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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
francobrits84.fr/

Facebook: FrancoBritsComtatVenaissin

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

President Mike Smith
mikesmithzumsee@gmail.com
www.fgb-lyon.org

The British Association of the Var

The Association originally began in 1998, and today has circa 400 members. We represent and promote the interests of our members, their families and friends – in fact all British people residing in or visiting the Var.

We help British people in difficulty, and those who encounter unexpected problems such as illness, accidents, bereavement or financial difficulties.

We hold a range of social events reflecting what members enjoy doing, such as a boules and golf groups, painting circles, and coffee mornings.

Chairman: Rob Flanagan robertmflanagan@hotmail.com
www.baofthevar.com


Charente Limousine Exchange

Founded in 2003, the CLE is a group of enthusiastic members who now reside or intend to reside in France. They form a valuable resource for the exchange of information, ideas and experiences. CLE organises many social activities. Regular trips exploring the region are very popular. Monthly lunches, quizzes and (usually) friendly boules games bring members together for some light-hearted fun and games. Forums on French tax and other relevant issues provide crucial membership support.

President Dave Brown, 05 49 87 05 85

contact@cle-france.com

www.cle-france.com

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
Connect76.com

EU Britizens

EU Britizens is a group of experienced and dedicated professionals affected by Brexit aiming to help British Citizens’ legal cases going before the Court of Justice of the European Union in order to win back our European Citizenship rights, to vote, live, work, study and retire in the European Union as well as keeping Freedom of Movement in the EU

President: Alice Bouilliez

Email: esme_bouilliez@hotmail.com

Website: EU Britizens

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Leggies - Lot et Garonne Girls Informing Educating Socialising

It is often challenging to meet people when you first move to France or come to live in a new area like the Lot et Garonne. Leggies provides an opportunity for ladies to meet together in a friendly and social environment where they can make friends and get practica information.

Leggies meets once a month in St Livrade sur Lot for discussions and presentations, and they also run many visits and trips during the year. Come along, you will be made very welcome.

47leggies@gmail.com
www.47leggies.com

Message (Mothers Support Group)

Parenting is always an adventure, but parenting far from family and friends - and trying to blend different languages and cultures – can feel overwhelming. Message 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. With hundreds of annual events, workshops and support offerings, Message provides a community where you always belong. Find out more at www.messageparis.org.

Contact email: info@messageparis.org

Telephone: 01 58 60 00 53

Riviera Lifeline

Riviera Lifeline is a non-profit, non-denominational organisation serving the Var and the Alpes Maritimes. Our volunteers help seniors to continue independent lives across the French Riviera for example visiting seniors at home, lending a sympathetic ear and offering companionship. We can usually be found at The Grange on Thursdays and the third Saturday each month. However, in the current health crisis we are shut to the public. We look forward to reopening. Please contact us for details. which we can help you, your family and those dear to you.

1267 Chemin du Train de Pignes Ouest  83510 Lorgues

Tel: 04 89 82 68 51

info@rivieralifeline.org
Rivieralifeline.org