The Lycee Francaise is the oldest French school in Asia and the second largest in the continent. Established in 1826 as the College Royal, the school offers a top-notch, comprehensive, French medium education from Pre-Primary school to the final year of Secondary school with general, technical, and professional options. In the curriculum, there is a special emphasis on learning English and Tamil or the regional languages. The courses held at the Lycee are set by the French Ministry Of Education and therefore the students receive premium education of France sitting in Pondicherry. The alumni of the school often receive several enviable opportunities in India, France, and across the globe.

The school being a part of the town for so long is an important part of its heritage. It has an intriguing collection of old photographs of colonial Puducherry and a collection of very rare coins of the French East Indian Company.

Lycee Francaise


12, Victor Simonel St, White Town, Puducherry, 605001, India

+91413 2335831

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Government of Puducherry