The Embassy publishes this list as a convenient reference for interested groups and individuals. It is not an exhaustive compilation, but includes groups and organizations known to the Embassy through its dealings with the American community. Organizations not on this list and who consider themselves to be active in American community life in Paris are cordially invited to make their interests known to the Embassy. If errors have occurred in this list, they will be corrected in the next edition. This file is updated triennially. Each organization should bring any errors to the Embassy’s attention, as well as any changes in names, addresses, telephone numbers and basic information. All corrections and changes should be sent to: American Embassy, American Citizen Services, 4, avenue Gabriel, 75382 Paris Cedex 08 or send an E-mail to Citizeninfo@state.gov
Franco-U.S. Organizations in Paris
American Center France
The American Center France is an online hub for Franco-American exchange. The center builds synergy among institutions promoting Franco-American friendship. We define Franco-American friendship in the broadest sense, from culture to politics, and from heritage to trade. We present such institutions as foundations, think tanks, associations, and exchange organizations.
The site offers a directory of institutions; a shared calendar for Franco-American events; and background papers about Franco-American relations.
The site is intended to serve as a space for advocates of Franco-American friendship to meet across generations and across the Atlantic, in both French and in English.
This virtual “American Center France” also pays homage to the physical, Paris-based American Cultural Centers that animated Franco-American cultural relations throughout much of the twentieth century.
Academic Year Abroad
rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris
Tel: 01 43 20 91 92 4
Founded and incorporated in the State of New York in 1961, this organization specializes in planning an academic year abroad for students who are in college or about to enter college. For a fee covering costs, the organization makes all arrangements for tuition, board and lodging.
American Catholic Women’s Organization
Saint Joseph’s Church, 50, avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris
Tel: 01 42 27 28 56
A group founded in 1954 to encourage religious and social interaction among women of all races, nationalities and creeds. Various group activities raise funds to support people in need through charitable contributions. Members enjoy lectures, luncheons, retreats, trips, coffees, and classes.
American Chamber of Commerce in France Inc.
Boulevard Haussman, 75008 Paris
Tel: 01 56 43 45 67 156
Fax: 01 56 43 45 60
Founded in 1894, this private not for profit organization promotes Franco-American economic relations. It serves as a representative body for U.S business in France. It also helps American companies integrate more effectively into the French business community and offers French firms an opportunity to build closer ties with U.S business in France. A directory, including members and a list of American companies in France is available by mail.
American Club of Paris
avenue de New York, 75116 Paris
Tel: 01 47 23 64 36 34
Fax: 01 47 23 66 01
Founded at the time of Benjamin Franklin, it was first called The American Club in 1903, as the successor to several American men’s clubs. Principal activity consists of guest speaker lunches with prominent French and international “news makers” in fields of science, the arts, politics and literature. All applications to join require two sponsor members of the Club and the presence of the prospective member at a membership cocktail. Annual dues: €185, Initiation fees: €160. There is no clubhouse or other physical facility.
American Friends of Chantilly (AFC)
Tel: 03 44 57 09 55
A not-for-profit, philanthropic association, AFC’s members include persons interested in the arts who wish to help preserve and enjoy the Domaine of Chantilly to include its art collection, chateau, gardens, stables, and equestrian museum. Members’ activities include providing tours, facilitating educational exchange opportunities, and contributing financially and otherwise to the restoration and preservation of paintings, sculptures, books, and historic manuscripts.
American Institute of Architects Continental Europe Chapter
4 rue Galvani, 75838 Paris Cedex 17
Fax: 01 72 70 33 15
Founded in 1994 and based in Paris, this non-profit chapter of the American Institute of Architects fosters professional advancement and fellowship among its members. The Chapter works to enhance the international spirit of cooperation and voluntary service among architects with ties to the US, through a range of regular programs and special activities. Membership is open to architects holding US and/or International licenses and also to people with an affiliation or deep appreciation of architecture in general.
American Legion (Paris Post #1)
22-24, Boulevard Diderot, 75012 Paris
Tel: 01 44 74 73 42
Fax: 01 45 50 25 83
This veteran’s organization was founded in Paris in 1919 and now has worldwide membership of over three million members. Meetings are on the third Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
American Library in Paris Inc.
rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris
Tel: 01 53 59 12 60 10
Fax: 01 45 50 25 83
Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. / Métro: Alma Marceau or Ecole-Militaire
The American Library in Paris is open to the English-reading public of all nationalities by membership; consultation by non- members is possible at a daily user’s fee. The Library has over 140,000 English language books, 300 current periodical subscriptions, and cassettes, CD’s, videos and DVD’s. The library also has a modern research center with CD-ROM indexes and a periodicals collection a special CAPES/Agrégation section, a Children’s Services Department with a weekly story hours on Wednesdays for 3-5 year olds, lap-sit programs for younger children, and teen programs. Evenings with An Author and Evenings of American Cultural programs are free and open to the public.
American Overseas Memorial Day Association Inc
boulevard Raymond Poincaré, 92430 Marnes-la-Coquett
Tel: 01 47 95 34 76 5
Founded in 1920, the Association’s principal activity is arranging and financing ceremonies on Memorial Day at U.S. military cemeteries in Europe. Also arranges for the placing of American flags on the graves of all American veterans buried in local cemeteries in Europe. Please check their website for payment of annual dues.
American Women’s Group in Paris
rue du Général Bertrand, 75007 Paris France
Tel: 01 42 73 36 74 32
Fax: 01 42 73 28 72
The American Women’s Group in Paris (AWG) is a non-profit social, cultural and educational organization. We offer interesting and entertaining activities to enrich your French experience. We are professionals, mothers, executives and spouses – longtime Paris residents as well as new arrivals to the City of Light. From our Book Club and French Conversation Group to the Working Women’s Forum that meets every month, AWG Paris has something for everyone. Our monthly coffee get-togethers in member’s homes feature informative speakers and give members a chance to make new friends. Our roster of monthly activities offers artistic tours and cultural courses. From tours and trips with highly rated English speaking guides, lunches at world famous restaurants, to “how to” classes on flower arranging or Cordon Bleu cooking, we have something for you! Members also receive the AWG monthly bulletin including upcoming activities, informative articles and tips on living in France. Established over 50 years ago, we welcome English-speaking women from all countries as well as the USA. Contact our office and visit us at one of our monthly coffees to get further details.
