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.

    For details of other Women in Motion events we offer please click HERE


    Upcoming Events

    Upcoming events

      • 23 Sep 2019
      • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Will be sent to registrants (75016)
      • 2
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      Global Gourmet - Very British Scones and Jam Making Fun 

      Join AWG member and Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chef Lynne Staartjes for a very British afternoon! We'll meet at her apartment in the 16th arrondissement to learn how to make scones and jam. Start with a glass of bubbly and then make your her own batch of scones. There will be plenty to enjoy over a cup of tea and even extra for you to bring home. After baking, we’ll have a chance to enjoy the scones and jams with a “cream tea” in true British fashion. 

      The recipe is a simple one so just bring your sense of adventure! All equipment, ingredients etc are included.

      About the guide: Lynne started working as a pastry chef in 2008 and later graduated from pastry school at Le Cordon Bleu. After working at Pierre Hermé, she started her business, Sweet Tooth Tours, two years ago. She is passionate about French food and especially desserts! 

      • Date: Monday, September 23, 2019 
      • Meeting time: 2:30 pm
      • Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  
      • Meeting Place: Sent to Registrants
      • Metro: Line 9 - La Muette 
      • Guide: Lynne Staartjes  
      • Organizer: Annette 06 30 15 67 75
      • Max: 6
      • Fee: 40€ 
      • Guest Registration allowed: YES
      • 24 Sep 2019
      • 3:45 PM
      • Will be sent to registrants (75001)
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      OOH LA LOULOU

      When it comes to finding places for Ladies who drink in the View,  we think it doesn’t get much better than LouLou.  Therefore Lynn has once again managed to book AWG members a spot at this restaurant’s lovely summer terrasse.     

      Situated in the beautiful Tuileries you are surrounded on three sides by the Louvre with the Eiffel Tower standing guard in the distance. This is a perfect,  elegant spot in which to enjoy a drink, returning to the elegance of another time.  

      • Date: Tuesday, September 24th 2019
      • Meeting Time: 3:45 pm Prompt   
      • Max Sign ups: 15 max
      • Meeting Place: LouLou restaurant 
      • Metro: Line 1 - Palais Royale-Musée du Louvre
      • Bus: 21, 27, 39, 48, 68, 72, 81, 95 
      • Organiser: Lynn Loring
      • Fee: Cost of your drinks
      • Guest registration allowed: No
      • 25 Sep 2019
      • 3:15 PM - 5:30 PM
      • Will be sent to registrants (75006)
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      Afternoon du Vin

      Spend an afternoon discovering the techniques and art of degustation du vin. Educate your palate and master the subtle and sophisticated nature of French wine! This is a monthly activity meant to give you the time and experience to develop your own tastes. The tastings will be accompanied by charcuterie / cheese boards and homemade bread, of course.  

      About the Guide: Vincent is a former sommelier at a Michelin starred restaurant in Paris, "La Truffière,”  and proprietor of  Le Vin en Bouche, offering local wines from artisan winemakers of good quality, authentic production and affordable prices.

      • Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
      • Meeting time: 3:15 pm
      • Time: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm 
      • Meeting Place: Sent to Registrants
      • Metro: Line 4 - St Placide 
      • Guide: Vincent  
      • Organizer: Annette 06 30 15 67 75
      • Min / Max: 8 min / 14 max
      • Fee: 37€ Member  
      • 26 Sep 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Ecole Militaire
      • 0
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      French and English Conversation Exchange

      Welcome to the AWG Conversation Exchange!  

      You will find that we are 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.

      • Date: Every Thursday 
      • Meeting Time: 10:15 am
      • Max Signups: 6 
      • Time: 10:15 am to 11:45 am
      • Meeting Place: Sent to registrants (75007)
      • Métro: Ecole Militaire Line 8, Buses 92,87,82,80, 28
      • Organizer: Maureen Miller, maureen0d0miller@gmail.com Liz Chroman, lizchroman@gmail.com
      • Fee: Free for members (everyone should purchase a coffee or drink)
      • 26 Sep 2019
      • 3:50 PM - 7:00 PM
      • Will be sent to registrants (75007)
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      Gourmet Tasting Tour with Véronique

      AWG Paris very own French member, Véronique Bawol, is leading a tasting tour this month. Véronique has been living in the 7th arrondissement for the past 20 years. 

