Anglophone Group
of Languedoc Roussillon
About Us

A Word from the President

Nancy McGeeAnglophones Connecting in the   South of France

Who We Are
From its humble beginnings in February 2011 as a two-member association with a weekly coffee morning, Anglophone Group Languedoc  Roussillon (AGLR) now boasts more than 130 members and a range of activities as diverse as hikes, cooking classes, monthly luncheons, cultural outings... .. AGLR has received a warm welcome from the Anglophone community as well as excellent support from local authorities and institutionals.

 What Is the AGLR ?

A nonprofit social networking association with a diverse membership currently  including  16 nationalities  offering  a varied range of activities mainly in the Sète area.


 What Are the AGLR’s Goals ?

     Help English speaking newcomers adapt to life in the area

       Help English speaking residents preserve and share Anglophone traditions, language and culture

    Promote a continuing exchange of friendship and understanding with the  French community


Fundraising and Philanthropy

A dedicated team of volunteers coordinates AGLR activities,  and benefits are donated to local charities. Members also volunteer to assist in local events.


AGLR Activities

Designed with adults (men and women) in mind, , AGLR offers film discussions, hikes,  coffee mornings,  wine tastings, cooking fun, museum tours,  golf, bridge, French conversation, monthly luncheons, excursions. .We also organize celebrations for St Pats, Thanksgiving, Halloween, 4th of July and Christmas.  Details available on the monthly calendar on our website and updates on our facebook page.


Membership and Benefits

Annual fees are as follows:  Families 38€ for a full year and 19€ for a half year or part time residents.  Singles: 30€ for a full year and 15€ half year or part time residents. A one time 10€ initiation fee is charged upon joining. If you are not sure about which fee applies, please contact us using

Members  have access to the monthly calendar of activities, an email forum, facebook and other useful tips in the website’s "members only” section .  


Nancy McGee




Our monthly fun filled calendar of events and activities.
Coffee mornings, book discussions, bridge, forums, rambles, etc are all on our"Activities" page



Past events

Journée des Associations

A biennial event organised by the town of Sète. The Journee des Associations is a great way for our association to be recognised amongst the local community and provides awareness and opportunities to locals who are not familiar with AGLR. AGLR's booth in Place Aristide Briand two years ago drew keen interest from the population and provided our group with an opportunity to further integrate with the local community. This year our booth generated a lot of attention with our fabulous decorations, Flag Quiz competition, and English lesson opportunities. As a result, new members joined our group. We even had a visit from the Mayor himself.


Celtic Concert Private Soiree

The AGLR supports Celtic Band "Clann Na Mara” who come to Sète twice a year to perform. This year our member Christina organised a wonderful event in which AGLR members were treated to a private show.  The English & Irish musicians performed a series of Irish/Jazz style pieces over several hours. It was definitely a night to remember!

Cooking Fun

Thanks to our talented "chef Bénédicte, AGLR members are given the opportunity to learn how to prepare and cook a variety of French inspired dishes.  Roughly once a month, members get together to cook, mingle and enjoy eating a wonderful meal. Dishes vary from seafood to soups, entrees, mains and desserts. Members learn a variety of cooking techniques and preparation skills. Recently we learnt how to BBQ fish on vine twigs.



The AGLR Halloween party was a spooky soiree. Host Christina transformed her home into a haunted expanse of cobwebs, pumpkins, candles and eerie objects. Guest came dressed as ghosts, witches and other fictional characters to enjoy a fantastically frightening evening and celebrate this traditional American holiday.

Monthly Luncheon

Françoise Wiktor organized two lunches recently, one in September at "Table de Jean” on the Corniche in Sète and in November at "Poisson Rouge” right on the beach at Frontignan Plage. Françoise even organized fantastic summer-like weather!


Launch of Happy Hour & Bridge

Happy hour and Bridge are back! Happy hours are held at Hotel de Paris in Sète from 6.30pm every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.  Join us for drinks, conversation and a lot of fun. Bridge for Beginners is now up and running. Information can be found on the AGLR website in the "Member’s  Section” using your regular login and password.

Upcoming events

Christmas Dinner

The annual AGLR Christmas dinner is to be held on Saturday December 12 at the Grand Hotel in Sète. Just 38 euro for a three course meal inclusive of wine, tea/coffee and apero. Please refer to the AGLR e-mail forum to view the invitation and e-mail member Bill  Wohlrab  with your RSVP.


Yearly Charity Donation

Each year, AGLR supports a charity by giving a small monetary donation. This year we will be donating to Accueil Migrants Sète/Cimade, an organisation that defends the dignity and rights of refugees and migrants, whatever their origins, political opinions or beliefs. What better time to donate than the season of giving.

Escale a Sète

Next Year’s "Escale à Sète” (Tall Ships Festival) will he held 22-28 March. Complete with more than 129 ships of different nations, it promises to be one of the grandest maritime festival to date. AGLR members have volunteered to help in the past and have found it to be a truly worthwhile experience and a great way to integrate with the local community.  AGLR will be meeting with the organizers to discuss how we can help.

Shakespear’s 400th

2016 is the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespear’s death. AGLR is planning ways to mark the occasion next April. Stay tuned for the next act! 

Check out our Facebook page for photos of activities and events

Pour les Francais qui veulent améliorer leur anglais ou pour un soutien scolaire, consulter notre page "Apprenez l'Anglais" pour les formules enfants, étudiants, adultes et professionnels 


The AGLR is a non profit association registered under the 1st July 1901 law, with the Montpellier prefecture and is run solely by volunteers.


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