A map of where the British Council runs IELTS English test sessions in France: Paris, Lyon, Nantes, Nice, Marseille and Strasbourg.

Our test locations

We offer a range of convenient IELTS test dates in seven official test centre locations across France: Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris and Strasbourg.

IELTS Test fee

The fee for an IELTS Academic or General training test is €235. 

Choose how and when you take your IELTS test

We recommend that you book your place before the registration deadline.

Book a paper based IELTS test (find date and locations).

Book a computer delivered IELTS test (find date and locations).

IELTS for UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) and IELTS Life Skills fees

If you are applying for a visa to emigrate to the UK then you may need to apply for the IELTS for UKVI test. On this page you will find the test fees and more information about these tests. 

Speaking test date details


City Speaking test date details
Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseille, Nantes, Lille and Strasbourg The Saturday afternoon after the written test.

The Friday before the written test or the Saturday of the written test.

Please make sure that you are available on both Friday and Saturday when you choose your written test date.


Speaking tests take place the week before the written test (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) or on the same day (i.e. on Saturday afternoon). 

Please make sure that you are available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday when you choose your written test date.

If the written test is on a Thursday, then the Speaking test can take place on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. 

Institutions Speaking tests take place in the week before or after the date of your written tests, or on Saturday afternoon. Your institution will make sure that it fits in with your timetable. 

* Saturday Speaking tests will be given in priority to those candidates living outside of Paris as per the postal address indicated at registration.

Test venue details

The exact test venue information will be confirmed by email two weeks before the test.

For all applications and information requests, please contact the British Council Paris directly.