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If I had seen this French Institute when I had my Son who was 5 Years of Age I would have PUT him... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Fascinating Franco-Indian history

Interesting side trip when visiting the old town. Some great maps and plans of the original Dutch... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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“yellow color”(2 reviews)
11 Rue Saint Louis Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I had seen this French Institute when I had my Son who was 5 Years of Age I would have PUT him year. He would have been in EU now not USA.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dishaa674
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended the painting exhibition here by local artists depicting the Pondicherry life. The venue, though small was very well maintained.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dr Neerja L B
Reviewed 4 November 2018

With its fine building part of the heritage porfolio of POndy, check it out, and also it runs programmes for French speakers

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank iamhappysheep
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

..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 as French High Commission as well. Excellent...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Interesting side trip when visiting the old town. Some great maps and plans of the original Dutch and French colonies. Great view from the balcony of the beach and old fortification (?). Worth if it your are a history buff.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rustinailus
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Apart from a beautiful colonial building, there is nothing much to see here. You may visit it at the fag end of your trip if you have some time to kill.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank vmraghunath
Reviewed 15 April 2018

A well maintained building and worth a visit. The entry free is steep at INR 100 per head. There is heritage furniture, library and office area in the campus. Nice to click some photographs with good backdrops.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Memoirs-Sachin
Reviewed 16 March 2018

IFP, the French Institute of Pondicherry has a great Ecology section and a well stocked library that is full of wonderful journals and and precious books all under one roof. I have been immensely helped, not only by the amount of imformation available under one...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Amrita67
Reviewed 6 March 2018

The building is well kept and inviting. Unfortunately you have to pay to enter!This is quite astonishing the remit of the institution being the promotion of French culture....You are allowed to walk through corridors decorated by (outdated) posters about different scientific projects. Access to the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ben863
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Great place to understand the importance of culture and research on our rich heritage. Great archives. Excellent work

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank abrahamsuji
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