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,



Selected Upcoming Events

March 2017

Scrabble in English

Wednesday 1st March

Afternoon Conversation Group

Monday 6th March

note venue change

French Conversation Group

Wednesday 8th March

Talk in English: "Skin Deep" Messages in Paintings by Paul Berry

Thursday 9th March

Send reply form to Chantal Sadowski by Friday 3rd March

English speaking luncheon

Friday10th March

Send reply form to Margaret Marret and the cheque by Monday 6th March

Early Evening Conversation Group

Tuesday 14th March

Poets' Corner

Thursday 16th March

LUGDUMEN Visits: Musée d'Art Africain

Friday 17th March

Contact Didine Miguet by Tuesday 14th March

Topic Discussion Group

Thursday 23rd March

Scrabble in English

Wednesday 29th March

Talk in English: "The Life and Work of William Hogarth" by Gérard Hocmard

Wednesday 29th March

Send reply form to Chantal Poinas-Deléage (and the cheque if you wish to participate in the dinner also) by Friday 24th March

Book Circle

Friday 31st March

(See "ACTIVITIES" for all events and information)
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