      Explore one of Paris’s most vibrant and celebrated market streets, Rue Cler and the nearby rue Saint Dominique, located just footsteps from the Eiffel Tower. Rue Cler is always bustling with locals and tourists alike. Véronique will introduce you to all her favorites shops, sweet and savory, where together, she will purchase French specialities for us to try!

      Following the tour, you will be invited to chez Véronique, where you will enjoy a “degustation” of our purchases from the tour. This will include seven tastings of savory and/or sweet specialities that we found in the shops. You will get to enjoy all this accompanied by wine and champagne.

      • Date: Thursday 26 September 2019
      • Meeting Time: 3:50 pm
      • Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      • Métro: Metro Line 8 -Ecole Militaire
      • Organizer: Veronique Bawol - 06-07-70-01-33
      • Fee: 58 € (includes guide fee, 7 tastings and wine)
      • Max No: 8 people maximum
      • Guests: Registration Not Allowed

      • 26 Sep 2019
      • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants (75016)
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      Under 40 & AWG Board - Apero evening

      As a growing group of our membership we would like to invite those under 40 in AWG for an Apero to meet one another and members of the board. This will be a great opportunity to get to know other members and find out more about AWG over a glass of wine and some nibbles. 

      • Date: Thursday 26th September
      • Time: 6pm - 8.30pm
      • Location: To be sent to registrants (75016)
      • Metro: Ranelagh, line 9
      • Organiser: Sharon Nossiter & Helen Foley
      • Maximum: 20 people
      • Cost: Free, please register to attend 
      • 27 Sep 2019
      • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
      • To be sent to registrants
      • 8
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      St. Germain Des Pres



      Walking Tour of St. Germain des Pres


      This is one of Paris' most unspoiled historic districts. This tour will show you many aspects of Paris life for which the city is famous: art, literature, architecture, stylish shops, traditional cafes with Parisians enjoying the terraces. 

      We will learn the history of the Left Bank, and see both the old abbey church of St Germain (Paris' oldest church), and the magnificent church of St Sulpice, with the enigmatic gnomon, (this features in the Da Vinci Code, and you will hear what it was really used for). St Sulpice is also famous for the beautiful murals by Delacroix, which we can admire. The tour shows charming streets, gardens, a sculpture by Picasso, which mysteriously disappeared, old squares, artists' studios, famous literary cafes, frequented by French and expatriate writers, the celebrated Paris Fine Arts school, and the hotel where Oscar Wilde died.

      About the guide: Richelle's fashion and history tours are a splendid mixture of  anecdotes on both classic and modern times, with fascinating glimpses into the secrets of Paris and the fashion industry. She is American, trained in design and fashion and has lived in Paris for many years. She is a qualified Paris ‘blue badge guide’, and regularly conducts walking tours around the historic fashion districts of Paris.

      • Date:  Friday, September 27, 2019
      • Meeting time: 9:45 am
      • Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
      • Meeting Place:  Sent to Registrants
      • Metro: Metro Line 4 - St Sulpice. 
      • Guide: Richelle S. – Paris Walks
      • Organizer: Annette 06 30 15 67 75
      • Min / Max Attendance: 10 min / 20 max
      • Cost: 20€ Member; 25€ Guest
      • 30 Sep 2019
      • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Will be sent to registrants (75008)


      Café Chat

      An informal monthly 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 cafe, located just off the Champs Elysees.  Just drop in, no sign up necessary.

      • Date: Monday, September 30, 2019
      • Time: 10:30 am -12:00 noon (the cafe does good light lunches if you want to stay)
      • Max Signups: No need to sign up
      • Meeting Place: Le Pain Quotidien, 68 rue Pierre Charron, 75008 Paris (The entrance is through and at the end of a short covered passage next to number 68) We meet downstairs.
      • Métro: Lines 1,6,8,9 George V or Franklin Roosevelt. RER A: Charles de Gaulle Etoile
      • Organizer: Margot Mousseau and Helen Woodford
      • Contact Info: Margot Mousseau, 06 59 59 59 61, mousseau1@gmail.com or Helen Woodford, 06 88 74 01 59, woodford.family4@outlook.com
      • 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.

