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

The American Women’s Group in Paris (AWGParis) 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

AWGParis offers our members a sense of community and friendship far from home. We encourage our members to attend meetings, join a committee, participate in club activities and share their interests with us.

Tours and classes are only one part of AWGParis. The bonds that form through working together to organize the club and maximize the benefits of membership are also of great importance to us. 

Opportunities for learning about French culture and the Franco-American relationship include:

  • visits to historic parks, museums, fashion and art exhibits
  • behind the scenes tours of Paris landmarks
  • French/English language exchange 
  • coffee groups, lunches, dinners
  • cooking, wine and cheese classes
  • day trips and overnights from Paris
  • 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 Fete

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

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

     Instructions to renew your Membership are here

    OR

    Become a member! Click HERE to join.


    Upcoming Events

    Upcoming events

      • 23 May 2019
      • 7:15 PM - 10:30 PM
      • 75116
      • 10

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      Bordeaux en Grande:  Wines in Magnum

      Both 2009 and 2010 were exceptional vintages in Bordeaux: this tastingevent is a unique opportunity to taste wines in MAGNUM (1,5L). How does the container size influence the content? What is the history behind the bottle? You will be offered 4 different appellations to discover, taste and describe. A typical hot French dish will be served along with a dessert, leading to an introduction to wine and food pairing. What a delightful way to spend a Thrusday evening in the good company of French food, French wine new friends and an enthusiastic wine educator. This is sure to sell out quickly—be sure to register early.

      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 23rd of May 2019

      Meeting Time:

      7.15 PM

      Max Signups:

      Maximum 10 people

      Time:

      7:30 PM to 10.30 PM

      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:

      65€ members,   70€ non members


      • 24 May 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • Auvers-sur-Oise
      • 2
      Register


      Paris Bookmobile – The Last Van Gogh

      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, but we always start or end the event with coffee or lunch and sometimes both.

      The wonderful exhibit of Van Gogh’s greatest masterpieces, at the Atelier des Lumières is the inspiration for this month’s Bookmobile. We have selected Alyson Richman’s novel The Last Van Gogh, this book is both a love story and historical fiction. “The storyrecreates the final months of Vincent's life - and the tragic relationship between a young girl brimming with hope and an artist teetering on despair.”

      After reading this book on your own, we travel an hour north of Paris on the RER to the beautiful village of Auvers-sur-Oise where the book is set, and also the final resting place of Vincent Van Gogh. After visiting the village and touring the house of Van Gogh, we will have lunch at the at  L’Auberbe Ravoux.

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


      Date:

      Friday, May 24, 2019

      Time:

      10:00am - 3:00pm

      Meeting Time:

      11:00am

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to Registrants

      Métro:

      Gare du Nord

      Organizer:

      Annette Foland, 06 30 15 67 75

      Min/Max:

      Max 8

      Fee:

      15€ for AWG Members Only (Please note that the fee includes entrance tickets for Van Gogh's house but does NOT include train or lunch.)


      • 24 May 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 May 24th   

      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.
      • 25 May 2019
      • 3:15 PM - 6:00 PM
      • Rueil-Malmaison
      • 8
      Register


      Malmaison: Josephine Bonaparte's retreat

      This is a special Saturday afternoon tour, with Dr. Kelly Spearman

      Even Emperors have a family life, and, thanks to Josephine, the Emperor Napoleon was able to escape from the official life of his court to Malmaison, the Empress's beloved estate, which she considered her true home.

      Malmaison was the setting for the Imperial couple's happiest days, a haven they shared with Josephine's two children, a place of parties, excursions and lavish entertainments. The days before History took its toll on both their love and the Empire! 

      Even after their divorce and Josephine's death, Malmaison remained dear to Napoleon, and it was here that he awaited arrest after losing the battle of Waterloo. The elegant 18th century mansion, with 19th century additions, surrounded by beautiful gardens including Josephine's favorite rose garden, has been restored to its original state, with splendid period wall fabrics, painted ceilings and exquisite furnishings, a perfect example of a noble household of the Napoleonic era.


      Date:

      Saturday, May 25, 2019

      Time:

      3:30pm - 6:00pm

      Meeting Time:

      3:15pm (must start on time!)

