Join a language club!

Part of OrneLink’s remit is to facilitate social and linguistic exchange between members. Many expat members of the network would like to improve their French; but lessons can be costly, inconvenient and hard to stick at. There are also many French members who would love the opportunity to practice or improve their English.

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Free tickets to the Bi-Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art

Mortagne-au-Perche, 29th June to 14th July

The 'Forum des Arts 61' Association presents the fourth edition of its Bi-Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art of the Perche, the biggest visual arts event in the Perche.

The Bi-Annual Exhibition features 70 artists and over 1,000 exhibits, shown in prestigious venues in Mortagne (Crypte St. André, St. Francis Monastery, private houses...) in castles and mansions in the Perche (Pontgirard, la Pellonnière, le Tertre, Montligeon, chateau de Mauregard, etc..) as well as the Maison du Parc and the Muséales in Tourouvre.

5th Garden Party

Your invitation to this year's Garden party will be arriving soon. If you are coming, please let us know via the online RSVP form (you don't need to let us know if you can't attend).

We look forward to seeing you on the 7th July.

Business Forum

The Business Forum has been cancelled, as we weren’t able to meet the minimum number of attendees required.

If you are looking for specific help regarding your business, or business idea, please feel free to get in touch with the following organisations:

Orne développement 

02 33 28 76 75

A day at the races

From today, you can register for our 'Day at the Races'. The number of tickets is limited, and places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis only. If you would like to attend, please fill out the form:

5th September 2012: All the places have been reserved. We will be contacting you soon to confirm your places.

An event at the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Sir Peter Ricketts, Ambassador of Great Britain to France will be visiting Normandy on the 17th of September.

At this occasion, the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry Caen-Normandie would like to provide a unique opportunity for British businesses in Basse Normandie to meet and exchange with Sir Ricketts and representatives of UKTI.

All types and sizes of companies and sectors are welcome, from auto entrepreneurs to multinationals It is an opportunity to ask direct questions and exchange with the Ambassador about your business.

OrneLink is three years old

Last Saturday, we held our 4th Garden Party at the Hôtel du Département. Over 300 members were present to celebrate three years of the network with Alain Lambert and the OrneLink team.

The (un)Garden Party was held indoors because of the weather, but the barbecue was still a great success. Thanks to the Ludokiosque Association for running the children's workshop, and a round of applause to 'Poivre et Celte' (Chris Grisard, Camille Delepelaire and Robert Mockel) for their outstanding performance!

The 4th Garden Party

Invitations to the 4th OrneLink Garden Party are in the post and will be with you soon.

This year, the children's workshop is organised by the Ludokiosque association (making toys out of natural and recycled objects). There will also be a barbecue and music will be provided by the trio "Poivre et Celte".

If you would like to attend, please fill out our online response form. You do not need to let us know if you are unable to attend.

We look forward to seeing you there.

A beautiful day for a Garden Party

Over 300 adults and children attended our third Garden Party on Saturday 2nd July at the Hôtel du département. And we were blessed with a beautiful sunny day! Alain Lambert and the OrneLink team would like to thank everyone who came, and we hope that you had a wonderful time. 

We would like to thank the musicians for their wonderful performances: Phil Washington, Barry Weekes, Miscellaneous Jazz and Memphis Reward. 

Thanks also to Elizabeth Ingham, who ran a drama workshop in the childrens' tent, where youngsters also took part in mask-painting and set-design.

World Book Day

The 23rd April is World Book Day, so to get everyone into the spirit we’ve set up a new category on the Exchange called ‘Book swap’. If you have some books around the house that you think someone else would enjoy reading, post a message on the Exchange. On the 23rd April, OrneLink will offer a gift to five people, selected at random, who chose to share the joy of reading with other members. See how it works here.

Looking for Volunteers! May 21st

Orne Tourist Board is organising the first edition of “Les Foulées de la voie verte” on May 21st. This half-marathon will start in Valframbert and end at the Mêle sur Sarthe Lake and will use most of the Green Lane Alençon-Condé-sur-Huisne. 

Wishing to give this sporting event a friendly and festive touch, the Tourist Board is looking for musical entertainment and other activities to develop along the course, like music groups, musicians, drummers, choirs, if you are interested please get in touch (details below).