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Calendar #69

Wednesday, August 10, 2005
(Published Thursday, August 11, 2005)

Paris, France

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Dear Parler Paris Reader,

You didn’t hear from me yesterday because from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., I, along with all of our staff were participating in the Invest in France Seminar held at Chez Jenny near Place de la République. The intensive day of presentations followed by Q’s and A’s from a long list of professionals that came from Europe and the U.S. was punctuated by a sumptuous three course lunch with Kir, wine and coffee and a closing cocktail.

The subjects dealt with were centered around the purchase of property in France as in investment and included all legal aspects of purchasing property in France, how to find your dream home, what you need to know about Paris apartments and renovating French property, how to get a mortgage, how to reduce your currency exchange risk, how to minimize your tax liability and even where the best off-shore banking can be done.

Anyone thinking of purchasing property in France would benefit from the overview a seminar of this kind provides, to warn of the pitfalls and plan for a successful venture. One attendee wrote “This seminar was very well planned and executed. Even if the presentations run long, this indicates a high level of interest. I feel so much better informed. Thanks!”

In the midst of yesterday’s event, I received very exciting news…that the Harvard Club of New York City at 27 West 44th Street has accepted our request to hold the Invest in France Seminar on Wednesday, October 26th in one of it’s elegant conference rooms! The Clubhouse itself, designated a landmark in 1967 was designed in an architectural style popular at Harvard in the late 19th-century and completed in 1894.

The one-day Invest in France Seminar follows our traditional three-day Living in France Conference in San Francisco October 21 – 23 at the Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf. So for West Coast folks, or those wanting more comprehensive information on all aspects of living in France, the San Francisco conference would be perfect.

And if you miss both of those, you can plan on attending the Invest in France Seminar here in Paris December 28th!

For more information on any or all three of the events, until we have our Web site up with more complete information, contact Schuyler Hoffman, Conference Coordinator, at [email protected] to be put on a special mailing list to be notified when the details are in place (very, very soon!).

A la prochaine…

Adrian Leeds
Editor, Parler Paris
Email [email protected]

P.S. For poets…also on the horizon for Paris…the 4TH EDITION OF THE PARIS POETRY WORKSHOP with Cecilia Woloch is now taking registrations. With a limited attendance of 15, I suggest you book now! See /parlerparis/poetry/parisoctober2005.html for more information.

P.P.S. For painters…to get you really painting pretty…you are invited to attend the THE ART OF TROMPE L’OEIL SEMINAR here in Paris December 29 – January 2 with internationally renowned trompe l’oeil muralist and educator, Yves Lanthier! For more information, visit





By Derek Guzmàn
Originally published in France Guide 2005

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Further Resources

* The team from French Property Insider and John Howell & Co. will be at booth #17 at the “Welcome to France Fair” October 16th at the Carrousel de Louvre — so be sure to stop in and say hello.


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Calendar #69
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Paris, France


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Strictly Entertainment: Comedy, Plays, Movies, Dance

Cinema en Plein Air 2005
July 19 to August 28

The 15th anniversary of this annual summer outdoor film festival includes films such as “Night of the Hunter,” “Pulp Fiction” and “Short Cuts.”

Free admission!

Parc de La Villette, 75019
Métro: Porte de Pantin

For more information, call or visit


Festival Cinéma au Clair de Lune
August 3 to 21

Another chance to see cinema masterpieces past and present having Paris as subject or backdrop. Outdoors.

Films are in French, but you can catch two in their original English version with French sub-titles (vofst):

Wednesday, August 10
Jardins du Trocadéro (in front of the fountains), 75016
Metro: Trocadéro

One Hour With You
Friday, August 19
Avenue de Breteuil, place Henri-Queuille, 75015
Métro: Sèvres-Lecourbe

For a complete list of films visit


Dance with Mathilde Monnier
August 11 to 13
Jardin des Tuileries

As part of Paris Quartier d’Eté, French choreographer Mathilde Monnier presents an amazing show, expressing in movement her own personal feelings and experiences with those shared with the public, set to the music of PJ Harvey.