      • 02 Oct 2019
      • 9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
      • To be sent to registrants
      • 4
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      Cooking Class and Lunch with Veronique

      AWG’s very own Véronique Bawol is back teaching us a lovely list 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 and a ½ hours cooking session, with everyone helping Véronique.  Thereafter we sit down and enjoy what we have prepared.


      MENU 

      Brochettes de gambas et chorizo & champagne

      Potimarron and potiron velouté

      Grenadin de veau sauce forestière & tomates Provençales

      Mousse au chocolat 

      Vin et expresso


      • Date: 

      Tuesday,  2 October 2019

      • Meeting Time: 

      9.45am

      • Max Signups

      7

      • Time: 

      10am to 3:00pm

      • Métro: 

      La Tour Maubourg (line 8)

      • Organizer

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

      • Fee: 

      75 euros, Members Only 

      • 03 Oct 2019
      • 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM
      • To be sent to registrants
      • 9
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      Marche Saxe-Breteuil with Veronique

      Meet AWG's own Veronique at Marche Saxe-Breteuil for an intro to how and where to shop your local market. Saxe-Breteuil is just around the corner from her home and is definitely still her favorite one! Come practice your French and learn how to ask the fishmonger how to filet your fish, or find out which mushrooms are in season.

      Veronique has shopped here since 2001, so she knows everyone pretty well. She will introduce you to all her favorite people (fishmongers, fruits and veggies place, potatoes and long forgotten vegetables, apples, flowers, her bread guy,  Eric, and the Sardinian place). Once you’ve been shown around you will be able to shop on your own in this fabulous market and others!

      • Date: Thursday, 3 October 2019
      • Meeting Time: 8:45 am (Early birds get the worm!)
      • Meeting Place: To be sent to registrants
      • Max Signups: 15
      • Time: 9:00 am - 10:15 am
      • Metro: Ségur (ligne 10) bus 28 (stop Fontenoy-Unesco)
      • Guide: Veronique Bawol, 06-07-70-01-33
      • Fee: Free, Members Only
      • 03 Oct 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 11:45 PM
      • Ecole Militaire
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      French and English Conversation Exchange

      Welcome to the AWG Conversation Exchange!  

      You will find that we are 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.

      • Date: Every Thursday 
      • Meeting Time: 10:15 am
      • Max Signups: 6 
      • Time: 10:15 am to 11:45 am
      • Meeting Place: Sent to registrants (75007)
      • Métro: Ecole Militaire Line 8, Buses 92,87,82,80, 28
      • Organizer: Maureen Miller, maureen0d0miller@gmail.com Liz Chroman, lizchroman@gmail.com
      • Fee: Free for members (everyone should purchase a coffee or drink)
      • 04 Oct 2019
      • 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants
      • 19
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      Père Lachaise: The World's Most Famous Graveyard

      Learn the fascinating history of the Père Lachaise Cemetery on this picturesque walk in a park-like setting, its origins as the country house of the king's confessor, its role as execution ground during the Paris Commune, and today the most romantic and famous cemetery in the world – with 3 million visitors per year. 

      It is notable for being the first garden cemetery and for housing the tombs of many celebrities such as rock star Jim Morrison of the Doors,  Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, the painter Gericault, the actor Yves Montand, the famous Edith Piaf, the medieval lovers Heloise and Abelard who lie side by side today after years of separation, and many others. Established in 1804, it is the largest cemetery in Paris (110 acres).  This beautiful, leafy green space, home to about 70,000 ornate tombs, is jammed full of samplings of architectural styles and details.

      The cemetery has four entrances. So please read your sign up email with  instructions carefully. 

      Please wear good walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather (tour will be rain or shine).

