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!
North American Expat Financial Forum - Nice, France

North American Expat Financial Forum
Sponsored by Cross Border Planning and The Adrian Leeds Group

October 17, 2016
4 to 8 p.m.
Hôtel Ellington, Nice, France

Five international speakers are coming together for this very special event in Nice, France!:

Brian Dunhill, Cross Border Planning (formerly Dunhill Financial)
Bruno Gruat, Moneycorp Exchange Experts
Adrian Leeds, Adrian Leeds Group
James McEvoy, Cross Border Planning
Peter Zipper, Caye International Bank

Take just a few hours of your time from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 17th, in the luxury of the elegant and lovely Hôtel Ellington to learn all you need to know about planning for a successful financial future. Sure, it’s complicated, particularly for Expats living on both sides of the big pond, but that’s why our team of experts will be discussing and enlightening you with the basics you need to know in order to plan and invest successfully, finance your property investments, minimize your taxes, protect your assets and deal with currency exchange to your benefit.

Full details and registration on the North American Expat Financial Forum's page.
Writing from the Heart…in the Heart of France
with Janet Hulstrand and the Essoyes School
Essoyes School Summer Seminars
Starting this summer, in addition to our week-long Writing from the Heart workshops, we will be offering Saturday mini-workshops.

The mini-workshops can be warm-ups to or “sample tastes” of a full workshop; refreshers after a workshop; or stand-alone opportunities to be inspired, encouraged, energized, or re-energized. They do not need to be taken in sequence, and will be offered from time to time throughout the year.

With Essoyes less than 3 hours away from Paris (whether you drive from Paris, or take the train to Troyes and then rent a car or take a cab), this is an excellent opportunity for writers* to break away from Paris for a day, or a weekend, and simultaneously discover a beautiful and relatively undiscovered part of France.

Full details are available on The Essoyes School Web site

Janet Hulstrand

Writing from the Heart…
in the Heart of France
with Janet Hulstrand and the Essoyes School

How would you like to…
•    Relax in the same beautiful, inspiring village that nourished the creative genius of Pierre Auguste and Jean Renoir, among other artists?
•    Work on your writing (or begin to write for the first time) with others in a nonjudgmental, supportive, small-group workshop?
•    Enjoy fine French cuisine and champagne tastings with local vignerons?
•    Explore a beautiful and relatively undiscovered part of France?

Welcome to Writing from the Heart…In the Heart of France!
Two Fall workshops from which to choose... dates of September 18-24 and October2-8, 2016  (Enrollment limited to 10)
$750 for one person, or bring a friend or more and save $75 -- only $675 each!
(includes tuition, a welcome meal, a walking tour of the village and a farewell apéro...)
Full details and registration information on our Writing from the Heart page.


Adrian LeedsParler Paris Après Midi

Upstairs 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 Parler Paris Après Midi.

ann party 13-3-10-3Parler Parlor French-English Conversation Group

Practice Your French ...or English!

Practice speaking French and English. Make friends, discuss interesting topics, learn about other cultures, progress in understanding and speaking, naturally and easily. Meets three times a week -- come as often as you like!
For further details, visit Parler Parlor or Email: [email protected]
Elisabeth Crochard:, Adrian Leeds:

Susan Herrmann LoomisCooking Courses in Normandy with On Rue Tatin Chef, 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 [email protected]