American Woman's Group of Languedoc Roussillon by Mary-Catherine Lombard

From making fund raising fun, local bowling trips to enjoyable apéritifs. We get to know the ladies with heart and soul from AWGLR.

American Woman s Group of Languedoc Roussillon


The ladies enjoy coming together create friendship and to share various passions from reading to cooking, and wine tasting to volunteering. Most activities take place in and around Montpellier. Our Book Group meets at Le Bookshop, rue du Bras de Fer. Larger conferences are held at the Maison des Relations Internationales in Montpellier.


Our quintessential, all-American event is our beloved Thanksgiving celebration and our annual July 4th BBQ where members and their families are invited.


The AWGLR was founded in 1986 by Dora Taylor, an American living in Montpellier. Current membership is made up of 60% American and 40% English-speaking women. The AWG is a member of FAWCO (Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas), which supports numerous scholarship and other philanthropic activities throughout the world. Our fundraising activities are divided between international projects, mostly under FAWCO’s auspices, and local charities.


We respond to major disasters with special fundraising events; or we produce unique items like our cookbook in 2014 and seasoning salts in 2016.


Occasionally there may be a trip further afi eld in order to visit a garden or an art exhibition. Members run these monthly activities on a voluntary basis; participants are ensured that they are organized and well attended.


Children are not forgotten either with trips to bowling (grown-ups are invited, too), to the beach, and other venues appealing to the youngsters. Informal, coffee or tea meet-ups and evening gatherings are also regularly on the agenda. In addition, larger social events are organized during the course of the year when partners and spouses are welcome.


English-speaking women from any part of the world are welcome to our group. All of our offi cers and activity coordinators are volunteers; thus, we have no open office hours. To learn more about us, visit our website or email us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.