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English-language events in Paris

Paris Update
Community Calendar

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Art Exhibitions

La Grâce du Geste
Photographs by Mélanie Challe

Through May 22

Mairie du 18ième

1 Place Jules Joffrin, 75018 Paris

01 53 41 18 18

Strictly Entertainment: Comedy, Plays, Movies, Dance, Music, Cinema

Caballeros Simpáticos

20h-21h30 : version rock and roll des chansons de Perry Leopard (guitare) et Automne Lajeat (violoncelle), avec David Haddad (guitare et claviers), David Palix (basse) & Clément (batterie).

21h30 - 22h30 : Pizza time (pas trop chères et bonnes) !

Après 22h30 : mini-set semi-acoustique


9pm Friday May 22nd


The Rota Bar

54 rue de Montreuil

Paris 11e.

Metro: Rue des Boulets or Faidherbe Chaligny


7pm Sunday May 24th


The Liberte Cafe

196 rue du Faubourg St Antoine

Paris 12e.

Metro: Faidherbe Chaligny

Literary Events

The American Library in Paris

Upcoming Events and Programs

The American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris, tel. M°: Ecole Militaire or Alma Marceau, or RER C at Pont de l'Alma.

Shakespeare and Company

Thursday 21st May 7pm

Cédric Villani (Birth of a Theorem) and Michael Harris (Mathematics Without Apologies)

Wednesday 27th May 7pm

Writing Your Love Stories with Susan Tiberghien (private workshop)

37 rue de la Bûcherie

75005 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 25 40 93

Networking Events


Every Second Tuesday of the Month (except August)
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This is your opportunity to meet every month, often with local professionals who can answer your Working and Living in France questions. You are invited to come for drinks and share your questions and comments about what it takes to create a life here, own property and enjoy what France has to offer. It is also an opportunity to network with other Parler Paris readers.

Upstairs at Le Café de la Mairie, 96, rue des Archives at the corner of rue de Bretagne 75003
Paris Métro Lines 9, 3 et 11, stations Temple, République or Arts et Métiers




For Expats Of All Origins, French And Visitors

€25 includes a fun dinner & dessert and free flowing wine. A fun presentation and meeting great new international people

Meet people, Make friends, Create relationships.

Patricia Laplante-Collins

Paris, France

Mailing address upon request.

Cell: 33 (0) 6 43 79 35 18

Reserve as usual on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (with your telephone number.)


Dinner Chez Jim Haynes

Jim’s atelier becomes a salon every night
where about 70 people from all over the world
meet, dine, drink and enjoy themselves. Telephone
on Saturday or for your invitation, directions and the door code.

Jim Haynes Atelier
83, rue de la Tombe Issoire 75014 Paris
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Learning la Langue Française

Parler Parlor French-English Conversation Group

Parler Parlor meets three times a week -- come as often as you like! Your first time is free! Practice speaking French and English. Make friends, discuss interesting topics, learn about other cultures, progress in understanding and speaking, naturally and easily.
For further details, visit
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Every Wednesday at 5pm at the Maison des Associations du 15ème, Paris.
To register call Anna on 06 18 36 13 14

Knowledge Is Power: Conferences, Workshops, Seminars and Lectures


Upcoming Courses

Art of Living in France

Flavorful Fats that Give Back at Le Cordon Bleu;28 May.

The Wines of Alsace: Fruit, Spice and Everything Nice; 29 May.

NEW Tasting the Stars: A Champagne Celebration: 5 June

Creative Writing and Literature

Weekend Fiction Workshop; 30 & 31 May.

Cultural Studies

Smartphone Photography Workshops; 20 & 27 May & 3 June.

When Alzheimer's Strikes: A Way to Help; 27 May.

Languages (Courses take place Sept-June. Join at anytime!)

All languages (English, French, German, Spanish)

Paris Walks and Visits

The Arsenal Library: Part of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France; 21 May.

Paris Walks - Jefferson, Franklin & the Amercan Founding Fathers; 26 May.

