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Saturday 25 May 2019
10:00 - 11:30
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Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Saturday 20 October 2018
10:15 - 12:00
Let’s meet Gio Ponti, the great italian architect – designer – Paris 1

” TUTTO PONTI, Gio Ponti archi -designer”  : The architecture serves design and vice versa

 

Considered as one of the most influential architects and designers of the twentieth century (1891-1979), the MAD retrospective, dedicated to the master of Italian architecture in France, allows us to discover in detail his work through family archives and unpublished works and explore his work on materials and colors.

 

How exciting !!

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Monday 15 October 2018
10:00 - 11:30
Let’s discover together the secrets of the Invalides – Paris 7

The hiden places of the Invalides

Bienvenue à Paris  invites us to discover the heart of the National Hotel des Invalides in spaces usually closed to the public.
We will discover with interest and fascination the history and architecture of this place built by Louis XIV to welcome his former soldiers and we will learn the daily life of the residents in the seventeenth century.
A place full of history to discover and re-discover!

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Wine tasting

Wednesday 10 October 2018
20:00 - 23:00
Wine tasting (class + dinner) about Corsica wines – Paris 16

Wines from the Ile de Beauté

In order to stay a few hours more on holidays,  Géraldine invites us to go to Corsica and discover the famous Anima Corsa
The Corsican soul we can find as well in its cultural traditions, its music, its cuisine and of course its wine.
Unique wines because their grape varieties are indigenous.
Located between sea and mountain, the terroirs are exceptional and give great finesse to wines despite a very hot climate.
By tasting some of the wines selected by Géraldine from the best Corsican producers, we will discover that Corsican wines (red, white and rosé) have character and perfectly pair with delicious homemade dishes that will be served!
So, let’s have a glass and share it together !!!

Participation: 55€ / member – 65€ / non-member

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Tuesday 9 October 2018
10:30 - 12:00
Private visit of the Missionaries house – Paris 7

350 years  of history, adventures and spirituality
In 350 years, the Foreign Missions of Paris have contributed to the evangelization of many Asian countries.
In the 20th century, they sent missionaries, 23 of whom are saints and canonized.
Even today, they continue to send missionary priests to life in Asia and the Indian Ocean.
Thirty seminarians are currently preparing for missionary life.
A place of peace and spirituality to discover located in a beautiful setting, in the heart of Paris!

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Monday 1 October 2018
16:00 - 17:30
Private visit of the Le Corbusier apartement – workshop – Paris 16

An amazing place 

Located  on the top two floors of the Molitor building, it was designed and built between 1931 and 1934 by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret.
Due to its East-west orientation and its exceptional surroundings, it fits what Le Corbusier termed “the conditions of the radiant city”.
As a project for a rental building, it offered the architect the opportunity to test the validity of his urban proposals. Given that no structures were placed opposite, he could raise facades entirely filled with windows, thereby constructing the first residential apartment made of glass in architectural history. Bathed in light, Le Corbusier’s personal apartment spans the length of the last floor and, furthermore, houses his painting studio. The architect would inhabit this apartment-terrace from 1934 until his death in 1965.
The site has been registered as a UNESCO world heritage site since July 2016.
An exclusive visit not to miss !

 

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Well being

Tuesday 19 June 2018
18:00 - 21:00
Cocktail de fin de saison 2017-2018 – Paris 16

Let us all get together a glass in hand, enjoying a good buffet, to close in a friendly atmosphere this season rich in friendly encounters and enriching discoveries.

Do not hesitate to come with your friends and relations to make them discover the ambiance of Bienvenue à Paris !

Entertainment will be reserved and a raffle will reward the luckiest of you!

 

Participation: € / member – 10€ / non-member

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Cooking

Tuesday 19 June 2018
15:00 - 17:00
Pastry workshop : Summer time desserts – Paris 16

Our chef Laurence proposes us to learn how to make the Genoise, a light pastry made with eggs, sugar and flour that takes its name from the city of Genoa.

Airy and mellow, she is the star of birthday cakes serving as a base for many cakes filled with cream and / or berries.

