Photo of the Week

Paris Update sunrise notre dame4

Sunrise over Notre Dame. Photo: Ron Fox


English-language events in Paris

Parler Paris Community Calendar

Parler Paris gladly runs announcements for non-profit organizations. If you wish your community announcement to appear, please provide the text in ENGLISH just as you'd like it to appear and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We reserve the right to edit as necessary. We cannot promise it will be run if the information is provided in French or if the format is unacceptable. Please use the following listings as your format guide.

Thank you, Adrian Leeds


Art Exhibitions

In Search of the Unusual: Paris & Beyond

Photos by Richard Nahem et Meredith Mullins

Le 102 Galerie

102 rue Cherche Midi, 75006. Metro: Vaneau or Duroc.

Vernissage September 25 (7-9 pm)

Through October 3 until 7 pm.

Summer in the City: Street Colors

Street art by Brok, Alex, Takt, Sueb, Jesse "Dense 83" Greene, Wozniak and Adine Sagalyn.

Through Oct. 5

Dorothy's Gallery, American Center for the Arts

27 rue keller, 75011 Paris

Métro Bastille, Voltaire

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

Kenna & Cox

(Chris Kenna - chant/guitare ; Melissa Cox - violon/chant)

Samedi 20 septembre, 20h

Le Moki Bar

61, rue des Vignoles, 75020 (métro Avron ou Buzenval)

William Chabbey Trio

Dimanche 21, 19h, Chinon.

William Chabbey (guit), Rémi Jeannin (org), Patrick Filleul (dr).

Lundi 22, 20h30, Le strapontin, Tours.

William Chabbey (guit), Rémi Jeannin (org), Patrick Filleul (dr).

Jeudi 25, 21h30, Autour de midi ... minuit, Paris.

Concert et jam session. Souriez, on sera filmés !

William Chabbey (guit), Rémi Jeannin (org), Charles Benarroch (dr).

Samedi 27, 20h30, Le piano solo, Neuilly-Plaisance.

Clément Brajtman (voc), William Chabbey (guit), Rémi Jeannin (org), Charles Benarroch (dr).

Jazz Club et Talons Aiguilles

Théâtre Le Ranelagh

5 rue des Vignes, 75016 Paris, France

Wednesday through Saturday @ 9pm

Sundays @ 5pm



Martineke KOOISTRA


et en alternance

Patrick CABON / Rémy TOULON (piano)

Fabien MARCOZ / Bruno ROUSSELET (contrebasse)

Literary Events

The American Library in Paris

Upcoming Events and Programs

Sunday 21 September | 13h00 - 19h00

"Learn 20 Things at the Library" - Fall Open House

The Library becomes a one-stop learning spot for those who want to learn a new skill or gain new information. Bring the whole family and friends for an afternoon of fun and discovery! Free and open to the public.

Sunday 21 September | 18h00

Carrie Solomon - Evenings with an author

Award-winning culinary photographer Carrie Solomon talks about the 100 recipes in Une Américaine à Paris and demonstrates how to make BBQ sauce.

Wednesday 24 September | 19h30

Jake Lamar - Evenings with an author

Jake Lamar discusses his latest book Posthumous about the Dutch painter Femke Versloot.

Wednesday 1 October | 19h30

Joan Schenkar - Evenings with an author

Author and playwright Joan Schenkar discusses her book The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith, which is considered the definitive biography of the late fiction writer.

Wednesday 8 October | 19h30

Nancy L. Green - Evenings with an author

Nancy L. Green talks about her latest book The Other Americans in Paris: Businessmen, Countesses, Wayward Youth, 1880-1941.

Tuesday 14 October | 19h30

Alexander Lobrano and Clotilde Dusoulier - Evenings with an author

Food writers and bloggers Alexander Lobrano and Clotilde Dusoulier will explore writing about food in France, reviewing restaurants and the different food movements in France now.

