Mondovillers 2020

Mondovillers 2020, it is a major event for our association, once again brought together foreign students from many countries who made us discover their country of origin as well as their delicious cuisine prepared with LOVE. In these difficult times, it is good to be among citizens of the earth for a good fraternal meal. […]

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Foreign students now arriving at le placieux student residence

This year, at the instigation of Jean-Jacques Delmas, ARIV members have taken action to welcome foreign students, as ‘Back to school’ time has arrived. They met in late afternoon to help them settle down, show them Nancy around and shops where they will find what they need. 17 students gathered to go and see the […]


Saturday september 8 – guided tour of Jean-Marie Pelt botanical garden

Oerlinghausen mayor Dirk Becker and his wife Petra visited the JMP Botanical Garden. Remi Saxe’s comments were duly translated by Elisabeth Cambray. Laurence Werner joined us, and so did Villers mayor François Werner, for an outdoor, informal, relaxed lunch.  


Barbecue at annick and francois’s

Another rewarding moment for ARIV and the foreign students gathered for the 2018 barbecue. Because the weather forecast said it was going to rain, we all found shelter in Annick Grand’s house. We enjoyed a wide variety of tasty treats, including Leisha’s spicy Ukrainian marinated meat. Delicious mixed salads and several orgasmic desserts made everyone […]


Villers celebrates 30th anniversary of partnership with Oerlinghausen

Twin cities for 30 years We took part in the celebration,from May 10 to 13, as guests, together with BRAVO and members of the city council. Mayor François Werner with his wife also went to Oerlinghausen for the occasion. Our German friends showed how good they are at welcoming and entertaining guests and we want […]


“Galette des rois 2018”

LA GALETTE DES ROIS is a pastry traditionally eaten on Twelfth Night in France On Saturday, January 20, we had a jolly good time at the Galette party organized by ARIV. About 40 of us gathered in Le Placieux, including foreign students eager to discover this weird French tradition. The Mayor and his wife dropped […]



Annick Grand presided a smooth, well-planned general meeting that ended with a meal. The guest star, once again, was Beaujolais Nouveau. Some 30 students and members of ARIV gathered to share food and drinks in a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Marie-Claude Deluce and Jean-François Trassard from the city council took part in the fun. We do thank […]

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Raclette Party – July 7,2017

Did you say Raclette Party ? Yes we did ! As our Ukrainian friends were about to leave Villers-les-Nancy, they had not tasted yet the famous Raclette. Annick, our President, just could not imagine they would go before experiencing this milestone of French gastronomy. In spite of the sweltering weather, and breaking with tradition, when she […]

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Music day – June 25, 2017

In Parc Madame de Graffigny with ARIV As every year, ARIV took an active part in this event. Visitors were offered an aperitif by ARIV, then shared their picnic lunch in the sun or In the shade, enjoyed the company of friends and listened to free concerts. It was a magic moment, when time seemed […]