Association for Intellectual Disabilities (FAVA)
Tel: 01 42 45 17 91
26, rue Alsace Lorraine, 75019 Paris
Association France Etat-Unis
39, bd Suchet, 75016 Paris
Tel: 01 45 27 80 86
Fax: 01 45 27 80 58
France Etats-Unis is a non-profit organization (“loi 1901”) founded in 1945. Its goal is to contribute to a better understanding between the French and American people. With 2500 members in 20 cities across France, activities include conferences and discussions on social, historic, economic, international, political and artistic subjects. It organizes guided visits to exhibits and sites of interest to promote Franco-American exchanges. It publishes a quarterly newsletter, “France USA, le journal des relations Franco-Américaines”
Association of Americans Resident Overseas (AARO)
4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris
Tel: 01 47 20 24 15
Since its establishment in 1973, this issues-oriented advocacy association has been a focal point for protecting the basic rights of overseas Americans. With members living in over 36 countries, AARO concentrates on such issues as voting rights, citizenship, taxation, and health care. Members are eligible to apply for AARO’s Medical Health Care Plans. AARO issues biweekly bulletins and holds topical seminars and meetings. ARRO is a Founding Member of the World Federation of Americans Abroad
Office hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Association of American Wives of Europeans (AAWE)
34, avenue de New York, 75016 Paris
Tel: 01 40 70 11 80
Fax: 01 47 23 32 27
AAWE is a non-profit organization based in the Paris area. The majority of its 600 members is made up of Americans married to Europeans. The AAWE Guide to Education, 5th Edition lists the bilingual/English language schools throughout France and contains information on bilingual education as well as the French school system. The AAWE Guide to Living in France, 2nd Edition provides information on marriage, divorce, retirement, wills and inheritance, real estate, care for seniors and job hunting. Each year the group holds a Christmas Bazaar, which is its main fundraising activity.
Boston University Alumni Association of France
3 bis, rue Jean Pierre-Bloch, 75015 Paris
Tel: 01 45 66 59 49
The Boston University Alumni Association of France welcomes alumni of all BU Campuses and their friends. Association gatherings include monthly get-togethers with the board, professional seminars and conferences, social gatherings for American festivities, and cultural activities.
Boy Scouts of America
68232 Mannheim, Germany
Tel: 49 621 487 7087
Fax: 49 621 487 4002
The Boys Scouts of America are represented in Paris by Troop and Pack 112 first chartered in 1953. Both organizations function under the governance of the BSA and are administered by the Transatlantic Council headquartered in Germany. The Scouts provide wholesome fun, character development, physical challenges and lots more to boys from ages 7-10 (grades 1-5,Cub Scouts and WEBELOS) and 11-18 (grades 6 through high school, Boy Scouts). With meetings held at the American School of Paris in Saint Cloud, both organizations are centrally located to families spread across the city of Paris and the surrounding suburbs. New Scouts are always welcome and additional information on Pack and Troop points of contact can be found by contacting the Transatlantic Council representatives at www.tac-bsa.org and asking for the Cubmaster or Scoutmaster Contact information.
Centre d’Information et de Documentation Jeunesse (CIDJ)
101, quai Branly, 75740 Paris
Tel: 0 825 09 06 30
A good source of information about temporary employment in France is the Centre d’information et de documentation jeunesse (CIDJ.) The CIDJ offers a useful information sheet: Réglementation et Recherche d’Emploi pour les Etudiants Etrangers pendant les Vacances Universitaires (No. 5.543). There are several CIDJ in France.
The Cornell Club of France
26, rue des Fosses Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris
Tel: 06 64 24 87 60
The Cornell Club of France organizes many different events — e.g. architectural tours, museum visits, and an annual ski trip. We host receptions, talks and social functions with visiting faculty and alumni. We interview prospective applicants and support links between Cornell and France. The association is open to all alumni and their spouses, current Cornell students and their parents, and other friends of Cornell. There are 800 Cornellians in France. The club was founded in 1956 and has a chapter in Paris and Lyon (Rhone-Alps). The current president is Curtis Bartosik. For a monthly newsletter or other information please refer to the firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Counseling Center
23, avenue George V (at the American Cathedral) 75008 Paris
Tel: 01 47 23 61 13
Fax: 01 47 23 95 30
The Counseling Center at the American Cathedral is staffed by experienced and highly qualified psychotherapists working with adults, adolescents and children with a wide range of problems and concerns. Individual, family, and couple therapy is offered by appointment Monday through Friday by calling the above telephone number, covered by an answering machine around the clock. Messages received are answered promptly.
Registered Office: c/o Madame Lucy Williams Morin, Regent/Trésorière
61 boulevard des Invalides, 75007 Paris
Tel: 01 40 56 03 43
E-mail (general information): email@example.com
The Rochambeau Chapter in France is a non-profit, affiliated association of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, with headquarters in Washington, D.C. Its members are descendants of those who served and participated in the American War of Independence. The main goal of DAR members in France is to promote Franco-American friendship. The group participates regularly in various American commemorative ceremonies, among which: Memorial Day, July 4, Armistice Day, Thanksgiving.
Democrats Abroad France
57, rue Vasco de Gama, 75015 Paris
E-mail Votefirstname.lastname@example.org or Chairemail@example.com
You may also register to vote online at www.votefromabroad.org.
