Love your life with the American Women's Group in Paris 

The American Women’s Group in Paris (AWG) is a social, educational and cultural association first organized in 1921. We take pride in being the oldest association of English-speaking women in Paris. Membership is open to 

  English-speaking women of any nationality

From September through June, we offer a variety of activities and groups. 

  • antiques and brocantes
  • behind the scenes tours of Paris landmarks
  • coffee groups, lunches, dinners
  • cooking and photography classes
  • day trips from Paris
  • guided tours of gardens, museums, fashion and art exhibits
  • hikes in the countryside
  • neighborhood tours
  • wine and cheese tastings
  • networking and professional connections
  • volunteer community service

    Many activities are free to our members. Among these are: 

    Monthly Coffees, French / English Conversation, Cafe Chat,

     the January Bonne Annee Party, and Year End Lunch

    as well as automatic membership in FAWCO, http://www.fawco.org,

    our umbrella organization that links you to thousands of women around the world.

    Whether you plan to be in Paris for a few months, a year, or a lifetime,                 AWG has something great for you!

     Instructions to renew your Membership are here

    OR

    Become a member! Click HERE to join.


    Upcoming Events

    Upcoming events

      • 19 Mar 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • 75006
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      Membership Meeting


      Join us for the March Membership Meeting, titled "Strut Your Stuff," at which our own AWG members will reveal (in brief, lively presentations) their hidden talents, businesses, services, passions or hobbies.  Entertaining and informative, "Strut Your Stuff" is not to be missed.  Taking up less than half of our time together, the balance of the meeting is reserved for our usual socializing.  Please contact facilitator Anna Eklund-Cheong at aeklundcheong@gmail.com for more information on participating as a presenter.  Come out to "strut your stuff" and support your AWG friends!  We'll get to know one another better than ever before!

      Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

      Meeting Time:10:00

      Max Signups: Unlimited

      Time:10:00-12:00

      Meeting Place: 75006

      Metro :Vavin,  Metro Line 4 ,Port- Royal:  RER B

      Organizers: Annmarie Cochrell ,Anna Eklund-Cheong

      Annmarie Cochrell

      awgmembershipvp@gmail.com

      Anna Eklund-Cheong

      aeklundcheong@gmail.com

      Fee: 0€

      Guest registration allowed: Yes – potential members only

      Self-cancellation: Yes




      • 20 Mar 2019
      • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • 75017
      • 0
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      Global Gourmet Cooking – Food from India


      Come learn the secrets of special dishes from around the world, with the cooks who have the unique knowledge to show us the way. This is a class for anyone who loves to cook, eat and have fun doing it. The Global Gourmet is all about learning by doing. We start each class right with a mimosa (cocktail of orange juice and bubbly).

      This month we learn about the cuisine of India, from Rupa, our lovely AWG Friend. Rupa is a highly sought-after Indian cook in the expat community of Paris. Her bright personality coupled with her knowledge of Indian cuisine, makes her class fun and super tasty!

      Enjoy as we watch and learn as Rupa creates a classic Indian lunch. Best of all, we sit down together to enjoy our chef-d'oeuvre, all paired with the correct wine of course.

      Menu

      Aperitif with Indian nibbles

      Daal makhani ( Buttery lentilles)

      Pullav Bengali style

      Indian Sweet with Coffee



      Date:

      Wednesday, March 20, 2019

      Time:

      11:00am - 2:00pm

      Meeting Time:

      11:00am

      Meeting Place:

      75017, to be sent to registrants

      Métro:

      to be sent to registrants

      Guide:  

      Rupa

      Organizer:

      Annette Foland, 06 30 15 67 75

      Min/Max:

      Max 8

      Fee:

      29€ for AWG Members only (fee includes cooking lesson and lunch)

      • 21 Mar 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Ecole Militaire
      • 1
      Register

      French and English Conversation Exchange


      Welcome to the AWG Conversation Exchange!  

      You will find a lively language exchange group.  We speak French for 45 minutes and then English for 45 minutes.  Come help each other gain confidence and fluency while making new friends and learning about each other’s cultures and countries.  This group is a lot of fun!

      We meet at 10:15 am every Thursday morning.  Only English speaking members need to register for this event;  French are welcome to come along on any day, but please email Maureen Miller to let her know.  If you want to bring a guest you must check with the organizer.

      Date:

      Every Thursday

      Meeting Time:

      10:15 AM

      Max Signups:

      Time:

      10:15 AM to 11:45 AM

      Meeting Place:

      Sent to registrants (75007)

      Métro:

      l'Ecole Militaire Line 8, Buses 92,87,82,80, 28

      Organizer:

      Maureen Miller, maureen0d0miller@gmail.com 

      Annmarie Cochrell, awgmembershipvp@gmail.com

      Fee: 

      Only the cost of your beverage.


      • 21 Mar 2019
      • 3:15 PM - 5:30 PM
      • 75116
      • 0
      Registration is closed

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      Beyond the stars: Forgotten French Whites

      This Wine Tasting event is dedicated to white grape varieties. Beyond the well-known ones, hide some very interesting less popular ones, with unique terroirs and specific appellations. We will be tasting 6 different wines with various aromatic qualities. Canapés will be served to accompany this tasting.

      Hélène Goble comes from a wine-producing family in Bordeaux and organizes wine tasting events, Champagne days and Loire Valley tours. Hélène is a graduate of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London.

