Clubs, Associations & Expat Life

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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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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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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.
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Association
Membership is open to all who have served with the Royal Navy or the French Navy. Luncheons are held monthly as well as an annual dinner.
Societe Oscar Wilde
Aims to celebrate the links between Oscar Wilde and Paris then and now. Branch of the British Oscar Wilde Society.
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).
The Society of Authors, France
French regional branch of the London-based Society of Authors, which defends the interests of British authors throughout the world. Promote members books, organise regular events and put authors in contact with one another.
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)
Languages & Lifelong Learning
Association providing lifelong learning opportunities through education, sharing, exchanging and creating communities across cultures in English and in French.
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.
The Associated Board of the Royal School of Music
4 bis Passage du Panorama (92150) Suresnes
Republicans Abroad France
Organisation of US Republicans living in France, acting to mobilise voters around issues and candidates.
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.
Coallia
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.
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.
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.
The Oxford University Society
Various social, sporting and cultural events are organised throughout the year.
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...
Cercle Suedois
Private Swedish club for members and their invitees at 242 rue de Rivoli (Arr 1) Metro: Concorde.
Cafe Bilingue
Association that holds workshops, playgroups and information sessions for bilingual children and their families at several venues throughout Paris.
France-Newfoundland Association
Association that promotes cultural exchanges between France and Newfoundland.
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.
Indian Womens Friendship Association
Association for Indian women in Paris and France.
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.
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.
Paris Choral Society
International volunteer chorale that holds regular rehearsals and performs a varied range of classical works at affordable prices for Paris music lovers. 23 avenue George V (Arr 8) Metro: Alma-Marceau
British Community Committee / British in France
Umbrella assocation for British groups in Paris.
FAWCO
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.
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.
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)
The YWCA - Cardew Club
Activities for young women including social and sports 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.
The Canadian Club of Paris
Club for Canadian ex-pats living in Paris. 29 rue de la Parcheminerie (Arr 5). Metro: Cluny - La Sorbonne.
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.
Sisters
An association founded in 1993 for African-American and English-speaking women of colour to provide a forum for support and networking. At 23 rue Lecourbe (Arr 15).
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.
Charitic Angels Paris
A non-profit organisation that raises funds for different associations each year through a variety of special shopping and art events.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Meetup
On-line network of local groups.
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).
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)
FACTS
Provides free AIDS Counselling, treatment information, education and support to English-speaking people of all nationalities in Paris. 190 blvd de Charonne (Arr. 20)
The Friends of British Guiding in the Ile de France
Part of the British Guides in Foreign Countries, help raise funds for training those involved in leading guiding activities.
United Services Organisation
The USO offers a variety of services to active military personnel and their dependents.
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
France-Quebec Association
Association promoting links between France and Quebec. 24 rue Modigliani (Arr 15). Metro: Lourmel.
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. 
Cultural Association for The International Exchange of Music
A society where members exchange music and their love for music in Paris.
AFS Vivre Sans Frontiere
AFS Intercultural Programmes (formerly the American Field Service) is a worldwide, nonprofit organization that has been a leader in high school student exchange for 60 years. Ile de France offices in Fontenay-sous-Bois (94)
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.
Association Les Amities Acadiennes
Association linking Acadian communities. 2 rue Ferdinand-Fabre (Arr 15). Metro: Convention.
Groupement des Aphasiques Picards (GAP)
Association offering support, help with rehabilitation and practical advice for people who are aphasic and their families.
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 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.
American Citizens Abroad
Voluntary organisation representing the interests of Americans living abroad.
Society of Childrens Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) Fra...
Professional association that organizes events with editors, art directors, agents and award-winning authors and illustrators to help members learn more about the craft and the business of creating books for children.
AVF
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.
GOAL
Irish charity organisation for those in extreme poverty, with events in Ireland and Paris throughout the year.
The Paris Welsh Society - Cymdeithas Cymry Paris
The Paris Welsh Society is an association for the Parisian Welsh population and all interested in Wales.
Oxfam 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)
InterNations
Expat community that organises a variety of events and activities. 
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.
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).
College Franco-Britannique
University club for Franco British students. Based at the Cite Universitaire, Paris main campus.
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.
Espace Faubourg
Association that regularly organizes meetings, seminars and conferences based on cultural, economic and spiritual innovation where the actors of social change can meet. 70 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore (Arr 8). Metro: Champs-Elysees-Clemenceau.
Toastmasters 75 Club
The Toastmasters 75 Club is for English-speaking adults of all nationalities. Improve your communication skills. Meetings are held twice a month.
France-Nunavut Associations
Association promoting cultural and social exchanges between France and the Nunavut Territory (Canada). 5 rue Jules Lepetit, Fontenay sous Bois (94).
Irish in France Association
Association for the Irish community in France, creating and supporting community activities and initiatives. Regular networking events held throughout the year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Family Cafe Project
Association of families who organise coffee mornings and other activities in Orgeval.
USA Girl Scouts Overseas – Paris
USA Girl Scouts Overseas serves girls overseas who want to enjoy the excitement, fun and adventures of Girl Scouting.
British Freemasonry in France
Freemasonry is a worldwide fraternal and charitable organisation. It seeks to re-inforce thoughtfulness for others, kindness in the community, honesty in business, courtesy in society and fairness. Several English-speaking Lodges exist in France.

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