NEW A Scented Stroll in Vieux Versailles: 4 June

Visual Arts

Street Photography: Capturing the Magic of the Moment; 21 May

NEW Saturday Printmaking Workshops: May & June: 30 May & 27 June


10, rue Tiphaine

75015 Paris, France


Paris Art Studies

Thursday 21 May, 10 - 11:30 am– Adolfo Wildt (until 13 July 2015)

Visit to the exhibition at the Musée de l'Orangerie with Chris Boïcos

This is an exhibition devoted to one of the most talented yet least known Italian sculptors of the turn of the 20th

century. The sculpture of Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931) bridges the modern movements of Symbolism and

Expressionism, yet is also based on the artist's profound knowledge of antique and Gothic sculpture. A superb

carver, he is famous for the extraordinary smoothness of his marble heads that hover uneasily between an ideal

decorative polish and a sometimes disturbingly grotesque mask. He is an artist that wonderfully expresses the

excessive refinement of Art Nouveau as well as the anxieties and neuroses of fin de siècle Italy and the period just

before the Great War. This an exceptional opportunity to discover his best work gathered together in a single

exhibition, his first ever in Paris.

Place: Musée de l'Orangerie in the Tuileries gardens facing Place de la Concorde on river side.

Métro: Concorde (lines 1, 8, 12)

Time: Meet 9:45 for 10 am entry. Please bring 9€ for the exhibition ticket and 2€ for the headphones in

exact change (11 € total).

Thursday 28 May - 10:30 am - 12 noon (time to be confirmed)

The 18th century furniture galleries at the Louvre - Part II

Visit to the Louvre with Decorative Arts historian and curator Rebecca Tilles *

The Louvre's collection of eighteenth-century decorative art – royal furniture, decorative bronzes, rugs, tapestries, gold

and silver ware, porcelain, jewelry and scientific instruments – is one of the richest and most comprehensive collections of

its kind in the world. The new exhibition spaces in the Louvre, inaugurated last year, were designed by the renowned

architect Jacques Garcia. In this second visit to the galleries, we will be covering the Rococo and Neoclassical periods

from Louis XV to the end of the Ancien Régime with Marie-Antoinette. Our guide, Rebecca Tilles, is an 18th century

specialist who has curated major decorative arts exhibitions at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Louvre.

Place: Meet by the information desk inside Louvre Pyramid.

Métro: Palais-Royal- Musée du Louvre (lines 1,7).

Time: 10:15 am for 10:30 start (to be confirmed). Please buy your own museum ticket.

Course Fees: 100 € for all 5 sessions or 25 € per session.

Museum fees are additional to course fees*.

You can sign up for individual sessions or a series by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or by calling Chris Boïcos on +33 (0) 686 58 98 09 and by sending a check made out to "Chris Boïcos" to

Chris Boïcos, 14 boulevard Saint-Martin 75010 Paris. Museum fees are additional to course fees.

Please register for classes in advance to ensure that group visits are not full.

*Please note that sometimes museum ticket prices go up slightly between the time of reservation and the actual date

of the visit.

Paris Art Studies telephone: + 33 (0) 686 58 98 09

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of Paris

monthly Sunday services at 2:30pm.

New address:
Temple de Pentemont
106 rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris
Metro Solferino.

Tel: 01 30 82 75 33 or

Amateur group seeks experienced SATB to sing
diverse repertoire (spirituals, classical,
musicals, and more). Rehearsals Mondays in the Marais, 7:45 - 10 p.m.
For more information,

FRUSAB: France-USA Bridge

FRUSAB, which stands for France-USA Bridge, is a
newly created non-profit organization designed to
promote a variety of cultural, educational,
social, and other exchanges between French and Americans around the world.

In addition to hosting weekly conversation group
activities in Paris, FRUSAB now offers a dynamic
user-forum where users can post and read
comments, and communicate with other users on a
variety of French-American issues!

For more information, or to register a username,
please visit:

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Sports & Fitness

Rollerblading in Paris!

Every week, you can don your blades for two
rolling tours through the City of Light!

Friday evenings: Over 4,000 experienced skaters
take a different 25 km circuit each week. Full
details the Thursday before at or call

afternoons: Tour for beginners. A circuit
of approx. 20 km over 3 hours. For more
information visit or call