      Date:

      Thursday, March 21, 2019

      Meeting Time:

      3:15PM

      Max Signups:

      Min 8 / Max 9 people

      Time:

      3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to registrant

      Métro:

      Boissière (Ligne 6), Trocadéro (Ligne 6 & 9), Victor Hugo (Ligne 2). Bus 22,30 or 82.

      Organizer:

      Guide:  

      Kelly Healy

      Hélène Goble (phone if delayed 06 88 95 13 02)

      Fee:

       60€ members,   65€ non members

      • 22 Mar 2019
      • 9:45 AM - 2:30 PM
      • 75007
      • 0
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      Cooking and lunch with Veronique

      Véronique Bawol is ready to teach us a very classic menu this month!  Come and join her in her lovely apartment located in the heart of Paris! She will instruct us to cook like the French in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It’s about a two hour cooking session, with everyone helping Véronique.   Then we will sit down for lunch and enjoy what we have prepared.

      Menu

      Crab and smoked salmon mousse with a glass of champagne

      Onion Soup

      Saumon à l’oseille – basmati rice

      Crème brulée

      Wine and coffee


      Date:

      Friday 22 March, 2019

      Meeting Time:

      9.45 AM sharp !

      Max Signups:

      7

      Time:

      10 AM to 2:30 PM (please don’t be late !)

      Meeting Place:

      Sent to the registrants

      Métro:

      La Tour Maubourg (ligne 8)

      Organizer

      BAWOL Véronique - 06-07-70-01-33

      Fee:

      65 euros

      • 25 Mar 2019
      • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
      • Eglise de la Trinité

      The Trinity Soup Kitchen provides a hot, nourishing meal four times a week from October to April to people in need (people living in the streets, low paid workers etc.). Join a fun group of AWG members and other expat and French volunteers as we chop vegetables, make soup, prepare tables, serve lunch and clean up each Monday from 9.30 AM to 2.30 PM. There is no need to commit to coming every Monday, and you can just volunteer for a couple of hours if you have other commitments on Mondays. Please bring your own knife, vegetable peeler and apron, if possible. If you would like to join us or receive more information, please contact AWG member Patricia di Bartolomeo by email dibartol@mac.com

      Date:

      Every Monday (October – June)

      Time:

      9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

      Meeting Place:

      Eglise de la Trinité, Place d’Estienne d’Orves, 75009 Paris

      Métro:

      Chausée d’Antin Lafayette

      Contact person:

      AWG member Patricia di Bartolomeo, dibartol@mac.com


      • 26 Mar 2019
      • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Monceau, 75017
      Register



      New Members Coffee: Bring Your Questions

      (For New & Experienced Members!)

      What’s a parapharmacie? Where can I buy one of those wheeled shopping carts? How can I have my groceries delivered? What if I need a doctor at midnight? Is there an English-language yoga class anywhere? What is FAWCO anyway?

      Come to the New Members Coffee where these questions and more will be answered by our friendly and knowledgeable experts, your fellow AWG members.


      Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

      Meeting Time: 10:30 AM

      Time: 10:30 to Noon

      Meeting Place: Sent to Registrants

      Métro/BUS: Monceau (Line 2)

      Organizer: Christina Collins, 06.40.70.7378

      Cost: Free

      Members Only

      • 26 Mar 2019
      • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
      • 75016
      • 5
      Register

      Champagne Tasting with Geraldine


      Champagne is the classic drink for celebrations as well as holidays, but do you know how champagne is made? Are you interested in learning the differences between Champagnes?

      Join Geraldine, a Champagne born expert, as we learn how to store our bottles, how to open a Champagne bottle properly, and how to enjoy the bubbles! We will enjoy 4 different tastings, non-vintage, vintage, Blanc de Blancs and Rose.


      Date:

      Tuesday, March 26, 2019

      Time:

      12:00pm - 2:00pm

      Meeting Time:

      12:00pm

      Max Signups:

      6 guests maximum

      Meeting Place:

      To Be Sent to Registrants

      Métro:

      Ranelagh (line 9)


      Organizer:


      Géraldine de Kersaint-Gilly, wine expert, WSET, CWS
      Tel: 06 10 23 56 34

      Fee:

      50€ (4 wines + Munchies)



      • 27 Mar 2019
      • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Opera
      • 0
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      OPERA - The Palais Garnier:

      Victoriana at its’ best!


      The majestic Palais Garnier s a universe of extravagance, an emblem of the Second Empire’s taste for exuberance, it is one of the most characteristic examples of Eclectic Architecture, a style so praised by the Victorian era’s nouveau riche society, 

      How did this extraordinary temple of Terpsichore come to stand in what was until then an area of slums and poverty?  The Opera of Paris was the reflection of a society of industrialists, bankers, ruthless real-estate developers and pitiless businessmen wishing to impress their beautifully attired wives while showing-off their jewels-covered mistresses and famous cocottes. The very same ones that would fill-up the new neighboring expensive restaurants, the rooms of the nearby famous maisons closes and the exclusive salons of the Grand Hotel de Paris!

      Come join us for an insider’s view and learn the backstory on one of Paris’ most beloved architectural wonders, Le Palais Garnier.

      As an added treat, directly after the tour we have a table reserved at the famous Café de la Paix, a Paris institution. Space is limited, so if you wish to join in (at your own expense), after signing up for this activity you must contact the organizer directly. For more information on ‘Café de la Paix’ and menu pricing see their website by clicking here.


