Le Club Franglais, an online & offline social and networking community for Francophiles in Torbay, meets regularly to speak and practice French and discuss culture and current affairs.
Le Club runs at the French Restaurant, Le Bistrot Pierre, in Torquay. We also have a monthly French Film evening at the Blue Walnut Cinema in Chelston Torquay, as well as arranging special dinner soirees for occasions such as Bastille Night, Noel, etc and other social events.
Whether you speak fluent French or just a few words, everyone is welcome. It’s just for fun and to put a little joi de vivre and raison d’etre into your life! I call it ‘bringing the je ne sais quoi to the Bay’.
As the founder and Manager of this Club I’m also keen to have contact from local organisations, attractions or groups who are interested in joining in, or in joint ventures.
Give me a call for more information – it’s okay, you can speak in English if you don’t speak French!
"The opportunity of spending time with a friendly group of people from different backgrounds but with a shared love of France"
"I am delighted that Helen took the step of setting up our lovely club and also additional ventures like tours of Kents Cavern and the Film Club. New friendships have been forged and long may it continue. Vive le Club Franglais!"
"Chere Helene, je voudrais te remerci mille fois pour l'inauguration du club Franglais, aussi bein qu'il est un grand success, il donne beaucoup de plaisir a tant des gens. Je comprend que tu travail des heures et heures pour nous et c'est une tres bonne chose que tu as fait"
Le Club Franglais was founded in 2014 by me, Helen Brenton, a local lady who majors in event planning, online and social media marketing as well as, of course, being a French speaker!
The idea of Le Club was to bring a little joi de vivre and raison d'etre to many local residents here in Torquay on the English Riviera! I run this as a community/interest group and welcome people of all ages from all walks of life.