Jardin des Tuileries, 75001 Paris
10 p.m.
Metro: Tuileries
RER C: Musée d’Orsay

For more information visit

Art and Culture

“Première a Paris”
Photography by Jan Hanson

September 22, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

San Francisco photographer Jan Hanson invites those of you who will be in Paris this fall to visit her photo exhibit at ArtSpace at WICE.

The exhibit features Jan’s display of stunning photos of Paris by night and mouthwatering close-ups of food by day, as well as a few surprise images added for good measure.

The exhibit, “Première a Paris,” will run from September 19 through November 10, and the Vernissage will be Thursday, September 22, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

20, boulevard du Montparnasse, 75015, Paris
Métros: Duroc and Falguiere

For more information, contact Jan Hanson at [email protected]


Amazonia Brasil
Palais de la Decouverte
Until August 28

A major event in France’s Brazilian season, “Amazonia Brasil” plunges you into the heart of the largest forest in the world, on a voyage of discovery to see its lush vegetation, its wildlife and its inhabitants.

Palais de la Decouverte
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt 75008
Métro: Champs Elysées Clémenceau
RER: Invalides
Bus: 28, 42, 52, 63, 72, 73, 80, 83, 93
For more information call or visit

Open daily 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed Monday


Jules Verne, Stories of the Sea
Until August 31

Exhibition focusing on the writer fascination with the sea.

Musée de la Marine, 75016, Paris
16th Arrondissement



Charlie Chaplin et les images
The world through a comedian’s eyes
Until September 18

The exhibition “Chaplin in pictures” at the Jeu de Paume includes documents and home movies from Chaplin family archives. It reveals one of the 20th century’s best-loved characters and the outstanding achievement of his creator: producer, director and actor.

Jeu de Paume
1 Place de la Concorde, 75008, PARIS
Metro: Concorde
Bus: 24, 42, 52, 72, 73, 84, 94
For tickets call:
For more information visit

Literary Events


If you want to get hold of a copy of “Challenging US Human Rights Violations Since 9/11” for your summer reading, you don’t have to wait till September.

Books are available from:
Sally Sharpe [email protected]
Julie or Jane [email protected] or phone

Please note Democrats Abroad France’s new email address: [email protected]

Musical Interludes

Chamber Music
July 21 to August 15
8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. on Sunday and 15 August

The music of Brahms, Ravel, Prokofiev, Françaix and the rarely-performed composers such as Thieriot and Blanc. This year, the Octuor de France presents an inaugural concert on the theme of classical Brazilian music within the framework of the Year of Brazil in France.

Full price: 20 – 25 euros
Discount price: 15 euros
Admission to park: 3 euros

Orangerie de Bagatelle
Route de la Reine-Marguerite, Bois de Boulogne, 75016 PARIS
Metro: Porte Dauphine
RER C: Avenue Foch

For more information visit


Festival Musique en l’Ile
June 28 to September 17

Classical concerts with the Moscow Sirine Choir, the Vocal Group “Oxford Voices,” the Paris Gregorian Choir and more.

Eglises Saint-Louis-en-Ile (4th Arrondissement), Saint-Germain-des-Prés (6th Arrondissement) and others.

For more information

Bonnes Soirées and Great Gatherings

Begins July 21 to August 20
Daily 7 a.m. to midnight

Get outside this summer as the banks of the Seine ar

e turned into an urban beach bash! Sand, deck chairs, palm trees, sports and lots of entertainment.

This year the plage has a Brazilian theme, with concerts, samba lessons, beach soccer, children’s workshops and more.



Closed August

Next Meeting: September 13th, 2005 and Every Second Tuesday of the Month 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This is your opportunity to meet every month, often with local professionals who can answer your Working and Living in France questions. You are invited to come for drinks and share your questions and comments about what it takes to create a life here, own property and enjoy what France has to offer. It is also an opportunity to network with other Parler Paris readers.

