Welcome to the
American Women's Group in Paris

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

  English-speaking women of any nationality

We will help you learn to love your life in Paris!

From September through June, we offer a variety of fun and rewarding events. 

  • 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

    Almost half of our activities are free!  Your membership also includes: 

    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  

    Upcoming Events

    Become a member! Click HERE to join.

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      • 24 Jan 2019
      • 11:15 AM - 2:30 PM
      • 75116
      • 0
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      Debbi Cheese Stinkers

      AH! The stinky ones!  What’s not to love about them…once you get past the smell of course? Learn what they are, why they exist and how to eat them - with the guidance of a master cheesehead, also otherwise known as a caseophile.  

      Debbi Baron, Managing Director of Domaines & Terroirs, invites you to her 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, 24 January 2019

      Meeting Time:

      11:15

      Max Signups:

      8

      Time:

      11:30am – 2:30pm

      Meeting Place:

      7 rue Vital, 75116 Paris

      Métro:

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

      Organizer:

      Guide:  

      Cathy Farnan

      Debbi Baron  06.08.57.95.20

      Fee:

      35€ members, 40€ non-members



      • 24 Jan 2019
      • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
      • Victor Hugo
      • 19
      Register

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      MOVIE NIGHT

      Join your AWG friends for a fun night at the movies.  We will be watching a moving love story about a photographer on assignment to shoot the historic bridges of Madison County. He meets a housewife, whose husband and children are away on a trip, and the film traces a brief affair that is never sordid but instead one of two soul mates who have met too late.

      Popcorn & Water provided...Please bring wine, munchies or snacks!

      Date:

      Thursday, January 24, 2019

      Time:

      7:30 – 10:00pm

      Place:

      Private apartment in the 16e (details provided to registrants only)

      Métro:

      Line 2--Victor Hugo 

      Buses, 22, 32, 30, 63 and 82. 

      Hostess:  

      Kristina  06 20 43 06 58

      Max:

      20 max

      Fee:

      Free € 

      • 25 Jan 2019
      • 9:45 AM - 2:30 PM
      • Address will be sent to registrants
      • 0
      Registration is closed

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      COOKING AND LUNCH WITH VERONIQUE

      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 hour cooking session where everyone helps Véronique,  and then we will sit down for lunch and enjoy what we have prepared.

      Menu


      Goat cheese anchoiade served with a glass of champagne

      Salade Auvergnate

      Cod Fillet and Creamy Peas served with a Cappuccino Emulsion

      Tarte Tatin

      Wine and coffee


      Date:

      Friday January 25th, 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 Jan 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Le Pain Quotidien



      Come and meet with new friends and old while you catch up with fellow AWG members.  Share your tips, tricks, trials and tribulations of living in Paris!  We meet once a month, downstairs at a spacious café, located just off the Champs Elysees. Drop in – no sign up necessary!

      Date: Friday,  25th January 2019 

      Meeting Time: 10.15am

      Max Signups : No need to sign up!

      Time: 10.30am until 12noon

      Meeting Place: Downstairs at Café Le Fournil des Champs par Le Pain Quotidien (through a short covered passage) 68, rue Pierre Charron, 75008

      Métro: Line 1, 6, 8 or 9 George V or Franklin D Roosevelt.

      Organizer: Jane Fisher and Helen Woodford.

      Email: janelynne.fisher2@gmail.com

      Fee: No fee, just the price of your beverage/food


      • 28 Jan 2019
      • 03 Jun 2019
      • 15 sessions
      • 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


      • 28 Jan 2019
      • 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
      • 75007
      • 0
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      Musee Maillol - Alberto Giacometti


      This exhibition, an overview of Alberto Giacometti’s (1901 - 1966) oeuvre. This exhibition presents more than 50 sculptures by the artist, all of which are from the Fondation Giacometti collection, complemented by 25 works of other major artist such as Rodin, Bourdelle, Maillol, and others who were classical and modern sculptors of his time. Giacometti was a Swiss artist,  who worked mainly in Paris.

