 16th:Mardi Gras. Réunion avec la Société Franco – Britannique. This meeting will be held in Seligman Studio, 1st floor, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Please note this meeting is on Saturday
  • March 8th: Mr. David Coombs – “Deux vies, deux têtes”
  • March 15th: Présentations par les étudiants de l’Ėcole de la Cathédrale
  • March 29th: Soirée des Membres – presentations de 5 – 10 minutes
  • April 26th: Ėtre avisé
  • May 24th: AGM and Fête de Printemps (On est prie d’apporter quelque chose à manger et d’apporter une contribution pour la tombola.)


Members - £20 per year

Visitors - £3.00 per meeting

Meets at Rhiwbina Memorial Hall