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Children & Families

The Anglophone Association of Coutances

Formed in 1993, we are an association of English speaking people enjoying Normandy, who aim to help each other in our integration into the French way of life and form links with the local French community.

We organise events, walks, visits to places of interest and local enterprises and conversation groups, all of which enable us to learn more about our local countryside and communities. We frequently enjoy seasonal celebrations and the food of Normandy.

President: Louise Wilson

02 33 45 69 30

The Anglophone Section of Fontainebleau

Since 1979, the Anglophone Section has been providing a friendly, bilingual education by qualified, experienced native English teachers for international children aged 6 to 18 as a fully integrated part of the French National Educational system. Students thrive on a beautiful campus comprising the Léonard de Vinci primary school, the Collège International and the Lycée François 1er near the renowned Fontainebleau forest. Students sit IGCSEs and the OIB in English and History-Geography, and go on to the most demanding universities worldwide.


01 64 22 11 77

Bordeaux British Community

The Bordeaux British Community is an Aquitaine-based social association.  We have a multi-national membership, the only requirement is a reasonable grasp of the English language.

Our association has on our books approximately 100 family memberships, and mostly live within an 80 km radius of Bordeaux. Normally we have around 3 events each month and issue a monthly newsletter. If you would like to learn more about us visit our website at

President : Norma Brooks

The English-Speaking Families' Group Lyon (ESFG Lyon)

ESFG Lyon provides a support network for English-speaking families living in the Lyon area. We organize English-language playgroups for children of different ages at our Hall in the 8eme district of Lyon, as well as a diary of social events for parents and families.

To find out more about joining our group, please visit our website at

Message (Mothers Support Group)

Parenting is always an adventure, but parenting far from family and friends - and trying to blend different languages and cultures – can feel overwhelming. Message is a diverse, supportive community of English-speaking families living in and around Paris with one key goal: to help each other feel at home. With hundreds of annual events, workshops and support offerings, Message provides a community where you always belong. Find out more at

Contact email:

Telephone: 01 58 60 00 53


A non-profit organisation of English-speaking and bilingual professionals, SPRINT works with special needs children of all ages. We offer the Anglophone community information, referral services, support provision of appropriate education in international and bilingual schools and provide networking opportunities for specialists. SPRINT hosts meetings and discussions on learning - and disability- related topics. Members include credentialled professionals for all learning needs (please see website for list of members).

SPRINT supports EKIPP (SPRINT Parent Action Network) for parents of children with special needs. EKIPP meets regularly to support families, organise play groups and offer informational sessions.

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EKIPP contact: Erin Reeser,

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Standard Athletic Club

The Standard Athletic Club, set in the heart of the forest of Meudon, is an English-speaking and family oriented sports and social club. The Club boasts an outside swimming pool, 8 tennis courts, 2 squash courts and magnificent grounds for cricket and football. We also have a well-equipped fitness room and golf is available at Villarceaux.

Coaching is on hand for most sports and there are numerous activities for children. Many different events are staged throughout the year.  The club is available for private functions.

There is a good bar and restaurant offering lunches, brunches, and teatime of course.

Route Forestière du Pavé de Meudon, 92360 Meudon-la-Forêt, Tel: 01 46 26 16 09

The Old School

The Old School is a co-educational day school providing English curriculum studies for students aged 10 to 19 in a supportive environment with commitment to the pursuit of academic excellence. We attach a high value to creativity,imagination and the quest for knowledge and understanding.

We encourage students to discover and enjoy their individual strengths and capacities and develop fluency in English and French. We promote academic achievement and participation in the global community. We also provide English education in a local French primary school.

47410 St Colomb de Lauzun, Tel: 05 53 64 24 97