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PATCHWORK GROUP (posted 3 July 2020)

The Patchwork group has already started again meeting in members’ gardens on Thursdays from 10.30 until 15.00. You don’t need to come the whole day. See Regular Activities Patchwork and Quilting for full details.

VALBONNE COFEE GROUP (posted 3 July2020)

The Valbonne Coffee Group has been meeting in members’ gardens but from next Wednesday 8 July they will be back to their usual meeting place from 11.00 – 12.00 at “Le Fournil de Baptiste” Boulangerie, above Salle des Fêtes.  See Regular Activities – Valbonne Coffee Group

HAPPY HOUR IN JUAN LES PINS (posted 2 July 2020)

Happy Hour in Juan Les Pins Wednesday 8 July 17.00-19.00 see Events and Outings for full details.

MANDELIEU COFFEE GROUP (posted 2 July 2020)

The Mandelieu Coffee Group will be meeting on Tuesday 7 July.   See Regular Activities – Mandelieu Coffee Group for full details.

CANNES COFFEE GROUP (posted 2 July 2020)

The Cannes Coffee Group will start meeting again on  Mondays from 6 July  at the Cercle Bar in the garden of the Grand Hotel in Cannes.  See Regular Activities – Cannes Coffee Group for full details

The Chateauneuf Coffee Morning will start meeting again at The Castle pub on Monday 6th July. If you wish to bring your own “Keep-cup” for coffee, feel free to do so -(Gillian says –  I am sure our friendly barman Geoff will co-operate) see Regular Activities –  Chateauneuf Coffee Group for full details.
MOUGINS COFFEE GROUP (posted 1 July 2020)
New Coffee Group will meet on the first Tuesday of the Month starting on 7 July on the Le Cannet/Mougins borders  contact for details.
ANTIBES COFFEE GROUP (posted 1 July 2020)
Antibes/Juan Les Pins Coffee Group starts again on 6 July at 10 a.m. at the new venue –  l’Ultimo Brasserie in Juan Les Pins from 10-11.30 See Regular Activities  -Antibes Coffee Group for full details.
POT LUCK LUNCHES (posted 10 June 2020)
Please check events calendar for pot luck garden lunches (see events calendar) the first will be at Anne Kennedy’s house on Thursday 25 June.  In view of the current  restrictions only 10 people can attend at a time.
NEW PRESIDENT and members of the Board (posted 10 June 2020)
The AGM took place on 29 May.  Anne Kennedy was elected President and Nadia Graves and Jackie Pressman-Gintell joined the Board.
The retiring members were Janet Grant (President)  Elisabeth Stadelmann (Membership Secretary) Mary Temple (Secretary) and Cynthia Adams (Director).  There are still vacancies for Membership Secretary, Secretary and a Director.
See Members Only area for reports to the AGM  and  details of Board Members


You can find the latest advice from the French Government on the Coronavirus, on

If you would like to see the information in English just click on EN in the right hand corner of the first page.

FOR OPERA LOVERS (posted 25 March 2020)

Free transmissions from the Metropolitan Opera visit

Also visit  and choose performances for operas  performed by  national opera companies

MUSEUMS (posted 25 March 2020)

As Museums all over the world are closed you can take a  ‘virtual tour’ of many of them.  Just search on line for  virtual museum tours and then choose where you would like to visit.


The charity Cancer Support France, which provides support to English-speakers touched by cancer, is expanding its brief to give help more widely during the Covid-19 crisis.Any English-speaker who is elderly, vulnerable, isolated or has health problems can make contact for emotional and practical support.
Contact: CSF National Helpline on 0800 240 200 or email