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.

    Upcoming events

      • 14 Nov 2018
      • 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
      • 75016
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      French Art de Vivre and luxury heritage at Baccarat Museum


      In 2003, Philippe Starck redesigned the former private mansion of the Vicomtesse Marie Laure de Noailles, located Place des Etats-Unis off the beaten tourist track, making it a wonderland museum dedicated to the magic of Baccarat crystal.


      We will visit the “Salle de Bal” where Marie Laure held unforgettable parties,  the “Folie des Grandeurs,” a space devoted to monumental pieces such as the candelabra that belonged to Tsar Nicolas II, and “Alchimie,” a rotunda decorated by Gérard Garouste, that presents the know-how of making crystal, ending with the gallery-museum, exhibiting orders placed by the most prestigious figures in the world: kings and queens, Napoleon III, the Élysée palace….Recently, Baccarat has revealed the parchment walls designed by Jean-Michel Frank in the 1920s, together with the bronze doors created in the same period by architect and decorator Eileen Gray.

      See items by designers Georges Chevalier or Salvador Dali, services made for princes and maharajahs, monumental items made for the great Paris exhibitions, learn about glass blowing, cutting, engraving and gilding.


      And, why not stop when you’re done for a memorable meal at the Cristal Room for beautiful food in a unique setting…


      Date:

      Wednesday, November 14, 2018

      Meeting Time:

      10:15 am

      Max Signups:

      15 max

      Time:

      10:30 - 12h00

      Meeting Place:

      Address sent to registrants

      Métro:

      Line 6 Boissiere (the closest), or Line 9 Iena

      Organizer:

      Guide:  

      Kelly Healy

      Noha Escartin (Phone: 06 13 53 31 10 only if late or lost)

      Fee:

      20 € members, 25 € non-members


      • 15 Nov 2018
      • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Ecole Militaire
      • 4
      Register

      French and English Conversation Exchange


      Welcome to the AWG Conversation Exchange!  

      ** All Levels are Welcome! **

      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! Beginner or Intermediate or just starting...this a welcoming place to listen, converse and learn!

      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.


      • 15 Nov 2018
      • 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
      • Details will be sent to registrants
      • 3
      Register


      Les Fromages Qui Coulent – Creamy Cheeses


      You are invited to come explore the wonderful world of cheeses ‘qui coule’…meaning runny, squishy and of course probably smelly!  Learn what they are, where they come from, their history and of course, how to taste them.


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


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



      Date:

      Thursday, November 15, 2018

      Meeting Time:

      11:15am

      Max Signups:

      8

      Time:

      11:30am – 2:30pm

      Meeting Place:

      75116 Paris

      Métro:

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


      Guide:  


      Debbi Baron

      Fee:

      €35





      • 15 Nov 2018
      • 12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
      • 75005
      • 0
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      Tasting Paris -KITCHEN TER(RE)

      Never two without three, they say! 

      Let’s gather for a fine lunch and a great glass of wine at one of Paris’ new restaurants. After Ze Kitchen Galerie and Kitchen Galerie Bis, William Ledeuil opens KITCHEN TER (RE),  whose score is played around pasta and broth. The soul of the restaurant is driven by human encounters. At the heart of the project, we find the association of William Ledeuil and Roland Feuillas, boulanger in Cucugnan. Together, they created 6 types of pasta from ancient wheats, and shaped by ancestral processes. To this, they marry the flavors, textures and colors that have always been present in the Chef's kitchen. Not to be missed, the experience is savored.


      Date:

      Thursday, November 15, 2018

      Meeting Time:

      12:15 pm

      Max Signups:

      8 max

      Time:

      12:30-2:30

      Meeting Place:

      Inside the restaurant; address will be sent to registrants

      Métro:

      Line 4, 7, 10

      Organizers:

      Kelly Healy and Chantal Gassian

      Fee:

      Price of your meal and drink(s)




      • 19 Nov 2018
      • 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


      • 19 Nov 2018
      • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
      • 75014
      • 0
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      Drinks in the View


      Ahh, the building that loves to be hated.  However, the secret to Montparnasse is inside the restaurant, located on the 56th floor, Le Ciel de Paris,  which provides amazing views of the city! All for simply the price of your drink! Along with the Eiffel Tower, the infamous Montparnasse Tower is one of the highest monuments of Paris, standing 58 floors high.


