What’s On: Events for English speakers in France in October

Here's our list of events geared towards English speakers taking place across France during October. If you have any that you'd like us to add -- whether it's language exchanges, social get-togethers or talks about the impact of Brexit -- please let us know. ([email protected])

What's On: Events for English speakers in France in October
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Where: Shakespeare &Co, 37 Rue de la Bucherie, 75005
When: October 6th and October 13th12pm – 6pm
Where: Club de l'Etoile, 14 Rue Troyon, 75017
When: October 7th, 6 pm – 9pm 
On Sunday, October 7th, Lost in Frenchlation brings you a new dramedy about the reunion of a long-separated family. Come witness the latest work of French star Vanessa Paradis, and spot the sites of Paris on the big screen.

Where: Essaïon Théâtre, 6 Rue Pierre au Lard, 75004
When: October 9th 
A new one-woman musical show starring Sarah Tullamore. In this funny and moving account of her globetrotting life so far, Sarah is knocking back the Bordeaux, packing her bags and singing brand new songs all about it.
Where:  British council of Paris, 9 rue de Constantine, 75007
When: October 12th, 7pm
Where: Festival d’Automne, Theatre de la Ville, Espace Cardin, Paris
When: October 11th – 20th
Table Top Shakespeare. Photo by Hugo Glendinning

Where: Massabielle Retreat Center 1 Rue Auguste Rey, 95390 Saint Prix
When: October 12th – 14th, all Weekend 
The retreat will cost €125 for adults and €250 for a family (2 adults and up to 2 children). The price includes all meals, 2 nights’ accommodation, sheets, and shuttle from the St. Prix station. Scholarships are available.
Where: Luminor Hôtel de Ville, 20 rue du Temple, 75004
When: October 14th, 6 pm
'Nos Batailles’ is a heartfelt tour de force which featured at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival during Critic's Week. This screening will be Lost in Frenchlation's 100th screening on the same day as European Art Cinema Day so the celebrations will include free beers and other great giveaways. 
InterNations Lille October Event (Must be registered as a member)
Where: Quai Des Bananes cocktail bar on Rue Royale
When: October 13th, 8 pm – 11pm
Drinks in bar with other expats in Lille for those who are interested.
Where: 7 rue des Ducs, Cronenbourg
When: October 5th
The ESC is a group that puts on social events and links up English speakers in Strasbourg. They meet on a monthly basis for coffee mornings either in the Cronenbourg garden or somewhere inside on rainy days. Contact: Nigel Permaul at [email protected] or Frederick William-Smith at [email protected] for further information. 
InterNations Toulouse Wig Night Event (€10 for non-members)
Where: Hotel Grand Balcon, 8-10, rue Romiguières
When: October 19th, 7.30 pm – 11.30 pm
“Start getting into the costume mood since Halloween is close.”

Southern France
InterNations Oktoberfest Party, Nice (€16 for non-members)
Where: Le Bateleur, 12 Cours Saleya, 06300
When: October 17th, 7 pm – 11.30 pm
It’s time to jump into your Lederhosen, grab your bier and yodel your way over to our haus for an epic Oktoberfest celebration. Please feel free to dress up as German as you can and let yourself be creative.
Where: TBC
When: October 18th, time TBC
On the third Thursday of each month the Bordeaux British Community organises an evening visit to the cinema to see a film in Version Original (English with French subtitles) followed by a trip to a bar for a chat (sometimes about the film!).
Where: Closer to the date of the event, the embassy will email the location of the meeting to all attendees.
When: October 19th, 12.30 – 2.30 pm
The British Embassy in Paris will be holding an event in Bordeaux on 19 October for British nationals in the area to update on Brexit negotiations with regards to citizens' rights and to answer questions.
Where: KART System Indoor Bowling, rue du Grand Barail, 33300 Bordeaux
When: October 24th, 6 pm
A bowling night specially organized during the week for working members and families of the Bordeaux British Community. Cost will be 7€ per game including shoe hire at Bordeaux Lac.
Where: Circuit Paul Armagnac , Rue de Caupenne, Nogaro, 32110
When:  6th October 9am – 7th October 6pm
Join expats in the Nogarro region celebrate the best of vintage vehicles and motor sports.
Where: Nogaro, 32110
When: October 13th, 9am-6pm