       


      Date:

      Monday, January 28, 2019


      Meeting Time:

      12:45pm

      Max Signups:

      15 max

      Time:

      1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to registrants

      Métro:

      Line 12 rue de Bac

      Line 10 and 12 Sevres-Babylone



      Organizer:

      Ilene Kramer (+1 713-256-2392, Kramer.ilene@gmail.com )

      (With a special English speaking Guide)


      Fee:

      Members 30€   (includes Guide & Entrance Fee)                        

      Non members: 30€ (includes Guide & Entrance Fee)


      • 30 Jan 2019
      • 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
      • Meaux
      • 3
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      The city of Meaux


      Join us for a day in Meaux,  located just 25 minutes East of Paris.  Meaux is a city largely unknown to most tourists but steeped in history and famous for its cheese.  

      After being met at the train station,  you will be taken to a cheese factory to follow the cheese making process, as well as taste Meaux’s most famous product: Brie cheese!  A short walk will take us to the museum of the Great War, here we will see objects, artefacts, reconstructed trenches and hear the history of both Battles of the Marne that happened nearby.

      We will then be transported, by taxis,  back to the city center for a stroll through the historical center.  Together we will then walk within the beautiful Episcopal compound, antique city walls and the Cathedral, where the figure of Meaux’s most famous personality will be revealed: Bishop Bossuet

      The train leaves Paris at 10:51 and returns at 17:09.  

      Date: January 30th

      Time: 10:30 am

      Place: Gare de l’Est, outside platform 22

      Metro: Gare de l’Est (lines 4, 5, 7)

      Limit: 15

      Price: 40€ (includes all entrances, taxis and tastings)  Those with a Navigo will be able to use this for the train fare,  those without will need to purchase a ticket (approx. EUR 8 one way)

      Guide: Thierry Heil

      Organizer: Lynn Loring




      • 31 Jan 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 

      Annmarie Cochrell, awgmembershipvp@gmail.com

      Fee: 

      Only the cost of your beverage.


      • 31 Jan 2019
      • 11:15 AM - 2:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrant
      • 0
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      “Tour de France de cépages rouges”


      This Wine Tasting event is dedicated to the 6 main red grape varieties grown in France. This “tour de France” will include Bordeaux, Loire valley, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Rhône valley and Languedoc-Roussillon. This is a great opportunity to learn about their differences, qualities and terroirs. You will be offered 6 red wines 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. This is a truly unique French luncheon experience to be savoured.


      Date:

      Thursday 31st of January 2019

      Meeting Time:

      11:15 AM

      Max Signups:

      Minimum 8/Maximum 9 people

      Time:

      11:30 AM to 2:30 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:

      50€ members,   55€ non members



      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.

      • 01 Feb 2019
      • 8:00 PM
      • 75016
      • 0
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      Alsace has a truly exceptional setting for making wine and they represent wonderful value. Protected by the Vosges Mountains, this picturesque region is singularly blessed with enviable conditions: ancient soils, noble grapes and an extraordinary climate – one of the driest in France. Thirteen distinct terroirs make Alsace a mosaic unlike anywhere else. Here, minerality and freshness aren’t just concepts, they are the story of the wines.

      Because of its Germanic influence, it is the only  region in France to produce mostly varietal white wines, typically from similar grape varieties to those used in German wine. It produces some of the most noted dry Rieslings in the world as well as highly aromatic Gewürztraminer wines. With the global warming, Pinot Noir has also recently won a highly recognition for its finesse and age worthy ability

      Join us for a fun and educational evening (and a chance to gain a few more calories)



      Date:

      Friday, February 1st

      Meeting Time:

      8pm

      Max Signups:

      6 guests maximum

      Place:

      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)


      • 04 Feb 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


      • 05 Feb 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Porte d'Auteuil
      • 0
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      Historical Garden Tour - Greenhouses at Auteuil

      Join another fabulous and informative tour with our garden guru Amy… as we attempt to beat the winter blues in the historic greenhouses at Auteuil.  Along the edge of the Bois de Boulogne we are going to discover one of the lesser-known botanical gems of the city.

