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! 

Upcoming meetings: 2014: NO August session, September 9, October 7 (note: this is the first Tuesday of the month), November 11, December 9

*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.

Parler Paris Après Midi - Author, Gerri ChanelRead about the July 8 Après Midi:

Gerri Chanel, Author and Historian

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

Upcoming Après-Midi Presentations:

Parler Paris Après Midi - Shari Leslie SegallSeptember 9, 2014

Shari Leslie Segall, Author

90+ Ways You Know You're Becoming French

Shari Leslie Segall is a native of Philadelphia whose father was a violist in the Philadelphia Orchestra. She lived on both U.S. coasts before traveling the world and settling in Paris, where she has lived since 1985. She is an author and speaker and teaches English and Cross-Cultural Communication at Sciences Po Paris (L’Institut d’études politiques) and the French War College (École de guerre) within the Ecole Militaire.

Calling upon her insights into what makes our French cousins who they are, she shares her views in good humor about the inhabitants of her adopted country in her regular “Hints for Newcomers – Hindsight for Old-timers” column in FUSAC (France-USA Contacts), as well as in other publications. She is active in the American community in Paris and the founding chair of the Professional Women’s Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in France.

This will be a very interactive, fun session, where participants will be sharing their own insights, experiences, questions, comments, hints and tips as to how "French" they have become!

Web site:

Doni Belau - Girls' Guide to ParisOctober 7, 2014 (note: this is the first Tuesday of the month)

Doni Belau, Founder Girls' Guide to Paris

La Belle France - Beyond Paris

 Francophile Doni Belau is the founder of, an all-encompassing online city guide full of fun ideas, services and insider tips for visiting Paris and France. Doni will reveal her secrets for planning perfect weekend trips to explore the wide variety of cultures in France from Les Plus Belle Villages de France. Each trip has a different theme -- from wine tasting to cheese making, biking, local festivals, adventure and history.

Web site:

November 11, 2014

Brian Dunhill

École Militaire - Paris, FranceDecember 9, 2014

Representative from the École Militaire