      • Date:Friday, October 4th 2019
      • Time:2:00pm - 3:30pm
      • Meeting Time:1:45pm (Tour will start promptly)
      • Meeting Place:To be sent to registrants
      • Metro:Start: Gambetta (Line 3) Finish: Pere Lachaise (Line 2 or 3) or Philippe Auguste (Line 2)
      • Guide:Noha Escartin 06 13 53 31 10
      • Min/Max:25 Max
      • Fee:20€ AWG members, 25€ Non-members
      • Guest reg allowed:Yes



      • 04 Oct 2019
      • 8:00 PM
      • 05 Oct 2019
      • 11:00 PM
      • Sent to Registrants only
      • 5
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      Spanish Evening – Olé!

      Experience a Spanish Wine tasting & Food pairing


      Enjoy a fabulous taste-trip to the wine regions of Spain.  Geraldine will present you with a variety of wines from Rioja, Galicia, Ribera del Duero and Mancha... On this wine tasting journey,  each wine will be paired with delicious homemade tapas.

      We will spend the evening travelling through the country, exploring the diversity of styles, discovering new grapes and sampling delicious Spanish food.

      Geraldine was born in Champagne to a family of wine growers.  She organizes  informal wine classes, always served with a homemade dinner at her place, in the heart of the 16th arrondissement. The classes are limited to 12 people for a warm and friendly atmosphere. 

      • Date: Friday, October 4, 2019
      • Meeting Time:8:00pm
      • Max Signups:11 Members only (Spouses or partners are welcome)
      • Time: 8:00pm to 11:00pm
      • Meeting Place: Sent to Registrants only.
      • Métro/BUS:Ranelagh (line 9)
      • Organizer: Géraldine de Kersaint-Gilly, wine expert, WSET, CWS
      • Tel: 06 10 23 56 34
      • Fee:68€ (5/6 wines + dinner)
      • Guest registration allowed: Spouses or Partners only.
      • 07 Oct 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      • 11
      Register



      Square des Batignolles & Martin Luther King Garden

      Our tour today will explore two very different styles and periods in garden design in the 17th arrondissement.  We will start at a charming Hausmannian garden, the Square des Batignolles, designed in 1862. It features the ‘English style’ so favored by Napoleon III and his dream team of landscapers.  In contrast to the previous formal and Baroque gardens with their geometric beds and alleyways, this square has winding paths, an asymmetrical pond and a man made mini cascade under the gracious shade of century old trees.  

      Just across the street is the dynamic Martin Luther King garden and the newly transformed Clichy Batignolles quarter, reflecting the City’s commitment to environmentally friendly practices.  This park was begun in 2002 and will offer 32 acres of green spaces when completed in 2020. The beautiful contemporary lines of this space highlight the four seasons with recreational facilities for every age.  Using recycled material, solar powered lamps and a series of biotope pools to filter the water from the Seine, this garden is completely self sufficient for its electricity and water supply, making it truly a beautiful garden of the 21st century.

      • Date:Monday, October 7th, 2019
      • Time:10:30am - 12:30pm
      • Meeting time:10:15am (We will start promptly)
      • Meeting Place:To be sent to registrants
      • Metro :Brochant (Line 13)
      • Guide:Amy Kupec-Larue 
      • Organizer:Annette 06 30 15 67 75
      • Min/Max:10 min / 18 max
      • Fee:20€ Member; 25€ Guest
      • Guest Allowed:Yes 
      • 08 Oct 2019
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • To be sent to registrants
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       October Membership Meeting

      Meet Paris bookseller Penelope Fletcher

      The owner of a much-missed independent bookstore, The Red Wheelbarrow, which closed in 2012 and reopened last year, will join us for a discussion of life, location, and running an English-language bookshop in Paris. Register now for the October Membership Meeting, our first evening meeting of the year.  AWG information will be shared, and as always, there will be time to socialize.

