Activities of the Franco-Brits
The Association Franco-Britannique proposes and carries out various events and activities. Events are organised on a case by case basis, whereas activites take place regularly.
All activities and events are organized by the Committee, are led by volunteer members and are free of charge. Cinema tickets, meals, entrance tickets to museums, exhibitions, monuments, or material used in workshops will of course be paid.
Non-members are welcome at a small premium.
All members are encouraged to make suggestions for future activities and events.
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They are held at "La Maison du Citoyen", 35 Rue du Collège, in Carpentras, every Tuesday afternoon (except school holidays), where we discuss topics in French and English, to give the members a chance to exercise their language skills whilst assisting one another. We read together in English and French, short stories and news items, and have open discussions. Occasionally, we watch video clips in English or in French.
Visits to museums, monuments and exhibitions
We organize visits to museums in the region as in Isle sur la Sorgue, Aix en Provence , Carpentras, Arles etc. The visits end with exchanges in a friendly environment such as a café or local restaurant.
Visits to the cinema
We occasionally go to the Rivoli cinema in Carpentras to see films in VO with the possibility to discuss the film in the cinema's café.
Annual Book Exchange
Our annual book exchange takes place in the beginning of the year and provides an opportunity to meet each other around plenty of books, "gâteau des rois" and cider. And we can listen to an interesting speech by an invited speaker.
Let's have music: Singing, dancing, playing together !
With music, we share happiness, sing and dance together, while enjoying some refreshments. Our "Fête de Musique" takes place in summer, a Karaoke event takes place in spring and around Christmas, we sing together international Christmas Carols.
Creative craft workshops such as jewellery making, floral composition and others take place regularly. The cooking workshop is one of the favorites. For those who love movement, we organise Qi gong and Scottish dancing workshops.
Outings and walks
Nature lovers meet to walk in beautiful places in the region, with a picnic to regain forces. Some of the places we have visited are "Les Demoiselles Coiffées" near Bédoin, the "Vallons Pernois et de Velleron" around the picturesque Canal de Carpentras, "Le Plateau de Gargamiane ", "The Rocher de Rocalinaud", "Sentier viticole and panoramique" in Rasteau and more. Guided visits have been organised to interesting towns as to Séguret or Pernes les Fontaines.
End of term celebration
Each year the Association celebrates the end of the term, usually by the end of July, meeting in different places. Unforgettable is one gathering in a vineyard close to Beaumes-de-Venise, situated in an exceptional setting with a breathtaking view.
Each year, in the middle of December, we meet together in a local restaurant to celebrate Christmas and the coming New Year. At a delicious meal and good wine we sing Christmas carols and enjoy a good mutual spirit.