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

      • 22 Nov 2019
      • 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
      • To be sent to registrants (75016)
      • 4
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      Exploring Passy: A Peaceful Walk in the Shade of the Eiffel Tower 

      Join us on an exploration of the beautiful area of Passy,  full of information about its rich and tranquil past.  Learn how this most popular section of the vast 16th arrondissement grew and developed,  and take a look at its most interesting sights and features.   The lush quilt of Passy is studded with little architectural gems from days long gone and embroidered with references to celebrated former residents.  

      Our visit will introduce you to the people of this quartier across the years,  as the area was transformed from a tranquil village and spa into one of the most desirable residential areas of Paris,  away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city centre.  

      • DATE: Friday, November 22, 2019
      • MEETING TIME: 2:15pm (tour starts promptly)   
      • TIME: 2:30pm to 4:15pm
      • MEETING PLACE: Sent to registrants 
      • METRO: Passy (Line 6)
      • MAXIMUM: 18 maximum 
      • GUIDE: Dr Kelly Spearman
      • ORGANIZER: Vicki 06 45 87 11 68 
      • COST: 20€ Members,   25€ non-members 
      • 25 Nov 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



      • 25 Nov 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, November 25, 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.

      • 26 Nov 2019
      • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
      • To be sent to registrants (75016)
      • 2
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      Global Gourmet - Texas Chili

      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 an activity for anyone who loves to cook, eat and have fun doing it. This month the Global Gourmet features our very own Lone Star Lady, Mary Olson whipping up a pot of her award-winning Texas Chili. If you're a home-sick Texan, or just looking to spice up your recipe collection, come join us! Watch Mary chop, mix and prepare the chili and all the fixins, (maybe we can help some too) then sit down to a Texas-style "down home" lunch.

      Here's what's included Y'all...

      - Apéritif with Margherita Cocktail and Guacamole

      - Texas Chili and Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread

      - Brownies and Ice cream (YUM!)

      • Price per AWG Member: 29€   
      • Date: Tuesday November 26, 2019   
      • Meeting Time: 11:30 am
      • Max Signups: 7
      • Time: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
      • Organizer: Annette Foland 06 30 15 67 75
      • Guide/Chef: Mary Olson
      • Location: Paris 16 (address sent to registrants)
      • 27 Nov 2019
      • 10:45 AM - 1:00 PM
      • To be sent to registrants (75018)
      • 0
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      Photography Class with Krystal Kenney

      Learn how to take better pictures with AWG member and well-known Paris photographer Krystal Kenney. Krystal has spent years photographing portraits, events, and landscapes in the City of Lights. During this two- hour tour in the classic streets of Montmartre she will teach you basic techniques to take better photos of your family, friends, and travels. Simply bring your camera – iPhone or old school --  and allow Krystal to teach you some new ways to improve your everyday photos.

      • Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
      • Meeting Time: 10:45am
      • Max Signups: Minimum 3 Maximum 5
      • Time: 11am to 1pm
      • Métro: Anvers Line 2, Abbesses Line 12
      • Organizer: Sharon Nossiter
      • Guide: Krystal Kenney, 0680155730
      • Krystalkenneyphoto@gmail.com
      • Fee: €40 for members,  €45 for non-members
      • 27 Nov 2019
      • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants
      • 6
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      Sandwich-making and Sipping

      Join us to make sandwiches to be delivered to homeless and refugee populations. This event is financially supported by the American Church in Paris and the food will be distributed by Serve The City volunteers. Feel free to bring a few bags of sliced bread if you like. Otherwise, show up in the kitchen of the American Church in Paris (bring an apron of your own if you like). We will spend about an hour to hour and a half making LOTS of fresh sandwiches together and sharing conversation. Afterwards, we will continue our time over a cup of coffee or glass of wine at a local cafe! 

      • Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
      • Meeting Time: 1:30pm
      • Max Signups: 8
      • Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
      • Meeting place: To be sent to registrants
      • Métro/BUS: Invalides (Lines 8, 13) Franklin Roosevelt (Line 1) Pont des Invalides/Place de Finlande (Bus 63)
      • Organizer: Ashley Hafer, tennhafer@yahoo.com
      • Guest registration allowed: Yes
      • 28 Nov 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)
      • 28 Nov 2019
      • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
      • To be sent to registrants (75007)
      • 12

       


      Your Franco-American Thanksgiving Dinner

      In the best tradition of AWG Paris, our favorite French cook Veronique is hosting a dinner party for our American holiday. She’s been married to an American for 21 years, so has had lots of practice.

      Please note that it will be a sit down dinner party and all food will be served with red and white wines as well as a Champagne on arrival. And you don’t have to cook!

      MENU

      Champagne and an assortment of petits fours  

      Turkey stuffed with onion, sage and celery 

       Apple and saucisse stuffing

      Winter roasted vegetables 

      Sweet potatoes and caramelized apples

      Mashed potatoes, 

      Green beans

      Corn bread 

       Homemade Cranberry sauce and lots of gravy 

      Warm Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice cream

      Wine and Expresso

      • Date: Thursday,  November 28, 2019
      • Meeting Time: 8PM
      • Max Signups: 12
      • Time: 8pm to  11.30pm
      • Métro: La Tour Maubourg (Line 8)
      • Organizer: BAWOL Véronique - 06-07-70-01-33
      • Fee: 85 euros
      • Guests: Partner/Spouse
      • 29 Nov 2019
      • 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
      • To be sent to registrants (75016)
      • 15
      Register

       

      Marmottan Monet Museum: the Largest Collection of Monet in the World 

      This magnificent townhouse with its perfectly preserved Empire-style decor was originally designed as a hunting lodge for the Duke of Valmy in 1866. It is now home to the Musée Marmottan Monet. 

      Around 1910, Paul Marmottan, a man of independent means,remodeled the building and redecorated in the Empire style throughout. There he displayed effigies of members of Napoleon’s family in Carrara marble as well as his art collection from the Napoleonic era. The carefully chosen furniture came, notably, from the Tuileries Palace, and the Palazzo Reale in Naples. He bequeathed his home to the Académie des Beaux-Arts in order to preserve it and open it to the public. The Académie inherited the building and its collections at his death in 1932. 

      But the museum's fame is really the result of a donation in 1966 by Michel Monet, Claude's childless and only heir:over a hundred Monet’s, including a unique ensemble of large-format Water Lilies, were added to the institution’s collection.

      The mansion features today over three hundred Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings -- many of Claude Monet's masterpieces as well as works by Delacroix, Boudin, Manet, Degas, Caillebotte, Sisley, Pissarro, Gauguin and Rodin…

      • Date: Friday, November 29th, 2019
      • Meeting Time: 2:15pm
      • Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
      • Meeting Place: To be sent to registrants
      • Metro/RER: Line 9, La Muette / RER C Boulainvilliers
      • Bus: Line 22 & 52 La Muette Boulainvilliers, Line 32 Louis Boilly or Ranelagh, Line 63 Porte de La Muette, Line PC1 Ernest Hebert or Porte de Passy.
      • Organiser: Jane Chalmers +00 44 (0) 7814122035
      • Guide: Noha Escartin, Phone:  06 13 53 31 10 (Only if lost or late)
      • Min/Max: Min 11, Max 25
      • Cost: Member 20 € Non Member 25 € . Bring 12 € (exact change is best) for Museum entrance fee
      • Guest Allowed: Yes
      • 02 Dec 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



      • 03 Dec 2019
      • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants
      • 12
      Register

       

       

       "Dinner's ready!" - The table through the ages

      In France – a country that “dines,  while others eat, as Montesquieu put it, we find that the table is one of the most important pieces of household furniture.  It is also a well charted map of attributed roles: the “head of the table” represents authority while the “place of honour” is coveted by all,  as everyone dreads banishment to the “end of the table.” In polite society to “move up” the dinner table is a sign of enviable social advancement,  while being sent “down from the table” is more than just punishment: it means humiliation and exclusion!  

