France

Foundation date: 1964

France, where the first L’Arche community was born in 1964, has the largest number of communities. These are grouped together in a national federation and are scattered throughout the country, in towns and rural areas. Several of them have workshops adapted to the needs of people with intellectual disabilities. Supported by a large network of friends, the communities work towards the integration of members with a disability into French society through a community life that is open to their environment and respects the autonomy of each person.

I am glad to be with us!

Sophie, member of L'Arche

What's New in France

How is L’Arche like the Olympics?

This July, it is the turn of Paris, France to host this extraordinary moment of colour, pride, effort, diversity and shared support. Not to mention fantastic teamwork!

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“Visible” or “invisible”

Should we shield vulnerable people from possible abuse on social networks? Or should we promote their place in society, by displaying their image as o...

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Lockdown is unlocking creativity and solidarity across the Federation

Today, no country in the Federation has been left untouched by Covid-19: many of our workshops have had to close temporarily; programmes have been put...

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Jean-Pierre Crépieux receives the French Legion d’honneur

On Monday December 8th, Jean-Pierre Crépieux will be the first person with an intellectual disability to receive the Legion d’Honneur, France’s h...

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