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to Registrants

      Métro:

      Rueil-Malmaison (RER A)

      Guide: Dr. Kelly Spearman

      Organizer:

      Annette Foland, 06 30 15 67 75

      Min/Max:

      Max 18

      Fee:

      25€ for AWG Members & Guests

      Note: Comfortable walking shoes, a small bottle of water and a jacket are recommended. Get coffee and water for the road, there’s nothing really around the chateau! 

      OPTIONAL Dinner: After an aperitif at a nearby café participants might like to head for an excellent dinner to the ‘one star’ Michelin star Restaurant “Le Camélia” (7, quai Georges Clémenceau 78380) at the nearby Bougival. Because of the distance the restaurant is accessible by car or by bus 258. A perfect end to a perfect Saturday outing!

      • 27 May 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


      • 27 May 2019
      • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • 75008
      • 6
      Register




      Unique Gallery Event - Urban Street Art

      at Le Feurve et Roze Gallery

      The French American artist Mathieu Kendrick (Sowat) presents a unique opportunity to AWG members to experience Urban Street Art and learn of his career as an URBAN STREET ART artist during the new exhibition the FLUIDS MECHANIC at the Lefeuvre et Roze Gallery. You will discover Urban art (graffiti) through photos, films, and anecdotes. The urban art (graffiti) is becoming the dominant trend in the art industry. This exhibition is of Sowat paintings.

      While this exhibition is of Sowat artworks, Lek and Sowat have been working as a duo since 2010. They share a common interest for Urbex – or Urban Exploration – the art of exploring the city in search of modern ruins. By expanding the boundaries of traditional graffiti, their situational experiments bring together videos, architectural abstractions, illegible calligraphies, installations, and DIY archeology, creating a form of urban land art.

      From a clandestine underground artist residency in an abandoned supermarket, to Palais de Tokyo,  these two artists then started traveling around the world to paint larger than life murals and create ephemeral installations. In 2014, the “Tracés Direct” movie they shot with modern art legend Jacques Villeglé entered the Pompidou Center’s permanent collection while in 2015, they were the first graffiti writers admitted at the Villa Medici, France’s oldest and most prestigious artist residency program.

      Recently Lek & Sowat have regularly collaborated with artists from other artistic fields such as beat poet John Giorno, fashion designers Agnès b. and Jean Charles de Castelbajac, music producers Pedro Winter and Krazy Baldhead, Indian contemporary artists Hanif Kureshi and Asim Waqif or pioneers of the Graffiti movement like Futura, Mode2, and Jonone.

      Please join AWG and Catherine Alziary for this unique, free opportunity to meet the artist and learn of his career in Urban Street Art!



      Date:

      Monday, May 27, 2019

      Time:

      4:00pm - 6:00pm

      Meeting Time:

      4:00pm

      Meeting Place:

      Lefeuvre et Roze Gallery, 164 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008

      Métro:

      Saint Philippe due Roule, line 9

      Guide: Mathieu Kendrick

      Organizer:

      Catherine Alziary

      Min/Max:

      Max 15

      Fee:

      Free



      • 28 May 2019
      • 3:15 PM - 5:30 PM
      • 75016
      • 0
      Join waitlist



      Drinks in the View

      May is the perfect month to enjoy a delightful terrace for our AWG Ladies who Drink in the View.

      The one year old, luxury Brach hotel, designed entirely by Phillipe Stark, is instagramable wherever you point your camera. (Please note this activity does not include a hotel tour.)

      Buy your drink in the bar (found on the left hand side of the restaurant) and if you wish, you can also choose a dessert at the bar.

      After you pay, take your goodies into the elevator to the European 1st floor where the Concierge will open the door from the indoor lounge to the stylish outdoor terrace.

      We will be waiting for you!

      Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
      Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Meeting Time:

      3:15pm

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to Registrants

      Organizer:

      Lynn Loring, jfklynn@gmail.com

      Min/Max:

      Max 18, AWG Members Only

      Fee:

      Free, cost of your drinks



      • 29 May 2019
      • 9:50 AM - 12:30 PM
      • 75006
      • 3
      Join waitlist


      Resistance, Occupation, and Liberation of Paris.

      As a commemoration of Memorial Weekend and the Libération de Paris, AWG is offering this special tour.

