San Francisco

The French Cultural Service office in San Francisco develops cultural and educational projects and initiatives. Under the direction of the French Ambassador to the United States and the Cultural Advisor in New York, its mandate is to promote and sustain high-spirited exchanges between the most promising French and American artists, writers, thinkers and educators in the jurisdiction: Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Northern Nevada, Alaska and Hawaii.

Programs, projects or initiatives benefitting from the support of the Cultural Office, in conjunction with the Embassy of France in the United States are usually also supported by the non-profit partner FACE and Institut Francais.



Monet: The Early Years

February 25, 2017 - May 29, 2017
Legion of Honor
The first major US exhibition devoted to the initial phase of Claude Monet's career.

SFMOMA: Matisse/Diebenkorn

March 11, 2017 - May 29, 2017
The first major exhibition to explore the profound inspiration Richard Diebenkorn found in the work of Henri Matisse.

San Francisco Silent Film Festival

June 1, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Castro Theatre

The 22nd San Francisco Silent Film Festival takes place June 1–4, 2017 at the glorious Castro Theatre.


Martin Winckler in San Francisco for "A Room with a View"

San Francisco
A new writer's residency program launched in San Francisco!

43rd Seattle International Film Festival!

May 18, 2017 - June 11, 2017

Seattle International Film Festival's mission is to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world.


Frameline: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival

June 15, 2017 - June 25, 2017
San Francisco

The Frameline Festival, San Francisco's International LGBTQ Film Festival, returns to the Bay Area June 15-25, 2017, with its signature showcase


Marc Johnson | YúYú

April 14, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Manetti Shrem Museum
Presented in collaboration with the Kramlich Collection

Writing Residency in San Francisco: Martin Winckler has been selected by the jury!

Writing Residency in San Francisco: Martin Winckler has been selected by the jury!

TV5 Monde channels now on Sling TV

TV5MONDE has entered into an agreement with one of the leading streaming providers in the United States: Sling TV.

Winners of our Call for Artists announced!

The French Consulate in San Francisco and The French American Cultural Society are pround to announce the winners of their Call for Artists, which offered the possibility for artists from the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest to exhibit their art

Discours du Dr. Ronald W. Tobin

Retrouvez le discours de bienvenue prononcé par le Dr. Ronald W. Tobin au déjeuner francophone d'ACTFL à San Diego le 21 novembre 2015 !
Cultural Service Consulate General of France San Francisco

88 Kearny Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108

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