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Is there an English-speaking social association, society or club not yet listed here, but catering to the British Community where you live in France? If so, we’d like to hear from them. Why not ask their Chairman or a committee member to contact the British Community Committee by e-mailing us on

British and Commonwealth Women’s Association

The BCWA is open to British and Commonwealth nationals and those who are married to British or Commonwealth nationals.

It offers both cultural and social activities in and around Paris. These range from guided museum visits to group activities.

Full details can be found in the monthly newsletter or on our website.

Reminder: We meet every Tuesday and Friday from 11 am to 3 pm.

The British Luncheon (1916)

Founded in 1916, the “Advisory Committee Lunch”, consisting of members of the Ambassador’s Advisory Committee on Exemptions from National Service, changed its name in 1935 to The British Luncheon (1916).

Membership, by election only, is currently limited to 83 plus 22 privileged members including Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service officers. Luncheons are held on the third Tuesday of every month at the Cercle Interallié, with an annual Christmas luncheon, to which guests are invited.

Honorary Secretary - C M Wicker
The Retail Consulting Group
103 bd Haussmann, 75008 Paris
01 43 12 95 00

The Royal Society of Saint George

The Paris Branch of the Society was founded in 1937 and organises various social occasions for English people and their friends. In the course of the year, the Branch organises the President’s cocktail party; a golf match followed by a dinner open to non-golfers; an AGM at the Chancery of the British Embassy with a cocktail party on the terrace afterwards; a picnic at Longchamp racecourse, and other functions.

Proposer and seconder normally required.

President - Howard Norman (
01 42 71 30 02


British Association of Monaco

Established in 1935, the British Association of Monaco is one of the most active Associations in the Principality of Monaco and is an integral part of the Monégasque community.

The primary focus of the Association is to promote the well-being of British and Commonwealth citizens residing in Monaco and the surrounding areas. Practical help and moral support is provided by the Community Support Team.

BAM is entirely self-funded and is managed by an elected Committee of volunteers. There is an exciting diary of events and activities throughout the year which includes twice monthly Happy Hours, excursions, talks, cocktails, charity walks, dinners, workshops and fund-raising galas.

BAM also has close links to the Monégasque Chamber of Commerce and is actively involved with assisting new residents settle into the Principality.

A lively and informative monthly Newsletter and website ( keep Members informed of BAM events and what is happening in the region.

Secretary - Aisling Launder
+377 93 50 19 52


Amicale Culturelle Européenne

The association was formed in Basse-Normandie in 1996 under the law of 1901. Its aim is to promote friendship amongst British residents in Normandy and to encourage them to integrate with French and other European nationals living in the area.

To this end, ACE promotes classical concerts with British artists, and organises monthly events: visits to museums, one or several days’ leisure excursions, country walks, trips to other places of interest, and occasional luncheons.

President - Ron Dinsdale
5 La Durandière, 50150 Brouains
Information - Tom Hegarty
La Noblerie, 50560 Blainville-sur-Mer

British Association of Cote d'Opale

(i) The British Association Cote d’Opale was initially formed on June 25th 2016 as a result of the Brexit vote. It is a charitable association registered under the appropriate French 1901 loi association authority.

(ii) The British Association Cote d’Opale’s mission is to ensure British expats do not lose their social and economic rights either in France, Britain and Europe, as well as to achieve a close working liaison with British, French and European authorities.

Regular events are held in all parts of the Cote d’Opale, and prove invaluable for introducing members to one another. They also provide a valuable means of raising funds to support the aims of the association.


Grapevine Association, Aix-les-Bains

The Association was founded in 1992 to encourage members to practice their spoken English, to widen their knowledge of traditions of the U.K. and to promote the British heritage in Aix-les-Bains.

AT the monthly meeting, held from October to June, activities include talks, games and musical evenings. There is also a book club, Scottish country dancing classes, a Christmas Carol Concert in Saint Swithun’s church, and an annual celebration near the statue of Queen Victoria.

President Joy LORCERY

Contact Claire Delorme-Pegaz
04 79 35 49 81