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Amicale Culturelle Européenne

The association was formed in Basse-Normandie in 1996. 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

Individual Elected Member, Executive Committee member and President of the Royal Society of St George

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

anglophoneassociation1993@gmail.com

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


francobrits84.fr/

Facebook page

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 ederoquemaurel@hotmail.fr

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

President: Christine Olley

christine.olley@hotmail.fr
www.fgb-lyon.org

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 www.afa17.com.

Contact: associationfrancoanglaise@gmail.com

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

BACO has a new president and a new team, the emphasis is on increasing membership and the number and quality of events. As part of this we are embarking on a new partnership with the Château d'Hardelot "Centre Culturel de l'Entente Cordiale". We inform and advise our members on post-Brexit issues. Our musical tradition continues, and our monthly English Book Club continues to explore an eclectic series of titles and authors.

President: George Murray 06 08 04 31 34

assobaco@gmail.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 Mahjong , scrabble, yoga, book discussion groups, bridge, 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: Sally Malingri de Bagnolo 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.


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: Lin Green DLCIPresident@gmail.com

Website: dlci.club


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 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

htpps://grapevineweb.wordpress.com

The Monday Club

Originally founded in 1966, The Monday Club was created for people whose mother or adopted tongue was English to meet and enjoy shared activities. Now, based at Mains Ouvertes (127bis, rue Servient, Lyon 3) and equipped with an extensive lending library, members enjoy theme-enhanced meetings accompanied by tea and cakes on the 1st Monday of each month, holidays apart, and, mid-month, lunch at a Lyonnais restaurant. The Monday Club is non-profit making.

Maeve Marks, President. andrew.marks@wanadoo.fr 04.74.89.06.09

Pat Westwood, Treasurer marypatricia.westwood@gmail.com  04.74.90.06.68

Elizabeth Rollett, Secretary tonyrollett@msn.com 04 74 90 21 18

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 casual smart 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

The Royal Society of Saint George

Founded in 1894, the Royal Society of Saint George, under the patronage of His Majesty the King, 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