Welcome To AA southwest France

English speaking Alcoholics Anonymous in southwest France. If you have difficulties due to alcohol, or you are affected because someone you know or love is having difficulties, you will find here information which may help you.



Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international fellowship of people who have a drinking problem. AA meetings provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where recovering alcoholics can share their experience, strength and hope to help each other stay sober.

AA also provides a support network of other recovering alcoholics that can help provide motivation, understanding, and accountability for those trying to stay sober. AA meetings also provide structure and support for those who are trying to stay away from alcohol and maintain sobriety.

If you need help with a drinking problem phone us on our Helpline 05 31 60 90 95

Biarritz AA Convention

Southwest France Anglophone AA is pleased to announce the upcoming Biarritz AA Convention with Alanon Participation.
It will be held at Le Grande Large Hotel in Biarritz on October 4th, 5th and 6th 2024. The Convention will feature speakers, panels a Saturday night play and talent show as well. The convention will be run with rotating leadership and a steering committee to keep it aligned with the principles of our program. We invite you to visit our web page, www.biarritzaaconvention.com and ask that you spread the word to all who may be interested in attending.


Some of these groups offer “in person” physical meetings or a physical meeting combined with additional online attendance using Zoom. Others offer online only meetings using Zoom.

Selecting the “Meetings” option on the menu bar at the top of this page provides access to a list of the All Meetings (and/or hybrid) meetings, or to a list of the online only meetings.

Selecting the “Groups” option on the menu bar provides information about each of our groups, with details of their locations and the meeting(s) that they host.

To locate meetings near to you we recommend that you instal the AA Meetings App on your smartphone or tablet. This app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store (IOS) or from Google Play (Android) by clicking on the appropriate button at the bottom of this page or below each of the listings accessed through the “Meetings” menu option.

    Click the Icon for the link box to open then click on the link – for example Cahors Croup – to go group page. The top menu will also give you easy navigation to Group Meetings pages and other information about Alcoholics Anonymous in South West France region.

    Do you want to stop drinking? Perhaps Alcoholics Anonymous can help.

    If you have difficulties due to alcohol, or you are affected because someone you know or love is having difficulties, you will find here information which may help you.

    Simply click on the  “Where to find” button in the menu list to open up a map of the locations of our meetings, some of which are bilingual and can also cater for French speakers. Click on highlighted locations to find details of English speaking AA meetings, groups and contacts in Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrenées, Poitou-Charentes, Limousin and Languedoc-Roussillon.
    If you have a problem due to alcohol and are seeking help then any of the contacts identified within this site will be willing to listen and offer assistance. Whether you are resident or a visitor to our regions of France help is only a phone call away.

    What is AA? An Introduction

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
    The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership, we are self supporting through our own contributions.
    AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses not opposes any causes.
    Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

    AL-ANON Family Groups

    Do you have a partner, relative or friend with a drinking problem?
    For every person who misuses alcohol it is estimated that at least 5 other people are affected. These include partners, parents, children and friends.
    It can be very difficult for family members to live with and care about a person who misuses alcohol, without sacrificing their own health and happiness.
    However, this does not mean that the situation is hopeless. Family members and friends of alcoholics can get help for themselves. Click Al-Anon for further information.

    Where there is life there is hope.
    Hope is just a phone call away – 05 31 60 90 95