Living and Investing in France Consultation, Conferences, Workshops

The Adrian Leeds Group sponsors events all throughout the year that are informative for those wishing to live or invest in France. Visit this page or our Meetups at for information or subscribe to the "nouvellettres®" Parler Paris, Parler Nice and French Property Insider to be kept up-to-date on these events.
Monday, June 18th, through Friday, June 22nd

Cecilia WolochPoet, author and instructor, Cecilia Woloch, will lead a cross-genre workshop in poetry and short-form prose — prose poetry, flash fiction and hybrid forms — focusing on generative exercises as well as on crafting longer works. The group is limited to 10 writers, and will meet in the late afternoons in the lovely, sunny upstairs room of a café in the 3rd arrondissement, a vibrant neighborhood in the Haut Marais and near the Place de la République.

Along with workshop meetings, there will be opportunities to interact with the Paris writing community, attend readings, cultural events and participate in open mics. Cecilia will also offer one-on-one consultations on manuscripts and work-in-progress at a reduced fee for those enrolled in the workshop. A number of the workshop spots have already been claimed, so please let her know soon if you want to participate!

The workshop ends on the afternoon of Midsummer's Eve, just in time for the annual Fête de la Musique, a citywide celebration of music that goes on all night in the streets of Paris — a party not to be missed!

Participants will make their own travel and lodging arrangements, allowing Cecilia to keep the fee inexpensive for the 5-day workshop at $795. A deposit of $375 will be required to hold your space in the workshop, with the balance payable no later than May 15th, 2018.

To enroll in the workshop, or for more information, please send an email to:

Meet the Authors in Nice!
Saturday, June 23, 2018, 3 to 5:30pm
Scotch Tea House, 4 avenue Suède, 06000 Nice

meet the authors june2018Join us in the lovely back room of the Scotch Tea House in Nice to meet a group of local authors, discover their books and their stories. They will talk about their recent works, read a bit from them and answer your questions. You will have an opportunity to purchase their books and get signed copies! Adrian Leeds, of the Adrian Leeds Group, who is currently writing her own memoir, will emcee the event and share her own experiences.

Authors will have a few of their books for purchasing and signing, but to be sure, you may want to pre-order your copy and bring it with you for your own personal signed copy!

Participation is free (but we ask that you purchase at least one drink to show the host venue how much we appreciate their hospitality). Don’t miss this special event in Nice! No need to register in advance.

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Après Midi

Adrian LeedsUpstairs at Le Café de la Mairie (formerly La Pierre du Marais)

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

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

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. Information available at Après Midi

Cooking Courses in Normandy with On Rue Tatin Chef, Susan Herrmann Loomis

Susan Herrmann Loomis Come to On Rue Tatin, Susan Herrmann Loomis' 15th-century Norman retreat, for sumptuous lessons. When you reach Louviers (by train from the Gare St. Lazare) you will make your way to On Rue Tatin.

You will walk through the small wooden door at On Rue Tatin and enter a savory, aromatic world where culinary adventure awaits.

To reserve your place or for more information, email Susan Herrmann Loomis, On Rue Tatin, at


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