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What’s On: Events for English speakers in France in November

Here's our list of events geared towards English speakers taking place across France during October. If you have any that you'd like us to add -- whether it's language exchanges, social meet-ups or talks about the impact of Brexit - please let us know.([email protected])

What's On: Events for English speakers in France in November
Photo: Deposit Photos


Paris Lift-Off Film Festival

Where: Lucernaire, 53 Rue Notre Dame des Champs, 75006 Paris, France

Date and time: Monday 29th October – Sunday 4th November 

Event by: Paris Lift-Off

This festival celebrates indie films from all over the world, and provides great opportunities to network with the expat film community for those keen to volunteer. After film screenings the audience are invited to get involved in the creative process by writing down their feedback, which is the sent to the director. 

Movie Night and Drinks – French film ‘Le Grand Bain’ with English subtitles

Where: Cinéma Studio 28, 10 Rue Tholozé, 75018, Paris

Date and time: Friday 2nd, drinks from 8pm, screening at 9pm   

Event by: Lost in Frenchlation

Enjoy a drink and some snacks before watching French comedy with English subtitles in the oldest cinema in Paris. Le Grand Bain is an unlikely comedy adventure featuring some of France’s most well known actors in their speedos. Tickets are available on the door. 

Wine Night  – French film ‘Wine Calling’ with English subtitles

Where: Club de l’Étoile, 14 Rue Troyon, 75017 Paris

Date and time: Sunday 4th, wine tasting from 7pm, screening at 8pm   

Event by: Lost in Frenchlation

Immerse yourself in the world of bio-dynamic wine production with this documentary, which charts a year on an organic vineyard in the South of France. With wine tasting beforehand and an introduction from the producer of the film Nicholas Manuel. Tickets include wine tasting and are available on the door or online.

British Embassy Outreach meetings

Where: All over France

The British embassy has announced more outreach meetings to give Brits living in France a chance to get up to date with Brexit negotiations and pitch their concerns to representatives of the British government in France.

The meetings, which are free, will take place first n Chantilly on November 7th, then in Aix-en-Povence on November 15th, Saint-Germain-en-Laye on November 19th and St Malo in Brittany on November 20th.

People who want to go must register online to book their place via the link beloww.

All the details of times and places can be found by CLICKING HERE.

Expat Theatre Night: Duel Battle of the Ballads

Where: Théâtre de la Gaîté Montparnasse, 22-40 Rue de la Gaité, 75014 Paris

Date and time: Wednesday 7th, 7pm – 11pm

Event by: Expat Theatre Night 

Enjoy a night at the theatre with an international crowd with this November’s Expat Theatre Night. This month’s offering is a musical comedy journey through different musical styles that all ages will enjoy. After the performance head to a nearby bar for drinks and snacks, all included in the ticket price. 

Comedy Night French film ‘I Feel Good’ with English subtitles

Where: Club de l’Étoile, 14 Rue Troyon, 75017 Paris

Date and time: Friday 9th, drinks from 7pm, comedy from 8pm, screening at 8:30pm   

Event by: Lost in Frenchlation

As well as a humorous take on capitalism starring Jean Dujardin, catch stand up comedy from Becoming Maman and Alexander Van Walsum at Lost in Frenchlation’s comedy night. Tickets are available on the door or online.

Americans in France during WWI

Where: 65 Quai d’Orsay, 75007, Paris

Date and time: Friday 9th, 7:30pm

Event by: The American Church in Paris

The American church is screening two films about Americans in France during the Great War. The American volunteer contribution to this war is not widely known and these films honour American volunteers and medics who served France during this period. The event is free.

Talks in English: In search of Mary Shelly

Where: British Council, 9 rue de Constantine, 75007 Paris

Date and time: Friday 23rd, 9pm

Event by: British Council

Celebrate Frankenstein’s 200th anniversary with poet and biographer Fiona Sampson. This talk will delve in to Shelly’s dramatic personal life to try and shed light on her most famous book. This event is free with refreshments provided afterwards.   