      These are just some of the matters we shall examine as we visit the many rooms of the beautiful Museum of Decorative Arts and trace the evolution of the table through the ages, from medieval planks on trestles to the perfectly polished beauties of the 18th century mansions. We will look at table surfaces as if they were maps of the lives of those who sat at them, since in their many scratches,  marks and dents – all tables bear the traces of moments, accidents and incidents, the bruises and medals of a long life. The unique patina of every table reveals just how much it has lived and been loved.  

      • Date: Tuesday,  3 December,  2019
      • Meeting Time: 2:00pm (visit must start promptly)
      • Time: 2:15pm – 4:30pm 
      • Meeting Place: Sent to registrants 
      • Max sign ups: 17 (guests permitted)
      • Metro/Bus:Palais Royale,  Musee de Louvre (Line 1) Bus 21, 27, 39, 48, 68. 72, 81 and 95 
      • Guide: Dr. Kelly Spearman 
      • Fee: €20 for members and €25 for guests (entrance tickets will be purchased collectively please bring small change - approx. €11 per person)  
      • 04 Dec 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
      • To be sent to registrants (Puteaux)
      • 5
      Register

        

          HOLIDAY WREATHS WITH AMY   

      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: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
      • Meeting Time: 10:15 AM 
      • Max Signups: Minimum5 / Maximum10
      • Time: 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
      • 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, 06.74.55.37.30
      • 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

       

      • 04 Dec 2019
      • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants
      • 6
      Register

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      Sandwich-making and Sipping

      Join us to make sandwiches to be delivered to homeless and refugee populations. This event is financially supported by the American Church in Paris and the food will be distributed by Serve The City volunteers. Feel free to bring a few bags of sliced bread if you like. Otherwise, show up in the kitchen of the American Church in Paris (bring an apron of your own if you like). We will spend about an hour to hour and a half making LOTS of fresh sandwiches together and sharing conversation. Afterwards, we will continue our time over a cup of coffee or glass of wine at a local cafe! 

      • Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
      • Meeting Time: 1:30pm
      • Max Signups: 8
      • Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
      • Meeting place: To be sent to registrants
      • Métro/BUS: Invalides (Lines 8, 13) Franklin Roosevelt (Line 1) Pont des Invalides/Place de Finlande (Bus 63)
      • Organizer: Ashley Hafer, tennhafer@yahoo.com
      • Guest registration allowed: Yes
      • 04 Dec 2019
      • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      • To be sent to registrants (75007)
      • 0
      Join waitlist

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      AWG Apéro 

      Looking for an opportunity to hang out with your AWG friends old and new? Meet us for an Apéro! All are invited to attend and if you are celebrating a birthday this month, AWG Paris will buy you a glass of champagne! 

      We’re shaking things up with some tantalizing cocktails in fun, and unique venues. Come and enjoy your old favorites, or perhaps discover something new!  

      This month we will be meeting on the festively decorated Rue Cler at a petit mais cozy bar which is also a restaurant with delish planches to share, or you may choose to follow up with dinner. It is sure not to disappoint!

      • Date: Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
      • Meeting Time: 5:00pm
      • Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
      • Meeting Place: To be sent to registrants
      • Organizer: Susan Ward, 07.88.49.19.96, parisusan@comcast.net
      • Max Signups: 14
      • Fee:  Cost of your beverages and tip  
      • (For those members with December birthdays, a free “coupe de champagne” from AWG Paris!)
      • For Registrants only: Yes  
      • 05 Dec 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)
      • 06 Dec 2019
      • 10:20 AM - 12:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants (75016)
      • 4
      Register

      Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice: Dessert Tour 

      Join Lynne, a Le Cordon Bleu trained pastry chef and founder of Sweet Tooth Tours, on a tour to discover many of Paris’ sweetest treats. We’ll explore boulangeries, patisseries, chocolate shops, food markets, fromageries and more. Of course tasting samples are included so come hungry! Along the way you will learn about many French classics (viennoiserie, meringues etc) and the chefs behind them. What’s the difference between macarons and macaroons? How can you tell if it’s a good baguette? Join the tour to find out! 