      • Date:Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
      • Meeting Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      • Meeting Place:To be sent to registrants
      • Métro/BUS:To be sent to registrants
      • Organizer:Christina Collins awgmembershipvp@gmail.com
      • Max Sign ups:Unlimited
      • Fee:Free
      • Guests:If you would like to bring a potential new AWG Paris member, please email Christina Collins awgmembershipvp@gmail.com 
      • 09 Oct 2019
      • 11:15 AM - 2:30 PM
      • To be sent to Registrants
      • 2
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      Explore Cheeses - British or Italian

      Depending on my travels, I will bring you a selection of either British or Italian cheeses for your entertainment so you can discover a broad cross-section of cheeses from two of my favourite countries.

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

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

      • Date: Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
      • Meeting Time:11:15am
      • Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm
      • Meeting Place: To be sent to Registrants
      • Métro/BUS:Trocadero or Passy (Line 6 or 9) Buss 22 or 32 (La Tour)
      • Guide: Debbi Baron
      • Fee:37E
      • Max Signups:8
      • Guest registration allowed: No
      • 10 Oct 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Ecole Militaire
      • 0
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      French and English Conversation Exchange

      Welcome to the AWG Conversation Exchange!  

      You will find that we are 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.

      • Date: Every Thursday 
      • Meeting Time: 10:15 am
      • Max Signups: 6 
      • Time: 10:15 am to 11:45 am
      • Meeting Place: Sent to registrants (75007)
      • Métro: Ecole Militaire Line 8, Buses 92,87,82,80, 28
      • Organizer: Maureen Miller, maureen0d0miller@gmail.com Liz Chroman, lizchroman@gmail.com
      • Fee: Free for members (everyone should purchase a coffee or drink)
      • 10 Oct 2019
      • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants
      • 16
      Register


      Haiku & Tea with Friends: Japanese Culture Sampler

      Enjoy an afternoon of green tea tasting and a haiku writing workshop in the charming village of Croissy-sur-Seine, just 20 minutes west of Paris.  Join Carol Negiar, co-founder of the brand, CHAJIN, The House of Japanese Green Tea, and Anna Eklund-Cheong, a published haiku poet, for a special presentation on matcha tea, combined with an introduction to haiku writing, in Anna's home in Croissy.  

      Steep yourself in a bit of ancient Japanese culture in the first proper French village west of Paris (on the patio in the garden, if weather permits). Everyone can learn to appreciate the finest Japanese matcha teas and to write haiku ... so much better when done together (with a few light refreshments, too)!  Both traditional and contemporary haiku will be covered.  Carol and Anna are both longtime AWG members and experts in their fields and they can't wait to share an afternoon of Japanese culture with you soon.

      Carol's website, www.chajin-online.com & Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Chajin-La-Maison-du-Thé-Vert-Japonais-124100827654897/

      Anna's info:  https://livinghaikuanthology.com/index-of-poets/alphabetic-index/409-e-poets/eklund-cheong,-anna.html & Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Parishaiku/ 

      • Date:  Thursday, October 10, 2019
      • Meeting Time:  1:30pm
      • Time:2:00pm - 4:30pm
      • Max Signups:  16 maximum; 8 minimum
      • Meeting place: To be sent to registrants
      • Métro/BUS:  Chatou-Croissy station, RER A 
      • Organizer:  Anna Eklund-Cheong:  aeklundcheong@gmail.com
      • Guide:  Carol Negiar and Anna Eklund-Cheong (AWG members)
      • Fee:21 € members/family guests; 26€ non-family non-members
      • Guest registration allowed:  Yes
      • 11 Oct 2019
      • 9:00 AM
      • 13 Oct 2019
      • Loire Valley
      • 10
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      Murder Mystery Weekend 

      (open to AWG Members and Guests)


      Join us for a weekend of fun and glamour in this incredible Manoir/Chateau located in the most fruitful and historic regions of France, the Loire Valley. This beautiful estate sets the scene for our wine tasting circuits on the first day and the famous international garden tours in the Chateau of Chaumont-sur-Loire on our second day. The weekend is topped off by a ‘Whodunit’ murder mystery dinner party. Enjoy 2 nights of fun and laughter with your AWG Paris. It’s guaranteed to be a good time.

