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French Institute

11 Rue Saint Louis Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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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 2 weeks ago
Rustinailus
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Melbourne
Not much to see here

Apart from a beautiful colonial building, there is nothing much to see here. You may visit it at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
vmraghunath
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Bengaluru, India
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11 Rue Saint Louis Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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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.

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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

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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of the institution being the promotion of French culture....You are allowed to walk through corridors decorated by (outdated) posters about different scientific projects.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

Thank Ben863
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

acess is easy fro ebveryone, beautiful manicured lawn where we drank a much needed coffee, great friendly service. nice and tranquil

Thank marc l
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Reviewed 24 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
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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
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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

Thank MARGDARSHI
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