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Amicale Culturelle Européenne

The association was formed in Basse-Normandie in 1996 under. Its aim is to promote friendship amongst British residents in Normandy and to facilitate their introduction and communication with French and other European nationals living in the area.

To this end, ACE organises monthly events; these include visits to museums, one or several days’ leisure excursions, country walks, trips to other places of interest, talks or conferences on various matters of interest, and regular luncheons.

President - Marc Levy
27 place des Fuchsias, 14880 Colleville Montgomery
06 81 10 97 64

marc.levy305@orange.fr

Vice-President -
Tom Hegarty
La Noblerie, 50560 Blainville-sur-Mer
02 33 07 17 00
hegarty.thomas@orange.fr

Anglophone Association of Coutances

Formed in 1993, we are an association of English speaking people enjoying Normandy, who aim to help each other in our integration into the French way of life and form links with the local French community.

We organise events, walks, visits to places of interest and local enterprises and conversation groups, all of which enable us to learn more about our local countryside and communities. We frequently enjoy seasonal celebrations and the food of Normandy.

President: John Jenkins

02 33 17 81 46

mail@anglophones.fr

www.anglophones.fr

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


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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.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

Bordeaux British Community

The Bordeaux British Community is an Aquitaine-based social association.  We have a multi-national membership, the only requirement is a reasonable grasp of the English language.

Our association has on our books approximately 100 family memberships, and mostly live within an 80 km radius of Bordeaux. Normally we have around 3 events each month and issue a monthly newsletter. If you would like to learn more about us visit our website.

president@bordeauxbritish.com

vicepresident@bordeauxbritish.com

www.bordeauxbritish.com

British Association Cote d'Opale

British Association Côte d’Opale is a Nord-Pas-de-Calais association. Our membership is international and takes part in regular events that we organise throughout the year. We produce a quarterly newsletter covering our events and issues of interest concerning our members. We have created a Franco-British orchestra called the “Friends of Europe Orchestra” promoting cultural interests locally and regionally.

We also organise a monthly English book club at the médiathèque Calais with visiting authors.

President: Kristina Howells 07 83 92 75 26
infor.britishassociationopale@gmail.com

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

British and Commonwealth Women’s Association

The BCWA was created in 1962, but has evolved over the years to accommodate changing times and more importantly, the changing attitudes of modern women. It offers a broad range of interests such as art, yoga, book discussion groups, bridge, talks, quizzes and monthly walks and visits, often to places not readily open to the public.  The BCWA is a voluntary organisation; all events are organised by members.

President: Sandra Cheyne bcwapresident@gmail.com


www.bcwa.org

The Caledonian Society of France

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.

President - George P Mutch
01 48 28 38 69/ 07 86 05 43 51
gpm75015@orange.fr

www.caledonian-society-france.org

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

The Dordogne Ladies Club International

Formed in 1986 as a not-for-profit association for women living in and around the Dordogne, we are a vibrant and enthusiastic community of all ages and nationalities (with English as the common language). Our ethos is networking, cultural exchange, friendship, support, welfare and raising money for local charities. Current members from all over the world provide mutual support for new lives in France and get together for social gatherings throughout the year. Annual membership is 25 euros

President: Kathy John president@dlci.info

www.dlci.info

The English Speaking Families' Group, Lyon

ESFG Lyon provides a support network for native English-speaking families living in the Lyon area. We organize English-language playgroups for children of different ages at our hall in the 8eme district of Lyon, as well as a diary of social events for parents and families.

To find out more about joining our group, please visit our website at www.esfglyon.com


efsglyon@gmail.com

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

htpps://grapevineweb.wordpress.com

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

Past and Present Rotarians Fellowship Club (Bergerac)

An English conversation luncheon club that meets every second Wednesday of each month, always at the Hotel Kyriad, Bergerac, at 12 for 12.30 pm for a three-course luncheon inclusive of wine and coffee @ 20€ pp (pay on the day). Dress casuals mart as seasons dictate.

The club is open to both male and female members and also welcomes like-minded clubs i.e. Innerwheel, Probus, Round Table, Ladies’ Circle, 41 Club, Tangent Club.

President: Maurice Dennis pastandpresentrotarians@gmail.com

pastandpresentrotariansfellowshipclub.wordpress.com

Royal Naval Association - France Nord Branch

The RNA is a registered charity and was granted a Royal Charter in 1954. Her Majesty the Queen is its patron.

Membership is open not just to serving or ex-serving Naval members, but to all who enjoy a friendly social gathering.

The France Nord Branch holds monthly social events in Normandy and Brittany.  It also participates in a number of World War 2 commemorative events at which wreaths are laid and standards paraded.

Chairman: Derek Powell, Tel: 02 33 69 72 28, deeps5770@gmail.com

Secretary: Susan Powell, Tel: 02 33 69 72 28 supowell47@gmail.com

www.royal-naval-association.co.uk

The Royal Society of Saint George

Founded in 1894, the Royal Society of Saint George, under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen, brings together all those in France who share a passion for the English way of life. Regular events at prestigious venues in and around Paris include the President’s Cocktail Party, the St. George's Day Dinner, the AGM and Summer Party at the British Embassy, the Charles Spencer Bernard Longchamp Picnic, garden visits, wine tastings and the Christmas Party.

Proposer and seconder required.

President : Andrew M G Simpkin, Tel: 06 31 27 85 77, andrew.simpkin1@gmail.com

Website : www.theroyalsocietyofstgeorge.com

TOC-H

The Paris Branch, started in 1937, offers friendship and social contact for “senior” British citizens who may feel cut off and in need of a friendly smile in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tea, including sandwiches, cake and chat are on offer every second Monday of the month at different locations around the city. Special lunches also take place. Occasionally outings are organised to places of interest.

President  Valerie Chemama, valerie.chemama@neuf.fr, Tel: 01 64 21 74 13