BBC Membership 2021 – Subscription Renewal

Membership renewal and payment for 2021 is now available.

To renew your membership for 2021, please click here

Thank you for being a member of the BBC in 2020.  Membership renewals are now open and we hope you choose to renew for 2021. We are looking forward to bringing you a packed programme of events as life hopefully heads in the direction of normality! 
To streamline the process we prefer that you renew online via HelloAsso, but if you prefer to renew by cheque please contact Nigel Bond, our membership secretary, at membershipsecretary@bordeauxbritish.com and he will assist you directly with your renewal.
When using HelloAsso the system automatically adds a voluntary contribution called a “Votre contribution au fonctionnement de HelloAsso” at the page which summarises your payment. There is absolutely no obligation for you to add this payment.  The BBC does not directly benefit from the contribution and we are not informed if you make a contribution or not.  If you do not wish to make this extra payment to HelloAsso, please click “Modifier” and then click the box to the left of  “Je ne souhaite pas soutenir HelloAsso”


BBC Membership Photos

New for 2021!  Further to requests from our members to make it easier to recognize each other and welcome new members, we will be adding the option to include your profile photograph in our online membership directory.  
The directory is password protected and available only to BBC members.  Submission and inclusion of your photo is optional and entirely at your discretion.  You may upload a photograph in HelloAsso during your 2021 membership renewal submission (under ID photo) or, if you prefer, you may send it directly to us at british.bordeaux@gmail.com.

Important Information for British Residents in France

Please read on if you are a British national resident in France and:

  • Without dual French and British nationality
  • With or without a relationship/partnership with a French national
  • With or without an existing ‘old style’ residency card

We received an email on 21st December from the British Embassy in Paris with a request to distribute to our membership.  The Embassy email was sent to all partner associations in France who have a membership which includes British nationals with a request to distribute to our membership.

Please click here to read the full article


Welcome to the Bordeaux British Community website. During this period of lock-downs and restrictions, we are continuing our activities albeit still subject to those rules, regulations and recommendations from the French Government. 

The committee have discussed the idea of more interest group activities, such as walking groups, book clubs and cookery groups/recipe shares. Walking groups and virtual activities are now in our events calendar as a way of keeping us all in touch.

We welcome ideas and recommendations for future events and activities. Please contact one of the committee to share your ideas.


Quiz Night: Wednesday Evenings weekly at 18:00

The Virtual Pub Quizzes have become a regular fun event and take place on a weekly basis every Wednesday evening at 18h and lasting about 45 minutes to 1 hour max. For December, quizzes are planned for  2nd, 9th and 16th. They will restart after the holidays on January 6th.
Widen your horizons! eg When did Switzerland join the UN? 1952 or 1972 or 2002? You never know when you need to have that fact ready to drop into the conversation and impress everyone or to kill the conversation or maybe both!!
For contact details of the organiser, the zoom link and  questions relating to the quiz please click here:  Virtual Pub Quiz details


“The Novel Idea” Book Club

The Novel Idea book club will be meeting via zoom to discuss the monthly books at 18h/6pm on the following dates:

February 2nd:       The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia (Henley Johnson presenting)
March 2nd:           A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (Annette Herholdt Presenting)
April 6th:               Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky (Emma Law Presenting)

Feel free to join for one or all of the meetings!  If you need any help with Zoom then one of the members can meet with you privately to help you understand the platform. In order to join please send an email to Henley at newsletter@bordeauxbritish.com confirming your presence and a link will be sent to you on the day of the meeting.

Walk and Talk – PESSAC Centre: Wednesday 3rd February 2021 

The walk which is subject to COVID restrictions at the time will start at 14.00  sharp and finish at 16h due to 18.00 curfew. We will meet at the Gare de Pessac-centre being the tram A/bus 4 Pessac-centre terminal/stops.   
There is a free car park near the post office on avenue G Pompidou beyond the railway tracks. There is also an underground park under the station which offers 90 minutes free.                                                                                          

Pessac affords a number of interesting sights and places: the centre is complete with church, mairie, Art-Nouveau and Art-Déco houses and a distinctive Le Corbusier district within walking distance. Another slice of Bordeaux agglomeration life ahead in a pleasant setting

Pessac offre des lieux et des éléments d’intérêt : centre classique avec mairie et église, maisons Art-Nouveau et Art-Déco et un quartier Le Corbusier bien différent à distance raisonnable. Encore une tranche de vie de l’agglomération bordelaise dans un cadre agréable. Inscription cf. encart ci-dessus. 



Register with Alain Mounolou via  alain-eric.mounolou@orange.fr or SMS or oral message at

Please make sure you indicate your mobile phone number in case of emergency on the day.

What Goes Up Might Come Down 19:00, Friday 29th January, 2021

This ZOOM presentation of just under one hour is a humourous after dinner speech performed by David Gunson to the Solihull Round Table in 1981. It recounts his experiences in flying and air-traffic control. Some of you may already have heard it, but it is also worth a repeat listening. In order to enhance your listening experience, Gary has created a video with images to support the speech and will take you back to 1981 by recalling the events of that year.

Please come along and have a good laugh together. You may register your interest HERE on HelloAsso at no cost or send an email to Gary using the email webmaster@bordeauxbritish.com In this way, you will receive a ZOOM invitation in advance allowing you access.

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible.


Golf in recent months for various reasons has been a little slow, weather, injuries, and now the dreaded bug.  

Golf course to be arranged and date,  There may be restrictions regarding  grouping numbers.

If you are up for a game or just want to join us for the walk and the exercise, please contact Brian with your preferences

Brian Mason – email golfsecretary@bordeauxbritish.com