Democrats Abroad France is the official overseas organization of the U.S. Democratic Party for those Americans living in France with chapters in Paris, Marseille, Strasbourg, the Riviera and the Southwest. We are Americans living in more than 100 countries around the globe: informed of critical issues at home and abroad, inspired to build a better world through our own active participation, and involved at every level of the political process – from overseas voting to serving on the Democratic National Committee and casting votes in the Democratic National Convention to elect the President of the United States. American voters residing in France may directly exercise their rights in the U.S. political process and participate in the activities of the Democratic Party. For voter information
Note: Overseas citizens groups help Americans abroad to vote by absentee ballot. We encourage you to contact Democrats Abroad, Republicans Abroad or other American citizens groups or organizations for information, or if you need help in registering to vote or requesting an absentee ballot. Links to these groups are at http://fvap.gov
European American Chamber of Commerce – France
37, rue de Liège, 75008 Paris Fax: 01 53 89 11 09
Tel: 01 53 89 11 02
The Association was established pursuant to statute for private membership. The objective of the European American Chamber of Commerce (France), formerly French American Chamber of Commerce (FACC), is to develop and cultivate strong economic relationships between the European Union and the United States of America. EACC (France) brings together its four hundred members and is dedicated to assisting French, European and American corporations in bridging the Atlantic together. Recognized by the European-American business community, EACC (France).
190, Boulevard de Charonne, 75020 Paris
Tel: 0 800 537 537
FACTS is an association under the law of 1901 which provides counseling, treatment information, support and education to the English-speaking community in Paris. The FACTS line is an anonymous information and support line in English for persons concerned by HIV and AIDS, which can be reached at 0 800 537 537 (Monday and Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
French Heritage Society
34, avenue de New York, 75116 Paris
(Formerly Friends of Vieilles Maisons Françaises)
Tel: 01 40 70 07 57
Fax: 01 40 70 07 86
The French Heritage Society (FHS), founded in 1982, is an American non-profit 501(c) 3 tax-exempt, charitable organization devoted to the preservation of the French Heritage both in France and the United States through restoration of its architecture and landscape gardens and has participated in over 400 restoration projects of châteaux, churches, historic buildings and gardens. It fosters educational exchanges between the United States and France, internships for artisans, seminars for museum curators, art historians and private collectors and conducts cultural trips for its American and French members. The French Heritage Society has over 2,000 members with 15 chapters in the United States (Arizona, Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, New Orleans, New York, North Carolina, Northern California, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, Saint Genevieve, Santa Barbara, Southern California, Washington regional) and one in Paris.
Fondation des Etats Unis
15, Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris
Tel: 01 53 80 68 80
Fax: 01 53 80 68 99
Located across from the Parc Montsouris in Paris’ 14th arrondissement, the Fondation des Etats-Unis is a private student residence within the international community of the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris (CiuP). The Fondation welcomes an equal percentage of American and international students and researchers in its 267 individual rooms. There are a limited number of artist ateliers and music studios on the 5th floor which are reserved for students in music and the visual arts. Graced with seven meter high ceilings, a series of magnificent frescos in the Art Deco style and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking an enclosed rose garden, the Grand Salon hosts a vibrant cultural season with 30-40 events per season, with such noted institutions as the Festival d’Ile de France, the “Association des Membres de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques”, Harvard’s WEB Dubois Institute, the University of Chicago, and the Terra Foundation / Musée de Giverny. Dedicated to fostering young talent, the Fondation has created a series called PONT – Portes Ouvertes aux Nouveaux Talents, which produces concerts, art exhibits and other public events for emerging resident talents which are open to the public and free of charge. The Fondation also manages the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship, a private grant awarded annually to up to four graduate and post-graduate American students in the visual fine arts and music.
Fondation du Memorial de L’escadrille Lafayette
34, avenue de New York, 75016 Paris
Founded in 1930, the Foundation maintains a monument in the park of St. Cloud, provides for suitable ceremonies, and educates French and American youth on the history of their respective countries. The memorial consists of a crypt containing tombs and a triumphal arch inscribed with the names of the 68 members of the Lafayette Escadrille and the Lafayette Flying Corps who were killed during World War I.
9-11, avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 75008 Paris
Tel: 01 43 59 51 00
A private, non-profit organization founded in 1909 to foster better relations between France and the nations of the Americas. A club, with restaurant, offering many facilities to its members: lounge, Bar, garden-terrace, library, and four large drawing rooms suitable for banquets, cocktails, business lunches or dance evenings. Numerous economic, cultural and social events take place in the club, which is located in a nineteenth century mansion of richly authentic “Second Empire” decoration. France-Amérique is also a debating circle on economic and geopolitical matters. Several other Franco-american organizations and universities are housed in the same building.
Franco-Americaine Cinema Theatre (FACT)
63, rue de Reuilly, 75012 Paris
Tel/Fax: 01 43 44 76 98
FACT is a Franco-American acting training center located in Paris with a summer workshop in New York City. In Paris, FACT offers eight different ongoing classes, one of them is conducted in English, and a bilingual summer workshop. The association’s goal is to foster cultural exchange in the performing arts on a human level by establishing professional bilingual training, research and performance, under one roof and on two continents, thus encouraging a sense of community among artists of diverse nationalities, ethnicities and cultural traditions. Website: http://www.chez.com/fact
Franco-American Commission – Fulbright France
The Commission runs the prestigious Fulbright awards program in France. The Commission’s EducationUSA advising center provides information to French students on higher education in the United States through workshops, conferences and informational seminars. The center is open by appointment only. To make an appointment with an advisor (paying service) or to ask a question about studying in the USA, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
France-Louisiane / Franco-Americanie
17, avenue Reille 75014 Paris
Tel: 01 45 88 02 10
fax: 01 45 88 03 22
France Louisiane, Franco-Américaine is a non-profit organization founded in 1977. FL/FA’s aim is to establish links between French people and French-speaking persons living in the United States. FA/FL’s library which has information about French heritage in the United States is the most important of its kind in France. The organization has chapters in France and in Louisiana and publishes a quarterly newspaper “La Gazette de la Francophonie Américaine.”