      Date:

      Wednesday, March 27, 2019

      Time:

      9:45 am – 12:00 pm

      Meeting Time:

      9:30 am (Please meet at 9:30 am sharp! Tour will start promptly)

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to Registrants

      Métro:

      Opera (Line 3, 7, 8)

      Guide:  


      Dr. Kelly Spearman, a well-known art lecturer in the English-speaking community of Paris, is a doctor of the History of Art with a PhD from the Sorbonne University. In addition to her Art Consultancy (XVIIIth and XIXth century furniture expert) she teaches Art History for various American college and university programs (Columbia, Skidmore, Bennington, ISS, Iona College, etc.) and at the Sorbonne. She is also a well published journalist and art critic. 

      Organizer:

      Annette Foland 06 30 15 67 75

      Min/Max:

      Max 18

      Fee:

      25€ AWG Members, 25€ Non-Members - NOTE Fee includes tour and price of admission to to the venue.

      • 27 Mar 2019
      • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • 75016
      • 0
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      Le Brandevin - Le Brandevin -


      Tasting Paris - Le Brandevin

      Denis Peltier has made Le Brandevin a true institution since 1991, serving the freshest seasonal products. This traditional Parisian bistro offers à la carte dishes of good classic cuisine. Chef Hervé Guillois, is inventive and accurate. He offers tasty cuisine -- subtle, classic and light--generously served: steak tartare, veal liver, duck confit, salmon cutlet ...are you hungry, yet? The décor is that of a Parisian brasserie from  yesteryear-- entrées, dishes and desserts of the day are inscribed on the mirrors, tables set with red checkered tablecloths, dining room decorated with antique posters. A feast for the eye as well as the belly.


      Date:

      Wednesday, March 27, 2019

      Meeting Time:

      12:15

      Max Signups:

      8 max, Members Only

      Time:

      12:00 PM to 3:00 PM)

      Meeting Place:

      75016

      Métro:

      Line 9 (Jasmin)

      Organizers:

      Kelly Healy and Chantal Gassian

      Fee:

      Cost of your meal and beverage(s)



      • 28 Mar 2019
      • 9:00 AM
      • 31 Mar 2019
      • 4:30 PM
      • Annecy
      • 0

      Chillax with Spring Skiing and Yoga 

      March 28-31. This will be a fun weekend in the French alps with skiing, yoga, shopping and enjoying the local cuisine of the Haute-Savoie. If you are not a skier, but still want to experience this super beautiful area of France, no problem, you can do yoga, or go shopping and discover the medieval city of Annecy. Bring your husband or a friend and explore with us. We are staying in a super spacious bed and breakfast style Mountain Villa in Menthon-Saint-Bernard on Lake Annecy. See more detail on this house here Lake Annecy Villa

      The Lake Annecy Ski Resorts (LASR) are located 30 minutes away from our accommodation, alternatively there are higher ski stations at Chamonix Mont Blanc, which are a 90 drive minute away.**

      Min-Max number of people : 8-12

      Cost* : 495€ per person Double occupancy. Single rooms available for an additional 50 euros (limited availability)

      What’s included:

      • TGV Paris-Annecy Return, you must register before Feb 24 2018.

      • Accommodation including daily breakfast and snacks and lunch the first day at our B&B.

      • Transportation around Annecy Area, including ski areas. *

      What’s not included:

      • Daily Ski Pass: Approximately 40 euros per person per day

      • Daily Yoga Approximately 40 euros per person per day

      • Lunch and Dinner. To get the full local experience we will be visiting some fabulous local restaurants for dinner. Lunch will be on the mountain or in town.

      Organizer: Annette Foland

      Meeting Place:Paris Gare de Lyon at 9:20 am (this time is tentative it will be confirmed upon purchase of TGV Tickets on or before Feb 24)

      Return to Paris; Sunday March 31 at 16:11 (this time is tentative it will be confirmed upon purchase of TGV Tickets on or before Feb 24)

      If you have any questions or which to see more detail and the schedule for this trip, go to this link AWG Annecy Weekend  

      *If you decide to organize your own transportation to Annecy you can deduct 180 euros from the cost. For everyone else, the TGV tickets vary, therefore you will get a refund if it’s less than 180 euros per person.

      **We will be renting cars, and ideally a few people in our group will be willing to drive. This is especially important if you want to go to the higher ski stations.

      Special Cancellation Policy: Sorry but no refunds after 2/24/2019.

      • 28 Mar 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Ecole Militaire
      • 5
      Register

      French and English Conversation Exchange


      Welcome to the AWG Conversation Exchange!  

      You will find a lively language exchange group.  We speak French for 45 minutes and then English for 45 minutes.  Come help each other gain confidence and fluency while making new friends and learning about each other’s cultures and countries.  This group is a lot of fun!

      We meet at 10:15 am every Thursday morning.  Only English speaking members need to register for this event;  French are welcome to come along on any day, but please email Maureen Miller to let her know.  If you want to bring a guest you must check with the organizer.

      Date:

      Every Thursday

      Meeting Time:

      10:15 AM

      Max Signups:

      Time:

      10:15 AM to 11:45 AM

      Meeting Place:

      Sent to registrants (75007)

      Métro:

      l'Ecole Militaire Line 8, Buses 92,87,82,80, 28

      Organizer:

      Maureen Miller, maureen0d0miller@gmail.com 

      Annmarie Cochrell, awgmembershipvp@gmail.com

      Fee: 

      Only the cost of your beverage.


      • 29 Mar 2019
      • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
      • 75008


      An informal get-together to make new friends and catch up with fellow AWG members over a coffee – and perhaps a croissant!

      We meet once a month at a spacious café, located just off the Champs Elysees.

      Just Drop in – no sign up necessary.

