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social groups in SW France

Social Groups in SW France

There’s no better way to meet new people and feel part of the community than joining a social group.  Here are just a few of the English-speaking groups offering activities in our region!


  • Meet others and appreciate and adapt into local life and culture with the Bordeaux Women’s Club (33). Aimed at helping women to find their place, feel at home and connect with other international women, it holds a wide range of regular activities.


  • The International Club of Bordeaux (33) is a vibrant group of men, women and children seeking to cultivate and promote friendships whilst easing integration into the French life. Activities are social, cultural, educational and fun, with something for everyone, including families.


  • NEDWA, the North Eastern Dordogne Women’s Association (24), is the place to exchange ideas and network on both a professional and social level. With around 100 members of all ages and nationalities, it offers a varied agenda and a warm welcome.


  • The Dordogne Ladies Club International (24) meets in Bergerac and promotes contact and international friendships through social gatherings, excursions and other promotions and activities, as well as charitable fundraising.


  • Eymet (24) is home to the Association Culturelle Franco Anglaise d’Aquitaine (ACFAA). Aimed at developing rapport between the French, British and other European residents, it provides joint cultural and social activities including language and activity groups.


  • Leggies is another of the social groups in SW France  and is for women of all ages and nationalities.  Meeting at Sainte Livrade Sur Lot (47), it runs a variety of events including talks, demonstrations, coffee mornings and outings to local artisans and other interesting places.


  • Found all over France, the Association France-Grande Bretagne has a Cahors/Quercy section (46). In addition to a lending library and language ateliers, it plans friendly cultural outings and bilingual events.


  • Acting as a link between women of all nationalities, the Gascogne Ladies Club (GLC) is the new name for the Ladies Lunchclub de l’Armagnac (32). Sharing interests and offering help when needed, it helps its members to make the most of life in Gascony with social contact, information and a host of different events.


  • Based in Montaigu de Quercy, the Club International de Quercy (82) creates a bridge between local inhabitants and new arrivals by holding language and cultural workshops, sports and recreational activities, alongside visits and social gatherings.


  • Although it’s called the Americans in Toulouse (31), the AIT welcomes families, couples and individuals of all nationalities. Organising educational, social and cultural experiences, it aims to ease the transition into a new country, city, language and culture.


  • As a multinational group with a diverse range of activities and special interest groups, the Toulouse Women’s International Group (31), or TWIG as it is known, provides a TWIG Ambassador to help new members. A Help service is also available for existing members.
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First published in the November/December 2019 issue of The Local Buzz

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