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Association Culturelle Franco-Anglaise Aquitaine (ACFAA)

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 present in some 50 countries worldwide, whose aim is to promote understanding and friendship through the use of English as a common language.

The activities of the four French branches include monthly cultural programmes, trips and exchanges, and participating in the ESU Public Speaking Competition in London. Every year, an internship programme for an English-speaking student and a French student is organised between Westminster and the Assemblée Nationale.

Honorary President - Béatrix de Montgermont-Keil

Chairperson - Catherine Gaudin

Paris President - Luce Loussouarn

Loire Valley President - Patricia Curd

Strasbourg President - Jack Hanning       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

63 avenue de Villiers, 75017 Paris Tel: 01 53 30 81 32

Twitter @fbcci    

The Franco-British Foundation

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, south of Paris, since 1919.

350 qualified staff care for 850 adults from 14 nationalities in 11 training establishments and workshops in Essonne, the Val de Marne and Brittany. The FFB 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

The Association was founded in 1992 to encourage members to practise their spoken English, widen their knowledge of British traditions and promote British heritage in Aix-les-Bains.

We hold monthly meetings from October to June where activities include talks, games and musical evenings. Each May we have a ceremony near the statue of Queen Victoria opposite the town hall. In September 2019, we will participate in Tutti Frutti and Les Journées du Patrimoine. Our annual Carol Concert will be at St Swithun’s Church.

President: Joy LORCERY
04 79 54 70 66


Institute of Directors

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.

72 boulevard Flandrin, 75116 Paris       Twitter @IoDFrance

Chair Anne Duncan,, Tel: 06 07 97 25 58

Treasurer Ijjou Belkacem,