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What is the Cité internationale de la langue française ?

The Cité internationale de la langue française, which will open in fall 2022, will be a cultural and leisure site entirely dedicated to the French language and French-speaking world. The site will be a multidisciplinary institute accessible to as many people as possible. It will bring together varied and complementary activities: a visitor circuit, temporary exhibitions, performances, residency workshops for artists...

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The French adventure

  • The Ordinance of Villers-Cotterêts, the founding myth...

    Villers-Cotterêts has historically been a centre of literary activity. But the town did not wait for the great writer Alexandre Dumas to be born there to leave its mark on the history of the French language. As early as 1539…, it was already playing a role...
  • The fascinating history of the Château de...

    The Château de Villers-Cotterêts has never been open to the public. Yet it has been a focal point of French history and architecture. Let us look back in time to explore its eventful history.
  • The French language throughout the world

    The so-called ‘language of Molière’ is spoken on five continents and has a wide variety of forms, expressions and accents. It also never stops evolving. Set off on an adventure to discover this wealth of linguistic diversity!

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