Girl Scouts (Paris)
34 avenue de New York 75116 Paris, France
Girl Scouts of the USA supports American girls living abroad through their USA Girl Scouts Overseas program. Over 18,000 members are currently participating in USA Girl Scouts Overseas in 90 countries around the world. USAGSO members enjoy the same excitement, fun and adventure in Girl Scouting as their stateside Girl Scout sisters. Since 1949, Paris has hosted one of these overseas locations, and over the years has provided the USA Girl Scout program to more than 5000 girls in the American community living in the Paris region. This year we serve over 350 girls from kindergarten through 12th grade, and have more than 100 adult volunteers. In 2010, USAGSO-PARIS, is recognized as the largest of the 121 Overseas Committees in the world served by New York.
Girl Scouts (USA)
USA GIRL SCOUTS represents a group of about 200 girls and 100 women in the Paris area who follow the American girl scout program. Meetings are either through an affiliation with the American School of Paris, the American Section of the Lycée International in St-Germain en Laye or Marymount Schools or as individual troops in the center of Paris or suburbs.
Harvard Business School Club of France (HBS)
9-11, avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 75008 Paris
Tel: 01 42 56 20 98
The principal activity of this club is monthly luncheon meetings. The Club also periodically schedules debates with other business schools, and offers an informal counseling service to prospective students of the Harvard Business School concerning the job market in their field.
International Counseling Service (ICS)
Tel: 01 45 50 26 49
65, quai d’Orsay, 75007 Paris
Mailing Address: 31, avenue Bosquet, 75007 Paris
International Counseling Service, founded in 1977, is a long established psychological service, staffed by highly qualified Mental Health Professionals (all bilingual): Clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, a clinical social worker, a neuropsychologist and a psychiatrist. Individual, family, couple and group therapy for adults, adolescents and children are offered, by appointment, to people with a variety of problems and concerns. Psychological and neuropsychological assessments are also offered. An English speaking answering service takes messages, which are returned within 24 hours by a member of our team. The first interview is free of charge (except family sessions).
Junior Service League of Paris
34, avenue de New York, 75016 Paris
Tel: 01 47 20 00 03
Fax: 01 42 61 55 72
The Junior Service League of Paris welcomes women wishing to contribute as a trained volunteer in the areas of health and child welfare, including cancer support and infertility support groups, excursions and toy collections for underprivileged children, training courses for child minders, and lunches for the unemployed. For more information: The Mona Bismarck Foundation, 34 avenue de New York, 75016 Paris
Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion
Paris Post 1, 22-24, Boulevard Diderot, 75012 Paris
Tel: 01 44 74 73 42
The Auxiliary is composed of wives, widows and daughter of U.S veterans and the group meets every second Saturday of the month.
La Leche League France (LLL)
Tel: 01 39 58 45 84
Correspondence may be sent to: B.P. 18, 78620 L’Etange la ville
Breastfeeding information and Mother-to-Mother support meetings are held monthly. The Paris English Group Leaders are available by E-mail and telephone as well: Lea -01 39 68 10 81 email@example.com; Margaret – 01 44 76 69 86 at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Maria – 01 45 75 51 65-at email@example.com . LLL publishes its manual “The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.” Members can also receive a bi-monthly journal containing advice, latest research findings and testimonials on all aspects of breastfeeding.
The Mona Bismarck American Center
34, avenue de New York, 75016 Paris
Tel: 01 47 23 38 88
Fax: 01 40 70 02 99
The aim of this non-profit American foundation registered in the state of New York, is to encourage and promote international artistic, scientific and educational activities, particularly those which further Franco-American friendship. The Foundation’s Paris Cultural Center is housed in the magnificent townhouse of the late American philanthropist Countess Mona Bismarck. Since 1986, over 60 major exhibitions have been held in the ground floor exhibition salons. The Foundation also offers office space to a select number of American associations in Paris such as The American Club, The French Heritage Society, the Association of Americans Resident Overseas, the Association of American Wives of Europeans, the L’Escadrille de Lafayette Foundation to name a few.
New York University Club of France
1, bis Place du Commerce 75015 Paris
President: Mr. Laurence Rahmil, Esq.
This organization represents alumni of New York University living in France. It organizes conferences, cocktails and meetings and promotes cultural and professional exchanges with the University and with its members.
Union of Overseas Voters
4 rue des 75005 Paris
Tel: Toll-free: 0805 696 408 (from a French landline)
Tel: +33 1 8416 6204 (international)
A non-partisan, non-profit association registered under French law and governed by American citizens residing abroad—was founded in 2011 by civilian Voting Assistance Officers with over 40 years of experience helping overseas American voters; community organizers; campaign and media specialists; IT professionals, and educators. Our mission is to assist American citizens living abroad register to vote & cast ballots, to promote civic awareness, increase participation in U.S. elections, and support democracy advocates around the world.
(Association régie par la loi du 1e juillet 1901, inscrite à la Préfecture de Paris, numéro RNA W751211995.)
39, rue de l’Arbalète 75005 Paris
Tel: 01 43 36 37 07 (Official partner of the CIEE in France–Council on International Educational Exchange)
Fax: 01 43 36 54 48
Offering study abroad, student work exchanges, voluntary service, and student travel, CIEE is a non-profit association with over 300 universities, colleges and other institutions as members. Programs in France include international study programs for students 18 years and older; work exchange programs for students (summer jobs in the US and all year round in Canada and France, internship opportunities in Europe and the US); TOEIC, standard in evaluating levels of English proficiency for professional purposes.
Paris Choral Society
Founded in 1994 this 100-voice choir (“professional-level” says the NY Times) produces three concerts per year plus a Sing-Along Messiah just before the Christmas holidays. The repertoire is primarily the great choral compositions — Brahms, Bach, Schubert, Mendelssohn, etc. — with occasional forays into contemporary and lighter fare. Experienced singers are encouraged to audition in early September and early January. Rehearsals Monday nights in central Paris. Sponsors receive preferential seating at concerts and other perks.