      We’ll start on Rue de la Pompe in the 16th arrondissement and end in the midst of the Passy neighborhood. Take in the festive atmosphere and maybe even pick up some stocking stuffers or Christmas shopping ideas!  

      The total walk is around 2km. We’ll be outside for a lot of it and also standing quite a bit so it’s recommended to dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes. 

      • Date:  Friday 6 December 
      • Meeting time: 10:20
      • Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm (duration is 2 hours) 
      • Guide: Lynne Staartjes  
      • Organizer: Annette 06 30 15 67 75
      • Maximum Attendance: 6
      • Cost - 40€ Member 
      • Closest Metro: Rue de la Pompe 
      • 09 Dec 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



      • 09 Dec 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants (Versailles)
      • 1
      Register

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      BUCHE DE NOEL WITH MOLLY: A FANCY HOLIDAY CAKE

      Join our Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chef, Molly, in her Versailles apartment for a class on the French Christmas cake, Buche de Noel. Instead of a traditional long Yule log, we’ll flip it so the layers show upright like a cut log! This is also a great technique for making other show stopper cakes. We’ll make it from start to finish, beginning with the light chocolate genoise cake, the filling, and ending with decorating techniques: “Wood” made of chocolate ganache, mushrooms from meringues, and gorgeous edible flowers.

      Each will be a unique expression of cake creativity.

      The class ends with a cake tasting over Christmas tea. Please note that each student will go home with a small cake to enjoy!

      The class is located just 5 minutes walk from the Chateau de Versailles entry gates or the Rive Gauche Versailles RER C train station. Please note that it is on the 3rd floor without elevator (think of it as our pre-pastry exercise)

      • Date: Monday, December 9th, 2019
      • Meeting Time: 10am
      • Max Signups: 5
      • Time: 10AM to 12:30PM
      • Métro: Rive Gauche Versailles RER C
      • Organizer: WILKINSON Molly – 07 81 33 00 61
      • Fee: 75 euros        
         
      • 10 Dec 2019
      • 12:15 PM - 3:00 PM
      • To be sent to registrants (75007)
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Tasting Paris - La Petite Chaise

      Founded in 1680 under the reign of Louis XIV, La Petite Chaise takes its name from the transformation of an old French word "chèze," (Latin origin "casa") which meant house or isolated hamlet. The building dates from 1610 and may be the oldest restaurant in Paris. We dine where many historic figures once did such as Monsieur Brillat-Savarin, author of Physiologie du gout, noted for saying: The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star. In the charm of the cozy dining room the chef offers gourmet favorites such as onion soup, escargot, roasted duck, braised lamb, baked fish and other unexpected delights; perhaps a new discovery. A true culinary institution in the heart of Paris!

      Date: Tuesday December 10th, 2019

      Meeting Time: 12:15pm

      Max Sign Ups: 6

      Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm

      Meeting Place: Registrants to be advised

      Metro: Line 10 or Line 12 Sevres - Babylone (Exit 3, Boulevard Raspail)

      Organisers: Kelly Healy and Chantal Gassian (If late or lost 06 86 26 02 76)

      Fee: Price of your meal and beverage(s)

      • 10 Dec 2019
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • To be sent to registrants (75006)
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      DECEMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING - Pub Quiz & Gift Exchange

      Join us for the Paris Pub Quiz and Gift Exchange at this Evening Membership Meeting. We will be organizing a special quiz all about Paris, plus we will have a gift exchange!