      Inaugurated in 1898, this garden was originally the nursery for all the plants, flowers and trees decorating the City's new public gardens. Regretfully amputated in the 1960s, it then developed its botanical collections and now is home to nearly 5000 species in various greenhouses and winter gardens, including begonias, exotic orchids, tropical palm trees, ferns, as well as utilitarian plants and themed collections from the Sahel desert, New Caledonia, and Mexico.  The exterior collections will also be showing us their winter colors, interesting barks, and tasty berries in the English, Japanese and French gardens.  

      P.S. Possibility of picnicking inside the greenhouse, after the tour, bring your own baguette!  (although I can not guarantee that there won't be other people with the same idea…)

      Date:

      Tuesday, February 5, 2019

      Meeting Time:

      10:15 AM

      Max Signups:

      Min 5, Max 10

      Time:

      10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

      Meeting Place:

      Sent to registrants

      Métro:

      Porte d'Auteuil (Line 10)

      Organizer:

      Guide: 

      Sharon Nossiter, 06.47.55.37.30

      Amy Kupec-Larue

      Fee:

      € 20 members,  € 25 non members

      • 06 Feb 2019
      • 7:00 AM
      • 08 Feb 2019
      • 9:30 PM
      • 1
      Registration is closed


      Périgord Adventure!


      The Périgord—ancient name for the Dordogne—is the foie gras, duck, and truffle capital of France. Each season brings a rich local bounty and AWG’s Veronique Bawol has created a unique overnight adventure for us to explore the beautiful villages and taste the delicious foods of Périgord during Truffle Season! We hope you join AWG as we travel from Paris to Dordogne to visit the villages of Périgueux, Sorges, Sarlat and Brantome.


      Wednesday, 6 February 2019:  Leave Paris Montparnasse 7:15am via TGV, arrive Bordeaux 9:30am, Drive to Périgueux for lunch and visit the town of Périgueux. Arrive hotel in Sorges (Truffle Capital of France) by 6:00pm for Aperitif and Dinner.


      Thursday, 7 February 2019: Breakfast at hotel. Leave hotel by 9:30am to drive to Sarlat. Tour Sarlat (village of medieval buildings and enchanting streets). Option: For those interested there is a Duck cooking class (to prepare a full roast duck). The Duck class is an additional 48 euros (not included in the total cost noted below. Then we will visit a local Farm and tour the Farm before returning to a lovely dinner at our hotel. (If you are not interested in the Duck Cooking Class, exploring Sorges or relaxing is an excellent alternative. We are also researching other choices and will keep you posted)



      Friday, 8 February 2019: Breakfast at hotel. Visit Brantome Marché and tour one of “les Plux Beaux Detours” in France. Brantome is often called the Venice of Dordogne. Brantome’s Abbey was built by Charlemagne in 769 A.D. and is the main historical highlight of the town. Finally, we will return to Bordeaux and catch the TGV to Paris, arriving by 9:30pm into Montparnasse.


      We are thrilled to announce the cost of this extraordinary AWG excursion is only 435 euros, not including the Duck cooking class (additional 48 euros). The 435 cost covers Roundtrip (Paris – Bordeaux) TGV train, Car Rental, Hotel (double occupancy, 2 nights), Wednesday Aperitif & Dinner, Thursday Breakfast & Dinner, Friday Breakfast. Basically, all costs except your lunches are included!!


      Due to the reservations that are required for the TGV train as well as for the Hotel, we need all AWG registrations to be made by Sunday, January 6, 2019. In addition, the cancellation policy will be no refunds unless there is someone on the waitlist or you find a replacement.


      Registration Date: no later than January 6, 2019

      Event Date: Wednesday, 6 February, 2019 through Friday, 8 February, 2019

      Organizers: Veronique Bawol and Cathy Farnan

      Cost: 435 euros




      • 06 Feb 2019
      • 10:00 AM
      • Ile de France


      Join Maja for her monthly hike around Ile de France. This month we will walk through part of Bois le Boulogne to Suresnes. We will visit the American Cemetery with a breathtaking view over Paris etc. 

