Expatica’s handy guide to services available in English in France, featuring everything from therapy to theatre.
GENERAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Expatriate general information website
An online message center for expats worldwide.
Practical information in English from the Paris convention and visitors bureau.
Council for the English Speaking Community
An informal organization dedicated to the exchange of news and information between more than eighty English-speaking service groups and associations in the Paris region.
Association Perigord Linguistique et Culturel
A non-profit organization based in Perigueux, Dordogne – provides free help with any French administration problems, social and cultural events, as well as integration seminars.
A non-profit multinational association offering cultural as well as educational programs in English.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT AND COUNSELLING
The Counseling Center
Individual, family, and couples therapy in English is offered by appointment Monday through Friday.
23, avenue George V, 75008 Paris
Tel: 01 47 23 61 13
International Counseling Services (ICS)
Psychological services in Paris with a highly qualified bilingual staff.
65, quai d’Orsay, 75007 Paris
Tel: 01 45 50 26 49
Paris Therapy Services
Listing of some 25 English-speaking psychotherapists and counselors in the Paris area.
Confidential Help Line in English
Tel: 01 46 21 46 46 (15.00 to 22.00)
DANCE, DRAMA AND SPORTS CLUBS
Cricket Club de Noé-Gascogne
Situated in the heart of the Gers, the club welcomes new members of whatever ability and plays in a friendly atmosphere in front of the château at Isle de Noé.
European Professional Women’s Network – Paris
A cross-industry association for international women. The volunteer-run organization promotes the professional progress of women through networks and training.
Message Mother Support Group
An English-speaking support and contact group for parents and parents-to-be living in and around Paris.
Women’s International Club (Le WIC de Paris)
Founded to enable women of different nationalities living in and around Paris to share their cultures in a friendly environment.
Junior Service League of Paris
Welcomes women wishing to contribute as a trained volunteer in the areas of health and child welfare.
34, avenue de New York, 75016 Paris
Tel: 01 47 20 00 03
Association Intégration Kreizh Breizh
An organization to help newcomers settle in the Côtes d’Armor area. While it’s not uniquely targeted towards Brits, the group focuses on English-French cultural and language exchange and recently published a bilingual booklet,’Useful information for newcomers to the Côtes D’Armor’.
A regional networking website for Burgundy.
An informal network of Europe-friendly men and women established for the purpose of exchanging ideas, tips, and professional contacts.
An organization established for the purpose of connecting international professionals and individuals with an interest in diverse cultures.
Cultural exchanges and pen-pal services
45 rue Kleber, B.P. 42, 10002, Troyes Cedex
Tel: 01 42 24 40 07 (Paris)
French-American Foundation – France
A non-profit organization, founded in 1976, to reinforce the bonds between the two countries at all levels by providing a forum for debate, encounters and study trips.
Institut France Amériques
Non-profit organization founded in 1909 to foster better relations between France and the nations of the Americas.
A social and business networking group in English offeringinformation on where to go and how to go about getting settled in Nantes.
An internationally minded club for expatriates living in Paris to meet locals of all national backgrounds.
A social networking community for English speakers of all nationalities who have come to France to visit or to relocate. With specific sites for Paris and the Aix-Marseille areas.
A regional networking website for the French Riviera.
Open House Grenoble
A website dedicated to ‘Life and Holidays on the Côte d’Azur’; includes information in English and French about family-friendly restaurants, shopping, activities and events. Also includes an online boutique of movies and books for kids in English.
A monthly expatriate newspaper published in the Dordogne; includes several regional supplements.
A monthly expatriate newspaper published in the south of France.
Living France Magazine
The worlds largest online newspaper directory.