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These are some great reasons to come and join us on September 23 for our Forum !

Dear friends,

We seem to be going back to yesterday’s world....yes, maybe, but in a different way, with strengthened social links after this unthinkable experience we’ve been through.

With the end of the year fast approaching I would like to take this opportunity to especially thank our foreign friends as well as our ever loyal voluntary facilitators.
Thankyou everyone for participating in our activities set up by our facilitators who have tirelessly worked throughout the whole year to keep our Association alive despite the ongoing harsh sanitary restrictions,

The time has come as one of our members so elegantly wrote for Bienvenue en France “ to show to everyone all her cultural, social and artistic colours.”
We are truly committed from September on to play the card of enthusiasm while still remaining, despite everything, ever cautious.

On Thursday the 23rd of September at our traditional inaugural Forum we are expecting to meet many of you again in great numbers at the Quai d’Orsay.

Farewell to those of you leaving France.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Summer and very happy holidays.

Véronique Debieuvre, Acting President
- This text was translated into English by Jane Etienne

The members of the executive committee Véronique, Armelle, Dominique, Marie-Valentine, Mariko, Marina, are very happy to present the 2021-2022 program to you.

From October 2021, barring any unforeseen circumstances, Bienvenue en France will once again roll out a range of activities to give you a taste of French culture, through themed activity groups and one-off outings. Discover our historical and contemporary heritage, visit some of Paris’ most emblematic places or travel to towns across France and learn about our rich history. Be it wine, food, fashion or travel, we have something for everyone! If you’re a music lover, you can go to the opera or to a concert in one of the many beautiful venues Paris has to offer, or you can take up singing in our choir! Visits to the permanent collections and exhibitions of renowned museums will also be on the programme for our culture vultures.

If you would like to learn or improve your French, our team of volunteer teachers will welcome you in weekly classes according to your level. You can also practise your conversation skills in a friendly atmosphere with regular meetups to watch films, play bridge or debate a particular topic, or join our literature group and discover a work of French literature.

You can develop your artistic skills through one of our workshops: pick your medium from oil, silk or porcelain painting, or learn the art of French cooking and patisserie, and master the secret to the perfect macaron!
To stay in shape, sign up to outdoor fitness classes or discover the many forests of Ile de France on foot.

These are some great reasons to come and join us at the end of September for our Forum, where you can sign up (again for some of you) to our activities. We hope to see you all soon!