      We start at the German Army Headquarters and Refugee Center after the Liberation. We will see where the leaders of the resistance had their most important meetings, and scenes of daily life under the occupation. We will go to the monument for the student resisters in the Luxembourg gardens. At Place St. Michel we will discover the heart of the uprising of August 44 where the people of the city erected barricades, and we will wind up at the Police Prefecture where the battle of Paris started.


      Date:

      Wednesday, May 29, 2019

      Time:

      10:00am - 12:30pm

      Meeting Time:

      9:50am (please be on time!)

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to Registrants

      Métro:

      Sevres- Babylone
      Guide: Brad Newfield

      Organizer:

      Annette Foland, 06 30 15 67 75

      Min/Max:

      Min: 8 / Max: 16

      Fee:

      20€ for AWG Members,  25€ Guests

      Guide, Brad of Paris Walks - Brad Newfield is a native English-speaking Tour Guide with a Ph.D in History and has been living and working in Paris for the last 19 years. His many years of exploring Paris and his training as a historian have given him an intimate knowledge of the city. Brad's clients come from all over the world and have universally enjoyed his dry sense of humor and clear communication style, making the exploration of Paris a true pleasure.

       


       

      • 30 May 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 

      Liz Chroman, lizchroman@gmail.com

      Fee: 

      Only the cost of your beverage.


      • 31 May 2019
      • 8:00 PM
      • 75016
      • 2
      Register

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      Wines and Specialities from Provence

      Ah, Provence! The name conjures up visions of lavender, sunflowers, olive trees, and wine – lots of wine – white, red and, of course, rosé!

      This historic region sits along the Mediterranean coast of France and Provence is blessed with a fantastic climate, especially for grapes. Wine has been made here for over 2600 years, making Provence the oldest wine producing region of France. It is also the only place to focus on Rosé which accounts for more than half of the total production. But Provence also offers beautiful aromatic and refreshing white wines as well as spicy, full-flavored red wines.

      From Marseille to Saint-Tropez, through Bandol and Cassis, let’s begin our trip !


      Date:

      Friday, May 31

      Meeting Time:

      8pm

      Max Signups:

      11 guests maximum

      Métro:

      Ranelagh (line 9)

      Organizer:


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

      Fee:

      60€ (5 wines + Dinner)



      • 03 Jun 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


      • 03 Jun 2019
      • 11:00 AM
      • Compiègne
      • 9
      Register


      Day Trip - Compiègne

      The small city of Compiègne boasts of an incomparable palace, one of the main Royal residences of the French courts. You will feel the definite influence of Josephine and Napoleon around you as their furniture, art works and curtains are in perfect condition. We will also admire the Royal coaches as well as pristine antique cars, housed in the Palace museum.

      Our stroll in the charming and pleasant town will enable us to discover the well-maintained medieval quarter, the grandiose city hall, as well as remains of walls, church and buildings that sealed Joan of Arc’s destiny after an epic battle.

      The train leaves Gare du Nord at 11:19am and returns before 6:00pm (about 40 minute train ride).


      Date:

      Monday, June 3, 2019

      Time:

      11:00

      Meeting Time:

      11:00am

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to Registrants

      Métro:

      Gare du Nord (lines 2, 4, 5, RER B and D)

      Guide:  

      Thierry Heil, contact@interkulture.fr, (06 16 58 80 37)

      Organizer:

      Lynn Loring, jfklynn@gmail.com  (cancellations email: activitiesawg1@gmail.com)

      Min/Max:

      Max 13

      Fee:

      50€ for AWG Members, 55€ Non-members (Please note that the fee includes guide, train tickets and entrance tickets)

      • 04 Jun 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Bagetelle
      • 11
      Register


      A Richness of Roses: the Park and Chateau Gardens at Bagatelle


      The Gardens of Bagatelle are known around the world for their botanical collections and the International Rose Competition that has taken place here every June for over 100 years.  A lesser known gem is the 60-acre park on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne surrounding an 18th-century folly that was built in just 64 days (Marie-Antoinette bet her brother-in-law the Comte d’Artois, that it couldn’t be done).

      During the 19th century its gardens were extended and represent today a variety of garden styles and designs with geometrical French parterres, English bedding schemes, cascades, ponds and streams.  The botanical collections begun in the 20th century include both herbaceous and tree peonies, iries, water lilies as well as the world famous rose gardens.  