Upstairs at La Pierre du Marais 96, rue des Archives at the corner of rue de Bretagne 75003 Paris
Métro Lines 9, 3 et 11, stations Temple, République or Arts et Métiers



We’re open all summer!

Wednesday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Convivialité. HOW TO USE THIS SUMMER TO ORGANIZE FOR SUCCESS: Organize To Build Your Business, To Find A Better Job, To Change Your Profession. Get Yourself In Gear.

MAKE CONTACTS FOR BUSINESS, CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, SELF-DEVELOPMENT. Bring lots of business cards to exchange with others. Unsurpassed networking opportunities.

Interested in being a guest speaker? Contact Patricia



For more information contact Patricia
[email protected]



We’re open all summer!

Every Sunday!

NEW TIME! Happy Hour is at 6:30 p.m.



At Patricia’s apartment on the Ile St. Louis. Ask Patricia for exact address and door code.


GREAT FOOD! International Cuisine.

Thanks for reserving via return email! If you don’t receive an email confirmation by Sunday, please call Patricia. To reserve on Sundays, please call.

[email protected]

Patricia is proud to have a 21st Century Parisian Salon. Our mission is to simply enlarge your circle of acquaintances in a safe and stimulating atmosphere while promoting Cultural Achievement, The New Age and Paris Personalities. And we have fun! We are THE gathering place for the International Community of Paris. Enjoy! Discuss! Meet new and interesting people.


27 Years of Dinner Chez Jim Haynes

Jim’s atelier becomes a salon every Sunday night where about 70 people from all over the world meet, dine, drink and enjoy themselves. Telephone on Saturday or Sunday for your invitation, directions and the door code.

Jim Haynes Atelier
A2 83, rue de la Tombe Issoire
75014 Paris
[email protected]


Dancing on Quai Saint-Bernard

On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays evenings, until August 31, 2005, weather permitting (or at least if it’s not raining) rendezvous on the quai Saint-Bernard.

The Parisians bring along a stereo and their best CDs and let themselves go to the sounds of tango, salsa or rock’n’roll.

Come and join in!

Quai Saint-Bernard 75005 PARIS
Métro: Gare d’Austerlitz
RER C: Gare d’Austerlitz
Access for persons with limited mobility


Volunteers Needed!
International Museum of Women

The International Museum of Women is looking for French candidates to p

articipate in the global advisory committee for the Imagining Ourselves projects. This is a one year commitment and candidates will hold 4-5 events related to women issues.

The successful candidates must be bilingual in English and French. There will be monthly meetings via telephone or online chats with members of the committee.

If you’re interested, please contact Sophie Luu at [email protected]


Until August 28, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Get out your footballs, basketballs and handballs and hit the courts!

Jardins Saint-Paul
9, rue Charlemagne
Métro: Saint-Paul and

Neuve Saint-Pierre
5-7, rue Neuve Saint-Pierre
Métro: Saint-Paul


Rollerblading in Paris!
Fridays and Sundays

Every week, you can don your blades for two rolling tours through the City of Light!

Friday evenings: Over 4,000 experienced skaters take a different 25 km circuit each week. Full details the Thursday before at or call

Sunday afternoons: Tour for beginners. A circuit of approx. 20 km over 3 hours. For more information visit or call


Have your portrait painted by American Portrait Artist, Kathy Burke For samples of her great work, visit /parlerparis/art/index.html


Schuyler Event Services
Providing experienced planning and management services for events, corporate meetings, and conferences and seminars internationally. Owned and managed by Schuyler Hoffman, SES successfully creates, plans and manages a variety of events for clients throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

Schuyler Editorial Services
Owned and managed by Schuyler Hoffman, SES is the outgrowth of several years working as a writer and editor and provides a variety of editorial and writing services for international companies and individuals. An innate sense of style and grammar coupled with education and experience give Schuyler a particular affinity for producing first class documents. His sensitivity to every writer’s voice make him a first choice editor for novice and experienced writers alike.