      WHAT’S INCLUDED: TGV from Paris, all local auto transportation in the Loire area, Saturday night Murder Mystery dinner party with 3 course meal prepared by local chef on site, an aperitif wine and champagne, single or shared room, wine tastings, breakfast each morning, snacks, soft drinks, tea and coffee

      WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED: Entrance to the garden tour on Saturday (18€), lunch, dinner on Friday night.

      SCHEDULE

      • Friday - TGV Paris Gare Montparnasse  - Tours

      • Friday - Lunch and wine tasting at Chateau de Chenonceau and along the Loire River in the troglodyte wine caves. Entrance to Chateau is included, lunch is on your own.

      • Saturday - Chaumont-sur-Loire International Garden Festival “Gardens of Paradise”. 

      • Saturday Evening - Murder Mystery Dinner Party.

      If you have any questions please contact the organizer, Annette Foland awgandme@gmail.com cell 06 30 15 67 75

      PLEASE NOTE:

      • To guarantee your spot, there is a 100 deposit due upon registration, the remainder will be due 30 days prior to the event. Although not refundable, this deposit is transferable.

      • The remaining balance will be posted to your account 45 days prior to the event and must be paid 30 days prior to the event. If payment is not received in a timely manner, your registration will be cancelled and your deposit will be forfeited. Thank you for understanding!

      • There will be some walking (at your own pace) so comfortable walking shoes, a water bottle and an umbrella are recommended.

      • Pack very light. We will send out recommendations regarding costumes for the Saturday night Murder Mystery Dinner Party closer to the time.

        Rooms are either in the Manoir/Chateau or in at the vineyard across the road, about 150 meters away.  Space is limited so you may not be able to get your specific choice. Register early for best selection. 


      Date:

      Friday – Sunday , October 11 - 13

      Meeting Time:

      9am

      Max Signups:

      16

      Meeting Place:

      Sent to the registrants

      Métro:

      TGV Paris Gare Montparnasse  

      Guide:

      Organizer:

      Multiple guides

      Annette Foland 06 30 15 67 75

      Total Fee:

      312€ Shared double room in Manoir/Chateau with shared bath.

      364€ Private Room in shared nearby gîtes (cottage) at the vineyard with private bath.

      548€ Private room in the Manoir/Chateau with private bath.

      Initial Deposit:

      100€, Due NOW, upon registration.

      The remaining balance will be posted to your account 45 days prior to the event and must be paid 30 days prior to the event. If payment is not received in a timely manner, your registration will be cancelled and your deposit will be forfeited. Thank you for understanding!


      • 14 Oct 2019
      • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
      • Eglise de la Trinité

      La Soupe

      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 Activities by email activitiesawg1@gmail.com


      • Date: 

      Every Monday (begins Monday, 14th October – April)

      • Time: 

      9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

      • Meeting Place: 

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

      • Métro: 

      Saint Lazare (Line 3 or 13), Trinité - D’Estienne d’Orves (Line 12)

      • Contact person: 

      activitiesawg1@gmail.com



      • 15 Oct 2019
      • 12:15 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Issy-les-Moulineaux
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      Tasting Paris - Issy Guinguette Restaurant

      Enjoy an afternoon in the vineyard watching the roosters strut along the gardens. Issy Guinguette – is located five minutes from the Porte de Versailles. Hidden among the grapevines, the Issy Guinguette restaurant welcomes you to a former laborers’ house steeped in history with a warm, family atmosphere. Mathieu Legrand, offers traditional French cuisine, crafted exclusively with fresh products. A kitchen that follows the seasons using produce and eggs that come from the family garden.

      • Date:Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
      • Meeting Time:12:15pm
      • Time: 12:30pm to 3:00pm
      • Meeting Place: To be sent to registrants
      • Métro/BUS:RER C Exit Issy (NOT Issy Val de Seine)
      • Organizer:  Kelly Healy and Chantal Gassian (if late or lost: 06 86 26 02 76)
      • Max Signups:6
      • Fee:Price of your meal and beverage(s)
      • Guest registration allowed: No
      • 15 Oct 2019
      • 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants
      • 9
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      Maxim's Private Art Nouveau Museum

      AWG Paris has secured a unique opportunity for our members to discover designer Pierre Cardin's extraordinary collection of Art Nouveau presented in an intimate setting that recreates the atmosphere of an apartment of a courtesan of the Belle Époque. 