What would be the rolled biscuits of our childhood, strawberries or raspberries and Bavarians without a delicate sponge cake flavored with vanilla, citrus zest or chocolate?

You will be able to prepare it easily at home and enjoy it in different forms during this summer and please everyone around you!

Participation: 20€ / member – 25€ / non-member

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Visits

Friday 15 June 2018
10:00 - 12:00
La cité internationale universitaire – Paris 14

A fantastic  architectural heritage in the open

The Cité Universitaire Internationale is a private foundation recognized as a public utility dedicated to welcoming 12,000 residents (students and international researchers) of 140 different nationalities each year.

A 34 ha inhabited park, it houses 37 houses built between 1925 and 1970. In a variety of styles, these houses illustrate the major architectural trends of the 20th century, from the most inventive modernity to the most unusual style.

A unique site in Paris that we travel with a guide specialized in architecture to discover the different currents and understand their evolution over time. Five buildings are protected as historical monuments, including the famous Swiss Foundation by Le Corbusier.

An eclectic architectural course not to be missed!

 

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Wednesday 13 June 2018
18:30 - 21:00
Kostia : un ébéniste créateur de meubles et d’objets contemporains – Paris 11

Let’s meet a talented artist in his exceptional place of creation

Constantin Laan also known as “Kostia” only creates wonders!

This young creator of contemporary art furniture, well known to collectors and decorators, works with wood, a natural, noble and lively material that he likes to marry with contemporary materials to overcome the constraints of classical furniture.

His motto: “Combine functional and audacious, useful and imaginary”.

In 2011, he acquired a large workshop in the famous area of Fb St Antoine to manufacture elegant furniture with subtle mechanisms.

Originality, refinement, and technical complexity make all his creations very attractive because they are unique pieces, limited series.

One of his creations has just been selected to appear in the cabinet of curiosity of Crillon!

The visit will be followed by a rustic buffet in the workshop which has remained in its original state.

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Thursday 7 June 2018
14:30 - 16:00
The Stern private garden in St-Cloud 92

A remarkable private garden

Directed in 1927 by JC Nicolas Forestier, curator at the time parks and walks of the city of Paris, who redeveloped, after having bought, the park Bagatelle by creating a rose garden which he will be inspired for this garden !

The daughter of the sponsor of this beautiful garden, Alice Stern, was disabled. To allow her to circulate in a wheelchair, Forestier will completely remodel the sloping garden on the hill of Saint-Cloud in a horizontal and suspended garden with a rose garden gained on the void while enjoying the magnificent view of Paris.

Most of the elements designed by Forestier remain: terrace, pavement, pergola, boxwood garden, kitchen garden as well as the relationship between the landscape, the cones of vision and the view of Paris.

Listed as an historic monument in 2006, it remains the only Forestier’s private creation still visible in the Paris region in which we wander with pleasure in the company of its charming owner.

We will share together a snack in the garden after the visit !

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Wine tasting

Wednesday 6 June 2018
20:00 - 23:00
Wine evening (class + dinner) – Paris 16 : Languedoc wines decrypted

Did you know that in Languedoc it is not the grape varieties that are important but the terroir that determines the style of the wines?

Tired of a production centered on wines rich in alcohol without great taste interest, several winemakers passionate and convinced of the potential of their terroirs have demonstrated that one could produce in this area great wines.

Deserting the plain and reinvesting the best hillsides, they imposed their wines arrived at a stylistic maturity to overcome the influence of other regions and define their own wine identity.

Participation: 55€ / member – 65€ / non-member

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Friday 6 April 2018
20:00 - 23:00
Wine class : Côtes de Beaune, one of the most prestigious wines of Burgundy – Paris 16

Horizontal Burgundy 2013 – Côtes de Beaune

Géraldine invites us to spend an original evening on the theme of Burgundy wines, especially the Côtes de Beaune, during which all our senses will be put on alert!