American Church in Paris Thanksgiving dinner

Where: 65 Quai d’Orsay, 75007, Paris

Date and time:Saturday 24th, 5:30pm

Event by: The American Church in Paris

The American Church in Paris' annual Thanksgiving meal is back for 2018. Share a meal with all the traditional, tasty, Thanksgiving trimmings. Tickets are €15 – 20 and are available to buy at Sunday services at the church.  

The New York Comedy Night 

Where: Le Comedy Club, 42 Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle 75010, Paris

Date and time: Sunday 25th, 8pm

Event by: Sebastian Marx

The premier night of stand up comedy in English in Paris. Every week there is a line-up of local and international comics so funny that “even the Parisians laugh”. Free entry. Just a one drink minimum and mandatory coat check. Plus “hat money” for the comedians.

How to Find a Job in France

Where: L’École Suisse Internationale, 8-14 Rue des Messageries, 75010 Paris

Date and time: Tuesday 27th, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Event by: Meet Up run by Ludovic MARTIN, founder of the website Mister Bilingue 

Calling all job hunters, this workshop will help you tailor your resume, job hunt and interview skills to the French market. Attending the presentation and following Q&A session is free, as long as you buy a drink at the bar. 


Centenary of The First World War Armistice

Where: Villers-Bretonneux, The Somme

Date and time: Sunday 11th, 10:30am – 11:30am

Event by: The Australian Government

A high number of visitors are expected at this ceremony Australian National War memorial, so bookings must be made in advance to attend the memorial centre on the day. Shuttle busses are available from Amiens.


Remembrance Day Sunday

Where: Le Manoir Bar / Restaurant, La Croix de L'iff, 56490, Mohon

Date and time: Sunday 11th, 6pm – 11:45pm

Event by: Le Manoir

Enjoy live music, a raffle, quiz, comedy and traditional fish and chips and this 1940’s themes charity ball hosted by the British Legion and French Military. Tickets are €8 and must be purchased in advance. Dressing up is encouraged.


What’s up Lyon? – Comedy night

Where: 7 Rue des Capucins, 69001, Lyon

Date and time: Tuesday 27th, 8:30pm

Event by: Le Complexe Café-Théâtre

What’s up Lyon? What up Lyon ? This is the new English speaking humour event in Lyon. The stand up comedy, sketches and improve in English. This month’s headliner is Bristol’s own Jack Butler. Tickets cost €10.


A Perfect Murder – Theatre

Where:163 rue Saint Sauver, Le Cannet, 06110

Date and time: Friday 10th – Sunday 18th, 8pm

Event by: SET South of France English Theatre – “Bringing the West End to the Côte d'Azur.

This production of A Perfect Murder by Peter James is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Tickets start from €22, with the option of adding on a Supperclub buffet dinner and drinks. 


British Legion Remembrance Service

Where: Allied Forces Cemetary, Rue Bahus, 33400, Talence, Bordeaux

Date and time: Sunday 11th 9:15 am

Event by: The British Legion

Commemorating 100 years since the end of WWI, The British Legion will lead ceremony including a procession, wreath laying and shots fired from a 1918 rifle. This isf ollowed by a ceremony in the Allied Forces Cemetary at 10:30, then a vin d’honneur at nearby Chateâu de Peixotto.

Ben’s War

Where: Salle de Fêtes, Saint-Dode and Caillavet, Gers

Date and time: Friday 9th and Saturday 10th, 6pm

Event by: The English Theatre Company

Commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War with this performance of personal wartime stories, including poems and popular wartime sing-a-longs like “It’s a long way to Tipperary.” Tickets can be bought online and include food (or ‘rations’) and a welcome drink.

Scottish Country Dancing

Where: Mairie de Labarde, Medoc

Date and time: Thursday 22nd, 7pm

Event by: Bordeaux British Community

Join this sociable and energetic monthly group to learn the steps to traditional Scottish dances. Three lessons cost €15 and you need to let the organisers know in advance that you’ll be attending. 

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