      The pub quiz will be multiple choice and true or false, so there will be no reason to use your phones for help. Winners will get a special prize. 

      Those who choose to participate in the gift exchange are requested to purchase a gift between 15-20 euros. At the end of the meeting you will be able to pick a gift from the “gift table” to take home with you.

      • Date: Tuesday, December 10th 2019
      • Meeting Time: 6:00pm 8:00pm
      • Max Signups: Unlimited
      • Meeting Place: To be sent to registrants (75006)
      • Métro/RER: Vavin: Line 4, Raspail: Line 4 and 6, RER B: Port- Royal
      • Organizer: Christina Collins and Lisa Williams at awgmembershipvp@gmail.com
      • Fee: Free
      • Guest registration allowed: If you would like to bring a potential new AWG paris member please email Christina and Lisa at awgmembershipvp@gmail.com 
      • 11 Dec 2019
      • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants
      • 7
      Register

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      Sandwich-making and Sipping

      Join us to make sandwiches to be delivered to homeless and refugee populations. This event is financially supported by the American Church in Paris and the food will be distributed by Serve The City volunteers. Feel free to bring a few bags of sliced bread if you like. Otherwise, show up in the kitchen of the American Church in Paris (bring an apron of your own if you like). We will spend about an hour to hour and a half making LOTS of fresh sandwiches together and sharing conversation. Afterwards, we will continue our time over a cup of coffee or glass of wine at a local cafe! 

      • Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
      • Meeting Time: 1:30pm
      • Max Signups: 8
      • Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
      • Meeting place: To be sent to registrants
      • Métro/BUS: Invalides (Lines 8, 13) Franklin Roosevelt (Line 1) Pont des Invalides/Place de Finlande (Bus 63)
      • Organizer: Ashley Hafer, tennhafer@yahoo.com
      • Guest registration allowed: Yes
      • 11 Dec 2019
      • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants (75016)
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      CHEESE: THE HOLIDAY EDITION

      This event is now in its fourth year,  and so popular that we decided to do two this year - one tonight and another tomorrow (duplicate of tonight). So sign up early to discover some of the cheeses that appear during the winter holidays here in France!  Learn what they are, why they exist and how to do a great party 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 for an entertaining and educational evening degustation,  where you will sample and debate the merits of a selection of artisanal cheeses. 

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

      • Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
      • Meeting Time: 7:00 PM
      • Max Signups: 8
      • Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
      • Meeting Place: Sent to registrants
      • Métro: Trocadero or Passy (Line 6 or 9), Bus 22 or 32 (La Tour) 
      • Guide:  Debbi Baron
      • Fee: €35
      • 12 Dec 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Ecole Militaire
      • 1
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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)
      • 12 Dec 2019
      • 11:15 AM - 2:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants (75016)
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      THE HOLIDAY EDITION (this is a repeat of yesterday’s class)

      This is a repeat of last night’s class, so sign up now if you couldn't make it before to discover some of the cheeses that appear at holiday time here in France!  Learn what they are, why they exist and how to do a great winter 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 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, December 12, 2019
      • Meeting Time: 11:15 AM
      • Max Signups: 8
      • Time: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
      • Meeting Place: Sent to registrants
      • Métro: Trocadero or Passy (Line 6 or 9), Bus 22 or 32 (La Tour) 
      • Guide:  Debbi Baron
      • Fee: €35
       
      • 13 Dec 2019
      • 9:45 AM - 2:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants (75007)
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      COOKING CLASS AND LUNCH WITH VERONIQUE

      It’s time for lunch with AWG’s very own Véronique Bawol! She’ll teach us a lovely menu of French cuisine in her great apartment located in the heart of Paris!  Join us as we learn to cook like the French in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It’s about two and a half hours cooking session, with everyone helping Véronique.   We then sit down and enjoy what we have prepared.

