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Children & Families

APARC (Anglophone Parent’s Association in the Region of Chantilly)

APARC is a non profit organisation English school offering English classes from Kindergarten to Collège.  It follows the British schools’ national curriculum in English language and literature and its bilingual students receive 2.5 hours on Wednesdays in Kindergarten and Primary classes (ages 4 to 11), and at age 11, they can either enter the state secondary school in Chantilly, where English classes are integrated into the French school timetable, or continue on Wednesday afternoons.

For admission enquiries / more information about the school please send an e-mail to:

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: John Jenkins

02 33 17 81 46


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

Association Franco Anglaise

In 2005 a group of British and French residents from Royan started AFA to encourage interaction between the cultures. Over the years the association has grown and now we have a full diary of events year round including arts and crafts, clubs for different interests, visits etc. The committee is equal British/French to encourage integration of members and improvement of language skills. See more at



The Bilingual Montessori School of Paris

As the oldest Bilingual Montessori School in France, created in 1972, our schools are in beautiful locations around Paris. They offer a truly bilingual education with highly qualified teachers, used to adapting to all language levels.

The children (including many British) of 2 to 11 years old, enjoy learning how to learn and develop autonomy in a harmonious and caring environment. Our very good adult/child ratio results in great teacher/child relations and excellent academic results.

For further details please contact us at or phone us on 06 67 39 38 53. 

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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.

The English Speaking Families' Group, Lyon

ESFG Lyon provides a support network for native 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


Parenting is always an adventure but trying to blend different languages and cultures can sometimes feel overwhelming. Message Paris 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. We offer ressources and support for all ages and all stages of the parenting journey. With hundreds of annual events, workshops and support offerings, Message provides a community where you always belong.


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

Tel: 05 53 40 60 54, for administration and admissions


A non-profit organisation of English-speaking/bilingual professionals, who work with children having special educational needs/disabilities and their families. SPRINT offers the Anglophone community information, referral services, support, provision of appropriate education in international/bilingual schools, and networking opportunities for specialists. SPRINT works with member schools, offering professional development, and hosts meetings and discussions on inclusion, learning, disability and therapy-related topics. Members include credentialed professionals for learning needs as well as various types of therapy.

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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