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 10th, through Friday, June 14th

Cecilia WolochPoet, author and instructor, Cecilia Woloch, will lead a cross-genre workshop in poetry and short-form prose — including prose poetry, flash fiction/memoir and hybrid forms — focusing on writing exercises to generate new work, as well as on techniques for revision and crafting longer works. The group is limited to 10 writers, and will meet in the late afternoons in the lovely, sunny upstairs room of the Café de la Mairie in the 3rd arrondissement. 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 for those enrolled in the workshop. There are currently only three spots left in the group, so please let Cecilia know soon if you want to participate!

The fee for the 5-day workshop and one-on-one consolation is $895, payable via PayPal, which accepts payment by credit card and bank transfer.To enroll in the workshop, or for more information, please send an email to:

Meet the Authors in Nice!
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Scotch Tea House, 4 avenue Suède, 06000 Nice

MTA logo 2019Join 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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