I watched the full two hour discussion and I think it was the first time that any French MPs really got a first-hand account of what the UK's decision means for those with homes, family and connections here in France.
The chair of the meeting was Claude Bartolone, president of the Assemblée Nationale, and he highlighted that with as many British people in France as there are inhabitants of Bordeaux there are likely to be many questions as well.
But he said after the meeting that the last thing he wanted was for "our British friends in France" to feel unwanted.
Here are some write-ups of the morning's meeting:
Brexit may not have happened yet, but the impact of the EU referendum on Brexpats in France has hardly been positive.
A specialist in EU law Myriam Benlolo-Carabot told the round-table meeting that was chaired by Claude Bartolone, the president of the National Assembly, that unless reciprocal agreements are made the impact on the rights of Britons would be "cataclysmic".
BREXIT would be 'cataclysmic' for Britons' rights in France unless it is agreed otherwise in the negotiations after article 50 is invoked, an EU law professor said at the National Assembly today.
A meeting of the French National Assembly this week, chaired by the Speaker (président) of the House, Claude Bartolone, heard at first hand the anxiety now felt by British families who have chosen to make their homes in France.
One thing that was raised at the meeting was that some British people had faced difficulties with social security, and other administrative, applications with French civil servants saying that British people could no longer be helped.
This is not true and whilst the long drawn out procedure of the UK leaving the EU is running its course, the right for British people in France under EU legislation remain in place.
Should you need to print off an official statement one is available here:
Lors du référendum du 23 juin 2016, le Royaume-Uni a voté pour sa sortie de l'Union européenne.
Pour l'heure et pendant une période transitoire au cours de laquelle les modalités de la sortie seront négociées, les règlements européens de coordination en matière de sécurité sociale continuent de s'appliquer entre le Royaume-Uni et la France ainsi que plus généralement avec les autres États de l'UE/EEE et la Suisse. Cette période est d'une durée maximum de 2 ans à compter de la notification officielle au Conseil par le Royaume-Uni de sa volonté de sortie (Cf. Déclaration faite lors du Conseil européen du 29/06/20016).
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