Burgundy can be compared to an orchestra composed of different instruments that would play only 2 notes. The instruments would be terroirs and the 2 notes, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

From north to south of this beautiful region, it is possible to taste subtle variations of expression of these 2 grape varieties depending on the village, their location at the bottom, in the middle or at the top of the hill, the microclimate … all that makes the definition of the Earth.

You will spend an excellent evening and learn in a friendly way how to recognize and taste different Côtes de Beaune!

Participation: 55€ / member – 65€ / non-member

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Cooking

Sunday 25 March 2018
15:00 - 17:00
Cooking class : Learn how to make at home delicious fresh Italian pasta – Paris 16

Fresh pasta with eggs : An Italian tradition for Easter !

Lucia, a member of Bienvenue à Paris, invites us to learn how to make different types of fresh egg pasta such as multicolored Fettuccine, ravioli and pasta for the oven

This cooking class will allow you to prepare them back home, to eat them with your relatives and your friends, for Easter, according to the Roman tradition, the birthplace of Lucia.

No material is needed!

So to your aprons, ready, leave, you will spend an excellent moment to discover how to make the pasta  like the Italian “Mamma”  …

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Visits

Monday 19 March 2018
15:00 - 16:30
Auguste Perret and the Palais Iena – Paris 16


A place of culture and prestige

A magnificent building, too often unknown, which summarizes  all the architectural and technical innovations introduced by the architect Auguste Perret ..

After building a Franklin Street building in 1903, the Champs-Elysées Theater in 1913 and the Raincy Church in 1923, which gave it world renown, Auguste Perret defined a classical order at the Palais Iéna in 1939.

Proportions derive directly from the logic of the material. The slender columns carry the roof in one jet, under which a second building slides. They widen towards the summit to disappear in capitals. An implacable machine, capturing the shadow and the light on its pink marble and green porphyry concretes, the Palais Iéna is one of the most remarkable contributions of modern rationalism to universal architecture.

With the Palais Iéna, Auguste Perret has demonstrated that the combination of simple figures (rectangles, triangles, circles) could lead to elegant and innovative forms.

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Monday 12 February 2018
10:15 - 11:45
Private visit of the Conciergerie – Paris 1

A very rich page of the  French history  !

This medieval building, which houses the Palais de Justice for Paris, is the oldest royal palace in Paris.

It was the residence and seat of power of the kings of France for centuries in the Middle Ages, before being transformed into a prison in the fifteenth century.

We will discover the Grand Préau where banquets took place in the Middle Ages, the Guards Hall with its vaults of Gothic style, and the recently renovated kitchens.

We will then visit the various cells of the prison, including Marie Antoinette’s one, with the washroom where the convicts were stripped of their belongings before being executed.

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Wine tasting

Wednesday 7 February 2018
20:00 - 23:00
Wine tasting dedicated to South African wines – Paris 75016

Back from South Africa, Géraldine, our French “oenologue”, would like to share with us her favourite South African wines she just discovered

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know that South African wine production is by far the largest on the African continent?

The first vines date from the 17th century with the installation of Dutch colonists who transplanted in this beautiful country most of the great European grape varieties: Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, Chenin …

They also made some experiments with Pinotage. Only islands of greenery, located at the foot of the mountains, the vineyards are noticeable in these desert and grandiose landscapes. South African wines are unique in style, climate and soils that are very different.

Let’s go together to discover these powerful and not without elegance wines, during this fun and festive oenological evening (course + homemade dinner).

Your friends are also welcome, in a friendly atmosphere !

Participation: 55€ / member – 65€ / non-member

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Saturday 3 February 2018
11:00 - 12:30
Pierre Cardin : a French couturier always at the forefront- Paris 4

Let’s explore the universe and the creative sense of Pierre Cardin

Under the guidance of his ever-present assistant (who joined at the age of 14 la Maison Pierre Cardin), we will be able to admire the most emblematic models of the creative genius of this artist who did not make the unanimity with his peers but made the joy of her clients who appreciated her modernity, her sense of abstraction and her geometric lines.

