Cours Florent

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Cours Florent
Type Private
Established 1967
Head teacher Frédéric Montfort
Campus Paris XIX

The Cours Florent is a private French Drama school created in 1967 by François Florent.

The school is currently located on three nearby sites in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, France: rue Archereau, rue Mathis and Avenue Jean-Jaurès, further along which is located the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris. The Cours Florent is also located in Brussels Belgium.


The Cours Florent is known as one of France's most prestigious drama schools, offering classes for students beginning at the age of seven, and offers children's classes, teenagers' classes, and a three-year program to learn acting.

Since 2011, the school also offers a three-year program in English called (Acting in English) for English speaking students and foreigners. Students can apply to this program during the school year. Auditions are organized in May and September and 2 intensive summer programs are available in July and August.

The school has a specialized class to prepare students for the competitive examination of the prestigious Conservatoire national supérieur d'Art dramatique de Paris (CNSAD), as well as the École nationale supérieure des arts et techniques du théâtre (ENSATT) in Lyon and the École supérieure d'art dramatique of the Strasbourg National Theater. But the Cours Florent is above all famous for its Classe libre (Free class) where many French actors and actresses have studied, with teachers like Francis Huster, Jean-Pierre Garnier, Hervé Falloux and Antonia Malinova.

Cours Florent also has a series of Master Classes with major International teachers like Mark Bell, actors, which has featured Olivier Marchal, Gilles Lellouche and alumni Diane Kruger, Gad Elmaleh, Guillaume Canet and Jacques Weber among others.

Notable alumni[edit]

Over its history, many notable people have come out of the Cours Florent, including:


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Coordinates: 48°53′02″N 2°22′24″E / 48.88389°N 2.37333°E / 48.88389; 2.37333