      Date: Friday March 29th   

      Meeting Time: 10.30am

      Max Signups: no need to sign-up


      Meeting Time: 10.30am - 12.00 noon (the café does good light lunches if you want to stay on!)

      Meeting Place: Downstairs at Café Le Fournil des Champs par Le Pain

      Quotidien (through a short covered passage) 68, rue Pierre Charron, 75008

      Métro: Lines 1,6,8,9 George V or Franklin Roosevelt. RER A: Charles de Gaulle Etoile

      Organizers: Jane Fisher and Helen Woodford

      janelynne.fisher2@gmail.com  or woodford.family4@outlook.com

      Phone: +33 (0) 7 86 74 59 24 (Jane) or +33(0) 6 88 74 01 59 (Helen)  

      Fee: Just the price of your beverage/food


      Guests: We welcome relatives/friends who are visiting AWG members, and also newcomers who are considering joining AWG.
      • 01 Apr 2019
      • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
      • Eglise de la Trinité

      The Trinity Soup Kitchen provides a hot, nourishing meal four times a week from October to April to people in need (people living in the streets, low paid workers etc.). Join a fun group of AWG members and other expat and French volunteers as we chop vegetables, make soup, prepare tables, serve lunch and clean up each Monday from 9.30 AM to 2.30 PM. There is no need to commit to coming every Monday, and you can just volunteer for a couple of hours if you have other commitments on Mondays. Please bring your own knife, vegetable peeler and apron, if possible. If you would like to join us or receive more information, please contact AWG member Patricia di Bartolomeo by email dibartol@mac.com

      Date:

      Every Monday (October – June)

      Time:

      9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

      Meeting Place:

      Eglise de la Trinité, Place d’Estienne d’Orves, 75009 Paris

      Métro:

      Chausée d’Antin Lafayette

      Contact person:

      AWG member Patricia di Bartolomeo, dibartol@mac.com


      • 01 Apr 2019
      • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
      • 75008
      • 0
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      Tea Time at WH Smith

      The bookshop WHSmith is located just next to the Louvre and the Tuileries Garden in the heart of Paris. Three beautifully decorated rooms in the heart of Paris, come join AWG for delicious tea, delectable treats, and delightful conversation!


      Date:

      Monday, April 1, 2019

      Meeting Time:

      3:30 pm

      Max Signups:

      8

      Time:

      3:30 – 5:00 pm

      Meeting Place:

      WH Smith, 75008

      Métro:

      Concorde, exit Cambon (line 1)

      Organizer:

      Cathy Farnan, 06 71 22 55 11

      Fee:

      Free, cost of your tea

      • 03 Apr 2019
      • 9:10 AM
      • Ile de France


      Monthly Hike with Maja

      Join Maja on the first Wednesday of each month for her group trek around Ile de France. Contact Maja and get on her email list for all the facts. See her contact information below.

      What to bring: A little picnic, and plenty of water. 

      Always: Wear appropriate clothing for a hike including good, comfortable hiking shoes/boots and socks. Be prepared for mud, rain, cold, sun, etc.

      Cost: Free no need to RSVP - Just show up - rain or shine 

      When: Wednesday 3, April 2019

      Meet Place: TBD

      Meet Time: TBD

      Guide: Maja Busche majabw@gmail.com
      • 04 Apr 2019
      • 9:45 AM - 2:30 PM
      • 75007
      • 1
      Register



      Cooking and lunch with Veronique

      Véronique Bawol is ready to teach us a very classic Easter menu this month!  Come and join her in her lovely apartment located in the heart of Paris! She will instruct us to cook like the French in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It’s about a two hour cooking session, with everyone helping Véronique.   Then we will sit down for lunch and enjoy what we have prepared.

      MENU

      Basil tapenade with a glass of champagne

      Spring salad with avocado, green asparagus zucchini, smoke salmon and more…

      Epaule d’agneau with homemade mash & flageolets (Classic French for Easter)

      Crème renversée (such a classic)

      Expresso and red and white wine



      Date:

      Thursday 4 April, 2019

      Meeting Time:

      9.45 AM sharp !

      Max Signups:

      7

      Time:

      10 AM to 2:30 PM (please don’t be late !)

      Meeting Place:

      Sent to the registrants

      Métro:

      La Tour Maubourg (ligne 8)

      Organizer

      BAWOL Véronique - 06-07-70-01-33

      Fee:

      65 euros

      • 04 Apr 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Ecole Militaire
      • 5
      Register

      French and English Conversation Exchange


      Welcome to the AWG Conversation Exchange!  

      You will find a lively language exchange group.  We speak French for 45 minutes and then English for 45 minutes.  Come help each other gain confidence and fluency while making new friends and learning about each other’s cultures and countries.  This group is a lot of fun!

      We meet at 10:15 am every Thursday morning.  Only English speaking members need to register for this event;  French are welcome to come along on any day, but please email Maureen Miller to let her know.  If you want to bring a guest you must check with the organizer.

      Date:

      Every Thursday

      Meeting Time:

      10:15 AM

      Max Signups:

      Time:

      10:15 AM to 11:45 AM

      Meeting Place:

      Sent to registrants (75007)

      Métro:

      l'Ecole Militaire Line 8, Buses 92,87,82,80, 28

      Organizer:

      Maureen Miller, maureen0d0miller@gmail.com 

      Annmarie Cochrell, awgmembershipvp@gmail.com

      Fee: 

      Only the cost of your beverage.


