The official site for the British Community Committee of France



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.

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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


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

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


British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Lille

The Chamber promotes and facilitates business and trade relations between the UK and Lille and the Hauts de France region. Founded in 1868, the Chamber also works closely with national, regional and local business support organisations and cofounded the UK Business Centre, Lille in April 2023. Business, networking, cultural and social events and activities are organised throughout the year. Members meet for lunch on the first Friday of each month.

President: Nik Haidar

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).


Address: 9B BoulevardJourdan, 75014 Paris



Phone: 01 58 10 40 00


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, 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.


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

Bordeaux President - François Belly  06 72 15 37 22

Marseille President - Nicholas Hill

Franco-British Connections

FB-Connections’ philosophy is to encourage and help students to develop their own projects. We view student-led events as complementary to the regular course-based projects. Students are often not aware of their potential to organise important and mutually beneficial events with other universities; this is where the FB-Connections strives to act as a catalyst, by putting students in touch with our alumni. The Franco British Young Leader programme was incubated by us back in 2015.

President: Jean-Pascal Sibiet MBE

Secretary: Nicolas Khadivi



Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and 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

Twitter @fbcci    

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.

Fondation Franco-Britannique de Sillery

Château de Sillery, 91360 Epinay-sur-Orge

President - Colonel Geoffrey Cardozo CBE

Vice-President - Annette Gilles

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


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.

Email       Twitter @IoDFrance       Website

Contact:  Ijjou Belkacem,

L'Union Franco-Britannique des Architectes - The Franco-British Union of Architects

Since 1921 the UFBA/FBUA contributes, through its network of French and British architects, to advancing education of architects by way of annual scholarship bursaries and hand-drawing workshop to students or young  graduates from both countries. We also provide mutual service in the understanding of various aspects of our professional practices. Alternately every  year, along with our meetings and congress, we visit heritage and contemporary architectural sites. Those visits  are open to anyone interested in architecture.

Our website :

Laurence David-Grant : Vice President and President French section

Franck Hindley : Secretary