Loire Plein Air Painting Workshop

Treat yourself to a week of painting taught by Tom Hughes May 20-27, 2017 while discovering the magical troglodyte village of Trôo. Perched above the river Loire in the northern Loire Valley this remarkable village features unique cave houses dug into the hillside that provide stunning views over the village, river and ...

Avedon's France: Old World, New Look

Richard Avedon's French connection is the focus of an exhibition at Paris' Bibliotheque-Mitterand (to February 26, 2017). From early fashion photos taken in Paris during the 40's and 50's to pictures taken in the 80's for magazines such as "Egoiste" to his last visits to his French photographer friend Lartique, the ...

Paris Bernard Buffet Retrospective

One of the most interesting artists of the French post WWII era is expressionist painter Bernard Buffet (1928-1999). He was part of the anti-abstract group "l'homme Temoin."  With meteoric success he gained fame and fortune in his early twenties. For awhile he was considered the rival of PIcasso. One magazine at the ...

The only Street in Paris...

Discovering Paris' streets and neighborhoods is one of the pleasures of living here.  A new book by veteran expat  Elaine Sciolino is a delightful and beguiling look at life on a Rue de Martyrs, located in Paris' charming 9th arrondissement.

Sciolino invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street. "I can never be ...

Decisive Moments Revisited

Seeing the exhibition "Images a la Sauvette" at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson is for many photographers almost like touching treasured saints' relics. The exhibition is a selection of vintage black and white photos —along with the original maquette— from Cartier-Bresson's legendary book.

"Images à la sauvette" is ...

Paris Scratch

Bart Plantenga describes his new book "Paris Scratch" as "not quite poems, not quite journal entries... meta-factual snapshots of everyday Paris life. With 365 entries or "snaps" this book is like a year of postcards sent from the bohemian Paris of twenty-five years ago. Indeed back in the day (1990 to be exact) ...

John Baxter's Saint-Germain-des-Pres

The Saint-Germain-des-Pres neighborhood is world famous for its connection with artists, writers and intellectuals... and now shopping. For many years this part of Paris has been a stronghold of the "sans culottes," a refuge to artists and a place for bohemians. Napoleon, Hemingway, and Sartre have all called it home. ...

Annika Von Hausswolff's "Grand Theory Hotel"

Swedish artist-photographer Annika Von Hausswolff is exhibiting work she has produced over the last ten years at Paris' Insititut Suedois (until March 19, 2017). Her themes include patriarchal structures, criminology, global capitalism and the subconscious. Some of the artist's recent work incorporates traditional ...

Nicolas Clauss' "Endless Portraits"

When most people think of computer generative images they think  of sci-fi special effects or arty over the top  'neo-baroque' constructions. The beauty of French artist Nicolas Clauss' digitally manipulated images is in their subtlety and how much they recall traditional photographic portraiture. He has made a series ...

The Mistress of Paris

Take a walk on the wild side of Belle Epoque Paris with this biography of Emile-Louise Delabigne, known as countess Valtesse de la Bigne (1848-1910). who was a legendary French courtesan and demi-modaine. Her lovers included countless painters, writers and politicians, while her affairs with women caused a scandal in ...

Eli Lotar at Jeu de Paume

French photographer and filmmaker Eli Lotar (1905-1969) is featured with a retrospective at  Paris' Jeu de Paume. Although now he is not known by many outside the cognoscenti in the late twenties and thirties he was considered among Paris' top photographers (to May 28, 2017).

Lotar (Eliazar Lotar Theodoresco) was born ...

English-speaking Paris

Many American residents joined nearly a thousand Parisians as they marched near the city's iconic Eiffel Tower demonstrating their worries about Trump's agenda. The march was organized by an informal Facebook goup "Paris Against Trump." Carrying signs saying such things as "Hate Won't Make America Great" "We are ...

Paris by it's Writers

Much of Paris' romantic patina comes from tales told by writers who have lived here. Balzac in Passy, Proust in the Monceau plain, Colette in the Palais-Royal, Hemingway in Montparnasse, Sartre and Beauvoir in Saint-Germain-des-Prés…  A new bilingual book "Paris by it's Writers," written by Francoise Besse (published ...



