Bienvenue en France was created for you.
Bienvenue en France is a non-profit organization, for diplomats and their families based in Paris. It is actively supported by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.
More than 80 countries are represented in the 30 activity groups led by a hundred French volunteers.
After the lockdown set down by the President of the Republic last Thursday, we inform you of the sanitary restrictions that Bienvenue en France will apply from Monday November 2 until further notice :
- CANCELLATION of all group outings and all activities organized by Bienvenue en France. The dates on the calendar will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
- CLOSED ACCESS to our offices at boulevard des Invalides.
- However THE OFFICE will continue to operate digitally, "TÉLÉTRAVAIL”
To reach Bienvenue en France office, please use the following telephone number:
Tél : 01 53 69 38 00
And by email the following address only :
Stay safe !
Véronique Debieuvre and Executive Board members
As Covid-19 sweeps throughout the world, countries have sought to protect their citizens by shutting their borders.
Our friends from Bienvenue en France have found themselves far from their homelands and locked down here.
Our last outings
Just to make you smile...
Check out the latest in post-lockdown fashion!
The city of Paris, its secrets and hidden treasures
The Unexpected Paris group took advantage of the wide range of possibilities the web has to offer in terms of cultural videos.
Bienvenue en français learns to Zoom! Zoomons, WhatsAppons, Skypons!
Goodness gracious! All these new words being invented to deal with our new reality!
“Stay in touch and on our game” – the motto of the Bridge group
Using WhatsApp and online platforms, people from Argentina, Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia and Spain came together every day to invent a new bubble of joy during lockdown.
A welcome escape with “Dreaming” by Schumann
During lockdown, when we all needed a helping hand to relax and dream a little, I recorded “Dreaming” by Schumann for BEF.
Still topping the bill, the Cinema class was locked down but wired up!
In October 2018, we started a WhatsApp group to maintain dialogue and open up discussion.
Easy recipes for difficult times
Several Cooking groups regularly share recipes we like to call “storecupboard recipes”, which use just a few ingredients and are easy to make to sprinkle a little joy into life under lockdown.
Singing together... apart!
In addition to the short message and clips of music or photos of our choir I sent to you all every week, our choir leader Onnick recorded four videos so we were able to continue to practise our singing.
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- 1 December 2020
Our next events
Restaurants : date to be rescheduled
Friday 27 November 12:00-14:30
Lunch Cooking Course
Thursday 3 December 11:00-14:30
The Impressionists : Portrait art
Friday 4 December 10:00-11:30
Friday 4 December 10:00-11:30
France, History and its Institutions
Tuesday 8 December 10:00-11:30
For our English speaking friends : Surprise visit in english
Thursday 10 December
Dinner Cooking Course
Monday 14 December 19:00-22:00
Friday 18 December 10:00-11:30