      Additionally, there are more than 10,000 roses displayed throughout the park.  Every June since 1907, rose lovers from around the world have come to the International New Rose Competition to judge and celebrate the latest creations and improvements in this amazing flower. The century-old trees, flowering shrubs and naturalized bulb collections ensure a delightful visit here throughout the year.

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      Date:  Tuesday, June 4, 2019

      Meeting Time: 10:15 AM

      Max Signups: Minimum 8/Maximum 15

      Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

      Meeting Place:  Sent to Registrants

      Métro/BUS: BUS STOP: Bagatelle-Pre-Catelan

      Organizer: Sharon Nossiter, 06.47.55.37.30

      Guide: Amy Kupec-Larue, 06.77.23.46.44 on day of only

      Fee: €20 members, € 25 non members 


      • 05 Jun 2019
      • 9:10 AM
      • Auvers sur Oise


      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 5th, June 2019

      Meet Place: Auvers sur Oise

      Meet Time: TBD 

      Guide: Maja Busche majabw@gmail.com
      • 05 Jun 2019
      • 1:50 PM - 4:15 PM
      • To be sent to registrants
      • 6
      Register


      Walking Tour of Les Halles

       

      Imagine a neighborhood caught between two city walls, sprawling northwards from medieval Paris's biggest cemetery and the bustling market at the city's heart, and bordered on its western side by the great main artery that led due north to the royal necropolis of St.Denis.

      Once a turf of the Burgundians, the ones who showed the Parisians how to live in luxury and taught them everything there was to know about the extravagances of fashion, the area is now a cobbled web of charming streets, still scattered with evocative clues to its previous glory. Climb the narrow steps of the Tour Jean Sans Peur, and you are rewarded with breathtaking decorative splendours, amazing views...and some very down to earth realities, such as the most well-preserved medieval latrines in Paris!

      A walk through this section of the city evokes not only the Dark Ages, though, since the neighborhood went on to prosper in the era of the Enlightenment, as proven by its many elegant apartment buildings, as well as the some of the capital’s finest and oldest shops lining one of the oldest trade streets of Paris: the colorful rue de Montorgueil. We will end our exploration of this fascinating quartier with a visit to the Passage du Grand Cerf, the longest of all the passages couverts and a true gem of 19th century urbanism and refinement that is today enjoying a splendid revival. 

       

      Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

      Time: 14.00 – 16.15 (Please meet at 13:50 sharp. (Visit will start promptly)

      Métro: Etienne Marcel

      Meeting Place: Registrants will be notified.

      Participants: 18max. 

      Guide: Dr. Kelly Spearman

      Organizer: Annette Foland 06 30 15 67 75

      Cost: 20€ for AWG members or 25€ non-members

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

      Lunch: Participants might like to envisage a real tasty Italian lunch at the restaurant “Kuccini (165, Rue St Denis, 75002 Paris)


      • 06 Jun 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Ecole Militaire
      • 3
      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 

      Liz Chroman, lizchroman@gmail.com

      Fee: 

      Only the cost of your beverage.


      • 06 Jun 2019
      • 3:45 PM - 6:00 PM
      • 75006
      Register

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      HAPPY HOUR BOOK CLUB

      Paris was Yesterday, 1925-1939, by Janet Flanner

      From Amazon: In 1925 Janet Flanner began writing a fortnightly 'Letter from Paris' for the nascent New Yorker. Her brief: to tell New Yorkers, under her pen name of 'Genet', what the French thought was going on in France, not what she thought.

      Paris Was Yesterday is a collection of those letters written in the '20s and '30s, surely one of the most fascinating periods in the city's history, and it reads like an Arts Who's Who. Flanner saw it all and knew everyone (or at least all about them), and there are tidbits galore about the likes of James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Isadora Duncan, Diaghilev, Gertrude Stein, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Picasso, Marlene Dietrich... It's witty, catty, literary and unashamedly gossipy, a lively portrait of the thriving cultural life in Paris between the wars. In the brilliantly entertaining style she made her own, Flanner mixed high and low culture to devastating effect.




