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Who takes part ? Foreign diplomats and their spouses representing 80 different nationalities and 100 french volunteers.
The Élysée Palace, exceptional visit guided by Madame Brigitte Macron.
Grand mansion which has become the residence of French Presidents of the Republic, the Élysée was revealed to us by none other than the lady of the house herself, Mme Brigitte Macron, for an extraordinarily friendly visit! The private appartments with their successive decoration over time, the gardens and kitchens no longer hold any secrets from us....ok
Our last outings
« Necklaces or breast pockets » for the International lunch, 2018
Our President, Amanda Gourdault-Montagne welcomed us to her first international lunch where the dress code of the guests matched perfectly with the beautiful reception rooms of the Quai d’Orsay.
In laughter and in song, a festive lunch for French classes at the Thai embassy
Within the Thai Residence gardens friendship was expressed in French thanks to the invitation of the Thai Ambassadrice, Mme Phuangketkeow.
Artificial Intelligence : what future for humanity?
Between comfort and security artificial intelligence is becoming more and more important in our daily lives: connected objects, robotisation,health diagnostics etc But won’t mankind be overwhelmed by this technological revolution at the expense of personal freedom?
Paris Town Hall
Seat of local institutions, the Parisian Town Hall houses no less than 163 members of the City Council. Renowned for its troubled history we discovered some of its almost unknown halls.
"How Many Years", by Marguerite Yourcenar, family history
The first woman to be elected to the Académie Française in 1980, this writer returns to the history of her Belgian family at the beginning of the century in her work «How many years »
Orphée et Eurydice
Wonderful opera from Greek mythology, Orphée et Eurydice carried us away into a fantastic world of tragedy and love. Marie-Agnès Gillot interpreted divinely Pina Bausch’s choreography.
Napoleon, the strategist
With such tactical and political genius victory seems endless for Napoleon: Marengo, Austerlitz, Iéna, Wagram....he leads his men, flag flying, under fire. The exhibition displays the art of waging war.
Le Bon Marché, sacred place of modern shopping.
Le Bon Marché inspired Émile Zola to write, for every woman’s happiness. The client is king and the woman worshipped!
True initiator of shopping as we know it Aristide Boucicaut created more than a department store, he proposed a paradise of fashion.
When my dear friend Amanda Gourdault Montagne asked me if I would write about my experiences with Bienvenue en France she didn’t have to ask twice.
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Our next events
Fashion World : L’Asie Yves Saint Laurent’s dream
Tuesday 16 October 14:00-16:00
Tuesday 16 October 14:30-16:00
Musical Events : coffee meeting for music lovers "Classical music in Paris"
Tuesday 16 October 15:00-16:30
From Modern to Contemporary Art : "Maison Rouge"
Wednesday 17 October
CINECLASS "Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain" (Jean Pierre Jeunet)
Thursday 18 October 12:00-14:00
Orsay Museum and Orangerie Museum : Exhibition : "Pablo Picasso, bleu and rose period"
Friday 19 October 10:15-12:00
Tuesday 6 November 14:30-16:00
Unexpected Paris : Welcome coffee and Atelier des Lumières
Thursday 8 November
Luncheon meeting with an author : Violaine Bérot "Tombée des nues"
Friday 9 November 12:00-14:30