      As we are in a colder season and the weather is unpredictable, I can adapt accordingly and make it short or a long hike. In general it is a brisk paced hike, but we do stop from time to time to admire our local treasures!

      What to bring: A little picnic, 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, February 6 

      Meet Place: At the entrance gate in front of Jardin a la Francaise by Porte Auteuil. 

      Meet Time: 10:00AM

      Guide: Maja Busche majabw@gmail.com



      • 07 Feb 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.


      • 08 Feb 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 3:00 PM
      • Drouot Auction House
      • 4
      Register


      The Insider's Tour of Hôtel Drouot: Famed Parisian Antique Auction House

       

      Back by popular demand! Unlike American or British auction houses, the Drouot Auction House is a treasure trove and revolving door of antiques and art.  This unpredictable playground for the French Antique trade will be open to us as we preview the many sales and attend an auction. 

      Sandy will offer you her expertise and insights as she "teaches" you the intricacies of the auction house and helps you learn how to snag that wonderful silver service that you fell in love with at the morning preview.

      In the morning Sandy guides us through the labyrinth of rooms, which house our potential treasures.  We will brood, make notes, and then we break for lunch (optional).  At 2 pm the auction begins.  The excitement builds.  Lot 131 comes up.  You raise your hand to bid.  You raise it again.  You hear the words:  Adjugé & Vendu   The treasure is yours! 

      Your guide is Sandy Gogel, founder of La Source Parisienne, an antiques and excursion firm. Sandy organizes art and antique buying trips for individuals and groups in France and abroad. She has lived in Paris for 33 years and knows a bargain when she sees one!  Come join her on this fabulous tour.

      Date:

      February 8, 2019

      Meeting Time:

      10:15 am

      Max Signups:

      10 max

      Time:

      10:30am-12:00 and 2pm-3:00   (lunch optional)

      Meeting Place:

      Drouot Auction House

      Métro:

      Richelieu/Drouot (lines 8 & 9)

      Guide: 


      Sandy Gogel  

       

      Fee:

      20€ member, 25€ non-members

      • 11 Feb 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 Feb 2019
      • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
      • Buddha Bar Hotel
      • 10
      Register

       


      Drinks in the View – Buddha Bar Hotel

      Everyone has heard of the Buddha Bar, but not many know about their more secretive Buddha Bar Hotel.

      Hopefully their prestigious suite, which goes from room to room to room, will be unoccupied.  It is unlike any other in Paris, where the details, like the spectacular painted ceiling have been left untouched from the early 1800’s.  The bathroom even has the tub placed in the middle of the highly decorated living room sized room.

      Other rooms are decorated in a colorful Asian styled manner.  Definitely a visit not to be missed!

      After the tour, let’s enjoy a drink together.


      Date:

      Monday, February 11th

      Time:

      3:30 PM sharp

      Maximum:

      14 (members only)

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to Registrants

      Métro:

      Concorde (lines 1, 8, 12)

      Organizer:

      Kathryn Brown & Lynn Loring

      Fee:

      10€ Member donation to AWG

      • 12 Feb 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Register

      Membership Meeting


      Please join us for the February Membership Meeting.  We are pleased to announce that we will have a speaker from the US Embassy, Sarah Takats, Political Counselor. She will speak about the USA mission in France, her work in the political section, and respond to questions about her career.

      All members are welcome.  As normal the Membership Meetings are also a time to socialize and get caught up on AWG news.

      Date:  Tuesday,  February 12, 2019

      Meeting Time:  10:00am

      Max Signups:  Unlimited

      Time:  10:00am - 12:00pm

      Meeting Place:  75006 Paris,  full details to be sent to registrants

      Metro:  Vavin, metro line 4; Port Royal, RER B

      Organizer:  Annmarie Cochrell

      Contact name and email or phone: Annmarie Cochrell : awgmembershipvp@gmail.com

      Fee:  0€



      • 13 Feb 2019
      • 10:15 AM
      • 75008
      • 9
      Register

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      Musée de Camondo

      Passionate about the 18th century, the Count de Camondo had a private mansion built in the style of the Petit Trianon at Versailles. Just a short walk from the Parc Monceau, the museum houses a spectacular collection of French decorative art from the second half of the 18th century.

