British Council offers IELTS tests in different locations: Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Lyon, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Strasbourg and Toulouse.

Find out which test is best for you, and choose between

  • paper-based tests (Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Lyon, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Strasbourg, Toulouse)
  • computer-delivered tests (Paris only - if the sessions are full, please consider booking a paper test)

IELTS test fees

Test type Fee Book
IELTS Academic and General Training - paper-based test €240 Book now
IELTS Academic and General Training - computer-delivered test €240 Book now
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (Academic and General Training) €262 Book now 
IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) €165 Book now 

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, Nantes, Lille, Strasbourg and Toulouse 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.  Priority is given to candidates travelling from another department or minors on Saturdays.

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.

  • Aix-en-Provence - The test take place at Aix-Marseille Université, Faculté de droit et de science politique, Espace Pouillon, 3 Avenue R. Schuman, 13628 Aix-en-Provence
  • Paris Nord - Some tests take place at Châteauform' College La Chapelle, 69 ter rue de La Chapelle, 75018 Paris.
  • Paris Est - The test takes place at Centrex, 2 rue de la Butte Verte, 93160 Noisy-le-Grand. 
  • Paris Invalides - The test takes place at  British Council, 9 rue de Constantine, 75007 Paris (On computer only)
  • Bordeaux - The test takes place at INP Bordeaux, ENSTBB, 125 rue de Bethmann, 33000 Bordeaux. 
  • Lille - The test takes place at the Institut Catholique de Lille, 60 boulevard Vauban, 59800 Lille. 
  • Lyon - The test takes place at ECEMA Lyon, 181-203 avenue Jean Jaurès, 69007 Lyon.
  • Nantes - The test takes place at the Université de Nantes, Faculté des Langues et Cultures Etrangères, 44312 Nantes. 
  • Nice - The Writing test takes place at CIFE (Centre International de Formation Européenne), 81 Rue de France, 06000 Nice. The Speaking test takes place at International House Nice, 27 rue Rossini, 06000 Nice.
  • Strasbourg - The test takes place at CECI Strasbourg - CECI Formation, 202 Avenue de Colmar, Strasbourg 67100.
  • Toulouse - The test takes place at IH Toulouse - The Cambridge Centre, 23 avenue Georges Brassens, 31700 Blagnac