The Alliance Française The world's largest network of French language schools offers courses in written and conversational French, at all levels. 101 blvd Raspail, 6e, tel: 01 42 84 90 00,   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

ASPLEF Foreign languages are taught via various related activities including workshops, multimedia, role-playing sessions, seminars, meals and educational outings... and mini courses are available for small groups. 52 blvd de Magenta, 10e, tel: 01 48 87 62 26, fax: 01 42 72 72 95,      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP). Offers a BA in French Studies, an MA in Paris Studies: History and Culture, and Year Abroad courses 11, rue de Constantine, 7e, tel: 01 44 11 73 70 http://www.ulip.lon.ac.uk

Institut de Langue Française (ILF) French language, literature, and civilization classes are proffered at all levels - you can enroll at any time and start the following Monday. 3 av Bertie Albrecht, 8e, tel: 01 45 63 24 00,
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O.I.S.E. Nestled in the heart of the Latin Quarter, this multimedia-equipped establishment concentrates on small groups (a maximum of four) - and allows its students free access to the Internet. 71bis rue de Vaugirard, 6e, tel: 01 42 22 01 98, http://www.paris.oise.com

Art, design, decorative arts, and photography

Paris College of Art offers Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees in Art History, Theory, & Criticism; Communication Design; Fashion Design; Fine Arts; Illustration; and Photography as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in It also hosts  Study Abroad programs for college sophomores and juniors, or those with undergraduate degrees who wish to spend a semester or year experiencing the art, design, and culture of Paris. Certificate Programs offer a non-degree option for those who wish to launch a career transition, refine a professional level design portfolio, or prepare for entering an MFA program. 15 rue Fénelon 
75010 Paris France, +33(0)1 45 77 39 66  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parsons School of Design offers bachelor's degree programs taught in English and based on the curriculum and learning opportunities that attract students to Parsons' New York campus. Parsons Paris, 45 rue Saint-Roch, 75001 Paris, France. +

SPEOS Photographic Institute Full- and part-time courses, as well as workshops, valid for transferable credit. Among the subjects taught here - professional photography, photo journalism, aesthetics & critics class. Visits to studios, galleries and museums are also arranged. Bilingual. website: www.speos.fr; e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   8 rue Jules-Vallès, 11e, tel: 01 40 09 18 58

WICE This organization specializes in continuing education, offering a series of quality programs ranging from Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) to photography, art history, painting, printmaking and various language and conversation classes. Further possibilitires include courses about Living and Working in France or Personal and Professional development. The writing department proposes a number of lively workshops dealing with fiction, non-fiction, poetry, playwriting, screenplays and editing. Keen to  "build bridges" with Paris' creative community, WICE publishes its own poetry review, hosts annual vernissages, and organizes visits to various Parisian neighborhoods and landmarks. Mon to Fri  9am to 5pm, 7 Cite Falguiere, 15e, tel: 01 45 66 75 50,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    http://www.wice-paris.org


Bilingual Acting Workshop Following the Lee Strasberg/Actors Studio Method, the Bilingual Acting Workshop provides theater and film classes for actors and directors. Practical theatre and acting classes are also offered with varying themes and performances every semester. Check the website to see what types of acting classes are being offered. 48 rue de Lille, 7e, tel:09 70 44 88 92 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

L'Académie Américaine de Danse
Ballet and creative dancing for children and adults. Bilingual. tel: 01 47 34 36 22
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Centre de Danse du Marais Learn jazz, African dance, tai chi, ballet, contemporary dance, Broadway, flamenco, Balinese and Indian dance, salsa, yoga, music, singing, and more! There are 100+ instructors; lessons are offered from beginning to advanced levels. 41 rue du Temple, 4e,      tel: 01 42 77 58 19    http://www.parisdance.com

Acting International/Actors Studios European and American acting methods and theatrical training. Full- and part-time classes, in both French and English. Bilingual. 55 rue des Alouettes, 19e, tel: 01 42 00 06 79 http://www.acting-international.com

Franco Americaine Cinema Theatre. Bilingual professional training. Ongoing classes focus on vital theatrical skills, designed to unlock the creative process. Among the topics covered - American acting methods. Performing before the camera. Sense memory. The actor's voice. Improv.  65 rue de Reuily, 12e,  tel: 01 43 44 76 98

Business & General Education

The American University of Paris offers undergraduate study leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in a choice of 14 majors. Several Master of Arts graduate degrees are also offered.  80% of full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees from the world's most distinguished graduate schools. Admission in September and January.  Summer programs, exchange programs, internship and career services. 6 Rue du Colonel Combes, 7e, tel.:  01 40 62 07 20 or email:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . www.aup.fr

INSEAD One of the world's top international business schools proposes an intensive 10-month MBA program (in English), which gives students a thorough grounding in the tools and skills of management. Also offers executive programs (short courses) and online learning. Every Friday afternoon from 2pm-3:30pm there are representatives in the lobby for free information sessions and tours of the school. Bd de Constance, 77305 Fontainebleau, tel: 01 60 72 40 00,   http://www.insead.edu

