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 2017

Afternoon conversation group

Monday 6th November

(note time change)

Early evening conversation group

Monday 6th November

(note date change)

Talk on "Exceptional testimony on the Afghan conflict"

Thursday 9th November

Send reply form and cheque  by Monday 6th November

Poets Corner

Thursday 16th November

Annual General Meeting followed by celebration of BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU

Thursday 16th November

Send reply Formby Thursday 9th November

Centenaire remembrance of the British military camp set up in 1917 at Saint Germain au Mont d'Or

Saturday 18th November

Lugdumen group visit of the 14th Bienniale d'art Contemporain

Tuesday 21st November

Send reply by Thursday 16th November

Scrabble group

Wednesday 22nd November

note day change

French conversation group

Thursday 23rd November

Book Circle

Friday 24th November

(See "ACTIVITIES" for all events and information)
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