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 ...
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 ...
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,
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,
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
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. +18.104.22.16800
L'Académie Américaine de Danse Ballet and creative dancing for children and adults. Bilingual. tel: 01 47 34 36 22
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
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
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
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 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
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
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