Organizations with French connections

Organizations with French Connections

Sister Cities of Nashville

Sister Cities of Nashville connects the people of Nashville to people of the world, promoting peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation. Nashville’s sister city in France is Caen, which was Nashville’s first active sister city relationship. Programs have included annual delegation visits, academic exchanges, programs for students and lawyers, and even sporting events between local teams.

Steve Cobb is the Caen Committee Chair, s.a.cobb@comcast.net.

Amélie de Gaulle – Honorary Consul of France in Nashville

As Honorary Consul of France, Amélie is an extension of the French Consulate in Atlanta. The Consulate General of France fulfills Chancellery functions (visas, passports and all administrative formalities), Cultural Services (educational, university and artistic partnerships and cooperation), and a Press Department (maintaining close relations with the local media). This  presence in Nashville also serves as a liaison between the French nationals living in Tennessee and the French government in case of emergency or administrative needs, but also to establish an official French presence in Nashville.

Amélie de Gaulle can be reached by phone at 615-513-5938 or by email at Franceintn@gmail.com. See also the Facebook page Agence Consulaire de Nashville.

French-American Chamber of Commerce Atlanta-Southeast

The French American Chamber of Commerce Atlanta-Southeast is committed to the promotion and facilitation of business relations between France and the Southeast region of the USA (Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee). Through the efforts of its members, the FACC also develops and improves their economic, commercial, and financial relations.

American Friends of Chantilly

American Friends of Chantilly, Inc. was created by a group of Francophiles who had been captivated by visits to Château de Chantilly. AFC raises tax-deductible contributions for the restoration and preservation of paintings, sculptures, books and historic manuscripts located at Château de Chantilly, encourages Americans to visit the site as individuals, families, and with tour groups, and provides tours and educational exchange opportunities with Domaine de Chantilly.

Belcourt Theatre

The Belcourt Theatre is a unique Nashville treasure with a vibrant historic past and deep roots in the community. Today, the Belcourt is a nonprofit cultural institution dedicated to presenting the best of independent, documentary, world, repertory and classic cinema. The Belcourt often screens French-language films.

Bell Buckle Pétanque Club

The Bell Buckle Pétanque Club welcomes players of all skill levels and will even provide instruction and lend balls. The club meets on Sundays at 5 p.m. at the Bell Buckle Park.