      • 05 Apr 2019
      • 07 Apr 2019
      • Provence
      • 0
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      A Weekend in Provence

      The beautiful sights and colors of this rich and lively region beckon to you in April!  Come join us for a weekend in Aix-en-Provence, hosted by one of our AWG members Valerie Sutter, who, for past 20 years has had an apartment there and knows the region well.  Valerie proposes a Friday night walk around the town, with dinner on the famous Cours Mirabeau; a Saturday morning visit to the dynamic marché, known for its fantastic choices and prices, then an outing to the unique Pont du Gard, the aqueduct constructed by the Romans and still standing proud today.  Sunday, we visit the charming seaside port of Cassis, with an incontournable boat ride to the unforgettable Calanques, with time permitting a private wine dégustation afterwards.

      The weather is delightful in April: warm sunny days and cool nights. Accommodations at the stately Aquabella Hotel and Spa, where an authentic Roman bath was discovered on the premises during construction and has been preserved. 

      Click here for a full description.


      Date:

      Friday, April 5, 2019 to Sunday, April 7, 2019

      Time:

      all day

      Meeting Time:

      To be sent to Registrants

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to Registrants

      Métro:

      To be sent to Registrants

      Guide:  

      Valerie Sutter,  AWG member and part-time resident of Aix-en-Provence

      Organizer:

      Annette Foland 06 30 15 67 75

      Min/Max:

      Max 4


      Fee:

      398€ Per Person - Includes Round Trip TGV, double occupancy hotel and shared car for sightseeing, (563€ for single room, TGV and shared car)


       

      (Note: If you prefer to book your own train fare, please register now and pay the registration fee. After you secure your own train reservation, contact AWG Activities Team at activitiesawg1@gmail.com for a refund of the train fare included in the registration fee.)

      • 05 Apr 2019
      • 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
      • 6
      Register


      Atelier des Chefs -

      Focus on Southwest France

      Filet of Duck breast with honey and  

      fricasee of white asparagus & mushrooms

      Atelier des Chefs...Looking for a special lunch with AWG girlfriends? Professional chefs instruct while you prepare a new exciting recipe and magically within 30 minutes you will be sitting down to enjoy a delicious lunch. Different quick & easy recipes every month! Translated recipes will be distributed via email after the event. Yum!

      (Note: Instruction will be in French with some English, but very easy to follow even for novice French speakers. Just follow the chef’s demonstration and ask an AWG buddy.)

      Cost for the class/lunch is 17€, and for an additional 7€, you can enjoy a glass of wine, dessert, and/or coffee.


      Read a few testimonials from AWG members….

      • Just got back from the Atelier des Chefs event.. It was AMAZING! SO fun and the meal was delicious. I was dubious since the class was in French but it was super easy to follow, I learned a lot, and the fish was incredible. It was fast and easy to make, I'm definitely going to be cooking it again. And I met a ton of new AWG ladies, it was a great group!!! I will definitely be signing up for this every month!!

      • Atelier des chefs: now I know what I have been missing. Good food, good wine, great company.




      Date:

      Friday, April 5, 2019

      Meeting Time:

      12:45 pm

      Max Signups:

      10

      Time:

      1:00 – 2:15 pm

      Meeting Place:

      Atelier des Chefs, 75008

      Métro:

      Miromesnil, Line 9 & 13

      Organizer:

      Cathy Farnan, cfarnan5@gmail.com

      Fee:

      17€ includes class and lunch (Wine, Coffee and Dessert are extra and will be paid at the venue.)

      • 05 Apr 2019
      • 2:45 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Port Royal
      • 0
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      Drinks in the View

      Closerie des Lilas

      Follow in the footsteps of Picasso and Hemingway to this chic Parisian bar, brasserie , restaurant., located at the edge of Luxembourg gardens.

      There is even a lovely garden where we can  sip our beverages if the weather cooperates. Otherwise, we will be in the historic bar where you can take your picture in the exact seat that Hemingway sat in.

      We will there too early for the piano player, but this place rocks at night for those in the know.


      Date:

      Friday, April 5, 2019

      Time:

      3:00pm -5:00pm

      Meeting Time:

      2:45pm

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to Registrants

      Métro:

      Port Royal (RER B), Vavin (Line 4), Raspail (Line 4, Line 6)

      Fee:  

      Free, cost of your drinks

      Organizer:

      Lynn Loring, jfklynn@gmail.com

      Min/Max:

      Max 11, members only





      • 08 Apr 2019
      • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
      • Eglise de la Trinité

      The Trinity Soup Kitchen provides a hot, nourishing meal four times a week from October to April to people in need (people living in the streets, low paid workers etc.). Join a fun group of AWG members and other expat and French volunteers as we chop vegetables, make soup, prepare tables, serve lunch and clean up each Monday from 9.30 AM to 2.30 PM. There is no need to commit to coming every Monday, and you can just volunteer for a couple of hours if you have other commitments on Mondays. Please bring your own knife, vegetable peeler and apron, if possible. If you would like to join us or receive more information, please contact AWG member Patricia di Bartolomeo by email dibartol@mac.com

      Date:

      Every Monday (October – June)

      Time:

      9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

      Meeting Place:

      Eglise de la Trinité, Place d’Estienne d’Orves, 75009 Paris

      Métro:

      Chausée d’Antin Lafayette

      Contact person:

      AWG member Patricia di Bartolomeo, dibartol@mac.com


      • 08 Apr 2019
      • 1:45 PM - 4:00 PM
      • 5
      Register


      Passages Bastille

       

      The district of Faubourg Saint Antoine is in constant transformation.
      In the way distant past, it was a working-class artisan furniture district, but now attracts executives, trendy shops, and just a few craftsmen remain in the area.
      A visit to one of these craftsmen, one of the last bronze casting artists with his forge in central Paris, has been arranged.


