Clubs, Associations & Expat Life

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We are a Paris-based community association that provides excellent learning and volunteer opportunities through art, cultural and language programs and social activities. Offering the best in adult education since 1978.
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Founded in 1962, the BCWA offers a wide range of cultural and social activities as well as twice weekly get togethers with unlimited coffee and biscuits. Membership is open to all women who are, or who were married to, British or Commonwealth nationals.
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An Association for the Irish diaspora in France. The Irish community in France is a visible one, with Irish pubs in most cities, Celtic festivals and green-clad sports fans. St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween have made inroads into the French psyche.
The American Club of Paris
A social club. The Club hosts speakers and social events. Also offers: private guided tours of art exhibitions; opera, ballet, theater and concert evenings. The American Club of Paris, 34 avenue de New York (Arr. 16) Metro: Alma Marceau.
Association specialised in training those in need of assistance, including job seekers and immigrants. Courses in professional and general French as well as social integration. 16-18 cour Saint-Eloi (Arr 12). Metro: Reuilly - Diderot.
Paris Lit Up
A literary association. It runs a weekly Open Mic with special guests at Culture Rapide, Belleville; literary events, weekly and monthly writing workshops, publishes an international literary magazine.
The Federation of American Womens Clubs Overseas Inc. is an international network of women in 34 countries. Serves as a support network for American women abroad active in: U.S. citizens concerns, education, and women's and children's rights.
Lions Club of Yvelines Heraldic
English-speaking, mixed-gender Lions Club. Members are from a variety of countries including French citizens who have worked and lived overseas.
Association France-Grande-Bretagne
The Association promotes exchanges between France and the UK and encourages Franco-British co-operation. It organises lectures and debates and arranges group tarifs to visit British cultural events. Fondation de la France libre, 59 rue Vergniaud (Arr 13)
Association Les Amities Acadiennes
Association linking Acadian communities. 2 rue Ferdinand-Fabre (Arr 15). Metro: Convention.
Lions Clubs International - Ile de France Ouest
District branch of the Lions Clubs International, a volunteer organisation that aims to help meet the needs of communities, covering the western departments of Ile de France. 31 rue Cambon, La Garenne Colombes (92).
Toastmasters of Paris
Develop your communication and leadership skills in the oldest English-speaking Toastmasters club in Paris.
l'Autre Cercle
Leading French national homosexual voluntary association which organises regular events for its members. 105 rue de l’Abbe Groult (Arr 15). Metro: Convention.
Paris Decorative and Fine Arts Society
Offers a series of lectures, given by experts, covering major art exhibitions in Paris. Private visits to museums, musical evenings and day trips are organised throughout the year. Institut Polonais, 31 rue Jean Goujon (Arr 8) Metro: Alma-Marceau.
On-line network of local groups.
The Cambridge Society of Paris
Welcomes all members of Cambridge University past and present. Programme of regular cultural and social events. Combines with the Oxford University Society in various social and sporting events.
Cercle Suedois
Private Swedish club for members and their invitees at 242 rue de Rivoli (Arr 1) Metro: Concorde.
British Community Committee / British in France
Umbrella assocation for British groups in Paris.
The YWCA - Cardew Club
Activities for young women including social and sports activities.
AAWE (Association of American Women in Europe)
Strives to strengthen understanding among peoples of America, France and Europe. Publish definitive guides to education and living in France. 34 ave de New York (Arr 16) Metro: Alma-Marceau.
Lions Clubs International - Ile de France Est
Lions Clubs International is an organisation that aims to help meet the needs of communities on a local and global scale. This district, covering the departments 77, 91, 93 and 94; has 64 local clubs. 108 Avenue de la Republique, Maisons-Alfort (94)
Toastmasters 75 Club
Develop professional skills: public speaking, leadership, listening, feedback, delegating, project teamwork; self-confidence. Meets twice a month.
Democrats Abroad France
An organisation of US Democrats living in France, acting to mobilise voters around issues and candidates. 240bis, blvd St. Germain (Arr: 7) Metro: Solferino.
The Irish in France Association
The Irish in France Association runs several networking events throughout the year including the Irish in France Gala Ball. It also provides information on activities, services and opportunities for the Irish diaspora in France through its websi...
Centre Culturel Irlandais
Irish cultural centre offering a great selection Irish culture in the College dIrlandais in the Latin Quarter. Located at 5 rue des Irlandais (Arr 5) Accomodation is also offered. Metro: Place Monge. RER:Luxembourg
Languages & Lifelong Learning
Association providing lifelong learning opportunities through education, sharing, exchanging and creating communities across cultures in English and in French.
The Paris Welsh Society - Cymdeithas Cymry Paris
The Paris Welsh Society is an association for the Parisian Welsh population and all interested in Wales.
British Conservatives in Paris
Provides a forum for Conservative Party supporters. Arrange political and social events. Also encourage qualified British subjects, living abroad, to vote in the UK.
Crossroads English Speaking Association - Fontainebleau
Association of people of different nationalities in the Fontainebleau area, participating in a wide variety of monthly social activities which take place in English.
The English-Speaking Union
The aim of this association is to build understanding and trust using English as a shared language. Holds dinners with speakers, and other social activities in Paris.
French-American Foundation- France
A non-government link between France and the United States at leadership levels and across the full range of the French-American relationship. At 21 bd de Grenelle (Arr 15) Metro: Bir-Hakeim.
Societe Oscar Wilde
Aims to celebrate the links between Oscar Wilde and Paris then and now. Branch of the British Oscar Wilde Society.
Mona Bismarck American Center for Art & Culture
Showcases American culture across many disciplines, encourages visitors to discover the depth and diversity of American art and culture via Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Fashion or Film through events and discussions.