      Our timing will be perfect for a transition from daytime to nighttime, sipping your cocktail in awe of the magical views of Paris.

       

      Date:  Monday, November 19, 2018

      Time:  3:30pm-5:30pm


      Meeting Place:  To be sent to registrants


      Limit: 16 max


      Metro: Montparnasse Bienvenue (Lines 4, 6, 12, 13)


      Cost: the price of your drink


      Organizer: Lynn Loring  text +1 6026906711



      • 20 Nov 2018
      • 9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
      • 75007
      • 1
      Register



      Parisian Chic - Inès de la Fressange

      Discover the style de la Parisienne through the view of the fashion icon, Inès de la Fressange, a Chanel model and muse since the 80s. Inès de la Fressange’s name is synonymous with that enigmatic notion of French style!

      Our AWG members are invited to breakfast and to explore the fashion world in her “concept store” before it opens for the day. Her Designer Team, headed by French designer Eric Bergère, will display various articles and explain their ideas and vision. We will also have a brief overview from the Artistic Team of the creation of fashion from the drawing to the final fittings. Eric Bergère will also take a few minutes to explain fashion tips regarding colors, shapes and styles. And if you happen to love shoes...shoe designer Philippe Zorzetto will be available as well!

      Inès de la Fressange, is a French model, aristocrat, style icon, fashion designer and perfumer. She has been named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame and is co-author of Parisian Chic, a Style Guide.

      Eric Bergère, is recognized for his design talent as he has played a key role in creating collections for fashion houses such as Hermès, Lanvin, Inès de la Fressange.

      Date:

      Tuesday, November 20, 2018

      Meeting Time:

      9:15 am

      Max Signups:

      22 max

      Time:

      9:30-11:00

      Meeting Place:

      75007, address will be sent to registrants

      Métro:

      Sevres-Babylone (lines 10, 12) or Saint Sulpice (Line 4)

      Organizers:

      Cathy Farnan, awgactivitiesvp@gmail.com and

      Virginia Gatto, virginie.gatto@gmail.com

      Fee:

      Free (Members Only)

      • 20 Nov 2018
      • 12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
      • 75007
      • 11
      Register






      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:

      Tuesday, November 20, 2018


      Meeting Time:

      12:15pm

      Max Signups:

      20 max

      Time:

      12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

      Meeting Place:

      Musee Maillol

      59-61 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris

      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: 35€ (includes Guide & Entrance Fee)


      • 21 Nov 2018
      • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
      • 75008
      • 3
      Register




      Americans in Paris - The Founding Fathers

      A walk in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin who both spent several influential years in Paris. Hear how they and their friends in Paris, including Lafayette and Condorcet, lived through the political turmoil in Paris on the eve of the French Revolution, and the cross influence of ideas between France and America. The tour starts at place de la Concorde, and includes the Tuileries gardens, the hotel de Salm, which Jefferson so admired, the new statue of Jefferson on the passerelle Solferino, the Procope café where intellectuals met, and the site of the Masonic lodge in the Latin Quarter where many influential people met. 


      Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018


      Meeting Time: 9:45 am, Address to be sent to Registrants


      Max Signups:  15


      Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


      Organizer: Annette Foland,
      mobile: 06 30 16 67 75 ,  email: awgandme@gmail.com


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


      Fee: 20 € Members, 25 € Non-members


      Guest registration allowed: Yes


      • 22 Nov 2018
      • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Ecole Militaire
      • 4
      Register

      French and English Conversation Exchange


      Welcome to the AWG Conversation Exchange!  

      ** All Levels are Welcome! **

      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! Beginner or Intermediate or just starting...this a welcoming place to listen, converse and learn!

      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.


