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Institut français de Jordanie 

Cultural bridge between France and Jordan since 1963

About us

​The French Institute of Jordan (IFJ), Amman is the cultural operator of the French Embassy in Jordan. It is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods of the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom, at the top of Jabal Webdeh, ever since it was created in 1963. 

Our Core Values

At the French Institute of Jordan, our foundation is built upon three fundamental pillars: liberty, creativity, and diversity.

These values define who we are and shape every aspect of our institution.


  • Liberty: We champion the freedom to explore, learn, and express oneself without constraints. This freedom fuels a dynamic and open environment where ideas flourish.


  • Creativity: Innovation and creativity are at the heart of our mission. We encourage a space where imagination thrives, fostering a vibrant cultural exchange that transcends boundaries.


  • Diversity: Embracing diversity is ingrained in our identity. We celebrate and cultivate an inclusive atmosphere, welcoming individuals from all backgrounds to create a mosaic of cultures within our community.


These values guide us in providing a unique and enriching experience for everyone connected to the French Institute of Jordan. We believe in the transformative power of liberty, creativity, and diversity, shaping a harmonious and dynamic cultural landscape.

The French Institute in Jordan in figures in 2023


Certificates holders

Cultural attendees

Library membres

Our Services and Activities

It supports Jordanian cultural initiatives, facilitates higher education or employment in francophone countries through French classes, and embraces diversity by teaching dialectal Arabic, attracting individuals from over 30 nationalities annually.

  • Language Courses: Tailored French and Arabic courses for both groups and individuals.

  • Exams and Diplomas: Attain recognized proficiency with exams such as DELF, DALF, TCF.

  • Media Library: Dive into a treasure trove of over 12,000 French publications, CDs, DVDs, comics, adult and youth books, and magazines.

  • Campus France Office: Your gateway for information on studying in France.

  • Cultural Events: An enticing calendar featuring concerts, dance performances, plays, cinema festivals, gastronomy weeks, conferences, debates, and exhibitions.

Find at the Institute

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Chestnut Café 

​Chestnut Café is located in the library of the French Cultural Institute in Jabal Lweibdeh in Amman.

The café aims to serve as a home for all members of the French Institute, by offering the most delicious food and sweets made with precision, which is the closest thing to home-made food! In addition to cold and hot drinks.

Don't miss the opportunity to try the café at the French Institute. This space is available to everyone during the institute's working hours, from Saturday to Thursday.



Make your events memorable at Markaz, our fully-equipped space for rent at the Institut français. Ideal for meetings, workshops, or private gatherings, Markaz offers flexible setups, modern facilities, and a central location.


Benefit from professional support and immerse your guests in the cultural ambiance of the Institut français. Whether it's a corporate meeting or a cultural event, Markaz provides the perfect backdrop for any occasion.


Contact us to book Markaz and elevate your next event with style and convenience!

Meet our team

Gilles ROULAND - Director, Counselor for cooperation and cultural Action

Laëtitia BARBE Deputy Director

Maxime BOHRER - General Secretary

Accounts ​

Christine BOREL- Regional Accounting Manager

Nawel KERKEB Administrative

Ouafaa MEHYAOUI - Assistant

Languages department 

Lina QUDEIMAT - Head of languages Department

Lama TA'AN Exams, Certifications and Educative Cooperation Officer

Nura FUAD - Assistant of languages Department

Clara GUIET - Project manager - French

Cultural department 

Jessica BATSHONE - Head of cultural Department

Intern - Cultural Coordinator

Marketing & Communication department

Fuad HADDADIN - Marketing Manager

Mustafa AL-FARAJI Communication manager


Mustafa FAKHREDDIN - Librarian


Neveen FARAJIN- Receptionist


Jamal ASSI - Facilities manager

Raed ALOMARI Facilities and maintenance agent

Campus France

Zuhair TOFFAHA - Head of Campus France Jordanie

Human Resources

Janet BATBOUTA - HR manager

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Opening Hours

Library opening hours

Reception hours

Sat - Thu 


9:00 am – 9:00 pm



Sun - Thu 


9:30 a.m. – 6:30 pm
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm


Sat - Wed

11:00 am - 6:30 pm

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