The official site for the British Community Committee of France


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, scribblers, 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

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

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 practical 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.


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.

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Telephone: 01 58 60 00 53