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The British in Eastern and South-Eastern France
(telephone area 04)
and Monaco
(telephone code +377)

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 04 telephone area and Monaco is:



Auvergne, Corse, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Rhône-Alpes and the Principality of Monaco

British Consulate Marseille
1st floor
10.3 Rue des Docks 13002 Marseille
Tel: 04 91 15 72 10
Fax: 04 91 37 47 06

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


British Association of Monaco

The BAM was established in 1935 and is one of the most active associations in the Principality.

We aim to provide a social focus for British citizens living in and around Monaco and to represent their views in the Principality. We organise monthly outings, talks, etc., and give aid to British citizens who may be in need, whether BAM members or not.

A monthly Newsletter provides members with articles and a diary of current events in Monaco.

Secretary - Aisling Launder
+377 93 50 19 52

Institute of Directors, Monaco. (a branch of the IoD, London)

The Monaco branch (inaugerated over 20 years ago) and now numbering 110 members, meets about once every four to six weeks, ususally at the Hotel Metropole. Lunch is followed by a speaker.

Speakers range from local dignitaries to authors, scientists, troubleshooters etc.. At times, the branch gets together with other business organisations whose speakers may be of interest to our members.

Monte Carlo Palace, 7, Blvd. des Moulins. 98000 Monaco
Tel : (+377) 97 98 12 55 or (+377)97 98 11 39
Chariman : William Easun


The British Association of the Var

The British Association has had a presence in the Var since 1998 where membership has grown steadily and today is over 500 strong.

The association represents and promotes the interests of its members and British people residing in or visiting the Var. Over the years, we have built up an invaluable fund of knowledge and expertise in all matters concerning life in France: few problems encountered by newcomers are unfamiliar to us and help is always at hand.

Although our charitable and welfare work is important, we do not believe that good works have to wear a glum face. Our calendar of fund-raising and other social events is extensive because it reflects what members enjoy doing. At other times you will find us in language groups, painting circles, dramatic performances and guided tours of interesting towns and villages.

Chairman: Rob Flanagan

British Association of Nice

Its website says: "Formerly part of the British Association of the Alpes Maritimes, the British Association of Nice is an independent association.

We help those in need and also organise social and cultural events in Nice and the region at which new friends can be made, and common interests shared. We believe in putting people and social needs together is a pleasure and worthwhile. We don't only do fun things. We can provide welfare assistance where needed. This could be making hospital visits, financial assistance, providing a friendly listening ear, helping with French administrative matters, whatever your need, ask us and we will try to help.

Anyone over the age of 16 who supports the aims of the BAN can join, whatever their nationality. The annual membership fee is 10 euros. We can assist British nationals and their families, whether resident here or passing through Alpes Maritimes. We can also help promote good Anglo French relations.

Association & Charity

815 Chemin des Gourettes  06370 MOUANS SARTOUX

Tel/Fax : 04 93 47 94 20


Sunny Bank Association and Sunny Bank Charity are both loi 1901 associations with HRH The Duke of Edinburgh as patron. Sunny Bank is involved in the Victoria Residential Home and the running of "the Grange", Sunny Bank's headquaters and library, open 9 am to 3 pm every Thursday, with an 'open house' every third Saturday.

Sunny Bank also operates locally as a charity to support elderly Anglophone residents who are unable financially to meet their health or retirement home needs in South-east France. The website contains useful information on these in English and French.


Address : 815 chemin des Gourettes  06370 Mouans-Sartoux  Alpes-Maritimes

Chairman : Stuart Bateman - 04 93 40 27 16

Vice-Chairman and Secretary : Brian Woolf - 04 93 42 01 82


What Larks is an English-speaking theatre company based in Provence.

Our hope is that everyone - prospective members and future talent - will adhere to Joe Gargery's tenet in Great Expectations when famously he predicted good times ahead with, "What Larks, we'll have, Pip." So keep us in mind and support our activities as an audience – tell us what you’d like to see, where and when... Or tell us if you must be interested in using or developing your talents, be they behind the scenes, or the stage or crating from a word processor...sets; costumes; lighting; sound and visual mixing and editing; writing and performing.

Contact Tracy Seacombe


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

President Margaret Marret

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:

  • a diverse network of members
  • a member’s website database
  • regular seminars, meetings and events
  • business information, promotion and training
  • investment opportunities.

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 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 group of singers (The Grapevine Singers), 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

Treasurer Carole Bollard

Contact Claire Delorme-Pegaz
04 79 35 49 81


Lyon International Anglican Church

The Lyon International Anglican church is a multi-cultural congregation within the Church of England Diocese in Europe, in partnership with the Intercontinental Church Society (ICS), serving English-speaking folk in the Rhône-Alpes region.

Church services in English are held every Sunday at 10.30am, at the “Centre Spirituel En Guedi”, 131 boulevard Yves Farge, 69007 Lyon, opposite the Halle Tony Garnier. The first Sunday each month is an All-Age worship, the 2nd and 4th Sundays are Holy Communion, the other services are Morning Prayer. New members and visitors are always wecome.

Chaplain Rev. Ben Harding

The English-Speaking Families'Group Lyon (ESFG Lyon)

ESFG Lyon provides a support network for 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
President : Louise Belfiore
Secretary : Kathryn Bartlett

The Royal Air Forces Association (Lyon "Jubilee" branch)

The Lyon branch was founded in 1978, 25 years after the coronation of the Queen, hence our title. We are primarily concerned with the welfare of members and former members of the RAF and their dependents. We are present with our Standard at many ceremonies throughout the region commemorating events in which the RAF took part during WW2, when a number of planes crashed on bombing missions or supplying the Resistance with arms and agents. Many small communities still gather on an anniversary to pay hommage to those young men who gave their lives to ensure our freedom today.

Membership is open to not only members and former members of the RAF, but to all those who support our aims or have an interest in aircraft and flying.

Chairman Sean Brady -
Secretary Brian Rosen -

The Royal British Legion, Lyon Liberation Branch

The Lyon Liberation Branch covers the Rhône-Alpes & Burgundy regions. The aims of the Branch are those of the RBL world-wide: we help serving and ex-service personnel and their families, and we raise funds through the Poppy Appeal. We are present with our Standard at a number of events during the year, and, together with the RAFA – Lyon Jubilee Branch, we are involved in the annual Remembrance Ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves cemetery at St. Germain au Mont d’Or, a few kilometres north of Lyon.

Chairman Anthony Brittain -
Treasurer Jennifer Brittain -

The Women's Professional Networking Group (WPNG)

The Women’s Professional Networking Group in Lyon (WPNG), is a multinational networking group of English-speaking professional women living in Lyon and its surrounding area. From September to June, we hold regular monthly meetings, during which guest speakers are invited to support WPNG members to keep abreast of topics of interest in different professional fields.

We also facilitate collaborative engagement with sister groups and organise social events and workshops to develop and enrich members’ skills and personal well-being.

Contact : Fariyal Wallez, President

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (Lyon Branch)

The object of RSCDS Lyon Branch is to preserve and further the practice of traditionnal Scottish Dancing as it danced today; we are mainly involved in Scottish Country Dancing, but also hold occasionnal classes in Highland Dancing. We have a weekly class on Friday nights, with 3 levels (beginners, intermediate, advanced); we also organise ceilidhs, balls, social dancing, day classes (usually 3 times a year on Saturdays) and weekend schools (usually twice a year), with live musicians whenever possible. We accept beginners all year round, come and join us !

Christiane Orgeret - Contact : 04 72 34 66 03 -