French in Cape Town

Here you will find a lot of information about the French in Cape Town. This is All things French for French expats and tourists and interesting finds on the French community in Cape Town. 

Read here where you can meet other French compatriots and get all things French you crave for

There are about 5000 French nationals living in South Africa, most of them in Johannesburg and Cape Town and more than 10,000 tourists from France arrive in the country every year.

So check out this useful collection of info about the French living in Cape Town South Africa. Bonne chance!

French Consulate in Cape Town

Need any info on visa, passport or are you a tourist or expat in trouble? Contact the

Consulat de France au Cap

78 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town 8001, Tel: 021 423 1575

Opening Hours: 9.00am – 12pm Monday to Friday, in the afternoons by appointment 

The French in Cape Town: Meetings

The Froggies of Cape Town

Join their monthly meetings for a lively chat with your compatriots and French expats and dine in one of Cape Town’s exquisite restaurants. They meet in Cape Town for dinners every second Wednesday of a month, please click here for details. 

Alliance Francaise

155 Loop Street, Cape Town, Tel: 021 423 56 99

Please refer to their website for information on current exhibitions, language classes and anything else about French Culture and French Language. They also have a great newsletter highlighting upcoming events.

Association Francaise d'Entraide du Cap: Check out this new French website and become a member at the organization which helps French in need of assistance when living in Cape Town. You can find them at the Alliance Francaise on selected days. See the calender on their website. 

French in Cape Town:
Upcoming events

Music - Swing & Tango Hot Club du Cap

When? 1 November 2014

Where? Alliance Francaise

How much? From R80

Booking: Alliance Francaise

French Sunset Picnic

When? 8 November 2014

Where? Constantia Winelands

How much? From R 250/entrance for children under 15 is free.

Booking: or get more info here.

Cape Town French School
Francois Le Vaillant

Ecole Francaise du Cap - French School Cape Town

Lycée: 101 Hope Street, Gardens, Tel: 021 461 2508

School: Corner Tramway and Kings, Sea Point, Tel: 021 434 1278

If you need more info on education in South Africa and want to know how the standard of the South African private schools is, then please click here.

Did you know that there are excellent international schools in Cape Town? Read more about where these are located in the city and find links to these schools on my page about the best private schools in Cape Town . 

French Business Association

French-South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry

2 Dean Street, Gardens, Tel: 021 422 19 72. 

This is a business network with around 200 members helping with information on doing business with South Africa and France. 

French Delicatessen and French Bread

French Patisserie: Cassis

This patisserie shop with the most delicious cakes and yummi fresh breads is one of our favourite bakeries in Cape Town.

It is located in Gardens shopping Center, Tel: 021 461 62 32

The French patisserie chef has got yummy fresh French bread, even sour dough baguette on offer and there are the most delicious little cakes and deserts you will have a hard time to choose from

Josephine’s Boulangerie et Patisserie

The Piazza in Parliament Street, Cape Town, Tel: 021 469 9750

Here you will find the typical country breads and baguettes, croissants, brioches and the sweet delicate macaroons, you were longing for. Hmmmm!


Menu with a French twist: High Constantia Centre, Constantia

This listing is likely to grow quite a lot and therefore this section will be updated regularly to give you more information on anything French in Cape Town.

If you want to go back to my page on other expat communities in Cape Town click here.

So, should you have any specific information on French products or the French community living in Cape Town please contact me. Then I can add a link to your site or add your information in my page. Thanks for sharing your information

If you miss some information in my list or like to share your secret about French lifestyle please contact me. 

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