British Embassy Meeting

British Embassy Citizens Outreach Meeting – BORDEAUX


The British Embassy in Paris will be holding an event in Bordeaux on 19th October for British nationals in the area to update on Brexit negotiations with regards to citizens’ rights and to answer questions.

(Please note that the Association Bordeaux British Community are not involved in the booking arrangements or content of the meeting)

Date and Time

Friday, 19th October 2018

12:30 – 14:30 CEST


To register for this event, please use the Eventbrite booking system by clicking here

Note: after signing up, you should receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite


Closer to the date of the event, the embassy will email the location of the meeting to all attendees.

If you do not see the email, please check your spam folder.

If you still haven’t received an email, please contact

More information

More information for British citizens living in France is available on the UK Government website:


Bowling at Bordeaux Lac - Wednesday 24th October


Who fancies a game or two of bowling? Sarah P has arranged another of our ever popular bowling evenings.

Specially organized during the week for working members and families.  Cost will be 7€ per game including shoe hire at Bordeaux Lac.

We book several lanes and always have a fun evening with many lucky strikes and a fair share of embarrassing shots from everyone !


Suggest we arrive at 18:00 to allow good time to arrive, pay, select bowling ball, put on shoes etc.


The address is:

KART System Indoor Bowling, rue du Grand Barail, 33300 Bordeaux, on the outside of the Rocade opposite IKEA.

Please click here for a map

KART System is located on a large site with a 20-lane bowling alley, plus bar & billiards room with 13 tables and a separate go-karting circuit.

After bowling we will go to a local eatery to continue the fun and refresh ourselves.


The cost, including shoe hire, will be 14€ per person for 2 games.


Please book direct with Sarah P whose contact details are here


Finance Information Event at Villenave-d’Ornon: Thursday 4th October at 10:30

Tax Seminar


This is a morning of presentations and discussion designed to assist BBC members to understand the recent changes in the French tax system.

In summary the subject is basically “Changes to tax and inheritance rules”

Topics to be covered include:

  • Taxation at source (affects those who are resident in France and either working or receiving a French or UK retirement pension)
  • Taxe d’Habitation
  • Inheritance rules and taxes

The event is will be informative with presentations, questions and a chance to talk informally. Numbers will be limited by space to 32 people..

We are very pleased to be hosted by Blevins Franks but this is not a sales presentation exercise. If there is any follow up activity with the presenters or others, that is up to individual members.

The BBC Statutes specify the aims of the association to also assist the integration of English speaking people who come to settle in Bordeaux. One way of doing this is by helping to understand how the French system works for new arrivals and keeping up, as far as possible, with major French tax and legislation changes.

Seminar Leader

Long term BBC member Rupert Holderness will lead the seminar. Rupert has over 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry, 30 of them working in France. Before moving to France, Rupert worked for NatWest Bank who transferred him to France in 1986, where he worked in Bordeaux, Toulouse and Paris.

In 1996, Rupert decided to specialise in advising the British community in France and started the French operation of Siddalls in Bordeaux. Siddalls France became part of the Blevins Franks Group in 2014 to become Blevins Franks France, where Rupert continues to head up the Bordeaux office.

Rupert holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Kedge Business School in Marseille, specialised in financial planning. As to be expected after a language degree and 30 years of living in France, Rupert is bi-lingual and bi-cultural.


The seminar will be held at the offices of Blevins Franks at 1 rue Pablo Neruda, 33140 Villenave d’Ornon.

The office is beside exit 17 ( Talence Thouars) on the Rocade. If you get off the ring road, you can’t miss a large blue and grey office building with “Compagnie Fiduciaire” written all over it.

Please click here for a map

Car Parking

There is some visitors car parking available but the office car park is often full. If full,  there is parking across the road in one of the restaurant or hotel car parks if necessary


FULLY BOOKED – No more places available

BBC events like this are always popular and oversubscribed. We are limited to 32 places so bookings were registered on a’ first come first served basis’ for this event.