      Date:

      Thursday, June 6, 2019

      Time:

      4:00pm - 6:00pm

      Meeting Time:

      3:45pm

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to Registrants

      Métro:

      Temple (line 3), Republique (line 9)

      Organizer:

      Merideth McGregor,  07 72 00 52 94

      Fee:

      Free, AWG Members only

      • 07 Jun 2019
      • 1:45 PM - 4:00 PM
      • To be sent to registrants
      • 12
      Register


      Les Batignolles

      Considered a quiet Parisienne neighborhood, with its market and church, its square and cemetery, a village spirit fills the district of les Batignolles! Between city and fields, yet close to Montmartre, this ancient hamlet offered many artists cheap living. Impressionism took form here in a cafe frequented by Manet, Degas, Cezanne, Monet and Renoir.

      A new sustainable neighborhood is rising nearby, set around a big park, with ponds and rare plants and with glass and green towers, including the brand new Paris courthouse.

      Our walk concludes with the discovery of the most beautiful, well-hidden lush and flowery back alley in Paris!


      Date:

      Friday, June 7, 2019

      Meeting Time:

      1:45pm

      Max Signups:

      13

      Time:

      1:45pm - 4:00pm (please don’t be late!)

      Meeting Place:

      Sent to the registrants

      Métro:

      Place de Clichy (lines 2, 12 and 13)

      Guide:

      Thierry Heil, contact@interkultur.fr  06 16 58 80 37

      Fee:

      20 € members, 25 € guests


      • 10 Jun 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


      • 11 Jun 2019
      • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
      • 75116
      • 8
      Register

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      Membership Meeting (Year End Social)


      The June Membership Meeting will be a final fling to say good bye for the fiscal year before the summer break.  A special coffee/tea & dessert buffet will be served to thank our members for a great year. This will be the last membership meeting until September.

      Please RSVP no later than June 3rd due to restaurant reservation requirements.

      Date:  Tuesday, June 11, 2019

      Meeting Time:   3:00 pm

      Max Signups:   35 

      Must RSVP no later than June 3rd.

      Waitlist: Yes

      Time: 15:00-16:30

      Meeting Place:   75116

      Metro: Line 1 - George V;  Line 6 - Kléber

      RER A - Charles de Gaulle Étoile

      Organizers: Marion Getz, mariong@usa.com

      Fee: 0€

      Guest registration allowed: No


      • 12 Jun 2019
      • 11:15 AM - 2:30 PM
      • To be sent to Registrants
      • 0
      Join waitlist


      Surprises!

      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:

      Wednesday, 12 June 2019

      Meeting Time:

      11:15am

      Max Signups:

      8

      Time:

      11:30am – 2:30pm

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to Registrants

      Métro:

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

      Guide:  

      Debbi Baron

      Fee:

      35€ member (Members Only)


      • 13 Jun 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Ecole Militaire
      • 3
      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 

      Liz Chroman, lizchroman@gmail.com

      Fee: 

      Only the cost of your beverage.


      • 13 Jun 2019
      • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants
      • 12
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      The Adventure of Beauty - Helena Rubenstein Exhibit

      at the Musee d'art et d'histore du Judaisme


      For the first time in France, the Musee d'art et d'histoire due Judaisme is devoting an exhibition to Helena Rubinstein (1872- 1965). Featuring more than 300 exhibits from her famous collection – objects, garments, photographs, etchings, books, paintings, sculptures and tapestries, including works by Marc Chagall, Michel Kikoïne, Sarah Lipska, Louis Marcoussis, Elie Nadelman and Maurice Utrillo – it recounts the life and career of the woman whom Jean Cocteau dubbed “the empress of beauty.”

      Avant-garde in spirit, Helena Rubinstein began collecting the primal arts and paintings early on, posed for Raoul Dufy, Salvador Dalí and Marie Laurencin, wore the creations of the greatest couturiers of her time (Poiret, Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior) and divided her time between New York, London and Paris, the city she particularly loved. It was there that she amassed her vast, eclectic art collection, ranging from the painters of the School of Paris to Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger and George Braque. It was in Paris that she became friends with the many artists for whom she became a considerate patron.

       

      Date:  Thursday, June 13, 2019

      Time:  12:00 – 2:15 (Please meet at 12:00 sharp. Visit will start promptly)

      Métro:  Hotel de Ville (line 1) Rambuteau (line 11)

      Meeting Place:  Registrants will be notified.