Princeton Alumni Association of France
Attn: Pamela Wesson, 63, boulevard Saint-Michel, 75005 Paris
Tel: 06 30 09 97 56
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Organizes events and social functions, sometimes in collaboration with other clubs and organizations, with a view towards encouraging contact among Alumni and between France and the U.S. Helps the Alumni Schools Committee to Interview prospective students and provides a link with the University Alumni Council. The Association is open to all Alumni and their spouses, current Princeton students and their parents, and other friends of Princeton.
Republicans Abroad France
16, allée Joyenval, 78100 Saint Germain-en-Laye
Tel: 06 10 75 47 65
Republicans Abroad France is the official representation of the Republican National committee in France. Its primary purpose is to assist and inform Americans on all issues relating to absentee voter registration, but also organizes dinners, receptions and other events to promote the Republican Party and acts in an outreach capacity to both the American and French communities. American voters residing in France may directly exercise their rights in the U.S. political process and participate in the activities of the Republican Party.
Note: Overseas citizens groups help Americans abroad to vote by absentee ballot. We encourage you to contact Democrats Abroad, Republicans Abroad or other American citizens groups or organizations for information, or if you need help in registering to vote or requesting an absentee ballot. Links to these groups are at http://fvap.gov.
Saint Anne’s Guild
23, avenue Georges V, 75008 Paris
Tel: 01 42 67 26 74
St-Anne’s is a women’s organization in the Cathedral which supports children’s, women’s and family activities for the enhancement of the Christian ethic. St. Anne’s supports the work of the Sunday School and Nursery, Youth Groups and provides a monthly forum for discussing issues of interest to its members. Halloween, Christmas and Easter parties are organized for children; a family advent workshop and support for the Parish picnic are provided yearly. New Programs and project ideas are entertained each year.
La Société des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux
34, avenue de New York, 75116 Paris
Tel: 01 43 87 69 96
La Société des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux, an independent Fraternal Organization of Veterans, popularly known as the Forty and Eight, is composed of American Legionnaires of World War II, Korean, Vietnam, Lebanon, Panama and the Gulf conflict periods. The Forty and Eight was founded in 1920 and the Grande de France was chartered in June 1925. Voiture Locale (Post) is located in Paris and Voiture Locale 1496 worldwide. Two seasonal newletters are published and four promenades (meetings) a year are held in the Mona Bismarck Foundation, followed by social luncheons. For more information on ceremonies, Memorial Day etc., held by this association, please call Mr. Frank J. Corrigan (State Cdr.) at the telephone number indicated above for more information.
Society of the Cincinnati
2, bis rue Rabelais, 75008 Paris
Tel: 01 45 61 45 40
The Society of the Cincinnati is composed of persons who trace their ancestry to high ranking officers of the regular French Army and Navy who fought in the American Revolution. The purpose of the Society is to keep alive the spirit of friendship between France and the United States. The French branch hosts an annual ceremony in celebration of the victory of Yorktown in 1781.
Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)
20, rue Bosquet, 75007 Paris
Tel: 01 40 62 97 19
The French branch of the SAR was created in 1926 by an ancestor of Comte de Chambrun. Members are descendants of participants in the American Revolution; their aim is to maintain Franco-American friendship. The group participates in various American ceremonies on July 4 and Memorial Day.
Tel: 01 46 21 46 46
SOS HELP, founded in Paris in 1974, offers the English-speaking community in France a telephone support service, 7 days a week, including holidays, from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Its objective is to provide an anonymous telephone crisis line / suicide prevention listening service.
Stanford Club of France
Maria Adle Besson, Vice-President at firstname.lastname@example.org or E-mail: email@example.com
The main objectives of the Club are to facilitate interaction and communication between Stanford alumni, faculty, and students and allow members to keep abreast of new developments at Stanford. There are monthly activities for club members and with other alumni clubs.
25, avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris
Tel: 01 43 59 75 00
This men’s club, patterned on the British model, provides lodging, restaurant, and Bar service. Most of the members are English-speaking professionals, primarily British and American businessmen.
University of California Alumni Association in Paris
Paris Study Center on 89, rue Faubourg St. Antoine. 75011
Tel: 01 49 28 54 00
Tel: 01 49 28 54 01
Founded in 2005m, the UCAA’s main objective is to provide a valuable and secure networking environment for those who have attended any of the UC campuses, either in education-abroad or in full-time degree programs. We also hope to offer support to the next generation of UC grads currently living in Paris, by working closely with the UC study abroad centers in Paris, Bordeaux and Lyon to help students with housing, internships, jobs, and financial support through a scholarship program. The UCAA has over 400 alumni currently living in France.
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Poste Number 605 the Benjamin Franklin Post 7
11, rue du Général Leclerc, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux
Tel: 01 46 48 83 81
Tel: 01 42 88 85 15
They hold monthly meetings, with the exception of July and August. They re-kindle the flame under the Arc de Triomphe every January 16. They are active on Memorial Day, especially at the Cemetery of Bois de Belleau. They hold their Annual Banquet in April of each year. Among others during year past, they created a memorial in memory of a B-17 crew, which crashed during the war on the Island of Chausey.
Wellesley Club of France
Tel: 06 73 34 03 90
The Club is open to all Wellesley College alumnae, students, faculty and parents of current students and alumnae. It seeks to connect the Wellesley community in France, maintain ties with the College in Massachusetts and promote links between the College and France. The Club organizes social and cultural gatherings (sometimes with other U.S. alumni/ae clubs), helps Wellesley-in-Aix program students to pursue extracurricular activities; recruits prospective students; sponsors Wellesley Book Awards at high schools in France; hosts visiting Wellesley professors; and publishes newsletters and an annual directory.
