Bienvenue en France was created for you.
Bienvenue en France is a non-profit organization, actively supported by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.
Who takes part ? Foreign diplomats and their spouses representing 80 different nationalities and 100 french volunteers.
For our English speaking friends, Please join us !
Bienvenue en France, 40 years young!
The Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean Yves Le Drian, said, “My wife Maria, the honorary BEF President, and I would like to welcome you all to Quai d’Orsay for a special evening.”
Our last outings
“Two fantastic years at Bienvenue en France”
Message from Amanda Galsworthy Gourdault-Montagne, President of Bienvenue en France
“Marie-Antoinette, metamorphoses of an image” at the Conciergerie
Few historic figures have been the subject of as many representations as Marie-Antoinette, both in life and in death.
The Sorbonne, heart of student life
Time to go back to school!
Michel et Augustin, "Two Kooky Cookies”
A recipe for success!
We all know and love the quirky and playful packaging and advertising that make Michel et Augustin stand out from any ordinary biscuit on the shelf.
Degas at the Opera The stage, the dressing rooms, the lights, the audiences…. the dancers!
“I locked away my heart in a pink satin slipper”, said Edgar Degas (1834-1917), a confirmed bachelor who’s only known mistress was painting.
Anne Hoguet, master fan maker
“A protector of purity as much as a symbol of seduction, the fan is able to both conceal and call attention to the face. It can mask a look, a smile, an inhibition or a feeling of pleasure. Profoundly feminine, the fan conveys an air of refined sophistication.”
Parc Monceau and its 18th century follies
Admiring follies, leafy townhouses and french chocolate heritage
Bienvenue welcomes you each year to its Forum. Here are all the activities on offer!
Our next events
Treasures of French Heritage : Breteuil Hotel
Wednesday 26 February
Restaurants : Dinner at FERRANDI school
Wednesday 26 February
For our English speaking friends : French course
Monday 2 March 12:30-14:00
Unexpected Paris : the marquetry of straw
Thursday 5 March
Lunch time Conversation : The appearance : makeup and outfilts
Monday 9 March 12:00-13:30
France, History and its Institutions : Visit; Senate
Tuesday 10 March 16:32-17:32
Treasures of French Heritage : New Courthouse
Wednesday 11 March
Guided walks through Paris : In the footsteps of ladies
Thursday 12 March 10:00-12:00
Classical and Contemporary French literature
Thursday 12 March 12:00-14:30