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Toulouse Women's International Group


Useful Links


Cinema What’s on in the Toulouse and surrounding cinemas
Community Links Information useful to the local community
French Language Sites to help using and learning French
Local Associations supporting the international community
Open Door The Association of International Women’s Groups
Expat Women A Global Association Helping Women Living Overseas
Guide2MidiPyrenees A complete source of information about the Midi-Pyrenees region of France.
Internations An expatriates community for people living and working abroad as well as all ʺglobal mindsʺ



InterNations is an expatriates community for people living and working abroad as well as all ʺglobal mindsʺ. Expats are welcome to join our network of like-minded people within a community of trust and confidence, connecting expatriates with other expats in their new place of residence. We are present with over 230 local expatriate communities around the world uniting members of 180 nationalities, all expats working for international companies, political and non-governmental organizations or diplomatic missions. On InterNations, expatriates can find advice on the expatriate life and local support all over the world. Our expat guide and the local forums offer helpful tips on places to see and things to know for expats. Every month, top-class InterNations events take place in numerous communities world-wide, giving expatriates the chance to meet other expats in an exclusive and international environment. InterNations provides a unique platform for expatriates to network and interact within a cosmopolitan community geared towards the special needs of expatriates.



Guide2MidiPyrenees aims to be the complete source of information in English about the Midi Pyrenees region of France. Designed specifically for English speakers visiting the region, contemplating buying property in Midi Pyrenees or those already living in Midi Pyrenees.

Expat Women

Expat Women
ExpatWomen.com is the largest global website helping women living overseas. The site displays more than 1,000 quality content pages, over 1,200 expat women blogs, nearly 300 readers’ stories, invaluable country resource pages, interviews with successful expat women, loads of motivational articles and an inspirational blog and monthly newsletter.

Open Door, to Associations of International Women Groups

TWIG is now a member of “Open Door, to Associations of International Women”. This organisation was started in 1980 by the President of the Stockholm International Women’s Club, Elisabeth Sammann. When travelling with her husband, a Rotarian, she was so impressed by the hospitality extended to him by fellow Rotarians in foreign cities, that she wanted to help members of International Women’s Associations have a similar reciprocity in “opening their doors to each other” when visiting or moving to a city or town in another country.

Our inclusion in the Open Door directory will enable visitors/new arrivals to Toulouse to contact us, and any TWIG members travelling or moving to another country welcome to attend events and may benefit from contact with similar Associations in that area. For more details about Open Door, see their website: Open Door

We are pleased to say that Karen Wilcock has agreed to take on the repsponsibility as Open Door Coordinator. She will be the first point of contact for visitors, or new arrivals, coming via Open Door and will also hold their directory of member groups. If you would like contact details for Open Door members in other areas, or are interested in finding out more about them, please contact Karen.

Toulouse Cinema

Toulouse Area Cinemas
Listing of all Cinema programmes in the Toulouse area.

English Language Films in Midi Pyrenees
What’s on in English at the movies, throughout Midi-Pyrénées
Link courtesy of AngloINFO Midi-Pyrénées

Local Association

Toulouse Hash House Harriers
If you enjoy running or walking in a completely non-competetive way then give the Toulouse Hash a try. They meet 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month – Two routes are organized; around 5km for the walkers and 8 – 10km for the runners. After the run drinks and snacks are consumed. Check the website for directions and precise dates.

Americans In Toulouse
They claim to be “Living & Sharing the Good Life in Toulouse” – Check out their website for details.

English in Toulouse
English Conversation Club – meets second Wednesday of every month at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in L’Occitan Bar. French Fridays – every Friday for French / English exchange.

Mums & Tots
Mums and Tots are an international group of parents and children under 3 years who get together to enjoy each other’s company in an English speaking environment.

Community Links

For real time traffic info in the Toulouse area check out this useful map from La Depeche.

Before making a trip, check out the location of the Local Speed Cameras Be sure to click on the yellow dot over Toulouse to view the location of Cameras in the city.

The site has a list of English-speaking counsellors and
therapists working in France.

The French news
French News, in english, the indispensable tool for living in and visiting France: fact sheets, updates on national and local news and reader views, holidays, property, entertainment and more… celebrating 20 years in print

AngloINFO Midi-Pyrénées
Life in the Midi-Pyrenees in English, lists English speaking businesses, General information on living in the Midi Pyrenees, a What’s On guide and Forum.

French Language

Google Translation Tool
Very useful when you want to translate a document from French to English (or English French)

Tex’s French Grammar
From the University of Texas a great site for anyone trying to learn French.