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Culture & Cultural Relations

ACFAA

ACFAA’s aim is the promotion of cultural life and well-being in the communities of Eymet and surrounding communes. Its objective is the development of activities that build community rapport. The Association offers a wide range of activities in the fields of culture (art, atelier, craft, photography, gardening, history, music, dance etc) and wellness, as well as language classes and events for members within the local community. Membership is open to everyone.

info@acfaa.com

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Amicale Culturelle Européenne

The association was formed in Basse-Normandie in 1996. Its aim is to promote friendship amongst British residents in Normandy and to facilitate their introduction and communication with French and other European nationals living in the area.

To this end, ACE organises monthly events; these include visits to museums, one or several days’ leisure excursions, country walks, trips to other places of interest, talks or conferences on various matters of interest, and regular luncheons.

President - Marc Levy
27 place des Fuchsias, 14880 Colleville Montgomery
06 81 10 97 64

marc.levy305@orange.fr

Vice-President -
Tom Hegarty
La Noblerie, 50560 Blainville-sur-Mer
02 33 07 17 00
hegarty.thomas@orange.fr

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

anglophoneassociation1993@gmail.com

www.anglophones.fr

Association Culturelle Franco-Britannique du Comtat Venaissin

The association was founded in 1985 by a small group of English people who met regularly in Carpentras to practice their French. Monthly outings were soon added to the weekly conversation meetings and we now offer a variety of activities and outings, announced in the monthly newsletter and on the website.

One of our most important roles is to help anglophones integrate into the area. We also offer our members assistance when facing administrative or legal issues.

President: Marie-Jacqueline Ballagh franco.britsven@gmail.com


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Association France - Grande-Bretagne

The Association, founded in 1916 while the Franco-British Society was being founded in London, aims to foster and develop Franco-British co-operation.

The AFGB network includes some 20 local associations, which organise talks and debates, visits and theme trips, social activities and, in general, aim to spread and promote British cultural and intellectual life, whilst helping British expats to integrate in France.

President: Patrick Hénault  06 84 64 20 37

Contact: Elisabeth de Roquemaurel ederoquemaurel@hotmail.fr

Website: afgb.fr

Association France – Grande-Bretagne – Lyon & Rhône

The Lyon & Rhône branch of the Association France - Grande-Bretagne aims to promote Franco-British relations through cultural activities, including a monthly luncheon, talks by visiting speakers, a book circle, an English Scrabble group, a poetry reading group, cinema outings to see films in English, conversation groups and a group which organises social events and outings. A monthly newsletter sent to members contains details of our programme, which can also be found on our website.

President: Christine Olley

christine.olley@hotmail.fr
www.fgb-lyon.org

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 www.afa17.com.

Contact: associationfrancoanglaise@gmail.com

British Association Cote d'Opale

BACO has a new president and a new team, the emphasis is on increasing membership and the number and quality of events. As part of this we are embarking on a new partnership with the Château d'Hardelot "Centre Culturel de l'Entente Cordiale". We inform and advise our members on post-Brexit issues. Our musical tradition continues, and our monthly English Book Club continues to explore an eclectic series of titles and authors.

President: George Murray 06 08 04 31 34

assobaco@gmail.com

British Association of Monaco

The BAM was established in 1935 and is one of the most active associations in the Principality.

We aim to provide a social focus for British citizens living in and around Monaco and to represent their views in the Principality. We organise monthly outings, talks, etc., and give aid to British citizens who may be in need, whether BAM members or not.

A monthly Newsletter provides members with articles and a diary of current events in Monaco.

Tel: +337 93 50 19 52
bam@monaco.mc
www.bam-monaco.org

British Council

The UK’s international organisation for educational and cultural relations working in over 100 countries, our purpose is to create international opportunities between the people of the UK and other countries and build trust with them worldwide.

We provide English language courses in Paris and its suburbs and a broad range of exams and tests of English. We also work in the fields of Education & Society, English and the Arts.

Country Director: Anne Duncan

9 rue de Constantine, 75007 Paris

01 49 55 73 00

britishcouncil.fr

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British and Commonwealth Women’s Association

The BCWA was created in 1962, but has evolved over the years to accommodate changing times and more importantly, the changing attitudes of modern women. It offers a broad range of interests such as Mahjong , scrabble, yoga, book discussion groups, bridge, quizzes and monthly walks and visits, often to places not readily open to the public.  The BCWA is a voluntary organisation; all events are organised by members.

President: Sally Malingri de Bagnolo bcwapresident@gmail.com


www.bcwa.org

Collège Franco-Britannique

Located at the heart of the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, the Collège franco-britannique was created after World War I as a sign of friendship between France and Great Britain.

Today it welcomes 243 students, researchers and artists of 56 nationalities. Its mission is to develop cultural and scientific exchanges between the 2 countries. To this end, the CFB organises cultural and scientific events in French and English (cf. Citescope).

Contact:

Address: 9B BoulevardJourdan, 75014 Paris

Website: https://www.ciup.fr/maisons/college-franco-britannique/

Email: accueil.cfb@ciup.fr

Phone: 01 58 10 40 00

Connect

Connect is based in the Dieppe area. The association’s aim is to promote all initiatives which will reinforce exchanges and friendship at an international level and in particular French-British relations. To this end, it organises events such as book exchanges, pub quizzes, theme meals at members’ houses or in restaurants, plant exchanges, computer literacy, outings etc.

