Who we are

The Institut suédois in Paris is the only Swedish cultural centre outside Sweden.

The Institut Suédois is currently closed for refurbishments. Visit us when we reopen on 21 October!

Art, design, cinema, music, literature… the Institut suédois promotes Swedish culture via a multi-disciplinary and mainly contemporary programme. In parallel, the permanent art exhibition reflects Franco-Swedish relations over the last centuries.

The courtyard and garden are also open to the public, and are used for some of the Institute’s cultural activities: a summer library, open-air cinema, concerts, contemporary art installations and open-air exhibitions, etc.

By working in continuous collaboration with French and Swedish cultural partners, the Institut suédois aims to use its programme of exhibitions and events to raise important questions for the society of tomorrow. Its aim is to serve as a forum for intercultural exchange that fosters openness and mutual understanding.