About Institut Francais de Kinshasa

Lively and artistic, the Institute offers its visitors an amazing time. It is best known for its musical and theatre performances in semi-outdoor settings. It hosts some of the best concerts in town. The place offers seating but most people stand. There are two concert venues, a library, and exposition spaces. There is also a restaurant nicely situated outdoors offering local cuisines. The Institute showcases popular cultural highlights, as there are several Congolese writers and comedians like Barly Baruti and Thembo Kash, along with musicians and dancers. Apart from this "Fête du Livre", there are exhibitions, concerts and other activities all year round. The library of the Institute is also one of the best in Kinshasa. It is a must visit place for art lovers.

Must See

  • Exhibition hall for local artists, photographers, and sculptors
  • A vast library to enjoy reading
  • Musical and theatrical performances

How to reach

It is 4.1 km from the city center. One can hire a local taxi. Local taxi fare will cost around 21,399.46 CDF.


  • Enjoy the exhibitions
  • Attend the live performances
  • Purchase tickets in advance for the events or performances
  • Photography is allowed
  • Maintain decorum and silence in the library hall

Visit Time

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours


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Light Rain 24.24°C


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