of Languedoc Roussillon
A Word from the President
Anglophones Connecting in the South of France
Who We Are
A nonprofit social networking association with a diverse membership ( USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Northern Europe and France) offering a varied range of activities across the region.
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.
Designed with adults, teens and toddlers in mind, AGLR offers book and film discussions, hikes, children’s playgroups, coffee mornings, whisky and wine tastings, golf, bridge, French conversation, potluck lunches, excursions.We offer more activities across the region than any mixed Anglophone group. Details available on the monthly calendar on our website and updates on our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/anglogroup?fref=ts
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.
Members will have access to the monthly calendar of activities, an email forum, an online newsletter, and other useful tips in the website’s "members only” section .
Our monthly fun filled calendar of events and activities.
Coffee mornings, book discussions, bridge, forums, rambles, etc are all on our"Activities" page
Lunch at Coté Mas on 6 June was a huge success and exactly how one imagines life in the south of France: champagne aperitif, leisurely four-course meal with exactly the right wines and, of course, views of sun-drenched vineyards. Around 20 members and two dogs turned up for this sold-out event.
Jean-Claude Mas' menu included his trademark regional delicacies: mouth-watering tartare de thon, succulent canard, cheeses and dessert. And some unexpected entertainment was included in the price of the ticket: a traditional aria from a professional mezzo soprano, and a not-so-traditional version of God Save the Queen sung by Laurence Potier in French!
Once again, many thanks to Emma and Kevin of The Herault & Aude Times for organising and hosting this outing. Rumour has it that there may be another one in the not-too-distant future.
Life's a Beach!
Stephanie Cargill launched the summer season of French Drinks at the ACD restaurant on the beach at Sète. There was plenty of conversation - en française bien sur - to the backdrop of a gloriously blue sea, silver sands and a flamboyantly setting sun. Plusieurs membres Français étaient présents pour nous aider. Merci!
No less popular was Ole Pedersen's Sète beach hike, approximately 15k roundtrip, from Villeroy to La Voile Rouge and back. Members enjoyed a picnic and swimming in wonderfully warm water. Ole continues to think up interesting and varied hikes for all levels. He'll be back with more in September.
And All That Jazz...
Christina Rabaste's art workshop provides a stunning location for many events - from traditional Anglophone celebrations to musical evenings and vernissages. The latest, on 13 June, was a private concert of Jazz Manouche along with a buffet dinner of excellent paella.
Just Let Me Hear Some of That Rock 'n Roll Music... You will! At our annual 4th of July BBQ and bands to be hosted at Christina’s home. Sète will be seriously rocking when AGLR member and guitarist of Bad Girls Groove returns to play a few gigs in August with his talented singers and musicians. You'll be the first to know as soon as dates are confirmed!
Working With the Local Community
AGLR has been supporting Foyer Jean Piaget, an occupational centre for the mildly mentally handicapped, since 2012 and on 13 June the directors invited members to a special soirée, the theme of which was the sea. Included was a welcome aperitif, tour of the workshops and a play performed by residents. Last year our 250€ donation went toward the purchase of a small fishing boat. AGLR members will be invited to the launch in September.
Sète's annual documentary photography festival Images Singulières was its usual success. AGLR members had been working behind the scenes and helping with translations for the international audience. Concurrent with Images Singulières, Christina Rabaste hosted a vernissage of several photographers' work in her workshop.
On the Agenda
Details will follow of our annual beach picnic. Many regular events including Bridge, French Drinks, Cocktail Happy Hour, Film Discussions and Coffee mornings will continue through the summer. Cooking Fun with Bénédicte and Hiking will resume in September
Editorials courtesy of Patricia Ford
Event details available for members only in the "Member's section - Login" using the password sent by email.
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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