Other Associations


UTL - Université du Temps Libre


The Université du Temps Libre in Bergerac is a non-profit organisation which aims to provide a wide range of artistic, cultural and sports activities in a friendly, sociable atmosphere. All our teachers and coaches work on a voluntary basis.


One of the objectives of our association is to strengthen the ties between the English-speaking community in the Bergerac area and the local French population. Whether you’ve just moved to France or lived here for many years, joining the UTL is your opportunity to learn new skills and make new friends. We work in close cooperation with local English-speaking organisations such as the Dordogne Ladies Club International.





Whether you’re a complete beginner or just need to brush up your French in a conversation class, we offer seven courses geared to your level and skills. For further details please contact Pascale Devlin on 06 12 76 80 08 or pascale.devlin@yahoo.fr




Our wide range of courses includes painting, handicrafts, philosophy, history, genealogy, gym, computer skills, stress management, electricity, medicinal plants and photography. We also hold monthly conferences by leading experts, and organise outings and excursions on a regular basis.




Annual membership fee : 25 €. An English-language application form is available online on our website www.utlbergerac.com. Or you can call 06 52 57 93 08 to find out more about our association.



Association culturel Franco Anglaise d'Aquitaine


The Asssociation Culturelle Franco-Anglaise (ACFAA) was formed on 21st July 1992.  Today, it has 530+ members, runs 10 French and 3 English classes, 10 activity groups ranging from Art to our 60+ strong Choir (Cantabile), Line Dancing to Gardening.  It also arranges several social events throughout the year.


The aim of ACFAA is to develop rapport between the French, British and other European residents in the area and to provide joint cultural and social activities.


To participate in ACFAA's Groups and Language Courses you must be a member of the Association.  The social events are open to all and have member and non-member rates.  All courses and groups are free except Photography, Line Dancing, Choir and Bridge groups where there is a small group fee to cover expenses. The Association year starts in September when there is a registration evening to enrol in the groups and courses.  Membership must be renewed annually.  Subsrciption is currently 10 euro annually, free for anyone 75 and older, students and under 18's.






For divorced and separated anglophones.  Contact: tamaris@loches.org


Cancer Support France



What our affilated associations aim to do:


* Provide you with support which is confidential and free of charge

* Offer telephone support to you, your family and your carers

* Offer support through visits at home or in hospital

* Help you ask the right questions

* Guide you to other sources of appropriate advice

* Provide access to written information about cancer and its trearment


The Team:


All of our support team have received training from Cancer Support France, however we are not medically trained. Many of our volunteers have experienced cancer first-hand and understand the emotional effects of the disease and its treatment. Within the team there are French speakers who will help you communicate more effectively with your doctors.







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