Parler Paris Après Midi

Adrian LeedsUpstairs at Café de la Mairie - formerly La Pierre du Marais
(Since December 2002 and in this location since October 2003)

On the corner of rue des Archives and rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Métro Lines 9, 3 et 11, stations Temple, République or Arts et Métiers

See Map Here

NEXT MEETING: EVERY SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (closed August)

Now, every month, a guest speaker of note comes to talk about a topic of interest and then open the floor for questions and discussion! 

*Special Note: Anyone attending Parler Paris Après Midi must be willing to have their photograph taken and a brief description written about them for publishing in Parler Paris. Your presence indicates your willingness to participate.

  Kein Cross - Paris, France Read about the January 13 Après Midi:

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Opening a Business in Paris, and Were Afraid of the Answers!

To read about past meetings of Après Midi, go to Parler Paris Après Midi Archives.

Upcoming Après-Midi Presentations:

Deborah JennerFebruary 10, 2015

Deborah Jenner, Climate Reality leader
"Climate Reality"
Deborah Jenner is one of Al Gore’s volunteer, Climate Reality leaders, trained by him personally at a conference in Istanbul in June 2013. She will gladly share with us a selection from his personal databank of over 300 slides and graphic animations with the most recent scientific data, impressive footage and key facts in order to present an update of Al Gore's film, "An Inconvenient Truth," a film that brought the urgency and reality of climate change to a broad public and awarded Gore the Nobel Peace Prize.
She will then offer some stories about those who are already making a difference, sources of hope. Finally, she will outline many things we can do ourselves right now that really do help. She would like to get beyond the "debate" on whether the climate is actually changing to the solutions, to how we can put a stop to such change.
Deborah's profession is an Art Historian with a PhD from the Sorbonne Paris IV, teaching at the Catholic Institute her research centers on artwork promoting ecology and sustainable architecture.

Heather Stimmler-Hall, Author, Naughty ParisMarch 10, 2015

Heather Stimmler-Hall, author and tour guide

"How Parisian Women Do It: Feminism and Femininity in the City of Light"

They have a worldwide reputation for being chic, stylish and
effortlessly sexy. Yet Parisian women aren't doormats or dress-up dolls for men, either. How do they do it? Come join the discussion with Heather Stimmler-Hall, author of the award-winning book Naughty Paris: A Lady's Guide to the Sexy City.

Philly-born, Arizona-raised, Minnesota-educated (Carleton College), Heather Stimmler-Hall has a traditional news journalism background with a liberal arts bachelor's degree (Political Science major, go figure). She first moved to France in 1995 as a student, and has been living in Paris full time (with a three year detour to the French Riviera) since 1998 as an award-winning writer, editor, webmistress, publisher and tour guide extraordinaire.

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Roy CamblinApril 14, 2015

Roy Camblin, author

“Individual Financial Survival in a Toxic Economy...”
what everyone needs to know about how capitalism has mutated over the past forty years, Wall Street, and the rampant looting of world economies.
Roy Camblin has enjoyed a wide-ranging career that has taken him all over the globe as a circus performer, pilot, high-profile business executive, artist, and writer. A visionary and strong communicator, his views and writings have been informed by working in numerous industries, and living in many cultural settings. He has lived and worked in Japan, Turkey, the Philippines, Hawaii, Rotterdam, Dubai, Paris, London, and towns in the American Southwest and Deep South. When once asked what his secret to success was, Roy responded, “Life is fiction, and we are each the author of our own destiny. Simply write your life forward to the outcome you desire.” Roy currently divides his time between homes in San Francisco, New York, and Paris.
This talk revolves around a two hundred year old quote by a French economist and writer: “When greed becomes a way of life for a group of men living in society, they create for themselves, over the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it, and a moral code that glorifies it.”

May 12, 2015


June 9, 2015


July 14, 2015




September 8, 2015

David Downie, Author and owner/operator of Paris, Paris walking tours

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October 13, 2015


November 10, 2015


December 8, 2015