American Business School Here, a bachelor of business administration (BBA) program can be completed in France in four years (eight semesters). Graduate program is also available in International Development, Transfer students are accepted into the BBA program. All courses are in English. 12 rue Alexandre Parodi, 10e, tel: 01 40 03 15 49 http://www.absparis.org

American Graduate School This school offers MA (18 months) and PhD degrees in international relations and diplomacy. Students are provided with the in-depth knowledge and skills required to work at the highest echelons. 101 blvd. Raspail, 6e, tel: 01 47 20 00 94 http://www.ags.edu

CMHThe European Center of International Hotel Management qualifies its students for a global management career in hospitality and service industries. Full- and part-time classes leading to a Bachelor of Science in International Hotel Management and an Executive Master in International Hospitality Management. Bilingual. 52 rue St-Lazare, 9e, tel: 01 45 26 59 28 http://www.cmh-academy.com

The École Supérieure Libre des Sciences Commerciales Appliquées' Department of International Graduate Education offers a one-year Masters programs in business communications, international marketing, and international business, taught in English, on a full- or part-time basis. Shorter graduate diploma and certificate courses are also available. Founded in 1949, ESLSCA is located in Paris' 7th arrondissement, near the Eiffel Tower, M° École Militaire. 1 rue Bougainville, 7e, tel/fax: 01 45 51 00 88, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   http://www.dirige.eslsca.fr

International School of Management A business school with full accreditation in the US and Europe with programs leading to executive-level MBAs, DBAs and PhDs in international management and business administration. http://www.ism.edu   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   148 rue de Grenelle, 7e, tel: 01 45 51 09 09  

Schiller International University Schiller provides a full curriculum of undergraduate courses leading to BBA or MBA in international business and BA or MA in international relations and diplomacy. There are also continuing education programs for adults. In English. 9 rue Yuart, 15e,   tel: 01 45 38 56 01 http://www.schillerparis.com

Bilingual and pre-schools

Montessori International School, a bilingual school from nursery to secondary opened its doors September 2011 in the west of Paris (between St. Germain and Versailles in Les Clayes sous Bois). Fifty percent of lessons are taught in English. Emphasis placed on raising awareness and respect for the environment. Tel: 01 34 59 37 27. Info: http://www.montessori-school.fr

The Bilingual International School of Paris (BISP) is a private, independent and non-denominational school for children ages 3 to 11. BISP offers a pre-school and elementary school dual language immersion program aligned with the British and French national curriculum frameworks. Info: http://www.bilingualschoolparis.com  61-63 Rue des Entrepreneurs, 75015 Paris Tel: +33 (0) 144 189 483 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Lennen Bilingual School Welcomes children aged 2-3 at 65 quai d'Orsay, 4-5 year-olds at 145 rue St-Dominique and 5-11 year-olds at 168 rue de Grenelle, - all in the 7th arrondissement. Info: 01 47 05 66 55 or 01 44 42 99 00    http://www.lennenbilingual.com

The Bilingual Montessori School of Paris Welcomes children aged 2-6 in a bilingual environment. 29-31 rue Michel-Ange, 16e, tel: 01 45 55 13 27, fax : 01 45 51 25 12,    http://www.montessori-paris.com
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Les Nouveaux Anges bilingual Montessori school A private bilingual Montessori school for children of all nationalities, aged 3-9. 29-31 rue Michel Ange 16e. tel: 01 46 51 57 29 http://www.nouveauxanges.com

Section International Anglophone de Buc : A free bilingual education program in the Yvelines department which welcomes children from elementary school starting in CM1 right through to Terminal or the end of high school. TEL:  01 39 56 47 48  http://www.psab.fr/

Food and wine

The Ritz Escoffier School Specializing in French classical and contemporary cuisine, Ritz Escoffier dispenses a large choice of courses geared to amateur gastronomes as well as qualified chefs. Students may opt for one of six diploma programs. Bilingual. 38 rue Cambon, 1er, tel: 01 43 16 30 50, fax: 01 43 16 31 50,   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    http://www.ritzparis.com

Le Cordon Bleu This famous cooking school provides a complete culinary education on a year-round basis. In addition to its full-scale Grand Diplôme program spread over nine months, there are 10-week certificate courses focusing on everything from French regional cuisine to foie gras and Christmas chocolates. Bilingual. 8 rue Léon Delhomme, 15e, tel: 01 53 68 22 50
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