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Is there an English-speaking Franco-British association, society or club where you live in France, but not yet listed here? 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

Association Franco-Ecossaise

The Paris Branch of the Franco-Scottish Society was founded in 1895. Its aims are to promote good relations between Scotland and France, principally by the exchange of goodwill visits, lectures, research work in the historical and cultural, as well as economic, relationship between the two countries, etc., and to welcome Scottish students.

Honorary President - Georges Dickson OBE

President - Jacques Leruez CBE
65 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris

Information - Catherine Valaster
09 54 51 18 44

Association France – Grande-Bretagne

The Association, founded in 1916 with the Franco-British Society in London, generally emphasises Franco-British co-operation.
Together with a network of some 30 associations nationally, it organises lectures and debates, trips and visits and holds an annual colloquium on a subject of Franco-British interest.

President : Patrick Hénault
06 84 69 20 37
Délégué général : Gérard Hocmard OBE
06 84 74 92 36

Secretary (French speaking) - Mrs Dominique Letellier
06 27 63 47 60
c/o Maison des Associations, 34 rue Pierre Brossolette, 92300 Levallois-Perret

Fondation de la France libre. 59, rue Vergnaud. 75013 Paris
Tel. : 06 27 63 45 60 (Tuesdays, office hours, Wednedays a.m.)

The Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Since 1873, the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) with around 700 members has been the principal voice and representative body for the Franco-British business community in France. The Chamber provides a wide range of services to assist both French and British companies to develop their business, through:

Networking: Doing business is all about developing a range of contacts with suppliers, customers and companies in your commercial sector. The Chamber organises breakfasts and lunches, business seminars and conferences, corporate hospitality events and social functions.

Business Information: To be successful in business, information is a key resource to increase your competitiveness. The Chamber can help businesses in their vital area by providing comprehensive information on a range of topics, including: market information, specific databases, corporate and financial information, statistics and economic data, and information from the Reference Library.

Business Promotion & Sponsorship: The opportunity to position your message alongside the Chamber of Commerce on events, publications and member offers via sponsorship and business partnership gives you exposure amongst our powerful audience of member companies.

Business Training: To be competitive and successful in the development of your activity, the Chamber has developed English speaking language Diplomas.

For further information, do not hesitate to contact us.

31 rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008 PARIS
01 53 30 81 30

French Debating Association, Paris

FDA debates are based on the rules and procedures of the House of Commons.

They involved two teams of students from top French grandes écoles and universities who argue a motion in English, alternating between "proposition" and "opposition" speaker who deliver feisty six-minute speeches.

Spitited arguments and mutual rebuttals offer space for improvisation and rhetorical amusement to inspire an audience and, above all, convince the members of the jury.

President, Declan McCavana MBE

Parents' Association of the Anglophone Section of the Lycée in Fontainebleau

Created in 1979, the Anglophone Section of Fontainebleau provides a bilingual, bi-cultural education for international children from age six to 18 on one campus. Made up of over 250 families with more than 23 different nationalities, it offers a family friendly environment and a welcoming community in a beautiful setting. The Anglophone Section's highly qualified English language teachers with educational experience in their home countries have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the cultures of the children.

There are six hours of English a week in alternation with the French National Curriculum classes. Extra help is available for children with no previous knowledge of French. Students sit both the iGCSEs and international version of the French Brevet at age 16 and then the OIB (Option Internationale du Baccalaureate) at age 18. The Anglophone Section is the second biggest OIB examination centre in the world. Anglophone Section students regularly go on to attend top universities worldwide including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale and French Grandes Ecoles.

Head of the Anglophone Section: Shaun Corrigan. BA MA PGCE
48 rue Guérin, 77300 Fontainebleau.
Admissions : 01 64 22 11 77

The Franco-British Foundation

Created by French and British trustees of the Knightsbridge-based British Committee of the French Red Cross who had co-ordinated Britain’s effort to treat wounded French servicemen in British-run hospitals throughout France during WW1, the FFBS has had its headquarters at the Château de Sillery, south of Paris, since 1919.

It now has 9 training establishments and workshops in the Essonne, the Val de Marne and Brittany where its 300 qualified staff - case workers, nurses, doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists - care for 800 partly handicapped and/or psychologically-challenged individuals from 14 nationalities aged from 18 to retirement age and beyond. The fondation’s aim is to help them manage their disabilities, acquire living and employment skills and, ultimately, to help them live independent, working lives.

President - Brigadier Johnny Rickett CBE

Vice-President - Colonel Geoffrey Cardozo MBE
Fondation Franco-Britannique de Sillery
Château de Sillery
91360 Epinay-sur-Orge


Association Culturelle Franco-Anglaise Aquitaine (ACFAA)

" This association has as its aim the promotion of Franco-English harmony, in the cultural domain, in the south west of France. Its objective is the promotion and help towards the development of Franco-English and European rapport in the fields of culture, art, history, archaeology, antiques, music, language, gastronomy, architecture and European relationship. ACFAA was formed on 21st July 1992 by Philip Rodger, a Scot living in Eymet and the first 4 years were dedicated to an art group. Over the following years other groups and social activities were introduced. Today we have 530+ members, run 10 French & 3 English classes, 10 activity groups ranging from Art to our 60+ strong Choir (Cantabile), Line Dancing to Gardening, also we arrange several social events throughout the year."

President: Claire Riley

Vice-President: Christine Sumner

Treasurer: Susan Durnford

Secretary: Ian Cockrill

Address: La Mairie, 27 avenue de la Bastide, 24500 Eymet


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

The SLL White Horses charity

The SLL White Horses charity is a Franco-British registered charity with humanitarian aims.

We buy horses in the Camargue, ride them across France and part of England, and, at the end of the long ride, we donate the horses to RDA Centres (Riding for the Disabled Association and similar centres in France). As part of the riding team, we take French and British young people from disadvantaged backgrounds or with sociological problems and help them to get their lives working by enabling them to care for and ride the horses during the six month journey.

We are planning and fundraising for our 3rd project, THE CARAVAN OF HOPE 2012. This new project has the same aims as the two previous ones using two covered wagons, one drawn by 2 Camargues, and the other by 2 Franc Comtois draught horses. Another 5 other Camargue horses will be ridden by the young people and team leader.


Association France – Grande-Bretagne – Lyon & Rhône

The Lyon & Rhône branch of the Association France – Grande-Bretagne now has around 150 members. It offers a wide range of activities including talks by visiting speakers, a book circle, English-speaking luncheons and restaurant evenings, cinema outings to see films in English and a video club, conversation groups, activities specifically for younger members, trips to the U.K., and group bookings for cultural events, concerts, theatre and exhibitions of a British nature. A new activity: poetry evenings. Full details of our programme can be found on our website.

President - Margaret Marret
04 78 50 89 48

Franco-British International Business Association (FIBA) - Lyon

What we offer: To be the principal contact and representative body for the Franco-British business community in the Rhône-Alpes Region of France.

As a member, you will have access to a network of services, which can help develop your Franco-British and international business activities through:

In addition we offer to put you in contact with persons outside the Association for help, advice or accompaniment.

President - Tim Hughes
Secretary - Nicolas Delorme


Grapevine is an association of anglophones and anglophiles founded in 1992, in Aix-les-Bains, It promotes the use of the English language and culture.

Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month from 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm. At Espace Sabaudia, Batiment “Lestal” 1, rue Jean Monard, 73100 Aix-Les-Bains.

President Claire Delorme-Pegaz
04 79 35 49 81

Secretary A.J. Davey
04 79 88 94 91