The AFE was born in 1896 a few months after its sister, the Franco-Scottish Society,was founded in Edinburgh. Its aims are to promote good relations between Scotland and France by the exchange of goodwill visits, by making Scotland better known in France through regular lectures and meetings in the old Scots College in Paris and by encouraging research on Scotland in French universities.
President - Thierry Rechniewski, Tel: 07 81 58 33 39 / 01 46 24 79 19
Treasurer - Julien Vallé (French-speaking), Tel: 01 39 73 89 91
Information - Geofge P Mutch, Tel: 01 48 28 38 69 / 07 86 05 43 51
Founded in 1922, the Caledonian Society of France centres its annual activities on St Andrew’s Night in late November/early December, and Burns’ Day, around 25 January, the poet’s birthday. The Society also organises quiz nights, film shows, whisky tastings, excursions and visits to places of cultural interest in and around Paris.
Anyone, whether Scots-born or not but with an interest in Scotland and its culture and traditions, may apply for membership.
The French Clan MacLeod Society, founded in 1981, is to foster research into the role played by the MacLeods in France, where they have been present and active for over 500 years, to conserve and make available family records, to distribute the magazine issued by the worldwide ACMS with a French supplement, and to encourage social activities amongst members.
Membership is open to all, whether called MacLeod, descended from MacLeods, attached to the Clan or simply interested in joining.
President - Alain MacLeod
18 rue du Parc de Clagny, 78000 Versailles
01 39 55 03 01
Website - :https://clan-macleod.fr
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 !
The Paris Branch of the Society was created in 1984 in order to promote Scottish Country Dancing and to offer the opportunity to learn and practise Scottish Country Dances in France. The Branch organises classes; half-day schools for beginners, intermediate or advanced dancers. There is a dance every Monday night from 8 to 10 pm, and occasionally a ball on Friday or Saturday night. Everybody is warmly welcome.
Contact: Marcus Moore, Tel: 06 71 08 50 02
The Scots Kirk is an international church, situated a few minutes from the Champs Elysées, which offers worship and fellowship in English in the Reformed tradition. Each Sunday, morning worship is held at 11 am. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month. There are crèche facilities upstairs in the hall. After the service, there is an opportunity to get to know others over tea/coffee or periodic pot-luck lunches.
Numerous associations and support groups meet in the Scots Kirk premises during the week, and Scottish Country Dancing is held in the church on Friday evenings.
17 rue Bayard, 75008 Paris, Métro FD Roosevelt or Champs-Elysées Clémenceau
Minister The Revd Jan Steyn, Tel: 01 48 78 47 94