France-Nunavut Associations
Association promoting cultural and social exchanges between France and the Nunavut Territory (Canada). 5 rue Jules Lepetit, Fontenay sous Bois (94)
Lions Clubs International - Ile de France Paris
District branch of the Lions Clubs International covering Paris. Lions Clubs International is a volunteer organisation that aims to meet the needs of communities on a local and global scale. 14 Rue du Champ de Mars (Arr 7).
Club International des Jeunes a Paris
Cultural and fun activities to favour cultural exchanges and friendships between French and foreign students living abroad. Monthly activities: workshops for linguistic exchange, excursions, visits to museums, exhibitions and shows, parties.
France-Quebec Association
Association promoting links between France and Quebec. 24 rue Modigliani (Arr 15). Metro: Lourmel.
Standard Athletic Club
Sports and social club in the woods of Meudon that is English speaking with an international membership. Offers socializing, tennis, snooker, swimming, cricket, squash, football and rugby. Friendly and welcoming. Route Forestiere du Pave de Meudon (92)
American Womens Group (AWG) Paris
The American Women's Group hosts social and cultural events for English speaking women. Membership in the American Women's Group is open to all English speaking women. 
The Oxford University Society
Various social, sporting and cultural events are organised throughout the year.
Le WIC de Paris - Womens International Club of Paris
Anglophone, multinational club open to all women who have lived in an international environment. For women living in and around Paris. Monthly meeting with a guest speaker followed by lunch. Offer a wide range of activities and events.
Canadian Cultural Center
Cultural centre. Open: 14.00 to 16.00 from Monday to Friday. 5 rue de Constantine (Arr 7) Metro / RER C: Invalides.
American Friends of Chantilly, Inc.
Not for profit association that: Raises tax deductible contributions for restoration and preservation; Encourage Americans to visit the Chateau de Chantilly; Provide tours and educational exchange opportunities with the Domaine de Chantilly.
Room to Read
Paris based chapter of Room to Read, an organisation that focuses on improving literacy and gender equality in education in developing countries.
Groupement des Aphasiques Picards (GAP)
Association offering support, help with rehabilitation and practical advice for people who are aphasic and their families.
The Clan Macleod Society of France
Aims to foster research into the role played by the Macleods in France, to conserve and make available family records and to encourage social activities amongst members. Membership open to all, whether called Macleod or simply interested in joining.
TOC H Paris Branch
International charity and membership movement that organizes tea and friendship meetings on the second Monday of each month at St Michaels Church for retired members of the anglophone community in Paris. 5 rue dAguesseau (Arr 8)
USA Girl Scouts Overseas; Paris
USA Girl Scouts Overseas serves girls overseas who want to enjoy the excitement, fun and adventures of Girl Scouting.
AARO - Association of Americans Resident Overseas
The Association of Americans Resident Overseas (AARO) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, public service organization representing United States citizens living abroad. 34 avenue de New York (Arr. 16) Metro: Alma-Marceau.
ACP Paris
Multilingual not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers from all walks of life. Welcomes new arrivals to Paris and helps them to settle in, make new friends and discover the city. Activities and support.
College Franco-Britannique
University club for Franco British students. Based at the Cite Universitaire, Paris main campus.
Paris Choral Society
Auditioned amateur choir based at the American Cathedral of Paris. 100 singers of different nationalities dedicated to the performance of choral masterpieces. Three concerts are performed every season, accompanied by professional orchestras and soloists.....
Accueil International de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (AISG)
Based in the western suburbs of Paris, this association brings together women from all over the world who wish to be part of an international community.
AVF is an association that welcome newcomers and provides information regarding all aspects of everyday life in France. Will introduce you to useful contacts and will connect you with people who will help you to discover your new town.
Union of Overseas Voters
A nonpartisan, nonprofit association serving the community to empower US voters. Assist Americans abroad with voter registration, promote civic awareness, campaign to increase turnout in US elections and defend overseas citizens voting rights.
The Associated Board of the Royal School of Music
Globally renowned exams and assessments. 4 bis Passage du Panorama (92) Suresnes
Indian Womens Friendship Association
Association for Indian women in Paris and France.
Expat community that organises a variety of events and activities. 
French Heritage Society
French Heritage Society (FHS) was founded in 1982 and preserves the architectural patrimony of France and the French legacy in America. 34 ave de New York (Arr 16) Metro: Alma-Marceau.
Commission Franco-Americaine dEchanges Universitaires
This Fullbright university exchange organization enables study abroad programs between France and North America. At 9 rue Chardin (Arr 16) Metro: Passy.
The Caledonian Society of France
Founded in 1922 for Scots in France, The Caledonian Society of France now boasts a large membership consisting both of Scots and of lovers of Scotland, brought together with a view to maintaining Scottish traditions.
Oxfam Trailwalker France
Raises funds for Oxfams projects overseas and organizes the annual fundraising event the Oxfam Trailwalker in Burgundy each year. 104 rue Oberkampf (Arr 11)
Overseas Vote Foundation (OVF)
Foundation helping overseas and military voters participate in U.S. federal elections by providing public access to voter registration tools and services.
American Friends Musee dOrsay (AFMO)
Organisation which raises public awareness and financial support for the Musee d’Orsay and the Musee de l’Orangerie. 62 rue de Lille (Arr 7).
AOMDA - American Overseas Memorial Day Association
Principal activity is arranging and financing ceremonies on Memorial Day at U.S. military cemeteries in Europe. Also places American flags on the graves of American veterans buried in Europe. 34 avenue de New York (Arr. 16) Metro: Alma-Marceau.