      Thierry will help you discover and reveal the long history, secrets and charm of this neighborhood through the visit of unusual and unexpected passages, cafes, restaurants and other shops that have taken over this neighborhood bubbling with energy day and night.

      Date:  Monday, April 8, 2019

      Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

      Meeting Time: 1:45pm (tour will start promptly)

      Meeting Place: To be sent to Registrants

      Metro: Bréguet Sabin (line 5)

      Guide: Thierry Heil

      Organizer: Lynn Loring, jfklynn@gmail.com, +1 602-790-6711, text if running late

      (cancellations email:  activitiesawg1@gmail.com)

      Max: 12

      Fee: 20€ for AWG Members, 25€ Non-members


      • 09 Apr 2019
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • 75006
      Register

      Résultat de recherche d'images pour "images of spring in paris"


      Membership Meeting


      Spring is here!  Please attend the April Membership Meeting.  All members are welcome, plus any potential new members as guests.   There will be AWG business and social time.

      Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

      Meeting Time: 18:00

      Max Signups: Unlimited

      Time: 18:00-20:00

      Meeting Place: 75006

      Metro: Vavin, Metro Line 4, Port- Royal:  RER B

      Organizers: Annmarie Cochrell

      Name and email or phone:  Annmarie Cochrell,  awgmembershipvp@gmail.com

      Fee: 0€

      Guest registration allowed: Yes – potential members only.

      • 10 Apr 2019
      • 1:45 PM - 4:00 PM
      • 75004
      • 8
      Register


      Monks, Witches and the King's Menagerie

      As the City of Lights grew and expanded over the centuries, it swallowed its surrounding villages, as big cities often do. But many of the villages that sacrificed their individual existence to create the French capital had unique atmospheres and specialities, and, to the informed eye, the traces of these communities are still discernible. Such is the case with the St. Paul area, where the maze of alleys and courtyards tells the tale of the medieval kings.

      Starting at the old church of St. Gervais-St.Protais, Dr. Kelly Spearman's tour will show the exotic figures of the court as they periodically rubbed shoulders with the obscure “angel makers”, the lively street sellers and the raucous tavern crowds, and will explore the treasure trove of antiquaires, small restaurants and shops left over from this half-forgotten village life.

      The visit will end by tracing the few surviving vestiges of the infamous Bastille prison, destroyed in the throes of the Revolution, and now nothing more than a name, the bastion itself lost in the mists of history and myth.

      Note: Comfortable walking shoes, a warm jacket, and a small bottle of water are recommended.

      Lunch Suggestion: Enjoy a pre-tour lunch at the nearby “Café Restaurant Louis Philippe” (44, Quai de l’Hôtel de Ville) which offers French cuisine from Provence.


      Date:

      Wednesday, April 10, 2019

      Time:

      2:00pm - 4:00pm

      Meeting Time:

      1:45pm (Please meet at 1:45pm sharp! Tour will start promptly)

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to Registrants

      Métro:

      Hotel de Ville (Line 1 and Line 11)

      Guide:  

      Dr. Kelly Spearman,  a well-known art lecturer in the English-speaking community of Paris, is a doctor of the History of Art with a PhD from the Sorbonne University. In addition to her Art Consultancy (XVIIIth and XIXth century furniture expert) she teaches Art History for various American college and university programs (Columbia, Skidmore, Bennington, ISS, Iona College, etc.) and at the Sorbonne. She is also a well published journalist and art critic. 

      Organizer:

      Annette Foland 06 30 15 67 75

      Min/Max:

      Max 17

      Fee:

      20€ AWG Members, 25€ Non-Members




      • 11 Apr 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Ecole Militaire
      • 5
      Register

      French and English Conversation Exchange


      Welcome to the AWG Conversation Exchange!  

      You will find a lively language exchange group.  We speak French for 45 minutes and then English for 45 minutes.  Come help each other gain confidence and fluency while making new friends and learning about each other’s cultures and countries.  This group is a lot of fun!

      We meet at 10:15 am every Thursday morning.  Only English speaking members need to register for this event;  French are welcome to come along on any day, but please email Maureen Miller to let her know.  If you want to bring a guest you must check with the organizer.

      Date:

      Every Thursday

      Meeting Time:

      10:15 AM

      Max Signups:

      Time:

      10:15 AM to 11:45 AM

      Meeting Place:

      Sent to registrants (75007)

      Métro:

      l'Ecole Militaire Line 8, Buses 92,87,82,80, 28

      Organizer:

      Maureen Miller, maureen0d0miller@gmail.com 

      Annmarie Cochrell, awgmembershipvp@gmail.com

      Fee: 

      Only the cost of your beverage.


      • 11 Apr 2019
      • 11:15 AM - 2:30 PM
      • 75116
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Spring Goat Cheese Primer

      They are HERE!  It is the start of a fresh new goat cheese season so you are invited to come and explore the intricacies of a cross section of beautiful French goat cheeses and learn all there is to know about this particular group of French cheese.  

      Debbi Baron, Managing Director of Domaines & Terroirs, invites you to her beautiful apartment located near Trocadéro in the 16éme arrondissement for an entertaining and educational morning degustation where you will sample and debating the merits of a selection of artisanal cheeses.

      The tasting will include cheeses from a famous Parisian fromager, fabulous breads and a glass of paired white and red wine.