20, bd du Montparnasse, 75015 Paris
Tel: 01 45 66 75 50
WICE is a non-profit multinational association offering hundreds of cultural and educational programs in English – including a university certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). The majority of programs run between September and June, however, each summer it sponsors the week-long Paris Writers’ Workshop and special one-day conferences. WICE members have access to French-English conversation groups, a bilingual book group, a resource library and lending library, and discounts at a number of museums, stores, and activities in Paris. The organization is managed by volunteers and provides a welcoming environment, a place to maintain or develop new skills, to make friends and build professional contacts. Number of members – over 800. Most members are located in the Paris, 75 area, followed by 92 then 91. All leadership positions (President, VP Programs, Director of Volunteers, etc.) are on a volunteer basis.
Women of the American Church in Paris (WOAC)
65, quai d’Orsay, 75007 Paris
Tel: 01 40 62 05 00
The Women of the American Church (WOAC) is a community outreach non-profit ministry of the American Church in Paris. WOAC provides opportunities for women to meet together in friendship and to assist newcomers to make a successful transition to life in Paris. Twice yearly, in March and in October, WOAC offers the Bloom program designed to assist English-speaking newcomers to make the most of their time here. A guide to living in France, the “Bloom Book” is updated yearly and available for purchase.
Yale Club of France
Mission: The Yale Club of France exists to help connect Yalies in
France with each other and to help raise Yale’s profile in France. Events: We hold a variety of events, from happy hours to dinners with guest speakers, cocktails, joint events with other Clubs (Harvard, Princeton…) Members: There are roughly 500 Yale Alumni in France, with the majority in the Paris area.
Franco-U.S. Organizations near Paris
Ivry sur Seine
Message Mother Support Group
24, rue Saint Juste, 94200 Ivry sur Seine
Tel: 01 58 60 00 53 (9 am to 4 pm, weekdays)
MESSAGE is an organization of 1200+ English-speaking families and parents-to-be living in and around Paris. All nationalities are welcome to join; and Dads too! MESSAGE provides a network of contacts, support and information on pregnancy, childbirth and a wide range of child-related queries. Activities include events for expectant parents and children from newborn – Primary School age; family outings; meetings of parents of adolescents and working moms; and speaker events covering such topics as bilingualism, workplace issues and pre/post-natal fitness. MESSAGE members also enjoy the quarterly magazine and a website rich in parenting resources and online discussion forums offering parent-to-parent support. The MESSAGE publication: ABCs of Parenting in Paris (5th edition), the essential guide to thrive and survive as a family in Paris, was published in May 2006.
Neuilly sur Seine Cedex
American Hospital of Paris
63, Boulevard. Victor Hugo, 92202 Neuilly sur Seine
Tel: 01 46 41 25 25
Fax: 01 46 24 49 38
A private, not-for-profit institution, it is the only hospital in Europe that has been recognized as conforming to the standards of the American Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The majority of treatment and administrative staff are bilingual. The Emergency Room is open 24 hours/day, 365 days/year for medical, surgical and dental emergencies.
Franco American Foch Foundation
Tel: 01 45 06 29 24
Fax: 01 46 97 04 39 40
Pavillon Balsan, rue Worth 92151 Suresnes
The Foch Foundation is a private, non-profit Franco-American organization, chartered to run a large private hospital founded by American and French donators and still managed by directors of both nationalities. Hôpital Foch is one of the premier private medical institutions in France with a 550-bed capacity, maintaining the standards of excellence which have insured its international reputation.
Tel: 01 46 25 25 25
Fax: 01 46 25 28 55 40
Pavillon Balsan, rue Worth 92151 Suresnes
Founded in 1929, Hôpital Foch is located in Suresnes, overlooking Bois de Boulogne, and is easy to reach by tram, train or bus, with large car-parking facilities in extension. It belongs to the Franco-American Foch Foundation, both are private, non-profit. Being part of the French public Health-care service, it is fully accredited for adult medical and surgical treatment with emergency facilities open day/night and a permanent staff of over 300 medical doctors. In 2011 it will inaugurate a building of 22 000 m2 for its technical equipment and its well-known maternity. Bilingual staff.
Franco-U.S. Organizations near Marseille
Franco-American Associations Rennes: Brittany
Jean-françois Baudet, Président de l’association
Bretagne Trans america, 56110 Gourin
Charles Kergaravat, Président de l’association
Virginia Lubin, Présidente de l’association
7, quai Chateaubriand, 35059 Rennes
Tel: 02 99 79 89 22
Lord Russell Association
Colette Loas, Présidente de l’association
19, rue Coppinger, 35800 Dinard
Tel: 02 99 46 75 98