The actress and model Marisa Berenson describes him as a man “enigmatic and fascinating”, “which has neither boundaries nor limits”, and “for whom the present is the future” … “A visionary”. This last characteristic being the most used to evoke its universe and its creative sense that it is in the fashion, the perfumery while passing by the jewels and the furniture.

For his part, John Galliano evokes “The creativity of Pierre Cardin who left forever a footprint on the culture of fashion by its visionary nature as its mastery of cutting and its contribution to the design of new volumes”.

A page in the history of French fashion to explore without moderation …

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Tuesday 23 January 2018
14:30 - 16:00
The amazing history of Monsieur Louis Pasteur – Paris 15

An exciting story not to be missed under any pretext!

After 30 years at the Ecole Normale, Louis Pasteur moved to an apartment thanks to the Institute in 1888 to spend the last seven years of his life there.

With its rooms, preserved in the state, this apartment consists of a rare testimony of the daily life of a couple, at the end of the 19th century. This apartment turned into a museum will introduce you to the different facets of Louis Pasteur whose incredible personality and stubbornness are matched only by the extent of his scientific discoveries!

You will become acquainted with a great deal of interest in all the research that this illustrious scientist, tireless worker, has carried out and which remains indispensable in our daily life.

You will discover at the end of the visit, in the basement of the building, the superb crypt of Byzantine inspiration where Louis Pasteur and his wife rest.

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Visits

Friday 12 January 2018
11:00 - 12:30
 Visit of Maison La Roche – Paris 75016

Built between 1923 et 1925 By Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, la Maison La Roche is a very peculiar architectural project in order to gather a gallery of paintings and apartments for its owner and collector: Raoul La Roche at the bottom of a dead end in the 16th arrondissement, an underdeveloped neighborhood then.

The use of new building materials such as reinforced concrete allows Le Corbusier to implement what he will name in 1927, the “Five Points of a New Architecture” such as : free facade, free plan, long windows, roof garden, and piles.

La Roche House represents an emblematic testimony of the Modern Movement, preceding that of Villa Savoye (1928) in Poissy.

From 1925 to 1933 many architects, writers, artists, and collectors come to visit this experimental house, leaving a trace of their passage by signing the guestbook in the hall. La Maison La Roche and the adjoining Jeanneret House were classified as Historic Monuments in 1996. They were the subject of several restoration campaigns from 1970.

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Cooking

Sunday 3 December 2017
15:00 - 17:00
Cooking class: How to prepare some festive apetizers

How to prepare a nice “aperitif” for your Christmas party or your New year evening

Laurence, our chef, invites you to share her culinary secrets during a cooking workshop to learn how to prepare different festive aperitifs that will delight the taste buds of your guests during the holidays! Get your apron ready … and cook with us in a friendly atmosphere.

Participation: 20€ / member – 25€ / non-member

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Cooking

Sunday 3 December 2017
15:00 - 17:00
Atelier de cuisine : Comment préparer un apéro festif

Comment préparer un apéro sympa pour les fêtes de fin d’année

Laurence, notre chef, vous propose de partager ses secrets culinaires lors d’un atelier de cuisine pour apprendre à préparer différents apéritifs festifs qui réjouiront les papilles gustatives de vos invités au moment des fêtes ! Alors à vos tabliers … et venez cuisiner avec nous en toute convivialité .

Participation: 20€ / member – 25€ / non-member

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Visits

Friday 24 November 2017
09:30 - 11:00
Le Musée Yves Saint Laurent – Paris 16

Dans l’intimité d’une maison de couture :

J’ai passé toute ma vie à aider Yves Saint Laurent à construire son œuvre et je veux qu’elle dure”, disait Pierre Bergé.

A l’origine du musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris, ce dernier a souhaité offrir aux visiteurs une immersion dans l’intimité de la maison de couture de son compagnon et dans le processus créatif de ce couturier de légende.

