French Cultural Center
53 Marlborough St. Boston, MA 02116
Center Hours and Reception
Mondays: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesdays: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesdays: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursdays: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Fridays: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Green Line - Arlington Station
Orange Line - Back Bay Station
Red Line - Charles/MGH Station
Bus lines: 9, 10, 39, 43, 55, 57
Parking is available at the Boston Common Parking Garage on Saturdays all day and on week days after 4:00 PM for $12.
Buy your discounted ticket from our receptionist.
Library Contact Hours
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Library Phone and Visiting Hours:
The library is closed for the month of August. Phone hours will be updated in mid-August.
The Center is currently wheelchair accessible and has an elevator.
The entire second floor of the building is dedicated to our French language Library. You’ll find reading nooks, a communal study table, curated book displays and a children’s library with almost 6,000 multimedia items and furniture just their size.
The Ballroom is the main event space of the French Cultural Center. From lectures and performances to fundraisers, the Ballroom is the heart of the building. The room, which can be rented, holds a Steinway grand piano, full A/V capabilities and has a unique atmosphere thanks to the antique Belgian boiserie walls.
The Gallery features monthly exhibitions by Francophone and Francophile artists. Additionally, it is an open gathering space to meet with friends, study before class or enjoy une pause-café. The Gallery is one of our rentable spaces too.
We host a variety of culinary events in our Kitchen, including workshops by renowned chefs, tastings for both adults and children, and cooking classes in French. The Kitchen is one of the rentable spaces.
Our native French speaking teachers benefit from the expertise of the Alliance Française for the most effective methods of French language instruction. Our class sizes are small (max 10 students) providing more opportunities for you to communicate in French, creating a lively classroom atmosphere.
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