      In 1981, Cardin purchased the famous Paris restaurant, Maxim’s and its accompanying buildings, where he displays over 550 pieces of exceptional art in 12 furnished rooms. Tiffany lamps, chairs and a desk by Majorelle, furniture by Guimard, artworks by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec are all part of the seven room museum, situated on the third floor above the restaurant. The mixture of irises, water lilies, leaves in all shapes  and sensuous female figures, show how important nature and love was for these decorators. 

      • Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
      • Meeting Time: 1:45pm
      • Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm
      • Meeting Place: To be sent to registrants
      • Métro/BUS: Concorde (Line 1, 8 or 12) or Madeleine (Line 8, 12 or 14)
      • Organizer: Cathy Farnan, cfarnan5@gmail.com
      • Guide: Maxim’s Musee guide
      • Fee: 25€ members, 30€ non members 
      • Max Signups: 25 max, 15 min
      • Guest registration allowed: yes
      • 16 Oct 2019
      • 3:15 PM - 5:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants (75001)
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      Drinks in the View

      Ladies Who Drink in the View will do so this month at the comfortably elegant Mandarin Oriental hotel.  If we are lucky weather-wise, some of us can sit in their “treehouse” table which is set amongst the trees in their intimate garden.

      If we’re even luckier, maybe there will be a hotel tour (not guaranteed).

      • Date: Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
      • Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
      • Meeting time: 3:30pm sharp (We will start promptly)
      • Meeting Place: To be sent to registrants
      • Metro: Concorde (Line 1)
      • Guide: Lynn Loring 
      • Organizer: Vicki 06 45 87 11 68 
      • Max: 11 max
      • Fee: Cost of your drink 
      • Guest Allowed: No 
      • 17 Oct 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Ecole Militaire
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      French and English Conversation Exchange

      Welcome to the AWG Conversation Exchange!  

      You will find that we are 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.

      • Date: Every Thursday 
      • Meeting Time: 10:15 am
      • Max Signups: 6 
      • Time: 10:15 am to 11:45 am
      • Meeting Place: Sent to registrants (75007)
      • Métro: Ecole Militaire Line 8, Buses 92,87,82,80, 28
      • Organizer: Maureen Miller, maureen0d0miller@gmail.com Liz Chroman, lizchroman@gmail.com
      • Fee: Free for members (everyone should purchase a coffee or drink)
      • 17 Oct 2019
      • 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
      • To be sent to registrants
      • 12
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      Heart of the Republican Guard


      Enter the Celestins district, in the heart of Paris, and 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. These historic stables are home today to the 140 horses of the 1st squadron and the brass band of the Republican Guard. Your guided tour begins with the Traditions Room, dedicated to the history of the Republican Guard from 1802 until today, and ends inside the stables where your guide will explain the specific characteristics of these majestic horses. 

      This unusual guided tour in the heart of Paris 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. 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, October 17, 2019
      • Time:3:30pm - 5:00pm
      • Meeting Time:3:15pm (Tour will start promptly)
      • Meeting Place:To be sent to registrants
      • Metro:Sully Morland (Line 7) or Bastille (Line 1, 8)
      • Guide:Professional guide, English speaking
      • Organiser:Cathy Farnan, cfarnan5@gmail.com, 06 71 22 55 11
      • Min/Max:Max 18
      • Fee:20€ AWG members, 25€ Non-members
      • 18 Oct 2019
      • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants
      • 5
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      AWG Apéro 

      Looking for an opportunity to hang out with your new AWG friends? Let’s meet for Apéro, get to know each other and celebrate our member’s birthdays. For this new monthly Apéro activity, all AWG Paris members are invited to attend and for those lucky ladies celebrating a birthday that month, AWG Paris will buy them a glass of champagne! 

