Amour for French

Do you love the French language, the people or the culture? Join Friends of Marcq-en-baroeul, make some new friends and enjoy the French classes at Brentham every Thursday from 2-4pm.

Whether you’re a beginner or you spend your summers in the south of France our native speaking tutor, Michelle Pickard will make you 'courant' in the language of love.

The lessons are divided into three terms of around 11-12 weeks each, with weekday classes that last for 2 hours. Payment is in advance but on a rolling basis: there is no financial penalty for missing a class.

Already speak the language and simply want to find others to converse with? Join us on one of our many social activities or excursions.

As well as organising activities this side of the Channel for Friends of Marcq that range from a summer boules competition and French Scrabble sessions to French classes for members, our association also works with Les Amis d’Ealing to arrange shared events such as an annual picnic that takes place in alternate years in France and England. Cultural weekends and walking weekends add variety to the mix of opportunities for members in Ealing to get to know and understand France and the French rather better, as well as for our friends in France to get to know us.


The purpose of our Association is to promote and foster friendship between the people of Ealing  and Marcq-en-Baroeul, a commune in Lille Métropole in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of Northern France. Our counterpart in Marcq-en-Baroeul is Les Amis d’Ealing.

More commonly known as “Friends of Marcq”, the Friends of Marcq-en-Baroeul was founded in 1987. Since 1991 it has been Ealing’s official French twinning association, when the relationship was formalised by the signing of a declaration by the mayors of the two councils.

For more information on classes contact Yvonne Little on 020 8567 2955.

Opening Hours


Mon - Fri    09.00 - 17.00

Fred Perry Cafe

Mon - Fri    09.00 - 16.30

Sat - Sun   09.00 - 15.00

Top Bar

Mon - Fri    16.00 - 23.00

Sat            12.00 - 23.00

Sun           12.00 - 22.30

Contact Us

0208 997 2624

07458 300 112

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