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The British in Western France
(telephone area 02)

Is there an English-speaking association, society or club catering to the British community 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

The British Consular District responsible for the British in the 02 telephone area is:

Paris Consular District

British Consulate General
16 rue d’Anjou
75008 Paris
Tel: 01 44 51 31 00
Fax: 01 44 51 31 27

Open: Monday - Friday 9.30 am - 12.30 pm & 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm

The issue of standard British passports, visas and entry certificates, as well as the registration of births and deaths and other nationality work arising in France, is centralised in Paris.

The Consulates are responsible for other aspects of consular work, and issue emergency passports.

Detailed information about Consular and Visa Services and the addresses of other Consulates in France are available on


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
14880 Colleville Montgomery
06 81 10 97 64

Information - Tom Hegarty
La Noblerie, 50560 Blainville-sur-Mer
02 33 07 17 00

Anglican Chaplaincy in Caen

We are a chaplaincy of the Church of England serving residents in Normandy. All are welcome to our Sunday services in English that take place at 5.30 pm at the Chapelle de la Miséricorde, rue Elie de Beaumont, Caen. Fellowship over tea or coffee and often light supper at a local restaurant. We are served by a team of 4 chaplains, under the aegis of St. George's Anglican Church in Paris.

Churchwarden Frances Nicolas
02 31 92 33 20

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.

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 commemorative events at which wreaths are laid and standards paraded.

President Mark Whelan OBE
02 33 07 85 14

Chairman Derek Powell
02 33 50 06 39

Vice-Chairman Martyn Davies
02 97 48 99 45

Secretary Liz Yeowell
02 33 57 13 97