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Sunday 19 November 2017
10:30 - 12:00
Le Panthéon

Located in the heart of Quartier Latin, this monument is a witness of some of the greatest pages in the history of France – Paris 5

 Its silhouette and its dome stand out on the Sainte-Geneviève hill in the Latin Quarter. This former basilica dedicated to Sainte Geneviève was transformed in the French Revolution into the secular Pantheon to house in its crypt a necropolis of great figures of the History of France – including Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Marie Curie and Alexandre Dumas. You will discover how Napoleon III brought in many people in less than 2 years. We will admire the pendulum of Foucault, which brought to the 19th the experimental proof of the rotation of the Earth.
An exciting visit !

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Visits

Wednesday 15 November 2017
10:00 - 11:30
Les serres du Jardin du Luxembourg

Une visite privée avec un jardinier –  Paris 6

Administrées et gérées par le Sénat depuis 1879, les serres du Luxembourg sont à la fois un lieu de production de plantes pour l’embellissement du jardin et la décoration florale du Palais du Luxembourg et un lieu de conservation d’un patrimoine végétal datant du milieu du 19ème siècle. Nous avons la chance de pouvoir les visiter pour notre plus grand plaisir en compagnie d’un des jardiniers qui s’en occupe !

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Visits

Thursday 9 November 2017
14:00 - 16:00
La Maison de Verre de Pierre Chareau

Une visite exclusive – Paris 7 (COMPLET)

Le New York Times la décrit comme « La meilleure maison de Paris ». Avec ses murs translucides, la Maison de verre de Pierre Chareau détonne dans le paysage haussmannien du quartier de Saint-Germain des Prés à Paris. Achevée en 1932, la propriété dévoile une architecture d’avant-garde, où l’on empêche de voir comme d’être vu. Son propriétaire américain nous fera visiter cette maison en partageant avec nous sa passion pour ce grand architecte.

Participation: 40€ / member – 45€ / non-member

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Wine tasting

Wednesday 11 October 2017
20:00 - 23:00
Soirée oenologique (cours et dîner)

Les vins au sud du Rhône – Paris 16

Saviez-vous que les vignobles du sud produisent 80% au sud du Rhône ?

Nous partirons en compagnie de notre oenologue Géraldine à la découverte des appellations suivantes :

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, un vin épais, âcre, puissant, très coloré,

Gigondas, dont les rouges, puissants et tanniques,

sentent bon le terroir et des arômes de fleurs, réglisse et épices

Vacqueyras, un vin rouge, puissant et tannique.

Participation: 55€ / member – 65€ / non-member

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Visits

Saturday 7 October 2017
10:00 - 11:30
Hôtel de la Païva

Love, politics, sensuality and dream decorations – Paris 8

The Hotel de la Paiva is one of these elegant mansions that line the prestigious avenue des Champs Elysées.

The best artists of the mid 19th century built and decorated it for the daughter of a humble Polish Jewish tailor.

Esther Lachmann became one of the most prominent courtesans of Paris after marrying the wealthy Prussian Count Guido Henckel Von Donnersmarck. However, her dazzling social ambitions were no longer compatible with a commoner’s name! Esther therefore chose a new identity with hints of nobility… thus appeared La Paiva!

Her parties were famous and attracted the Parisian smart set. La Paiva entertained countless personalities of the Second Empire, politicians, artists, writers and entrepreneurs.

Among those were the Goncourt brothers, the writer Théophile Gauthier or Léon Gambetta who was Prime Minister from 1881 to 1882.

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Wednesday 4 October 2017
10:00 - 11:30
Hommage à Christian Dior

Couturier du rêve – Paris 1

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior. This lavish and comprehensive exhibition invites visitors on a voyage of discovery through the universe of the House of Dior’s founder and the illustrious couturiers who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.

More than 300 haute couture dresses, accessories and objects trace the history of 20th century fashion through a grandiose chronological and thematic presentation. The entire museum is devoted to the couturier’s work, offering a retrospective of his career, his expertise and his inspirations. The opportunity to become acquainted with the man who put Paris back in the spotlight as the capital of fashion.

Don’t miss this fantastic exhibition !