      Besides being a prime example of a unique bourgeois interior mansion,  typical of wealthy Parisian families in the 1900’s, we’ll be able to admire Aubusson tapestries, canvases by Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and items that once belonged to Marie-Antoinette.

      Also on display, a collection of Sèvres porcelain and furniture by famous cabinetmakers Riesener and Oeben.
      The tour will also highlight the grand, but tragic,  story of the Camondo family.


      Date: February 13th

      Time: 10:15 am

      Place: 63, rue de Monceau

      Metro: Monceau (line 2) or Villiers (lines 2 and 3)

      Limit: 15

      Price: Members 25€ (includes visitors fee)

      Guide: Thierry Heil

      Organizer: Lynn Loring




      • 14 Feb 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.


      • 14 Feb 2019
      • 11:15 AM - 2:30 PM
      • 75116
      • 2
      Register

      SILKY, SEDUCTIVE CHEESES

      Silky, smooth, orgasmic. Cheeses that sneak up on you and assault the pallet with their seductiveness. Learn what they are, why they exist and how to eat them - with the guidance of a master cheesehead, also otherwise known as a caseophile.  


      Debbi Baron, Managing Director of Domaines & Terroirs, invites you to her 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, 14 February 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)  

      Guide:  

      Debbi Baron

      Fee:

      35€ members, 40€ non-members

      • 18 Feb 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 Feb 2019
      • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • Cluny Museum, 75005
      • 2
      Register


      AWG ‘Bookmobile’ - Lady and the Unicorn

      This event is a part book club, part activity.  Here we read a novel and then go visit the monument, place or exhibit that plays a major role in the literature. The focus of this month’s Bookmobile is the Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries at the Cluny Museum. When you sign up for this activity you’ll read the historical novel Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier (also the author of The Girl with the Pearl Earring).  The book is available on Amazon. If you are a member of the American Library, you may be able to check it out there.

      You read the book on your  own, however it should be finished by the time we meet at the Cluny on February 18th.  On this date we tour of the Tapestries and the exhibit  “The Magical Unicorns”. This is a self guided tour, you can purchase a headset at the museum as an option.

      Following our visit, we go to lunch at the Cafe de l’Odeon http://www.cafedelodeon.fr/ to discuss the book and the exhibit, starting with a glass of champagne (optional).  


      Date: Monday,  February 11, 2019

      Time: 11:00am-2:00pm

      Max signups: 8

      Meeting Time: 11:00am

      Meeting Place: Cluny Museum, 28 Rue du Sommerard, 75005 Paris, France

      Metro: Cluny-La Sorbonne / Saint-Michel / Odéon

      Bus 21 - 27 - 38 - 63 - 85 - 86 - 87 
      RER line C Saint-Michel / line B Cluny - La Sorbonne

      Organizer: Annette Foland 06 30 15 67 75

      Fee: Members, 10 € includes admission to the Cluny and the exhibit. (Members Only)

      (Cost of lunch, champagne and the book are not included)



      • 19 Feb 2019
      • 12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
      • 75008 - Full address to be sent to registrants
      • 14
      Register

      Atelier des Chefs

      Recipe: Poke Bowl with Marinated Salmon

      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:

      Tuesday, February 19, 2019

      Meeting Time:

      12:45 pm

      Max Signups:

      15

      Time:

      1:00 – 2:30 pm

      Meeting Place:

      L’Atelier des Chef Paris 75008

      Métro:

      Miromesnil, Line 9 & 13

      Organizer:

      Robin Landsman, robinlandsman@me.com

      Fee:

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

      • 20 Feb 2019
      • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • 75001 - address will be sent to registrants
      • 5
      Register



      Global Gourmet Cooking Class – Food of French West Africa

      Come learn the secrets of special dishes from around the world by the cooks with 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.