      Date:

      Thursday, 11 April 2019

      Meeting Time:

      11:15am

      Max Signups:

      8

      Time:

      11:30am – 2:30pm

      Meeting Place:

      Sent to Registrants

      Métro:

      Trocadero or Passy (Line 6 or 9) Bus 22 or 32 (La Tour)  

      Organizer:

      Guide:  

      Debbi Baron

      Debbi Baron

      Fee:

      35€ members, 40€ non-members


      • 12 Apr 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
      • 75010
      • 6
      Register


      From Transport to Trendy: Canal St. Martin


      When Napoleon Bonaparte decided to have the Ourcq, St Denis and St Martin canals built in 1802 he was looking for clean drinking water and a more efficient way to transport merchandise by avoiding some of the buckles in the meandering Seine river. Little did he know that the St Martin Canal would become the “in” place to shop, dine and live some 200 years later. Remnants of the 19th century past are still visible – factories, warehouses, taverns and tollhouses that hint at the industrial world that once was along with the new life that has been taking shape more recently and … a few dilapidated corners. Our interesting stroll will be just under 3 miles long and uncover some of Paris’s lesser known and less polished historic monuments along with charming iron footbridges and locks.

      Discover with Garden Guide, Amy Kupec-Larue, where a basilica once stood in 541, where cruel punishments from St Louis were doled out, more architecture from Henri IV, a cinematographic masterpiece that’s still standing and of course a garden or two!


      Date:

      Friday, April 12, 2019

      Time:

      10:30am - 12:15pm

      Meeting Time:

      10:15am (Tour will start promptly)

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to Registrants

      Métro:

      Stalingrad (Line 7, Bus #26) or Jaures (Line 2)

      Guide:  

      Amy Kupec-Larue,  Amy has a passion for flowers as well as history. Her career expanded into guided garden walks in 2006, by giving botanical tours for the Parks Department of the City of Paris in their many wonderful public gardens in both English and French.   

      Organizer:

      Sharon Nossiter, 06.47.55.37.30

      Min/Max:

      Max 18

      Fee:

      20€ AWG Members, 25€ Non-Members

      • 12 Apr 2019
      • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
      • 75016
      • 0
      Join waitlist


      Wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon 

      What is Languedoc Roussillon famous for? Beautiful French-Roman villages, caving, epic driving roads, the Pyrenees… but for its wines too. The area is France’s largest wine producing region.

      During the 1970’s the Languedoc Roussillon was guilty of over producing cheap jug wine but this time is over. For wine enthusiasts on a budget, Languedoc-Roussillon is now known as a best value wine region. It has slowly been recovering its status as a quality producer by reducing yields.

      What kind of wines will you find in Languedoc ? Fantastic value-driven sparkling wines made in the same style as Champagne, Unoaked zesty white wines, Fruity and juicy red wines, tasty rosés and, last but not least, Rich full-bodied red wines with Syrah, Grenache and Mouvedre.

      Join us for another evening of discoveries. 6 wines will be tasted along with a homemade dinner.


      Date:

      Friday, April 12, 2019

      Time:

      8:00pm - 11:00pm

      Meeting Time:

      8:00pm

      Max Signups:

      11 guests maximum

      Meeting Place:

      To Be Sent to Registrants

      Métro:

      Ranelagh (line 9)


      Organizer:


      Géraldine de Kersaint-Gilly, wine expert, WSET, CWS
      Tel: 06 10 23 56 34

      Fee:


      60€ (5 wines + Dinner)







      • 13 Apr 2019
      • 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
      • Porte de Clignancourt
      • 12
      Register


      Marche aux Puces, Paris Antique Market


      This Antique and Flea market tour is designed to explore the most important of the Antique Markets at the Paris Flea market. Known as one of the largest antique and flea markets in the world, this treasure trove, accessible by metro, and open over the weekend, is located in Saint Ouen, just beyond the Paris Peripherique.

      Hundreds of dealers sell their wares in shops and stalls and in the alleys behind, while others take their chances by displaying their antiques on the ground.

      While the sheer number of stalls and merchants may seem confusing or overwhelming, we will navigate the markets and alleyways so that you will become familiar with the layout.

      Meet the dealers! Learn to bargain! Follow the trends of the Antique/Art Market and take home one-of-a kind pieces of French and European history and art.

      Come with me to explore the markets and bring home a treasure as a memento of your day at the famous Marche aux Puces de Paris! It’s a must-see and a must-do!


      Date:

      Saturday, 13 April 2019

      Meeting Time:

      11:15am (please be on time!)

      Max Signups:

      15

      Time:

      11:30am – 1:30pm

      Meeting Place:

      Sent to Registrants

      Métro:

      Porte de Clignancourt, Line 4

      Guide:

      Sandra Gogel, 06 09 16 64 31, www.lasourceparisienne.com

      Fee

      25€ members and non-members

      • 15 Apr 2019
      • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
      • Eglise de la Trinité

      The Trinity Soup Kitchen provides a hot, nourishing meal four times a week from October to April to people in need (people living in the streets, low paid workers etc.). Join a fun group of AWG members and other expat and French volunteers as we chop vegetables, make soup, prepare tables, serve lunch and clean up each Monday from 9.30 AM to 2.30 PM. There is no need to commit to coming every Monday, and you can just volunteer for a couple of hours if you have other commitments on Mondays. Please bring your own knife, vegetable peeler and apron, if possible. If you would like to join us or receive more information, please contact AWG member Patricia di Bartolomeo by email dibartol@mac.com

      Date:

      Every Monday (October – June)

      Time:

      9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

      Meeting Place:

      Eglise de la Trinité, Place d’Estienne d’Orves, 75009 Paris

      Métro:

      Chausée d’Antin Lafayette

      Contact person:

      AWG member Patricia di Bartolomeo, dibartol@mac.com


      • 17 Apr 2019
      • 9:45 AM - 2:00 PM
      • 0
      Join waitlist


      Paris Bookmobile - A Moveable Feast

      The Paris Bookmobile is a unique book club that travels around Paris to enjoy the sights and sounds of the author's tale. The formula is simple, we read the book, then meetup to experience an aspect of the story.  Sometimes we engage a professional guide, we always start or end the event with coffee or lunch and sometimes both.

