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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.
Bienvenue welcomes new members
Organization, efficiency, generosity. Like an army, the monitoring ladies were mobilised to welcome our foreign friends with smiling faces and complete devotion.
Our last outings
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
« 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.
Our next events
From Modern to Contemporary Art : Exhibition ZAO WO UKI in the evening
Thursday 15 November
Classical Literature : Adam de La Halle, Le jeu de Robin et Marion
Thursday 15 November
From Opera …To Family Outings : Sunday outing "Jardin des Plantes" and Natural History museum
Sunday 18 November
Roundtables : International cuisine
Monday 19 November
Louvre Museum : Children figures in French sculpture
Monday 19 November 11:00-14:00
Tuesday 20 November 14:30-16:00
Guided walks through Paris : Hôtel de Soubise
Thursday 22 November
CINECLASS « Le dernier métro » (François Truffaut)
Thursday 22 November 12:00-14:00
Saturday outside Paris : Rouen
Saturday 24 November