      Participants:  15 max

      Guide: Ingrid Held, expert museum guide, english speaking

      Organizer: Cathy Farnan, awgactivitiesvp@gmail.com

      Cost: 20€ for AWG members and non-members


      • 13 Jun 2019
      • 12:15 PM - 3:00 PM
      • 75006
      • 0
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      Tasting Paris- Bistro Marie-Edith


      After seven years in London, Marie Edith dreamed of a warm place that would make her think of a family dining room like her mother's where she learned the art of entertaining. It was done in 2002—this Parisian institution is decorated with vintage chandeliers, mirrors of a bougnat dating from the early nineteenth century and it is home to an antique zinc bar. So many things meld well here-- the conviviality of the moment spent at the table, exceptional service and food.

      Oh, the food! What is served here can be called French home cooking made with fine products of small producers, which Marie-Edith keeps secret. Prepare yourself for very traditional French cuisine, prepared according to the seasons and, bien sûr, everything is homemade including dessert with choices such as homemade ice cream, nougat, or tarte tatin. Chocolate lovers might like to try the Marquise. In an elegant setting reminiscent of the Belle Epoque, we will savor traditional cuisine concocted from market products.


      Date:

      June 13, 2019

      Meeting Time:

      12:15pm

      Max Signups:

      8 max

      Time:

      12:30 – 3:00pm

      Meeting Place:

      Meet at the restaurant

      Métro:

      Line 6 Cambronne

      Organizers:

      Kelly Healy and Chantal Gassian

      Fee:

      Price of your meal and drink(s)

      • 14 Jun 2019
      • 9:45 AM - 2:30 PM
      • 75007
      • 0
      Join waitlist

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      Cooking and lunch with Veronique

      Véronique Bawol is back teaching us a lovely menu of French cuisine in her great apartment,  located in the heart of Paris! Join us as we learn 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 sit down for lunch and enjoy what we have prepared.

      Menu

      Tuna with avocado & black olives on crostini with a glass of champagne

      Grapefruit, avocado,  crab and madagascar prawns in a verrine

      Poulet Basquaise (French speciality) with basmati rice

      Gariguettes strawberries panna cotta, fresh raspberries coulis

      Wine and coffee


      Date:

      Friday 14 June, 2019

      Meeting Time:

      9.45 AM Class start at 10 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 members only  


      • 17 Jun 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


      • 18 Jun 2019
      • 3:15 PM - 5:30 PM
      • To be sent to Registrants
      • 1
      Register


      Summer Wines :  Time for Rosé to Shine

      How much do you really know about this pink elixir? What is involved in making rosé? What is the production process? What are the different growing regions? What is the best way to drink it?   Join Hélène who will be able to educate us on this pretty Summer wine.  

      You will be offered a pink Champagne to start, followed by 4 different rosé wines. Home-made nibbles will be served.

      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:

      Tuesday 18th of June 2019

      Meeting Time:

      3.15 PM

      Max Signups:

      Minimum 8 / Maximum 10 people

      Time:

      3.30 PM to 5.30 PM

      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:

      55 for members and €60 non members.


      • 19 Jun 2019
      • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • To be sent to registrants
      • 6
      Register



      Unique Perfumer workshop : Create your own fragrance


      Join us for a wonderful olfactive experience at the renowned Fragonard Parfumeur.  At this workshop you will be taught how to create your own unique fragrance,  from citrus to aromatic scents depending on your taste.  

      It allows perfume fans to be initiated to the world of perfume composition through an initial hour and a half course, and thereafter enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of the ‘Musee du Parfum’.

      Everyone will receive their creation (100ml).   Also included is a lovely pouch to carry your perfume bottle, a Fragonard designed apron and a diploma signed by the teacher.

      Date:  Wednesday, 19 June 2019

      Time:  11am-1pm

      Meeting venue:   To be sent to registrants  

      Metro: Opera (lines 3,7&8),  Madeline (lines 12 & 14) Havre-Caurmartin (line 9) Saint-Lazare (line 13) RER A Uber,  RER E Haussman Saint-Lazare or Buses : 21,22,27,52,53,66,68,81 & 95

      Limit:  Min. 10 &  Max 15

      Organizer:  Vicki de Bruyn 06 45 87 11 68

      Price: 70€ members and guests (Includes course, your perfume -100ml and museum tour


      • 20 Jun 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Ecole Militaire
      • 2
      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 

      Liz Chroman, lizchroman@gmail.com

      Fee: 

      Only the cost of your beverage.
      • 21 Jun 2019
      • 8:00 PM
      • To be sent to Registrants
      • 12
      Register



      Everything you need to know about Rosé wines

      And what to drink this summer…

      Rosés aren’t a trend anymore, they are here to stay!