      You are in for a treat this month as the Bookmobile has chosen a classic for our outing.  Hemingway’s memoir, A Moveable Feast: a book about his years as a struggling young journalist and writer in Paris nearly 100 years ago. After reading this classic novel on your own, we join back together to jump off of the pages and into the real world, in and around the neighborhood where Hemingway lived and worked. We will be led through the rue Mouffetard area of Paris on a 2 hour walking tour by our professional guide Brad.  But it doesn’t stop there. Following our tour, we go to lunch at one of Hemingway’s favorite restaurants to discuss the book and raise a glass to one of America’s most beloved novelist, Ernest Hemingway.

      This is a small group tour (8 max) so sign up today.

      For more information on our guide Brad click here.

      The book is available on Amazon. If you are a member of the American Library, you can check it out there.

      Date:

      Wednesday, April 17, 2019

      Time:

      10am - 12noon (walking tour) 12 - 2:00 (lunch)

      Meeting Time:

      9:45am

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to Registrants

      Métro:

      Cardinal Lemoine (Line 10)

      Guide:  


      Brad Newfield, a native-English speaking professional tour guide with a Ph.D. in History; works with Paris Walks, consultant for Rick Steves, television and magazines in USA, UK and France. His dry sense of humor and clear communication make the exploration of Paris a true pleasure.  


      Organizer:


      Annette Foland 06 30 15 67 75

      Min/Max:

      Max 8


      Fee:

             25€ for AWG Members, includes tour guide (Lunch is not included)

      • 18 Apr 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Ecole Militaire
      • 6
      Register

      French and English Conversation Exchange


      Welcome to the AWG Conversation Exchange!  

      You will find a lively language exchange group.  We speak French for 45 minutes and then English for 45 minutes.  Come help each other gain confidence and fluency while making new friends and learning about each other’s cultures and countries.  This group is a lot of fun!

      We meet at 10:15 am every Thursday morning.  Only English speaking members need to register for this event;  French are welcome to come along on any day, but please email Maureen Miller to let her know.  If you want to bring a guest you must check with the organizer.

      Date:

      Every Thursday

      Meeting Time:

      10:15 AM

      Max Signups:

      Time:

      10:15 AM to 11:45 AM

      Meeting Place:

      Sent to registrants (75007)

      Métro:

      l'Ecole Militaire Line 8, Buses 92,87,82,80, 28

      Organizer:

      Maureen Miller, maureen0d0miller@gmail.com 

      Annmarie Cochrell, awgmembershipvp@gmail.com

      Fee: 

      Only the cost of your beverage.


      • 18 Apr 2019
      • 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
      • 5
      Register


      Heart of the Republican Guard

      Enter the Celestins district and come discover the training area of the cavalrymen of the French Republican Guard.

      Constructed in 1895, the district houses the headquarters and the cavalry regiment of the French Republican Guard. Its stables are home today to the 140 horses of the 1st squadron and to the brass band of the Republican Guard. You will start your guided tour with the Traditions Room, housed in a former stable, dedicated to the history of the Republican Guard from 1802 until today. You will be captivated by the magnificent Eiffel Tower style structure of the riding stables where the cavalrymen train daily. Inside the Main Stable and the Major’s Stable your guide will explain the characteristics of the majestic horses. An unusual guided tour in the heart of Paris that takes you behind the scenes of the cavalry of the Republican Guard.

      The Garde Républicaine is the modern incarnation of the historic military corps that have, since the earliest  kings of France, protected the city of Paris, its people, and its government institutions. The Garde Républicaine also serves as the honor guard for the French heads of State. Today they are part of the Gendarmerie, and continue to guard the Sénat, Palais de l'Elysée, the Assemblée Nationale, the Palais de Justice, and the Hôtel Matignon. They serve as ceremonial escorts for France's highest government officials as well as important foreign guests, assist the Paris police with horseback patrols, maintain horseback security patrols in the forests of Ile-de-France, and provide motorcycle escorts for important sporting events such as the Tour de France.

      For safety reasons, safety regulations are applied within the military site of the Republican Guard . As you complete your online AWG registration, please indicate the following information from your current and valid PASSPORT (and please bring your passport with you for security check at the entrance).

      - Name + first name (Must Match your Passport)

      - Birthdate + Birth place + Country of Birth


      Date:

      Thursday, April 18, 2019

      Time:

      11:30am - 1:30pm

      Meeting Time:

      11:15am (tour will start promptly)

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to Registrants

      Métro:

      Metro: Sully Morland (line 7) or Bastille (Line 1, 8)

      Guide:  

      professional guide, english speaking  

      Organizer:

      Cathy Farnan, 06 71 22 55 11

      Min/Max:

      Max 18

      Fee:

      20€ for AWG Members, 25€ Non-members