      • 22 Nov 2018
      • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
      • 75007
      • 0
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      EXCEPTIONAL THANKSGIVING DINNER


      Come and celebrate Thanksgiving with Véronique Bawol at her lovely apartment in the heart of Paris.  If you don’t feel like cooking dinner on Thanksgiving or feel lonely, come and join Véronique who is a cook who has been married to an American for 20 years,  so has had lots of practice! (see photos of one of her buffets) Please note that it’s a sit down dinner party! The meal will be served with red and white wine.

      THANKSGIVING MENU

      Champagne and petits fours

      Turkey stuffed with onion, sage,  celery, apple and saucisse

      Winter roasted vegetables

      Sweet potatoes and caramelized apples

      Mashed potatoes, green beans & corn bread

      Cranberry sauce and lots of gravy

      Wine and coffee

      Warm Apple Pie from Poilane with crème fraiche

      Date:

      Thursday November 22

      Meeting Time:

      8 PM

      Max Signups:

      8

      Time:

      8 PM

      Métro:

      Métro La Tour Maubourg or Ecole Militaire (ligne 8)


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

      Fee:

      70 euros for members & 75 euros for non members




      • 26 Nov 2018
      • 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 Nov 2018
      • 9:30 AM - 7:45 PM
      • Lille
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      Let’s explore Lille!


      Christmas is just around the corner and Lille has a lovely Christmas market, just an hour from Paris by train. Lille will be decked out with lights and garlands with 90 stalls on Place Rihour and a massive Christmas tree. You will have plenty of time to browse the market, indulge in some delicious food, shop for special Christmas treats and return to Paris in time for an apèro with your family!


      Known as “The Capital des Flandres”, Lille is particularly well-known for its culture and its Flemish roots. The city only became French when Louis XIV besieged and conquered it from the Spanish Netherlands in 1667. Strolling along the streets of the old city (Le Vieux Lille) is a showcase of the city’s French and Flemish architecture. The streets are paved with stone and lined with tall red-brick buildings and golden sandstone houses which are now established upmarket shops and flats.

      Or if you prefer to wander into the Palais des Beaux-Arts museum, home to France’s second largest art collection after the Louvre, you will be delighted to view works of art from Goya, Rembrandt and Rubens.




      Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018


      Meeting Time: 9:30am


      Max Signups: 8


      Time: 9:30am - 7:45pm


      Meeting Place: sent to registrants


      Métro/BUS: TGV train departs 9:46am, Gare du Nord. Returns at 5:15pm Gare du Nord.


      Organizer: Cathy Farnan, cfarnan5@gmail.com


      Fee: 65€


      Guest registration allowed: Yes


      • 29 Nov 2018
      • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Ecole Militaire
      • 4
      Register

      French and English Conversation Exchange


      Welcome to the AWG Conversation Exchange!  

      ** All Levels are Welcome! **

      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! Beginner or Intermediate or just starting...this a welcoming place to listen, converse and learn!

      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:

      6 (All levels welcome)


      Time:

      10:15 AM to 11:45 AM


      Meeting Place:

      Sent to registrants (75007)

      Métro:

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


      Organizer:

      Maureen Miller, maureen0d0miller@gmail.com 

      Annmarie Cochrell, awgmembershipvp@gmail.com

      Fee: 

      Only the cost of your beverage.


      • 29 Nov 2018
      • 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
      • 75002
      • 12
      Register




      Opera Comique

      The Opéra Comique was founded in 1714 under the reign of Louis XIV. As one of the oldest French dramatic and musical institutions along with the Opéra de Paris and the Comédie-Française, this institution’s history has been both turbulent and prestigious. By the 1970’s this grand building had fallen into disuse and disrepair.

      Re-opening in 2017 after an extensive renovation (18 months, 17 million euro), every effort was made to preserve the details of the beloved performance hall as it had been in 1898, when it opened for the third time.

      To replicate the color of the damask wall covering, the restoration team had to find an unfaded fragment of fabric in the opera’s archives, said Pierre-Antoine Gatier, the chief architect for historical monuments who was in charge of the renovation. The old brass candelabras were replaced with identical ones produced by Christofle, the same company that made them 120 years ago.

      Thierry Heil will guide AWG members on a grand tour which includes the auditorium, the grand foyer, the escalier d’honneur (staircase), and other beautifully decorated hallways, history, details and many anecdotes.
      This walk will enhance your vision into the French culture, though it might get blinded by all the gilt decorations!



      Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018

      Meeting time: 13:15

      Maximum: 18

      Time: 13:30 -15:00

      Meeting place: To be sent to Registrants.

      Metro: Richelieu Drouot (lines 8 and 9)

      Organizer: Lynn Loring

      Guide: Thierry Heil (+33) 616588037)  contact@interkultur.fr

      With a solid experience as a professional guide in Paris and in France, Thierry Heil has degrees in history as well as art history. Passionate about the old and the new, he specializes his tours in the discovery of unexpected places and less frequented treasures.


      Fee: 25€ members and partners, guests 30€




      • 30 Nov 2018
      • 9:45 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Chez Amy - address will be provided to registrants
      • 6
      Register


      HOLIDAY WREATHS WITH AMY


      Kick off the holiday season with a Holiday Wreath Workshop!

      Join us for a pleasant morning at the home of the acclaimed Parisian florist and garden guru Amy Kupec-Larue and create your own festive holiday wreath while learning some tips and French traditions for decorating your home. 


      We will start the morning off with coffee, tea & nibbles while several bouquets, centerpieces, mantels, tree trimming ideas will be demonstrated to inspire your own creativity, as well as discovering some of the French Christmas traditions and meals enjoyed here.   Then you will each create your own holiday wreath to take home with you from a gorgeous variety of materials and ribbons provided to brighten your home for the holidays or to give as a homemade gift to someone dear.  All greenery, flowers, seasonal foliage and bespoke ribbons provided. Please bring a large shopping bag to transport your lovely creation home with you.


      Date: Friday, November 30, 2018


      Meeting Time: 9:45AM


      Max Signups: Minimum5 / Maximum10


      Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM


      Meeting Place: Tram station at Puteaux or chez Amy (address provided to registrants).


      Métro/BUS: La Defense(Line 1 or RER A), then take Tram 2, direction Porte de Versailles one stop to Puteaux, exit Rue Pelloutier.

      OR

      From La Defense, take the transilienne, Line L (direction St.-Nom la Breteche) or Line U (direction La Verriere) one stop to Puteaux, exit rue Pelloutier.

      Organizer: Sharon Nossiter


      Guide: Amy Kupec-Larue


      gardenguideparis@gmail.com, 06.77.23.46.44


      Fee: € 55 members, € 60 non members (family guests same price, non family, + €5)


      Guest registration allowed: Yes

      • 30 Nov 2018
      • 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, 30th November 2018

      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


      • 03 Dec 2018
      • 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 Dec 2018
      • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
      • 75005
      • 16
      Register


      The Courageous and the Brave or

      “those who keep watch so the others may sleep”

      This is French History not of the kings and queens, the glorious battles or lovely palaces, but of the horrible crimes and the brutes who committed them, of the squalor and the prostitution, the thieves and the filth - all seen from the point of view of those who have to deal with it on a daily basis, "those who keep watch so the others may sleep”.

      The Paris Police Museum contains evidence, photographs, letters, memorabilia, and drawings that reflect major events in the history of France (including conspiracies and arrests), famous criminal cases and characters, prisons, and daily life in the capital such as traffic and hygiene. Exhibits include a guillotine, uniforms, the pistol used in the assassination of Paul Doumer, and relics of the World War II occupation including German machine guns and insignias worn by Jews.

      Date : Monday, December 3, 2018

      Time : 10.00 – 12.30 (Please meet at 09.45 sharp! Visit must start promptly)

      Place : To be sent to Registrants

      Métro : Maubert-Mutualité  (Line 10)

      Participants : 16 max.

      Fee : 20€ - members, 25€ - guests

      • 04 Dec 2018
      • 7:00 PM - 10:15 PM
      • 75116
      • 4
      Register

      Champagne & Foie Gras Tasting

      The month of December is one filled with gathering! This is the time of the year you want to indulge yourself and give the best to your family and friends. During this evening you will be tasting 4 different Champagnes and deciding which ones you like the best. Duck foie gras and foie gras based nibbles will be served to pair with the “King of drinks.”

