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Association Culturelle Franco-Anglaise d'Aquitaine

The Association Culturelle Franco-Anglaise Aquitaine (ACFAA) is based in Eymet (24500). The mission of the Association is to develop rapport between the French, British and other European residents in the area by providing educational opportunities, cultural and social activities. Language classes in both French and English at a range of levels are available to members. Activity groups include Art, Line Dancing, Gardening and Photography. The Association organises a varied programme of social events throughout the year.

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Association France - Grande-Bretagne Ile de France

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 69 20 37

Contact: Gérard Hocmard OBE 06 84 74 92 36

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 & outings. A monthly newsletter sent to members contains details of our programme, which can also be found on our website.

President: Mike Smith

British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Lille

The Chamber's principal aim is to promote and facilitate business and trade relations between the UK and the Lille region.

Founded in 1868, it enjoys good relationships with other similar bodies in France.

Members meet for lunch on the first Friday of each month. Other membership benefits are the exchange of business information – the BCCI encourages discussions on business topics at all its meetings. Events and visits of interest to members are also organised at regular intervals.

President: Philip Jenkinson


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

The English-Speaking Union France

The ESU is an international educational charity, whose aim is to promote understanding and friendship using English as a common language. ESU FRANCE participated in the ESU International Public Speaking competition, (on a regional and national level), organised by Loire-Valley branch.  We are currently looking for more Lycées and Universities to organise training to participate in these competitions.

Our international three-day celebration of the 100th anniversary American ESU has been cancelled because of the sanitary situation.

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

Chairperson - Catherine Gaudin 06 37 28 51 37

Paris President - Luce Loussouarn 01 45 67 92 41

Loire Valley President - Patricia Curd 02 41 59 56 90

Strasbourg President - Jack Hanning   03 88 16 15 51  Facebook - ESUStrasbourg

Franco British Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Founded in 1873, the Franco-British Chamber is the oldest international British Chamber in France and Europe. The Chamber is the leading Franco-British economic network in France and operates throughout the country, helping British companies to develop their business.

Our membership consists of large, medium and small companies from all sectors of activity. We have an interactive network of private and public partners in France and the UK with an ecosystem of 2,000 companies, 3,000 qualified contacts and 12,000 followers on social media. The Franco-British Chamber is a member of the British Chamber of Commerce Global Business Network.

General Manager Catherine Le Yaouanc

22 rue de Londres, 75009 Paris Tel: 01 53 30 81 32

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The Franco-British Foundation de Sillery

Created by French and British trustees of the British Committee of the French Red Cross who had coordinated Britain’s effort to treat wounded French servicemen in British-run hospitals throughout France during WW1, the headquarters has been at the Château de Sillery since 1919.

350 qualified staff care for 850 adults from 14 nationalities in 11 training establishments and workshops in Essonne, Val de Marne and Brittany. FFBS aims to help these individuals manage their disabilities, acquire living and employment skills and, ultimately, to lead independent, working lives.

President - Colonel Geoffrey Cardozo CBE

Vice-President - Annette Gilles

Fondation Franco-Britannique de Sillery

Château de Sillery, 91360 Epinay-sur-Orge

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 eventings, illustrated 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 acquaintd with the British way of life.

President: Joy LORCERY
04 79 54 70 66


Institute of Directors, France

IoD is the UK's longest established organisation for directors and business leaders. We are dedicated to supporting our members, encouraging entrepreneurial activity and promoting responsible business practice.

IoD’s French branch supports IoD members working, living or doing business in France, creating networking opportunities, promoting good governance and a professional approach to the director role. We help facilitate contact between the French and British business communities and welcome members from both.

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Contacts: Anne Duncan,

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