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Tuesday 26 September 2017
09:30 - 11:00
BNF Richelieu site

 A modern and ingenious architecture  – Paris 1

Rue de Richelieu, the buildings of the historic site of the National French Library date mainly from the 19th century. They shelter the emblematic achievements of Henri Labrouste, an architect who was entrusted with the site of reconstruction of the Imperial Library in 1854. He has developed innovative biases for the expansion of the Imperial Library and in particular to construct the new reading room and the central store.

The National French Library will be celebrated for its modernism and the ingenuity of its design. Its architecture will be copied all over the world!

More than a place, Labrouste has created a sustainable model to which its renovation has rgiven back all its splendor.

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Wednesday 28 June 2017
12:30 - 15:00
Lunch at the Pavillon Elysée LeNôtre

Before its final closing in July 2017, the Pavillon Elysée LeNôtre  invites us to a convivial lunch on its terrace in the company of its Director who will tell us the history of this magical and timeless place.

A lunch that will cluster with elegance and conviviality the Bienvenue à Paris season 2016-17.

This lunch is reserved in priority to the members of Bienvenue à Paris.

Participation: 35€ / member – 40€ / non-member

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Well being

Tuesday 20 June 2017
19:00 - 21:00
2017 Summer cocktail – Paris 16

Bienvenue à Paris invites you to celebrate the arrival of the 2017 Summer :

A season filled with charm and good humor because it is synonymous with holidays, relaxation and aperitifs with friends …

Before you disperse to the four corners of France or the World for your holidays, come and join us to spend all together a festive and warm moment.

While sipping a cocktail of fruits with champagne, we will taste the various desserts elaborated with the summer fruits, especially the Fraisiers  who will have been made the same day (by the most courageous of us) during the pastry workshop.

Participation: € / member – 10€ / non-member

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Cooking

Tuesday 20 June 2017
16:30 - 18:30
Pastry workshop : Le Fraisier et sa génoise – Paris 16

Une recette traditionnelle française  : le FRAISIER à base de génoise

The arrival of the strawberries in the Parisian markets announces the nice days. When they are ripe and well chosen, their flavor is fragrant and sweet and they are very appreciated by the young and old people.

There are many varieties, the most appreciated being the Gariguette, the Mara of the woods or the ciflorette.

His virtues? Its high content of vitamin C and its antioxidant power.

A pastry workshop is proposed by Laurence, our cook, to learn how to make a traditional French recipe: FRAISIER based on a sponge cake.

This convivial workshop will be followed by a cocktail during which we will taste our Strawberries with other members and friends of Welcome to Paris come to join us.

Participation: 20€ / member – 25€ / non-member

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Wine tasting

Wednesday 14 June 2017
20:00 - 23:00
Wine class : Let’s travel and discover Spanish wines – Paris 16

Spanish wines ? OLE !

Did you know that the Spanish vineyard is the largest in the world?

Géraldine, our oenologist, takes us to discover this time the Iberian peninsula where the vine is unavoidable, from the foothills of the Basque Pyrenees to the plains of Andalusia.

Those who like sweetness will rather choose the wines of Rioja, while those who prefer the robustness and the fruity will rather turn to regions like Jumillia, Ribera del Duero or Toro.

The oenology course will be followed by a Spanish dinner served at the table with all the participants, an evening that promises to be convivial and festive.

Entonces, les deceamos un BUEN VIAJE…

Participation: 55€ / member – 65€ / non-member

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Monday 12 June 2017
14:30 - 16:30
Private visit of the private mansion Kergorlay Langsdorff – Paris 16

 Une ravissante demeure privée

Located on the Chaillot’s hill, this Parisian private mansion is one of the last remaining mansions to belong to the family of its sponsor.

We will be very warmly welcomed by two of the family members who will be delighted to show us this charming and unusual place and tell us the exciting story of their family.

They will share with us the moving and historical documents and memories of their ancestor Pierre de Kergorlay who built this residence for his second wife Marie, granddaughter of General de Caulaincourt, Duke of Vicence, Grand Squire and Minister of Relations Exterior of Napoleon.

An exceptional moment out of time!