      This month we learn about the cuisine of French West Africa, from Benoit our AWG Friend. Benoit spent much of his youth in Cameroon and Côte d'Ivoire. Here, he enjoyed and learned about the delicacies of this region. Benoit is an aficionado of all things French and especially devoted to the preparation and enjoyment of food.  Benoit has a YouTube Cooking Channel, “Cooking With Benoit”

      Enjoy as we assist Benoit creating a classic West African lunch of poulet sauce arachide, attieke et bananes plantain. Best of all we sit down together to enjoy our chef-d'oeuvre, all paired with the correct wine of course.

      Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

      Fee:  29€ Members, Includes Lesson and Lunch

      Meeting Place: 1st arrondissement, Chez Benoit near metro Concord

      Meeting Time: 11:00am – 2:00 pm

      Max Sign-ups: 8

      Guide: Benoit Barthe “Cooking With Benoit”

      Organizer: Annette 06 30 15 67 75






      • 21 Feb 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.


      • 21 Feb 2019
      • 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Christie's Auction House, 9 avenue Matignon
      • 2
      Register


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      The Insider's Tour: Paris Auction Houses

      Christie’s, Sotheby's

      Sotheby's and Christie’s Auction Houses are the two principal International Auction houses in Paris, (while Drouot remains distinctively French.) These three competitors vie for the best results and most prestigious auctions for worldwide recognition.

       

      On this insider’s tour Sandy will take us to both Sotheby's and Christie’s where you may witness the inner workings of these two great Auction Houses. How do they work? What important sales are coming soon to Paris? How do Sotheby's and Christie’s Auctions differ from those of Drouot? Discover the fascinating world of Auction sales and the latest trends in the art and antiques market today.

       

      Date:

      Thursday, February 21, 2019

      Meeting Time:

      12h45

      Max Signups:

      15 max

      Time:

      13h00 to 15h00

      Meeting Place:

      Christie's Auction House, 9 avenue Matignon

      Paris, 75008

      Métro:

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

      Guide:


      Sandy Gogel   06 09 16 64 31

      www.lasourceparisienne.com

      Fee:

      20 € members, 25 € non-members

      Your guide is Sandy Gogel, founder of La Source Parisienne, an antiques and excursion firm. Sandy organizes art and antique buying trips for individuals and groups in France and abroad. She has lived in Paris for 32 years and knows a bargain when she sees one!  Come join her on this fabulous tour.
      • 22 Feb 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • 75001
      • 13
      Register



      The Musee Orangerie Collection

      The numerous paintings patiently and passionately gathered by the French connoisseur Paul Guillaume at the Orangerie Museum offer a complete picture of the evolution of French painting from the 1870's to the early years of the 20th century.

      The specially designed upper level oval rooms house Claude Monet's Water Lilies Series enjoying natural light, which, with the changing weather, seasons and hours of the day, constantly alters the canvasses’ effect and their viewers mood.  "These landscapes of water and reflection have become an obsession for me," Monet wrote to a friend in 1909. "It is beyond my strength as an old man, and yet I want to render what I feel".

      A visit to this collection which boasts Monet's a monumental tour de force, allows a full appreciation of the immense contribution made by this discreet but tenacious art dealer and inspired art critic who in his refined way surrounded himself with creations by monstres sacrés such as Cézanne, Picasso and Matisse while revealing the genius of Soutine and defending the rebellious Modigliani.

      A unique opportunity to enjoy a panorama of the most animated decades of our times put together by the intriguing Paul Guillaume, who was equally attracted by the opulence of Renoir and fascinated by the mystery of African masks, admirative of the robustness of Derain while saluting the innocence of the naïf Utrillo.


      Date: Friday, February 22, 2019

      Time:  10:15am – 12:30pm (Please meet at 10:00 sharp! Visit will start promptly)

      IMPORTANT: Tickets will be purchased collectively, please bring change.

      Meeting Place: Entrance to Musée de l'Orangerie, Place de la Concorde.

      Métro: Concorde

      Participants: 18 max.

      Fee: 20€ Members, 25€ Non-Members

      Organizer: Annette Foland

      Guide: Dr. Kelly Spearman

      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.


