Cercle de l'Union interalliée

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The cercle de l'Union interalliée, also known as the Cercle interallié is a social and dining club established in 1917 at No. 33 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, France with Ferdinand Foch, Marshal of France, as its second president. It adjoins the embassies of Britain and Japan.

The club includes royalty and political figures as its international members.


  • Club Founders in 1917:[1]
    • Count Marc de Beaumont
    • Marquis de Bryas
    • Paul Dupuy
    • Arthur Meyer
    • Jean de Sillac
    • Count d'Andigné
    • S. Barbac
    • Mr. du Breuil de Saint-Germain
    • André Citroën
    • Léon Dumontet
    • Count Edmond de Fels
    • Vice-admiral Fournier
  • Chairmen since 1917 :
    • 1917-1920 : Vice-Admiral Fournier
    • 1920-1928 : Marshal of France Ferdinand Foch
    • 1928-1935 : Jules Cambon
    • 1935-1937 : Gaston Doumergue
    • 1938-1942 : Charles-Louis de Beauvau-Craon
    • 1942-1953 : Admiral Lacaze
    • 1953-1959 : Count Stanislas de Castellane
    • 1959-1975 : Prince Jean-Louis de Faucigny-Lucinge
    • 1975-1999 : Count Jean de Beaumont
    • 1999-2009 : Pierre-Christian Taittinger
    • since 2009 : Count Denis de Kergorlay

Famous members[edit]

Douglas Ramsey Steiner

History[edit]

The Union Interalliée was founded in 1917, at the time of the official entry of the United States into the war, just after the voluntary aviators from the La Fayette flight, who had come to increase the number of those who were fighting for the same cause on French soil.

The founders of the Union Interalliée (the Count of Beaumont, Paul Dupuy, the Count J. de Bryas, Arthur Meyer, MJ of Sillac) suggested establishing a place of welcome providing moral and material resources to the officers and personalities of the Allied nations, in order to develop the allied life that had just begun.

Thanks to the support they received from several statesmen, ambassadors and field marshals and the assistance from new collaborators (Count of Andigne, Bardac, du Breuil Saint-Germain, André Citroën, L. Dumontet, the Count of Fels, who created, along with the former, the directing committee, chaired by Vice Admiral Fournier), they founded the Union Interalliée in one of the most beautiful mansions in Paris, the hotel Henri de Rothschild, which had been generously offered to them.

In 1920 the Association, having set up a real estate company, acquired the building for the equivalent of today's 1 067 143 €.

The war having ended, the need for the Union Interalliée was apparent to everybody, as it was more necessary than ever to maintain harmony between the people who had fought together.Field Marshal Foch became President of the Cercle on 1 June 1920.

The work, begun in 1917, received an official consecration in 1920 :the public authorities recognized its importance in diplomatic relations between the allied nations. [1]

Reciprocal clubs in the world[edit]

There are a number of reciprocal clubs worldwide including:

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