Below are details of clubs with secretaries/contacts.

Visitors are welcome everywhere, but it is wise to check first,

as some groups stop meeting when schools are on holiday.

Les visiteurs sont partout les bienvenus, mais contactez un responsable d'abord,

car les activités sont souvent interrrompues pendant les vacances scolaires.


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There is a club in Grenoble in the Alps

known as "le Chardon du Dauphiné »

contact Vincent or Michele : < >


Martin is now involved

with SCD near Malaga, Spain, where the group also welcomes visitors.

Meetings Tuesdays & Fridays.

(+34) 952 383 883, <>



Club de danse Ecossaise de la Mure d'Isere (near Grenoble)
Mme E Arnoux,
F-38350 Nantes-en-Rattier



There are Scottish country dancers in the Valence area
in the Rhone valley:
a class on Monday, 19.00 - 21.00 in Valence,
An informal dance about once a month,
Saturday from 15.00 to 18.30.

MariJo Langenecker,

e-mail: <Langeneck(AT) >

le Buddleia



There is a club in Montpellier near the Mediterranean:

now undergoing changes.



There is a group in Lyon.

classes on alternate Friday evenings, Ecole Berthelot.

Occasional workshops (not only Scottish).

Christiane Orgeret

Tél : 00 33 (0)4 72 34 66 03

Fax : 00 33 (0)4 72 34 66 03

mail: ochristi(AT)



Carpentras Scottish Country Dance Group

will be meeting henceforth in Avignon.

Classes : Mondays, 14h00 – 17h00

Shellagh Whyte, <smwhyte(AT)>

(0)4 67 86 89 19



A group in Vaucluse:

Au foyer rural du Barroux (pres de Malaucene)

Contact : Ghislaine & Simon HALAK




In all the above clubs, the majority of dancers are French,

and teaching takes place in a curious linguistic mix.


On the Cote d'Azur, however, there are clubs

where English speakers form the majority :-

Monte Carlo (Monday evenings)
Scottish Dance Group of Monaco

Please note that our website is now

and the contact e-mail is

and Mougins near Cannes (Wednesday evenings)
Scottish Dancing Cote d'Azur
 Angela Hemmings

 e-mail: < angela.hemmings(AT)>

 or < sdcda(AT)>

 Tel: +33 (0)493 427 295


A group in Lot & Garonne,

south west France,

run by Anne & James Cox



Another group in the south,

in Cotignac which is between Brignoles and Draguignan.

contact  <cgsandberg(AT)>

(0)494 777 513


"Scots Bonnet" in Perros-Guirec, Cotes d'Armor, Bretagne.

Classes Tuesday evening.

Social dancing one Friday each month.

Mme Lecharpentier Sylvie
+33 (0) 296 15 44 33


And a new group in Rennes,


contact: Jean-Claude Le Barbier,  : tél. (0)299 50 15 14




RSCDS Paris Branch

Dancing at RIDC 104 boulevard de Clichy,
from 19.30 to 21.30 most Mondays.
0)140 380 656



"Sash & Sporran"

in Fourqueux, near St Germain-en-Laye.
Alternate Fridays a social class or a technique class, from 20.30.

(0)139 581 618,


<sershe.richard (AT)>
(0)139 752 410.


The Scots Kirk

Social dancing on Friday evening.

Norma Rendall, 9 rue de l'Epargne, 92320 Chatillon.


Le Chardon D'Ecosse

Tuesdays, 19h30 - 21h,

Alice Boucheny, 143, avenue de Flandre, 75019 Paris,




Tuesday evenings from 6.30 to 8.30 pm

on the Council of Europe squash court.



Telephone numbers :

to telephone from outside France, dial 33 but not the (0)

Inside France, all numbers have 10 figures, so dial the (0). 



other links:

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Edinburgh

RSCDS London Branch

Plenty of Scottish Country dance information is to be found
on the Strathspey server
created and managed by Anselm Lingnau.
All sorts of interesting comments crop up on the strathspey mailing list
-- have a look at the archives at the same address.

Take a turn with Ian Brockbank in Edinburgh.

perform an allemande with the Celtic Circle in Germany.
Make an athletic leap

to The Highland Dancing Teachers of England index page.

Or reach the highest peaks of webbery

in Switzerland :- Alan Paterson's page,

where  you may find links to over 13000 different Scottish dances.



If you are a bagpipe fan, there are musicians and bands in France


You could learn to play with Frederic  near Grenoble,


and for a country dance / ceilidh band write to Mike Williams in the Paris area:


-- je traduirai tout en francais, Martin.

Introduction (personal)

Scottish Country Dance

Danse écossaise (en français)

Dance groups & clubs in France

A few modern country dances in the Scottish tradition

Le Chardon du Dauphiné

(club  de Grenoble)

Dance  holiday, 2008, Trieves

Previous dance holidays

in the Alps

dance holiday 2009


contact :

or :

True story :Prisoner in the Sahara

Histoire vraie :Prisonnier au Sahara

(freedom of movement)

Atheism(freedom from fear? & superstition)

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