      • Date: Friday, October 18, 2019 
      • Meeting Time: 4:30 pm 
      • Max Signups:16 max 
      • Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm 
      • Métro: 
      • Organizer Cathy Farnan, cfarnan5@gmail.com
      • Fee: Price of your beverages and tip. 

      (Free “une coupe de champagne” for those members with October birthdays!)




      • 21 Oct 2019
      • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
      • Eglise de la Trinité

      La Soupe

      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 Activities by email activitiesawg1@gmail.com


      • Date: 

      Every Monday (begins Monday, 14th October – April)

      • Time: 

      9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

      • Meeting Place: 

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

      • Métro: 

      Saint Lazare (Line 3 or 13), Trinité - D’Estienne d’Orves (Line 12)

      • Contact person: 

      activitiesawg1@gmail.com



      • 22 Oct 2019
      • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Versailles
      • 3
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      Fall French Tarts in Versailles!

      Join Molly Wilkinson in her stunning 19th century Versailles apartment to make rustic apple rosemary tarts and gorgeous pumpkin tarts with cinnamon spiced whipped cream! We’ll whisk together a pumpkin custard, learn how to make pastry dough, and decorate our beautiful creations in one fun afternoon!

      Class will finish with a glass of sparkling cider as we toast our success. Each guest will go home with the recipes, a rustic apple rosemary tart, and several individual pumpkin tarts. 

      Note: The class is located just 5 minutes walk from the Chateau de Versailles entry gates or the Rive Gauche Versailles RER C train station (and just around the corner from the beautiful Potager du Roi, the King’s Kitchen Garden). Please note that it is on the 3rd floor without elevator (think of it as our pre-pastry exercise).

      Molly is a Dallas native and certified graduate (in pastry) of Le Cordon Bleu Paris.  She is teaching special classes in Versailles and around France with a focus on making French pastry fun and accessible at all baking levels. 

      You can view her site here: www.MollyJWilk.com

      • Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
      • Meeting Time: 2:30pm
      • Max: 6 
      • Time: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
      • Metro: Rive Gauche Versailles RER C
      • Guide: Molly Wilkinson, 07.81.33.00.61
      • Fee: 75€, members only


      • 23 Oct 2019
      • 3:15 PM - 5:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants
      • 10
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      Afternoon du Vin

      Spend an afternoon discovering the techniques and art of degustation du vin.The aim is to educate your palate and master the subtle and sophisticated nature of French wine. This is a monthly activity meant to give you the time and experience to develop your own tastes. This is bound to be a very popular event, but space is limited. The tastings will be accompanied by charcuterie / cheese boards and homemade bread of course.  

      About the Guide: Vincent is a former sommelier at a Michelin starred restaurant in Paris, "La Truffière.”  Vincent is the proprietor of  Le Vin en Bouche and offers local wines from artisan winemakers of good quality, authentic production and affordable prices. His inventory is according to the winemaker's specialty, love for his product and the emotions the wine triggers.

      • Date:  Wednesday, October 23, 2019
      • Meeting time 3:15 PM
      • Time: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM 
      • Meeting Place:  Sent to Registrants
      • Metro: Line 4 - St Placide 
      • Guide: Vincent M. 
      • Organizer: Annette 06 30 15 67 75
      • Min / Max: 8 min / 14 max
      • Fee: 37€ Member , 42€  Guest
      • 24 Oct 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Ecole Militaire
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      French and English Conversation Exchange

      Welcome to the AWG Conversation Exchange!  

      You will find that we are 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.

      • Date: Every Thursday 
      • Meeting Time: 10:15 am
      • Max Signups: 6 
      • Time: 10:15 am to 11:45 am
      • Meeting Place: Sent to registrants (75007)
      • Métro: Ecole Militaire Line 8, Buses 92,87,82,80, 28
      • Organizer: Maureen Miller, maureen0d0miller@gmail.com Liz Chroman, lizchroman@gmail.com
      • Fee: Free for members (everyone should purchase a coffee or drink)
      • 25 Oct 2019
      • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Registrants will be notified.
      • 5
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