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 18th September 6pm

Bard-en-Seine Reading: The Merchant of Venice

Monday 22nd September 7pm

Andrew Miller on Pure

Wednesday 24th September 3pm

Children's Hour with Kate Stables

37 rue de la Bûcherie

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

SOS Help Autumn Book Sale

We're back with fresh books in all categories. Pick up some new reads for low prices!

Sunday October 12, 12-4 pm

Orrick Law Offices

31 avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie

75016 Paris

For more information: visit our website

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 La Pierre du Marais 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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Are Wine and Cheese The Marrying Kind?: 3 Oct.

Market Walk - Marché d'Aligre & Covered Marché Beauvau: 8 Oct.

The Magic of Morey: Red and White Burgandies: 17 Oct.

Creative Writing and Literature

Getting Published Part l: 6, 13 Oct.; 3, 10, 17 Nov.

Flash Fiction: 10, 17 Nov.; 1, 8, 15 Dec.

Cultural Studies

Emile Zola, Social Activist in the Dreyfus Affairs: "J'accuse!": 30 Sept.

Feminism and the Maternal in Contemporary Art: 2 Oct.

The Place of Impressionism in Art History: 22 Oct.

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

English 2-3 False Beginners and Intermediate: Mondays

French 1 Beginners: Tuesdays and Fridays

French 2 False Beginners: Tuesdays and Thursdays

French 3 Intermediate: Tuesdays

Guided Discussion in English (Tuesday Group)

Guided Discussion in English (Wednesday Group)

Guided Discussion in French: Mondays

Guided Discussion in German: Thursdays

Guided Discussion in Spanish: Wednesdays

Paris Walks and Visits

Art Nouveau in Paris: 20 Sept.

Commemorative WWI Paris Walk -Suresnes Memorial: 7 Oct.

The Jewish History of Paris: 14 Oct.

Visual Arts.

Introduction to Printmaking: 20 Sept.

Introduction to Painting, Tools, Techniques and Terminology: 23 Sept.

Watercolor Sketching: Le Jardin du Luxembourg: 24 Sept.

New! Introduction to Italic Caligraphy: 1, 8, 15 Oct; 5, 12 Nov.

New! Art Collecting ABCs: What's New in Contemporary Art: 3, 10, 24 Oct.

New! Introduction to Copperplate Caligraphy: 4, 18, 25 Nov; 2 Dec.

10, rue Tiphaine

75015 Paris, France


Paris Art Studies

Our history of the portrait series continues with:

Part 3: 1540-1660 - The Late Renaissance and Baroque Portrait - from Titian to Rembrandt.

The major temporary Paris exhibitions we are covering are:

Thursday 18 September 10:30 - 12 noon

Slide lecture on the exhibition: Perugino, Master of Raphael at the Musée Jacquemart-André

Thursday 25 September 3:30 – 5:15 pm – Niki de Saint-Phalle

Visit to the retrospective exhibition at the Grand Palais

Thursday 2 October 1:20 – 3 pm – From Leonardo to Michelangelo – The Borgias and their Times Visit to the exhibition at the Musée Maillol

Thursday 9 October 12:15 – 1:45 pm – Emile Bernard (1868-1941) Painting in Anger

Visit to the retrospective exhibition at the Orangerie

Thursday 16 October 10:30 - 12 noon:

Slide lecture on the exhibition: Marcel Duchamp, Painting, Even at the Centre Georges Pompidou

Thursday 23 October – Sonia Delaunay (time and date to be confirmed)

Visit to the retrospective exhibition at the Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris

In November and December we will be covering the following exhibitions :

Monet - Impression Sunrise at the Musée Marmottan

Paul Durand-Ruel, the Impressionist Art Dealer at the musée du Luxembourg

Seen on the Front : Representing the Great War at the Musée de l'Armée at the Invalides

Jeff Koons at the Centre Pompidou

All the information is also on our website

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

Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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:

Click to donate free mammograms

The Breast Cancer Site helps fund free mammograms for women in need. All you have to do is click.

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