      Christmassy canapé & champagne

      Chestnut velouté & shredded foie gras

      Salmon fillet with a red wine sauce (superb combination) 

      Basmati rice  

      Poire Belle Helène, vanilla ice cream (Berthillon)

      Wine and expresso

      • Date: Friday,  13 December 2019
      • Meeting Time: 9:45am
      • Meeting Place: Sent to registrants
      • Time: 10am to 2:30pm
      • Maximum: 7
      • Metro: La Tour Maubourg (line 8)
      • Organizer: Veronique Bawol 
      • Fee: €75 members only 
      • 14 Dec 2019
      • 8:00 PM
      • To be sent to registrants (75016)
      • 6
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      A SPARKLING NIGHT IN CHAMPAGNE

      Join our favorite French wine expert, AWG member Geraldine deKersaint-Gilly for a full discovery of the sparkling and still wines from Champagne.

      As a native of Champagne, in a family of wine growers, her family would get together for lunch every Sunday.  It was out of the question to drink something other than … well, champagne of course!  Instead of having just a single style, as we generally do today,  her dad always paired a specific champagne with each part of the meal.  Don’t forget, Champagne isn’t only about sparkling wines -- it also produces excellent still red wines made from Pinot Noir, called Côteaux Champenois.

      The evening will be fully dedicated to the Champagne region with a typical traditional meal – the famous Pôtée champenoise, the local cheeses, and to finish with,  the biscuit rose                    

      • Date : Saturday,  14 December 2019
      • Meeting Time : 8pm
      • Min/Max : 11 members and guests 
      • Meeting Place : Sent to registrants 
      • Metro : Ranelagh (line 9)
      • Organizer :  Geraldine de Kersaint-Gilly,  wine expert, WSET, CWS
      • Tel :  06 10 23 56 34
      • Cost :  €65 (5/6 wines + dinner) spouse and partners allowed
       
      • 16 Dec 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



      • 17 Dec 2019
      • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants (75001)
      • 0
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      LUXE LUNCH: CARRÉ DES FEUILLANTS

      Join your AWG friends for a top-notch lunch at this Michelin one-star located just off Place Vendome. Chef Alain Dutournier offers elegant and minimalist haute French cuisine in a thoroughly modern setting. Chef Dutournier prides himself on his personal alchemy between regional links and an outward-looking view on the world. The Temptation Lunch is 68 euros; with paired drinks from aperitif to coffee, is 98 euros.

      • Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
      • Meeting Time: 12:30pm
      • Max Signups: 7
      • Time: 12:30pm to 2:30pm
      • Meeting Place: To be sent to registrants
      • Métro/BUS: Concorde or Tuileries (Line 1), Castiglione (Bus 72), Pyramides (Bus 84)
      • Organizer: Catherine Alziary,catherinealziary@gmail.com, 06.12.57.65.85
      • Fee: Price of your meal
      • Guest registration allowed: No
      • 18 Dec 2019
      • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants
      • 8
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      Sandwich-making and Sipping

      Join us to make sandwiches to be delivered to homeless and refugee populations. This event is financially supported by the American Church in Paris and the food will be distributed by Serve The City volunteers. Feel free to bring a few bags of sliced bread if you like. Otherwise, show up in the kitchen of the American Church in Paris (bring an apron of your own if you like). We will spend about an hour to hour and a half making LOTS of fresh sandwiches together and sharing conversation. Afterwards, we will continue our time over a cup of coffee or glass of wine at a local cafe! 

      • Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
      • Meeting Time: 1:30pm
      • Max Signups: 8
      • Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
      • Meeting place: To be sent to registrants
      • Métro/BUS: Invalides (Lines 8, 13) Franklin Roosevelt (Line 1) Pont des Invalides/Place de Finlande (Bus 63)
      • Organizer: Ashley Hafer, tennhafer@yahoo.com
      • Guest registration allowed: Yes
      • 18 Dec 2019
      • 3:50 PM - 7:30 PM
      • To be sent to registrants (75007)
      • 2
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      GOURMET HOLIDAY  TOUR WITH VERONIQUE

      Join us and explore Rue Cler and the nearby rue St. Dominique, among the most vibrant and celebrated market streets in Paris. Located just steps from the Eiffel Tower, these streets are always a delight, but with the holidays, they become magical. 

