Aims of the Association

Association France-Grande Bretagne is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to be a forum for intellectual and friendly exchanges between the people of the two countries. It strives to establish and maintain dialogue between inhabitants of both sides of the Channel by meetings and debates, whilst assuring a better understanding of each other by means of conferences.

There are 30 Associations in France, bringing together 3 000 members of whom about 120 live in and around Lyon. Each Association has its own "personality" and each has made its own declaration at the local Préfecture. The thing that all these associations have in common, is Article 2 of the statutes, which defines their objectives:

"the development of intellectual moral and economic relations between France and Great Britain, as well as the study, in a spirit of union and concordance, of all associated questions"

In this spirit, the objectives of the Lyon & Rhône association include the promotion of cultural and social links between the French and British communities, notably through English-language events in the Lyonnais (69) region.

Welcome to Our Website


The President and Committee Members are happy to welcome you to our site.  As you go through the different links, you will find all details of upcoming activities as well as how to get in touch with the person concerned for more information about your choice of activity.

Our programme offers a variety of events for all tastes, such as talks, visits, theatre and concerts, as well as a number of regular activities such as the Book Circle, Poets' Corner, the Ciné Club, Conversation Groups and English-speaking lunches

This website is developed and maintained by volunteers. Thank you in advance for your patience as the posted information is gradually kept up-to-date. Comments and suggestions about the site are always appreciated; please send them to

We look forward to seeing you at one or more of the upcoming events.

                                Margaret Marret,



Upcoming Events

November 2018

Early evening conversation group

Monday 5th November

English speaking luncheon

Thursday 8th November

replies to be sent by Saturday 3rd November

French conversation 

Thursday 8th November

Afternoon conversation 

Monday 12th November

AFGB Assemblée Générale (AGM) of Association France - Grande Bretagne

Thursday 15th November

Franco-British commemoration at Saint Germain au Mont d'OR

Saturday 17th November

Scrabble in English

Wednesday 21st November

Poets Corner

Thursday 22nd November

Talk in English

Thursday 22 November

replies to be sent by Monday 19th November

LUGDUMEN - Visit to Musée d'Art Contemporain

Thursday 29 November

replies to be sent by Tuesday 20th November

Book Circle

Friday 30th November

December 2018

English speaking Christmas Lunch

Thursday 6th December

replies to be sent by Wednesday 28th November

(See "ACTIVITIES" for all events and information)
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