      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, December 4, 2018

      Meeting Time:

      7:00 PM

      Max Signups:

      Minimum 8/Maximum 9 people

      Time:

      7:15 PM to 10:15 PM

      Meeting Place:

      To be sent to registrants

      Métro:

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

      Organizer:

      Guide:  

      Kelly Healy

      Hélène Goble 06 88 95 13 02 helene@goble.info

      Fee:

      45 € members,  50€ non members

       

       

      Information to be sent only to registrants:



      • 06 Dec 2018
      • 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.


      • 07 Dec 2018
      • 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
      • Reims
      • 6
      Register

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      Day Trip to Reims

      Visit Veuve Clicquot, the Cathedral and the Christmas market

      Join Geraldine de Kersaint-Gilly,  who is a native from Champagne and a certified wine specialist,  on a day trip to Reims! Here you will visit the well known Veuve Clicquot Champagne House,  founded in 1172 and which played an important role in establishing champagne as a favoured drink of haute bourgeoisie and nobility throughout Europe.  Parts of the cellars occupy 4th-century Roman stone quarries with the famous chalk pits.   Learn the process of Champagne making and enjoy a tasting. Then lunch at Café du Palais,  a typical French Brasserie, Art Deco style which serves specialities from the champagne region. Thereafter visit the Cathedral of Reims, the traditional coronation site of the kings of France.  It is one of the great monuments of Gothic art and architecture from the 13th century.  Since December is the month of the annual Christmas Market we will discover 145 stalls gathered on the parvis of the Cathedral.  Let the magic of Christmas amaze you through illuminations, divine smells of typical food and beverages and much, much more.


      Date: Friday, December 7, 2018

      Time: Meet at 8am; Return to Paris at 7pm

      Meeting Place: Sent to Registrants (near Trocadero)

      Max Signups: 7

      Organizer:

      Géraldine de Kersaint-Gilly is a native from Champagne. WSET, CWS (Certified Wine Specialist). Tel: 06 10 23 56 34

      Cost:

      130€ members, 135€ guests

      Included: Transportation with mini van, visit and tastings
      Not included: cost of lunch

      Deadline for registration: December 1st







      • 10 Dec 2018
      • 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 Dec 2018
      • 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
      • 75006
      • 8
      Register


      Christmas Tour


      Last December this tour, while uncovering the secrets of French Christmas for us, managed to wow even the French women on the tour.

      You’ll be shown the tucked away elite store with their clever Christmas displays from room to room. Discover the sights and bites that make Christmas particularly French, the cockerel that will be brought out of the freezer for us to examine, the special baked goods that are essential for your Christmas lunch, everything from soup to nuts will be covered, including wrapping paper!
      At the same time, you will also enjoy a historical tour of the area as you walk from store to store.


      Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

      Meeting time: 13:15

      Maximum signups: 12

      Time: 13:30 -15:00

      Meeting place: Métro Odéon

      Metro: Luxembourg (RER B), Métro Odéon (line 4)

      Organizer: Lynn Loring

      Guide: Thierry Heil (+33) 616588037)  contact@interkultur.fr


      Fee: 20€ members and partners, 25€ guests


      • 11 Dec 2018
      • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
      Register

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      December Membership Meeting


      Join us for the December Membership Meeting.  All members are welcome. This is a great setting to bring female guests as potential members.  AWG information will be shared and there will be time to socialize.

      Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

      Meeting Time: 5:30 pm

      Max Signups: Unlimited

      Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

      Meeting Place:  75016 Paris

      Métro: Passy, Metro Line 6

      Organizer: Annmarie Cochrell, awgmembershipvp@gmail.com

      Fee: 0€

      Guest registration allowed: Yes – potential members only






      • 12 Dec 2018
      • 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      • 75001
      • 2
      Register


      The Art of Eating, at the Louvre

      Although they are very different from each other, and date from different eras, the works selected all display common concepts of conviviality and sharing in connection with meals, be they funerary, mythological, religious, or simply everyday meals. These works, which are often inspired by everyday life, reveal the diversity of meal rituals and the tableware and cutlery that were used. Above and beyond this portrayal of everyday life, the table assumed different symbolic meanings according to the place and period.