WORDS THAT SELL! English Language Copywriter

Freelance copywriter with more than ten years of strategic marketing and advertising experience will write your brochures, sales letters, direct mail packages, web sites, newsletters and more. I will work with you to truly understand your products/services and the needs of your customers, to produce targeted communications that get results. Clients include advertising agencies, corporations and small businesses, and I am working with Adrian Leeds of Parler Paris and French Property Insider. Competitive rates. Contact Lynda at [email protected]



Tell your French friends!

Business English, conversation,writing,TOEFL/TOIC prep. All levels. Lessons designed to meet student’s needs. Instructor has a Masters degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL),and 10 + years of teaching experience. Contact Nancy Szczepanski at or [email protected]

Learning la Langue Française

Parler Parlor French-English Conversation Group


Parlor Times — 3 Times A Week In Two Locations

Berlitz Opera – Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 38 Avenue de l’Opéra 2nd arrondissement, Paris Opéra, RER A Auber

At Eurocentres – Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 13 passage Dauphine (entrance at 30 rue Dauphine, between rue Dauphine and rue Mazarine), 6th arrondissement
Métro: Odéon, Saint-Michel

Membership and General Information
[email protected]
Elisabeth Crochard, Tel:
Adrian Leeds, Tel:

Community Events

Summer Events for Expats!

Euronet Paris is a multicultural and multilingual venue for international professionals to meet and network. Members represent over 50 different nat

ionalities, are between 25 and 43 years old, and are internationally oriented, working in an international environment and living in Paris.

Upcoming Euronet events include:
August 7th: Biking event
August 26th: Dance Party
August 30th: End of Summer Happy Hour
Mid September: Speed Networking Happy Hour

For more information visit

For Our Bay Area Friends

The Bay Area Francophile List is a weekly calendar of cultural events of interest to Francophones and Francophiles of the Bay Area, offering information on cinema, art, theater, music, conversation groups, classes, etc. and servicing the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

This week’s Bay Area Francophile List has been posted at

What’s On in the City

Année du Brésil en France
From March to December
Music, Dance, Exhibitions, Film, Literature…


Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes
July 9 to August 13

A stroll through the illuminated gardens to meet key historical figures of Versailles. Firework display.

Parc du Château de Versailles


Paris Quartier d’Eté
July 14 to August 15

Dance, music, theatre, circus and film in parks and gardens, squares and streets and museums of the city. Some events are free.



Cinema en Plein Air 2005
July 19 to August 28
Parc de La Villette


Festival Cinéma au Clair de Lune
August 3 to 21

Another chance to see cinema masterpieces past and present having Paris as subject or backdrop. Outdoors.



Fête Des Loges Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Until August 21

One of the biggest fun fairs in France, attracting over three million people each year, the Fête des Loges covers seven hectares in the forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, only 20 minutes outside Paris. Originally a giant country fair, it was first held over 300 years ago and is now a temporary theme park with a variety of roller-coasters, fairground rides, side shows and a pretty good choice of bars and restaurants.

Entry is free.

Mon-Thur & Sun 2 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Fri-Sat 2:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

By car: Take the A13 and exit Saint Germain-en-Laye. Parking is 4.5 euros.
By train: Take the RER A1 to Saint Germain-en-Laye and then a half hourly shuttle bus. Entry is free.

—————- “Welcome to France” Fair
October 16
Carrousel de Louvre – Booth #17

The team from French Property Insider and John Howell & Co. will be at booth #17 — come by and say hello.

At the Expatica Welcome to France Fair you will get the information you need from companies and agencies specialized in expatriate services. You’ll find information on house hunting, finding a job, immigration and permits, staying long-term, and much more. Meet the people who make expat life great, including the top clubs and associations, travel agents and sports teams.


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