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Visits

Wednesday 17 May 2017
15:00 - 17:00
Private visit of the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins workshops – Paris 13

An original discovery of a very old French institution.

The name “Gobelins” comes from Jehan Goblin, who settled in the 15th century in the banks of the Bièvre river to create dyeing workshop. Its activity became very well known in the Faubourg Saint-Marcel, then bought by the king to become “Crown’s Royal Factory of furniture and tapestries”.

Today, the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins still weaves tapestries to decorate public buildings. More than 600 palaces have been decorated recently thanks to these workshops where 80 artists work in this historic site still active. Their priority? Continue the tradition and preservation of old manufacturing techniques.

This visit will allow you to discover the profession of licier who handles with all the delicacy necessary his tools when creating splendid tapestries.

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Well being

Monday 15 May 2017
15:00 - 17:00
The exclusive visit of Louis Vuitton’s new gallery – Asnières 92

Let us return to the intimacy and history of this famous French luxury house

In 1859, with a view to expansion, Louis Vuitton moved the nerve-center of his business from Paris to Asnières.

It was a strategic choice to facilitate supply and distribution, since the new workshop was built near the River Seine and just a stone’s throw from the first ever railway line to Paris.

Constructed in the style pioneered by Eiffel, the new building also housed the Vuitton family, who lived on the top floor, in order to remain as close as possible to day-to-day operations.

Over time, as orders flowed in, the workshop continually expanded, taking on its current form towards the end of the 19th century, when it was renovated in the Art Nouveau style by artisans from the Nancy School.
Some emblematic pieces are still realized today: trunks, models in rare and exotic leathers and special orders.

This exclusive visit will allow us to enter into the intimacy of this legendary House, to highlight the link with the workshops and to better perceive the Louis Vuitton universe.

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Well being

Wednesday 10 May 2017
18:30 - 20:00
Beauty workshop : How can you take care of your skin before summer ? – Paris 75016

The skin of our face, neck and décolleté is very delicate and thin.

Knowing how to take care of it is essential to preserve it from premature aging and to guarantee its role as a protective envelope.

But how to do it ?

Lorena welcomes us in her delightful beauty salon to teach us how to do the right things every day!

You will come out of this friendly session with a much more luminous and relaxed face that will win you the compliments of all your entourage on your good looks.

Participation: 35€ / member – 45€ / non-member

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Visits

Wednesday 26 April 2017
14:30 - 16:30
Ysabel de Maisonneuve’s workshop – Paris 11

A great artist fond of colours and movement !

Recognized throughout the world, this visual artist colorist is passionate about dyeing techniques.

She works on her own creations but also for the costumes of Christian Lacroix or Ariane Mnouchkine’s Théâtre du Soleil and for many movie costumers.

Ysabel de Maisonneuve will explain how she uses ancestral techniques to achieve the desired texture and color and to heal her tissues.

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Visits

Saturday 22 April 2017
14:30 - 16:30
The new orthodoxe cathedral located on the quai Branly- Paris 7

An architectural masterpiece of the Cabinet Wilmotte

  A project that is part of an eco-responsible approach from conception to implementation.

Its mission is to make known  the cultural and spiritual wealth of Russia to a broad public, to promote the learning of the Russian language in France, while contributing to the development of Franco-Russian relations.

To be discovered absolutely!

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Friday 21 April 2017
10:30 - 12:00
The expiatory chapel – Paris 8

A wonderful unknown place of  Paris

 

Opened especially for Bienvenue à Paris, this chapel rises on the site where Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were buried just after being guillotined.

The visit of this ravishing chapel totally unknown will allow us to explore in more detail a key period of the French history : the French Revolution.

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Cooking

Sunday 26 March 2017
15:00 - 17:30
Pastry workshop : Macarons chocolate and caramel – Paris 16

Esatern is arriving and you wish to offer to your friends and relatives some home made chocolate ad caramel macarons

Laurence offers us to learn how to prepare chocolate macarons that will delight young and old alike. The workshop will be followed by a cocktail, around a cup of Prosecco or wine, during which we will taste the macarons prepared by us and other chocolate delicacies …

Participation: 20€ / member – 25€ / non-member

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Visits

Saturday 25 March 2017
11:00 - 12:30
Antoine Bourdelle : his workshop, his life, his work – Paris 15

A rare testimony to the life of an artist in Montparnasse at the beginning of the 20th century !