Association Friends of Alfred and Trafford Klots
Château de Rochefort en Terre, 56220 Rochefort en Terre
France/Etats-Unis Caen – Comité Normandie
Patricia Leullier, Présidente de France Etats Unis Basse Normandie
25, rue Saint Jean, 14000 Caen
Tel: 02 31 50 02 37
PAYS DE LA LOIRE
Maison des Etats-Unis
Mariette Cassourret, Présidente de Maison des Etats Unis
15 Quai Ernest Renaud, 44100 Nantes
Tel: 09 83 21 20 35
Association France Etats-Unis – Comité Nantes Atlantique
Stéphane Bonetti, Président de France Etats Unis Nantes Atlantique
Comité Nantes Atlantique, 4 rue de la Mitrie, Nantes
English language Library in Angers
Phoebe Marshall-Raimbeau, Directrice d’English language Library
60, rue Boisnet, 49100 Angers
Tel: 02 41 24 97 07
Armel Guyomard, Président du comité Brest-Denver
50 Esplanade de la Fraternité, Plateau des Capucins, 29000 Brest
Tel: 02 98 46 51 52
Fb: Comité de jumelage Best / Denver
Annie Besnard, Présidente du comité de jumelage
Tel: 02 96 20 83 81
Club de Jumelage – Mairie de Pontivy
Isabelle Le net, Présidente du club de jumelage de Pontivy
8 rue François Mitterand, 56300 Pontivy
Vitre-Canandaigua (New York)
Comité de jumelage
Place du Général De Gaulle, 35500 Vitré
Tel: 02 99 74 54 50
Cabourg-Atlantic city (New Jersey)
Monique Bourdais, Présidente du comité de jumelage de Cabourg
Espace Cabourg 1901, Avenue de la Divette, 14390 Cabourg
Tel: 06 15 47 11 89
Marie Coquelin, Présidente de Caen-Alexandria
2, rue Robert Genistal, 14000 Caen
Tel: 02 31 43 87 97 / 06 79 96 82 40
Philippe Behuet, Président du comité de jumelage de Deauville
BP 90 127, 14804 Deauville Cedex
Tel: 02 31 14 02 02
Omaha Beach-Bedford (Texas)
François Gosselin, Président de l’Association Omaha Beach-Bedford
Mairie de Vierville-sur-Mer, 14710 Vierville-sur-Mer
Tel: 06 10 16 70 96
Mairie de Rouen
Tel: 02 35 08 69 00
Sainte-Mère l’Eglise-Locust Valley (New York)
Mairie de Sainte Mere l’Eglise
Tel: 02 33 41 31 18
Saint Lô-Roanoke (Virginie)
Jeanine Verove, Présidente du comité de jumelage
14, rue des Pigas, 50000 Saint Lô
Tel: 02 33 57 78 93 / 06 75 19 31 34
PAYS DE LA LOIRE
Mairie de Coëx
Tel: 02 28 10 32 32
Coulaines-Kitty Hawk (Caroline du Nord)
Comité de jumelage de Coulaines
Tel: 02 72 91 25 99 / 06 34 21 68 62
Fontenay le Comte-Palatine (Illinois)
Corinne Reveau, Présidente du jumelage Fontenay-Palatine
32 rue des Genêts 85200 Longèves
Tel: 06 83 20 29 38
Stéphanie Gallais, Présidente du comité de jumelage de Noirmoutier
31, rue du Prédu Jon, 85740 l’Epine
Saint Gilles Croix de Vie-Destin (Floride)
Marie-Bernard Martineau, Président du comité de jumelage
Tel: 02 51 55 79 79
Saumur-Asheville (Caroline du Nord)
Mairie – commission municipale des relations internationales
Rue de Molière, 49400 Saumur
Tel: 02 41 83 30 00
Other Areas of France
Other Areas in France
American Presence Post Bordeaux
89, Quai des Chartrons
Amicale des Anciens Employés des Bases Alliées
En France, La Rochelle
74, route du Silo, ZA de Croix Fort, 17220 Saint Médard d’Aunis
Vice President Claude Vazzoler
38, allée d’Orleans, 33000 Bordeaux
Tel: 05 48 18 77 61
Fax: 05 56 51 71 39
President: Alex Rychlewski
Association Girondine Louisianaise Francophone
20, chemin de la Brande, 33750 Croignon
Tel/Fax: 05 56 30 10 23
President Marie-Claude Auriac – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Association Sportive des Kangourous de Pessac (American Football Team)
Château de Bellagrave, avenue du Colonel Jacqui, 33600 Pessac
Tel.: 06 12 60 61 42
Fax: 05 57 93 00 03
President: Jacques Rouaud
Bordeaux-Los Angeles Association
38, allée d’Orleans, 33000 Bordeaux
Tel: 05 56 51 37 61
The Association Bordeaux-Los Angeles has as its objective to establish and develop cultural and commercial relations between Aquitaine and California, and in particular between the sister cities Bordeaux and Los Angeles.
Bordeaux Women’s Club
12, rue des Perdrix, 33600 Pessac
Tel: 05 56 36 06 50
The Bordeaux Women’s Club (BWC) was created at the end of World War II by American military wives living in France. In 1984, the BWC became an official non-profit association, and today is a very diverse American-led group. Geared to the international English-speaking community of Bordeaux, the identifying aspect of the BWC membership is its composition of similarly situated women who have experienced direct cross-cultural transition. By being able to provide a natural atmosphere of open receptivity, the BWC’s mission statement is to help ease the challenges and difficulties associated with new, or renewed, cultural transitions while integrating into French – and Bordeaux – life and culture. Striving to fill the void for those with no other recourse, it is through a wide variety of shared social and cultural activities, that the BWC is an active connection point for the culturally mobile. The BWC is a very dynamic, rapidly expanding group. Alongside the very popular Monthly Luncheon, there is a wide range of numerous activities throughout the season and an informative Monthly Newsletter.
Centre d’etudes de l’Universite de Californie
Tel: 05 57 12 44 88
Fax: 05 57 12 45 30
Université de Bordeaux, 3, Michel de Montaigne, Bat E, 33607 Pessac cedex.
