Community Groups & Links



American Library in Paris (www.americanlibraryinparis.org)
The American Library in Paris is a private, non-profit, general and research lending library. Its collection includes: fiction, non-fiction, reference, 250 periodicals, bibliographical databases, audio-visual materials (videos, DVDs, CDs, tapes), and a children's library. Among the services offered to members: children's activities, Internet access (cabled and wireless)... Come and visit us! 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris

The American Women’s Group in Paris (www.awginparis.org)
AWG Paris offers exciting educational, cultural and social programs to English speaking women. From our Book Clubs 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, cultural courses and fun outings galore.

Association of American Wives of Europeans (www.aaweparis.org)
AAWE was founded in 1961 to protect the citizenship rights of Americans married to Europeans and the children of these bicultural and bilingual families. AAWE promotes American culture in this context and assists in resolving needs specific to its permanent resident membership. AAWE strives to strengthen understanding among peoples of America, France and Europe on both a personal and cultural level.

The British and Commonwealth Women's Association (www.bcwa.org)
BCWA, your home from home, with coffee, lunches, a free library, a warm welcome and a huge range of activities including Pilates and cartonnage.

Council for the English Speaking Community (cesc.online.fr)
CESC, the Council for the English Speaking Community in Paris, is an informal organization for the exchange of news and information between more than eighty English-speaking service groups and associations in the Paris region.


FOCUS (http://focus_info.org/)

Located in London, FOCUS is a non-profit organisation offering services and resources to the international community.  WICE Members can obtain a discounted membership at £200 rather than the usual £250.

Ile-de-France Hikes (http://idfwalks.blogspot.com/)
Ile de France Walks does Wednesday hikes in the Paris region. About half of us are English-speaking French. The rest are other English-speaking people from a wide variety of nationalities. If you'd like to hear about what we're doing, just subscribe to our blog. Walks are free, but do let us know at idfwalkfriends@gmail.com if you plan to come.

MESSAGE (www.messageparis.org)
MESSAGE is a network of over 1000 English-speaking families of all nationalities who live in and around Paris, offering contacts, activities, information and support to pregnant women and families with children. Fathers may also join. MESSAGE is non-profit organisation, entirely run by volunteers who are all parents of young children. For more information, call 01 58 60 00 53, or email info@messageparis.org

SOS Help (www.soshelpline.org)
Feel like talking?  SOS Help, an English speaking listening line in France, is open from 3 pm to 11 pm daily.  Call us up to talk about anything on your mind – from loneliness to stress to concerns about integrating into a new culture.  We are here to listen! Call us at 01 46 21 46 46 or visit us online at www.soshelpline.org for more information.

The Women's International Club of Paris (pariswic.org)
Le WIC de Paris has a membership of over 200 members consisting of 40 different nationalities. It enables like-minded women living in and around Paris to share their cultures and is open to all women who have lived in an international environment. The language of the club is English. There is a monthly meeting 10 months of the year (excluding July and August) with a guest speaker followed by lunch. It offers a wide range of activities and events, put on by its members, which includes a monthly coffee held in members' homes.

Alcoholics Anonymous (www.aaparis.org)

Are you concerned about your drinking? Call our helpline: 01 46 34 59 65.  There are over 35 English-speaking meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous in Paris each week.


Local Information, Accommodation &Transportation

20 Minutes (www.20minutes.fr) If you've seen the free daily paper handed out on the metro, here's their website (in French) with the 20 minutes headlines for the day!

Council for the English Speaking Community (cesc.online.fr) CESC, the Council for the English Speaking Community in Paris, is an informal organization for the exchange of news and information between more than eighty English-speaking service groups and associations in the Paris region.

Expatica.com (www.expatica.com) Local news for English-speaking expatriates living in, working in or moving to the Netherlands, Holland, Germany, France, Belgium or Spain.

Guide2paris (www.guide2paris.com) Designed specifically for English speakers visiting or living in Paris or the region of Ile-de-France, Guide2paris has property and accommodation listings, a Paris guide, news, events, classifieds and more.

Mairie de Paris (www.paris.fr) English version of the site: www.v1.paris.fr/en Find out what's going on in Paris, discover how the city goverment works, tourism information, studying in Paris and more.

Paris Sharing (www.paris-sharing.com) Vacation accommodations recommended by TripAdvisor for families and people looking for a unique local experience. Paris Sharing is the new scene for vacation rentals, home exchange, and B&Bs. Whether you are looking for a first-class or an economy stay, we want to offer you a unique Paris experience that you will remember fondly, and at the same time make your booking as simple and carefree as a hotel. Become a host, become a guest, share the experience.

RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens - www.ratp.fr) Door-to-door and real-time traveller information in Ile de France: The RATP currently offerseasy multi-modal door-to-door journey planning for their tram, metro, bus, and commuter routes available in English at http://www.ratp.info/informer/anglais/index.php

SNCF - Train transport and onlie ticket sales in French (www.sncf.com) La Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer (SNCF) offers train transport solutions for travelers and companies. Here you will find links for booking train tickets within France: www.voyages-sncf.com and the Ile de France on Transilien (link Transilien to - www.transilien.com/FR)

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