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. 

Members will 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




Lunch on the beach!  Tropical sunshine and a gloriously blue Mediterranean made lunch especially appetising at Sète’s La Ola beach restaurant in June. Many thanks to Françoise Wiktor for organising yet another successful outing, which provided a great opportunity for a dozen or so members to become acquainted. La Ola is a popular beach restaurant with residents and tourists alike, serving local specialities.


Irish Night - March madness was postponed until June this year but proved well worth the wait! With a 'nod' to St Patrick Mary Hanrahan hosted Sète’s sizeable Irish population and others for an evening of Irish music, poetry, food and drink (and quite a bit of blarney). By way of entertainment Fionuala Watkins, Frank Cunnane, Mary Hanrahan, and Jane and Barry Nyhan recited poetry and sang. As for the luck of the Irish, the winner of Frank's quiz went home with a bottle of Bailey's.


Cooking Fun - Bénédicte's popular classes in French cuisine were back on the menu in June. Members sharpened their knives and helped Bénédicte prepare cool summer salads with a hint of Morocco and an out-of-this world pizza with secret ingredients. Thanks Bénédicte; also Hélène and Alain Girardet for hosting this activity. 


French Drinks and coffee mornings will continue throughout the summer; bridge and hikes are on hiatus until September.




North American Independence Day party, 11 July, hosted by Ole Pedersen. There will be an open border policy as the maple leaf and star-spangled banner unite to the sounds of traditional music, unmistakeable aromas of all-American BBQ, a dual-nationality quiz and more!


Red hot!! - member Roger Bolt's fabulous group, Bad Girls Groove are official participants of Sète's St Louis festival agenda (in addition to that of Bar St Clair). So get ready to groove with Rogers's Fab Five (or 6 or 7) in August. Stay tuned for far more details.


Beach picnic 12 September. Members are invited to bring a picnic, play volleyball, dance to Hawaiian music or simply relax in the sea and sun.


Journée des Associations - a biennual event organised by the town of Sète on 20 September. AGLR's booth two years ago was a hot attraction, largely due to our 'Parlez Anglais' programme. We hope to repeat the performance this year.

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 

- par skype ou à domicile

- en privé ou en petits groupes


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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