      Discover related artwork in the collections of the Louvre, from antiquity to the 18th century such as the Etruscan Sarcophagus of the married couple, the Boscoreale treasure buried by its owner prior to the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, the numerous Greek vases of the Campana collection, the silver Bourbon- Condé “surtout de table”, and the Napoleon III Apartments state dining room, an exceptional record of Second Empire decorative art, …

      A great lunch suggestion is the Café Marly facing Pei’s glass pyramid away from the crowds.

      Date:

      Wednesday, December 12, 2018

      Meeting Time:

      10:15 am sharp

      Max Signups:

      6 maximum

      Time:

      Meet at 10:15 sharp; tour 10:30am -12:30pm

      Meeting Place:

      Louvre Carrousel mall

      Métro:

      Palais Royal-Musee du Louvre (Line 1 and 6)

      Organizer:

      Guide:  

      Kelly Healy

      Noha Escartin (Phone: 06 13 53 31 10 only if late or lost)

      Fee:

      20 € members, +entrance fee  25 € non-members +entrance fee  

      Louvre Members—Please bring your membership cards

      Non-Louvre members—Please bring small change for entrance fee



      • 13 Dec 2018
      • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Ecole Militaire
      • 6
      Register

      French and English Conversation Exchange


      Welcome to the AWG Conversation Exchange!  

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

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

      Date:

      Every Thursday

      Meeting Time:

      10:15 AM

      Max Signups:

      Time:

      10:15 AM to 11:45 AM

      Meeting Place:

      Sent to registrants (75007)

      Métro:

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

      Organizer:

      Maureen Miller, maureen0d0miller@gmail.com 

      Annmarie Cochrell, awgmembershipvp@gmail.com

      Fee: 

      Only the cost of your beverage.


      • 13 Dec 2018
      • 11:15 AM - 2:30 PM
      • 75116
      • 3
      Register


      French Christmas Cheeses

      A Holiday Annual Favorite! So sign up early to discover some of the cheeses that appear around Christmas time here in France!  Learn what they are, why they exist and how to do a great Christmas cheese presentation - 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, 13 December 2018

      Meeting Time:

      11:15am

      Max Signups:

      8

      Time:

      11:30am – 2:30pm

      Meeting Place:

      Address sent to Registrants, 75116 Paris

      Métro:

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

      Organizer:

      Guide:  

      Cathy Farnan, awgactivitiesvp@gmail.com

      Debbi Baron


      Fee:

      €35-members, €40- non members 
      • 14 Dec 2018
      • 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, 21st December 2018

      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


      • 14 Dec 2018
      • 8:00 PM
      • Address will be sent to registrants
      • 9
      Register


      Traditional French Christmas dinner with non traditional wines


      Let me introduce you to the typical French Christmas dinner!  We usually serve salmon, oysters, foie-gras, stuffed turkey and to finish with … la bûche de Noêl.  Despite it seeming heavy, it in fact really depends on how it is prepared - and the wines we choose to pair with the different dishes.  For this dinner, I don’t want to go with the usual, but rather experiment with a few unusual pairings, that will fully awaken our senses!


      Salmon Tartare on blinis

      Champagne Gosset

         ------------

      Homemade Foie-Gras on “pain d’épices” accompanied by a fig chutney

      Marcel Deiss – Muscat 2012 - Alsace

      -----------

      Chestnut stuffed turkey with Gratin Dauphinois

      Jacques Tissot – Trousseau 2013 – Jura

      Trapet – Gevrey Chambertin 2009 - Burgundy

            ------------

      Wine and cheese pairing

      Epoisses with Chablis 1er Cru Defaix 2003

      -----------

      Bûche de Noêl

      Sparkling water (great!) or …



      Date:                              Friday, 14 December

      Cost:                              70€ (Champagne + wines + dinner)

      Maximum Guests:          11

      Meeting Time:                 8:00 pm

      Métro:                             Ranelagh (line 9).  Address will be sent to

      registrants

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


       



      • 17 Dec 2018
      • 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 Dec 2018
      • 12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
      • 75017
      • 3
      Register