Clubs and Associations
Associations and Clubs are an integral part French culture and society. Any interest area of social, business, sports or culture can form the basis of an associations or club and you will find an abundance of all these represented in Bordeaux. The wine associations particularly stand out as they are an integral part of the Bordeaux wine economy. Wine associations exist for all regions and grape varieties.
For expats, travelers, and locals, there are excellent business, networking and service opportunities through such clubs and organizations as the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce (CCI Bordeaux), Rotary International, the Franco-British Business Association, the Bordeaux Women’s Club The Bordeaux British Community, or the Association Bordeaux USA.
Franco-British Business Association
The Franco-British Business Association exists to bring together those who are active in trade and commerce between Britain and France. The Association provides networking within the association and with other associations through speaking events, technical visits to selected companies and business presentations. While not engaged in the work of a Chamber of Commerce or Consulate the association hopes to provide contacts and access to information and expertise of its members to each other.
353 Boulevard du President Wilson, 33073 Bordeaux,
+ 33 (0)5 57 22 21 14
Bordeaux Women’s Club
The Bordeaux Women’s Club provides a forum for women of all nationalities to share ideas, issues and expertise and in particular to help a newcomer most welcome in Bordeaux and France. Luncheons are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at different restaurants. Activities such as tours, conversational French and English, cooking classes and others are offered.
Association Bordeaux USA
The Association started in 1968 with the twinning of Bordeaux and Los Angeles and cooperation between the Universities of Bordeaux and California. A library of more than 5000 English volumes was added in 1970 for the benefit of members. In 2005 the Association changed its name to Bordeaux-USA.The focus continues to be on strengthening friendship and cultural ties between French and American citizens. Pub nights take place on the last Tuesday of every month at the Associations permanent headquarters.
38, Allées d’Orléans, 33000 Bordeaux
+33 (0)6 61 71 77 09
Bordeaux British Community
This social club for English speakers in the Bordeaux region has been arround for a long time. You don't have to be British to belong - you only need to speak English . A full range of activities is offered from big annual events to midweek lunches, cycle outings, wine châteaux excursions, Burn's night, sports days and children's activities. The club is ideal for meeting English speaking residents of Bordeaux and region and participate in a variety of activities.
Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux
The Union of Grands Crus of Bordeaux is an association of 132 Grand Crus châteaux keeping the same high standards of quality. These chateaux are located only in the finest appellations of the Gironde department: Médoc, Haut-Médoc, Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Margaux, Moulis, Listrac, Graves, Pessac-Léognan, Sauternes, Barsac, Saint-Emilion, and Pomerol.
The producers and managers of these fine Grand Crus Wines, as members of the UGCB and ambassadors of the centuries of culture behind the wine, travel the world to personally present recent vintages to media, local importers, distributors and wine enthusiasts. Women and men alike, in this select group of wine growers, play a strategic role making the Grand Crus the best known wines in the world. Travelers and wine lovers are encouraged to visit the UGCB web site to learn about special events and as a map to the Grand Crus. You can plan a whole holiday around a UGCB wine tasting, châteaux visiting, golfing weekend and taste the wines of 100 Grand Crus châteaux!
10, Cours du XXX Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux
+33 (0)5 56 51 91 91
The International Rotary Club of Bordeaux
The International Rotary Club is an association with over 33,800 service clubs in 170 countries. There are more than 33,000 members in France. The club encourages high civic and professional ethics and works to advance understanding and peace in the world. Rotary’s motto is "Service above self". They sponsor educational programs including scholarship and exchange programs and support humanitarian projects and peace initiatives among others. Weekly club meetings are held on Wednesdays at the Hotel Mecure Mériadeck, Rue Robert Lateulade, 33000 Bordeaux.
+33 (0)5 56 96 47 61 or (0)9 62 33 13 08