      Véronique Bawol, one of our French members of long standing, is leading a tasting tour this month – she has lived in the 7th arrondissement for the last 20 years and will therefore love to introduce you to all her favourite shops where you can buy French holiday specialties.

      We will start off with a vin chaud at a favorite café to warm us before heading out. Following the tour,  you will be invited chez Véronique to enjoy a degustation of all the purchases from the tour. There will be several treats to taste, savory and sweet, accompanied by wine and champagne bien sur

      • Date : Wednesday, December 18, 2019
      • Meeting Time: 3:50pm   
      • Time:  4:00pm – 7:30pm (perhaps a little later…)
      • Metro: Ecole Militaire (Line 8)
      • Maximum: 8 members 
      • Organiser: Veronique Bawol
      • Fee:  €55 includes all tastings
         
      • 19 Dec 2019
      • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Ecole Militaire
      • 1
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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)
      • 23 Dec 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, December 23, 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 JoAnn Alexander
      • Contact Info: Margot Mousseau, 06 59 59 59 61, mousseau1@gmail.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.

      • 29 Jan 2020
      • 7:30 AM
      • 31 Jan 2020
      • 8:00 PM
      • Périgord FRANCE
      • 6
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      The Périgord Adventure 

      Back by popular demand, The Périgord Adventure - In search of Black diamonds! If you enjoy French food and adore French culture you’re going to LOVE this tour! We will be going deep into the Dordogne region in search of the elusive and delicious subterranean truffles, also known as Black Diamonds, for their rich ebony color and extraordinary value. The last two weeks of January is the height of the truffle season and truffle markets grace the streets in the villages of this area. We will also partake of foie gras, duck, and traditional truffle hunting with dogs. We have organized a unique adventure to explore the towns, taste the delicious foods, and experience this marvelous gastronomic tradition. I hope you can join us as we travel from Paris to Périgord to visit this very historic and wonderfully charming area of France.

      This tour is open to all AWG Members and their spouse or friend.

      What’s Included:

      1. **Hotel 2 nights

      2. **Dinner 2 nights and Lunch on Thursday

      3. All Breakfasts

      4. Farm tour

      5. Truffle Hunt

      6. Entrance to the Truffle Eco-museum

      7. All transportation to and from Paris with our concierge/squire Monsieur Benoit.

      What’s NOT included:

      1. Lunch on Wed or Friday are not included

      2. Bar, wine, apéritif or soft drinks are not included.

      * Lesson comes with a fully dressed duck to prepare which you will share with your cooking partner. The chef will vacuum pack everything into sterilized containers to make transportation and storage easy.

      **The hotel is situated in ‘The World Capital of Truffles’, Sorges en Périgord (Dordogne). It is a 3-star Hotel with a Michelin Platted Restaurant.

      Click here for the full schedule, and for more photos.

      • Maximum: 6 people
      • Event Date: Wed Jan 29-Fri Jan 31 2020
      • Full Payment must be received by January 10 2020.
      • Organizer: Annette 
      • Meeting Place: To be sent to registrants
      • OPTION 1 -  Double Occupancy 445.00€ per person (this rate includes duck cooking class, all taxes and PayPal transaction fees)
      • OPTION 2 - Single Occupancy 507.00€ per person (this rate includes duck cooking class, all taxes and PayPal transaction fees)
      • OPTION 3 -  Double Occupancy 395.00€ per person - NO COOKING CLASS (this rate includes all taxes and PayPal transaction fees)
      • OPTION 4 - Single Occupancy 457.00€ per person - NO COOKING CLASS (this rate includes all taxes and PayPal transaction fees)