      Sales have developed from the bottom up, gaining momentum due to its uncomplicated style and pretty color but there is a huge variety of rosés.   More recently, the growth of premium rosés have radically changed the image that easy drinking wines are not to be taken seriously. They definitely don’t all look nor taste the same!

      Join us for this Exclusive Pink Party with a selection of premium rosés from Provence, Loire, Corsica…

      As it will be our last wine tasting of the year, no formal dinner will be served but a selection of cheeses, charcuterie and other French “tapas”.  Bring your friends!


      Date:

      Friday, June 21

      Meeting Time:

      8pm

      Max Signups:

      20

      Meeting Place:

      Sent to registrants

      Métro:

      Ranelagh (line 9)

      Organizer:


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

      Fee:

      30€  (members and guests)



      • 24 Jun 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


      • 25 Jun 2019
      • 6:50 AM - 8:50 PM
      • Bayeux
      • 5
      Register


      Day trip to Bayeux

      When you sign up for this trip it is for the day only and does not go to the D-Day beaches. This is a fabulous tour of life in Normandy spanning 1000 years, from William the Conqueror and battle of Hastings to the D-Day invasion of the Second World War. Even though this trip is filled with the history of wars and battles, we still take the time to enjoy the quaint charm and enduring beauty of this historic area of France.

      This starts with a direct train from Paris to the ancient city of Bayeux. We will begin our visit with a tour of the museum and the iconic Bayeux Tapestry, illustrating the story of William the Conqueror. Then it’s lunch at a local brassier, after which we do a 2 hour guided walking tour of old Bayeux and the cathedral. If you have never seen the tapestry it is important to note it is due to leave France next year and return to the UK after nearly 1000 years away.

      The train leaves back for Paris at 18h34. You will arrive back at St Lazare Station at 20h50.


      Date:

      Tuesday, June 25, 2019

      Time:

      7:00am - 8:50pm

      Meeting Time:

      6:50am (please be on time!)

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to Registrants

      Métro:

      Gare St Lazare
      Guide: Various English speaking guides

      Organizer:

      Annette Foland, 06 30 15 67 75

      Min/Max:

      Max: 10

      Fee:

      49€ for AWG Members Only (includes roundtrip train and tour of Bayeux & Cathedral. Note lunch and museum entrance fee is NOT included)

      • 25 Jun 2019
      • 6:50 AM
      • 26 Jun 2019
      • Bayeux and D-Day Beaches
      • 4
      Register


      Overnight trip to Normandy - Bayeux and D-Day Beaches

      This is a fabulous tour of life in Normandy spanning 1000 years, from William the Conqueror and battle of Hastings to the D-Day invasion of the Second World War. Even though this trip is filled with the history of wars and battles, we still take the time to enjoy the quaint charm and enduring beauty of this historic area of France.

      This overnight trip will cover a lot of ground, starting with a direct train from Paris to the ancient city of Bayeux. We will begin our visit with a tour of the museum and the iconic Bayeux Tapestry, illustrating the story of William the Conqueror. Then it’s lunch at a local brassier, after which we do a 2 hour guided walking tour of old Bayeux and the cathedral. If you have never seen the tapestry it is important to note it is due to leave France next year and return to the UK after nearly 1000 years away.

      The next morning, June 26th we check out of our hotel and we are picked up at 9am for a guided tour of the D-Day beaches and the American Cemetery. We return to Bayeux in the afternoon to catch the train back to Paris.


      Date:

      Tuesday, June 25, 2019 to Wednesday, June 26, 2019

      Meeting Time:

      6:50am (please be on time!)

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to Registrants

      Métro:

      Gare St Lazare
      Guide: Various English speaking guides

      Organizer:

      Annette Foland, 06 30 15 67 75

      Min/Max:

      Min: 6 / Max: 8


      Fee:



      AWG Members Only

      Single Room: 249€ Per Person

      Double Room: 199€ Per Person

      Includes roundtrip train fare, Hotel & Breakfast, walking tour of Bayeux & Cathedral, private full day tour of D-Day Beaches and American Cemetery.

      Not Included: lunch, dinner and museum entrance fee 9.50€


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