      Note: Comfortable walking shoes, a warm overcoat and scarf, a small bottle of water and an energy bar, are highly recommended.

      Lunch: Participants might like to envisage lunch at one of the best kept secret in Paris: the small, charming and very atmospheric restaurant “Le Soufflé” (36, rue du Mont Thabor 75001). If you like soufflés, you will be in heaven!



      • 22 Feb 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Le Pain Quotidien



      Come and meet with new friends and old while you catch up with fellow AWG members.  Share your tips, tricks, trials and tribulations of living in Paris!  We meet once a month, downstairs at a spacious café, located just off the Champs Elysees. Drop in – no sign up necessary!

      Date: Friday,  22nd February 2019 

      Meeting Time: 10.15am

      Max Signups : No need to sign up!

      Time: 10.30am until 12noon

      Meeting Place: Downstairs at Café Le Fournil des Champs par Le Pain Quotidien (through a short covered passage) 68, rue Pierre Charron, 75008

      Métro: Line 1, 6, 8 or 9 George V or Franklin D Roosevelt.

      Organizer: Jane Fisher and Helen Woodford.

      Email: janelynne.fisher2@gmail.com

      Fee: No fee, just the price of your beverage/food


      • 25 Feb 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 Feb 2019
      • 1:45 PM
      • 75006
      • 18
      Register

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      Bibliothèque Mazarine

      The oldest library in France is located in the superb 4 Nations schools opened by Cardinal Mazarin in 1662 to welcome and educate young nobles from the 4 new provinces united into France by King Louis the 14th wars. It houses vast lecture rooms, a reserve of 600 000 items including Mazarin’s historic library (200 000 rare and precious books and 2300 earliest printed books).

      Some of the rare items introduced during our visit will include an example of the first constitution of the United States brought by B. Franklin, ancient maps, and stories of the French intervention during the Independence war as well as books about the relation between the US and France…


      Date :  Tuesday, 26 February

      Time : 1:45 pm

      Place : Outside the Bibliothèque, 23, Quai de Conti 75006 Paris

      Metro : Pont Neuf, Saint Michel or Odéon

      Limit : 20

      Price : 25€ members & 30 Guests (includes visiting fee)

      Guide : Thierry Heil

      Organizer : Lynn Loring



      • 27 Feb 2019
      • 9:15 AM - 2:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants
      • 0
      Join waitlist

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      Cooking and lunch with Veronique

      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 approximately a two hour cooking session with everyone helping Véronique.   Then we will sit down for lunch and enjoy what we have prepared.

      Menu

      Dry duck breast on pain poilane with a glass of champagne (see picture)

      Salad of Saint Jacques with black truffle from Périgord

      Filet mignon of porc with vegetable quinoa

      Crêpes (it’s the season!)

      Wine and coffee


      Date:

      Wednesday 27 February, 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

      • 28 Feb 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.


      • 28 Feb 2019
      • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • 75017
      Register





      Sandwich-making Session for Paris Refugee Ground Support Team


      This year, AWG will join Compassion without Borders and the ASPire to Serve program at the American School of Paris to help bring nourishment to the refugees living on our streets.


      Last year, the team made almost 8,000 sandwiches between September and June. This year, VP Community Service Diana Levaton has organized several sessions for AWG members to pitch in while ASP is on break. After we make sandwiches we’ll have a Happy Hour drink to chat and socialize.


      Each volunteer should plan to bring enough to make 20 sandwiches:

      2 packs of Harry’s Complet sliced bread, available any grocery store

      20 slices of cheese – Lerdammer is best

      20 slices of meat – chicken or turkey, no pork products please


      Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019


      Meeting Time: 3:00 PM


      Max Signups: no max


      Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


      Meeting Place: 75017, address will go to registrants


      Métro/BUS: Ruysdael-Parc Monceau (#84 bus); Malesherbes (Line 3) Monceau (Line 2)


      Organizer: Diana Levaton, dianalevaton@gmail.com, 06 20 20 20 55