La Guilde is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) created in 1967 by Patrick Edel who was its General Delegate until 2010.

It has been recognized as a public utility by decree since December 21, 1981.
Familiar with distant lands, La Guilde  has always been involved with populations facing difficulties.

It is defined by :

  • The spirit of adventure and discovery
  • Solidarity commitments
  • A cultural dynamic

It now comprises a set of programmes, each with specific objectives.