Director Professor William Chandler
Le Club Franco-Américain de Bordeaux
Tel: +33(0) 5 56 48 18 77
38, allées d’Orléans
President: Mr. Alex Rychlewski
France Etats-Unis Cote Basque
96, avenue des Dunes, 64600 Anglet
Tel: 06 70 43 23 77
President: Danie Canton / E-mail: email@example.com
France Etats-Unis Gironde
Tel: 05 56 48 55 44
Automobile Club du Sud-Ouest
8, place des Quinconces, 33000 Bordeaux
Fax: 05 56 52 29 14
President: Mathieu-Bernard Le Royer, eail: firstname.lastname@example.org
France Etats-Unis La Rochelle
8, rue Georges Morvan, 17000 La Rochelle
Tel: 05 46 45 47 61
President: Philippe Luquet , email: email@example.com
France Etats-Unis Limousin
5, rue Raspail, 87100 Limoges
Tel/Fax: 05 55 32 05 42
President: Isabelle Feyssat, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lafayette Club Arcachon
Tel: 06 81 44 54 83
Maison des Associations
51 cours Tartas 33120 Arcachon
President Colette Sexauer / E-mail: email@example.com
Landes−Pays Basque International Women’s Club
Tel: 05 59 45 60 25
Tel: 06 12 49 65 32
Presidente: Mrs. Pamela Bas / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel/Fax: 05 59 27 54 50
Espace Wilbur & Orville Wright, Palais Beaumont, 64000 Pau
President: Carroll d’Arcimoles / E-mail: email@example.com
France North Chapter−Lille
World Trade Center, 299, boulevard de Leeds, 59777 Lille
Tel: 06 16 78 35 63
American Club of Lille
Tel: 03 62 57 61 93
La Maison des Associations, 72-74, rue Royale, 59000 Lille
Contact: Dawne Whatley, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Club of Lille (ACL) is an English-speaking non profit association created in 1991 under the French law of 1901. ACL members include Americans and people fond of American culture. They share their common cultural background by gathering for US national holidays, cultural events, and in small groups around similar centers of interest. Through an active online exchange, ACL members also help American newcomers in the difficult transitioning of adjusting to a foreign culture.
Association Franco-Americaine De L’Aisne
9, route d’Anizy, 02000 Chaillevois
Tel: 03 23 21 65 79
17, Rue Vaucelette, 59400 Cambrai
Fax: 03 27 81 49 15
Tel: 03 22 82 23 61
Fax: 03 22 82 24 61
Amiens School of Management, 18, place Saint-Michel, 80038 Amiens cedex 1
Franco-American Club of Lambersart
Tel: 03 20 92 41 96
59, rue Henri de Moraes, 59130 Lambersart
1, Rue d’en Bas, 02420 Villeret
“Les Parrains De La Memoire”
Tel: 03 23 67 77 64
France Remembrance Association
20, rue Gabriel Fauré, 02100 Saint Quentin
Mc Cormick Foundation
European Branch, 99, Rue Aristide Briand, 62100 Calais
Tel: 06 12 98 33 47
Fax: 03 21 34 60 40
Musée National de la Coopération Franco-américaine
Tel: 03 23 39 60 16
Château de Blérancourt
Fax: 03 23 39 62 85
American Club of Lyon
Tel: 06 67 43 20 81
B.P. 2060, 69226 Lyon cedex 02
Formally created in 1987, the American Club of Lyon is a non-profit organization. The Club is open to American citizens, their spouses and children. Other nationalities that have lived in the U.S for a period of 2 years or work for an American company may apply for membership. Fluency in English is a requirement for membership. The purpose of the Club is to draw American expatriates together to share a common cultural background and to provide a network of assistance for newcomers in France.
Cercle d’étude et d’amitié France USA
109, Rue Bernard Maitre, 63110 Beaumont
Contact Bernard Caillot: E-mail: Bcaillot@aol.com
The rationale of the Cercle d’Etude et d’Amitié France USA is to help promote both friendship and understanding between the French and American peoples, as well as to review and publicize research on history, literature, science and the environment, in order to define and/or clarify the views of these two countries.
11, rue des Jonquilles, 03200 Vichy
France-Ameriques Rhone Alpes
69379 Lyon cedex 08
Tel: 04 78 46 27 77 37, rue St-Romain
Président Jules Traeger; Secrétaire Général Gilberte Martin Merck-Santé
France Etats-Unis Grenoble
France Etats-Unis is an apolitical, private and independent French association: it was established in 1945 under the patronage of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of the US Embassy in France. The objectives of the association are to contribute in making the two people better acquainted and to improve their mutual understanding, more particularly between French and American citizens living in the area of Grenoble.
France-Louisiane (Bourgogne, Haute-Loire/Cantal, and Isère/Rhône)
France-USA Drome Ardeche
Tel/Fax: 04 75 59 30 02
Rue Jean Malosse, 26120 Montmeyran
Contact: Laurence Espic
France-USA has many members, individuals as well as families, who sincerely enjoy maintaining contact with Americans, either because they have lived or studied or worked in the United States or because they simply appreciate the rich diversity and openness of American people. We organize special events from time to time, such as the recent dinner in honor of the New York City firemen who visited Lyon in March 2002 and the election night discussions and debates of November 2000. We also organize regular activities, such as French-American dinners in local restaurants and we keep you informed about cultural events, and we organize monthly French-English conversation groups. Every year we plan our annual Thanksgiving dinner in November and a Super Bowl party in January.
B.P. 151 R4, 67004 Strasbourg Cedex
Association Alsace – Etats-Unis – Section Haut-Rhin
c/o M.J.C. – 17, rue Schlumberger – 68000 Colmar
The English Speaking Community (ESC)
22 rue des Carolingiens, 67200 Strasbourg
Americans in Alsace
Americans in Alsace – B.P. 60169, 67004 Strasbourg Cedex
Association France-Etats-Unis− Lorraine
c/o Hôtel de Ville, Place d’Armes, 57000 Metz
Association France-Etats-Unis, Lorraine
c/o NOVOTEL, 57500 Saint-Avold
Association Franche-Comte – Virginie
Tel/Fax: 03 81 81 29 66 16
rue Ernest Renan, 25000 Besancson
Coordinator: Louisa Dixo, e-mail: Ldixon1@compuserve.com
Association des Amis de la Bibliothèque Americaine de Nancy (A.B.A.N.)
34, cours Léopold, 54000 Nancy
Tel: 03 88 17 67 58
Tel: 03 87 80 51 15
10, rue de la Liberté
Jacqueline Nieser, President. E-mail: email@example.com
This Association has its seat at the City Hall of METZ and was founded in 1981. It is a non-profit volunteer organization the aim of which is to maintain and develop ties between people from the Lorraine Region and other Associations with American people, companies or any one interested. It is organizing cultural events, commemorating the Memorial Day, the Liberation of Metz -the city in which Gilbert de La Fayette decided to free America and other places, and it has a weekly English conversation circle.