President Anne Vandelannoote
06 46 40 42 12
jessannden@orange.fr
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The Dordogne Ladies Club International

Formed in 1986 as a not-for-profit association for women living in and around the Dordogne, we are a vibrant and enthusiastic community of all ages and nationalities (with English as the common language). Our ethos is networking, cultural exchange, friendship, support, welfare and raising money for local charities. Current members from all over the world provide mutual support for new lives in France and get together for social gatherings throughout the year. Annual membership is 25 euros.

President: Lin Green DLCIPresident@gmail.com

Website: dlci.club


The English-Speaking Union France

The ESU, founded in 1918 in London, is an International Educational Charity whose aim is to promote understanding and friendship among people all over the world using English as a common language. ESU France has four branches, each one engaged in developing this aim differently.

ESU Paris: events, visits, lectures.

ESU Loire Valley: events and National Public Speaking Competition organisation, leading to participation in the International Public Speaking Competition.

ESU Bordeaux: regular meetings.

ESU Marseille: new in 2022.

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Honorary President - Béatrix de Montgermont-Keil 01 46 51 55 24

Chairperson - Catherine Gaudin esufrance@esufrance.org 06 37 28 51 37

Paris President - Luce Loussouarn ljloussouarn@free.fr 01 45 67 92 41
www.esuparis.fr

Loire Valley President - Patricia Curd president@esu-loire-valley.org 02 41 59 56 90
www.esu-loire-valley.fr

Bordeaux President - François Belly esubordeaux@gmail.com  06 72 15 37 22

Marseille President - Nicholas Hill nick@real-land.com

Grapevine Association, Aix-les-Bains

Grapevine Association is a group in Aix-les-Bains who meet once a month to promote the English language and British culture. Founded in 1992, activities include conversation evenings, illustrated talks and outings. Emphasis is on the spoken word and topics related to the British culture and traditions. A friendly group for anyone who would like to improve their English and become acquainted with the British way of life.

President: Joy Lorcery
04 79 54 70 66

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PADFAS - The Arts Society - Paris

Affiliated to The Arts Society U.K., this Franco-British society offers a series of illustrated monthly lectures in English, by experts in their fields, on Thursday afternoons from October to May. Other activities include guided visits to museums and other places of interest; a book club; and an annual 3- or 4-day trip. New members are always welcome, as are guests, (free first lecture). For details of our programme and membership, please see our web site.

Hon. Secretary: Phil Dunbar paris@theartssociety.org

Visits Secretary: Ghislaine Elliott gamelliott@gmail.com

theartssocietyparis.com

Paris Choral Society

Paris Choral Society is an association of about 90 international voices accompanied by professional soloists and orchestras.

It is unique in Paris in that its choristers speak French and English, and all ages and backgrounds are represented. Along with three annual programmes, the PCS is well known in Paris for Handel's Messiah Sing-along, sung during the Advent period.

The PCS performs famous requiems and masses, modern compositions, well-known operatic arias and themed concerts.

 

Paris Choral Society - info@parischoralsociety.org

The American Cathedral in Paris, 23 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris

President: Christopher Grinbergs

Musical Director: Zachary Ullery

https://parischoralsociety.org/

The Paris Welsh Society - Cymdeithas Cymry Paris

The Paris Welsh Society, founded in 1890, brings together Welsh people working, visiting or resident in the Paris area, to share their cultural heritage.

The Society`s annual programme of events includes the St David`s Day dinner and Owain Glyndwr dinner, and during spring and summer an annual walk and boules competition.

PWS welcomes everyone who is Welsh, or who is interested in Wales, to join us. Croeso i bawb sydd a diddordeb yng Nghymru.

President: Ceri Davies

pwssecretary@gmail.com

www.pariswelshsociety.org

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Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Lyon Branch - Scottish Chanterelle

The object of RSCDS Lyon Branch is to preserve and further the practice of traditional Scottish Dancing as it danced today; we are mainly involved in Scottish Country Dancing, but also hold occasional classes in Highland dancing. We have a weekly class on Friday nights, with 3 levels (beginners, intermediate, advanced); we also organise ceilidhs, balls, social dancing, day classes (usually 3 times a year on Saturdays) and weekend schools (usually twice a year), with live musicians whenever possible. We accept beginners all year round, come and join us !

Contact: Laure Gardelle, Tel: 06 56 79 66 38, lgardelle@yahoo.fr
www.rscds-lyon.fr

The Society of the Wallace Fountains

The Society of the Wallace Fountains is a non-profit organisation. Its mission is to promote, preserve and protect the historic Wallace Fountains of Paris, and to recognise and encourage philanthropy in the spirit of Sir Richard Wallace. It provides education and information about the historic, cultural and social significance of the fountains and their donor.  The Society offers 21 self-guided walks to find all 108 Wallace Fountains scattered throughout Paris via its guidebook and website.

Secretary Gretel Furner, gfurner@wallacefountains.org

President Barbara Lambesis, blambesis@wallacefountains.org

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Women's International Club (WIC)

Le WIC (Women's International Club) de Paris welcomes women of over 40 different nationalities residing in and around Paris. We offer activities such as museum visits, language classes (French, Spanish, Italian, English), coffee mornings, lunches, local walks, book groups, monthly meetings and much more! We extend a warm invitation for you to join us at one of our events and meet us in person to decide if you would like to join.  

Contact:                                                                                  

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Website: Pariswic.org