Like Rodin, the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle wished to create his own museum. Disappeared in 1929, it left a formidable place between workshop, museum and garden just a step away from Montparnasse.

Caroline, our lecturer, will introduce us to the universe of the collaborator of Rodin, the master of Giacometti, Germaine Richier and Vieira da Silva. Bourdelle was the author of the scenery of the Champs-Elysees theater.

The contemporary extension of the museum by Christian de Portzamparc gives its dimension to the work of Antoine Bourdelle.

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Visits

Friday 24 March 2017
14:00 - 16:00
Visit exclusive of the Florence de Ponthaud- Neyrat sculpture workshop – Paris 7

After an academic career at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, a disciple of CÉSAR, ETIENNE-MARTIN, CARDOT and a passage in the studio of Nino BRUSCHI in Carrara, Florence de Ponthaud-Neyrat discovers the powerful art of Germaine RICHIER, her relentless quest for the balance, the strength of the carved void.

However, after meeting Robert COUTURIER, his spiritual father, the artist will change in size and material, opening a new path to his creation.

Florence de Ponthaud collects branches, bark and leaves gleaned from nature and transforms his “treasure” into a bronze bestiary, realistic, authentic and magnificent by a personal poetry.

In her workshop, exclusively focused on her creation, she twists, curves, prints the movement with wire and aluminum wire, structure and balance her studies. Feverish in the foundry, nourished by “her” artists, Florence splits, chisels his burnt woods, assembles her “treasure”, chooses such a rounded branch to form a gluteus muscle, such acorn to sculpt an eye, welds space … Weighing game, weights and counterweights. Florence plays with the shadow and the light, the voids and the full ones, the transparencies, intertwines its stranded nature until obtaining unique pieces of bronze. The metamorphosis of a nature in search of eternity.

Florence has accepted to open to us as  his studio, a real cabinet of curiosities, to tell us her work and her various sources of inspiration

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Wine tasting

Thursday 23 March 2017
20:00 - 23:00
La côte de Beaune  : elegant and strong wines- Paris 16

Geraldine proposes to us to leave in the region of Beaune, the historical cradle of Burgundy wine with its famous Hospices.

The diversity of the wines of Beaune continues to surprise. Some of them deserve to be tasted young when they show themselves very greedy, on the fruit.

Others display a more powerful character and are carved for the guard. This trip will lead us through the villages of Chorey, Savigny, Beaune and the borders of Pommard.

The one and a half hour oenology course will be followed, as usual, by a convivial and lively dinner, made up of homemade dishes and sprinkled with fine wines from the Côte de Beaune.

An evening not to be missed !

Participation: 55€ / member – 65€ / non-member

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Friday 17 March 2017
11:15 - 12:45
The Paris of Haussmann at the Arsenal Pavillon – Paris 4

The Pavillon de l’Arsenal is a center for information, documentation and exhibition of urbanism and architecture of the City of Paris which allows to understand the evolution of Paris and the influence of its history on the ” Town planning.

We will discover on three floors the permanent collection and the large scale model, the galleries of news, temporary exhibitions, the photo library, conferences and colloquia.

The Baron Haussmann, prefect of the Seine from 1853 to 1870, has profoundly transformed Paris! Its work still determines the urban organization and the identity of the capital.

An urban model that we can, with a speaker specialist, analyze with regard to the stakes and challenges of the city of tomorrow.

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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Visits

Monday 13 March 2017
09:30 - 11:00
The Research center Vivant-Denon of the Musée du Louvre – Paris 1

Bienvenue à Paris takes us to discover this new place of study and research which is installed since July 2016 in the old central library of the national museums, located in the heart of the square court.

It has a double vocation, contributing on one hand to the development of the research produced by the Louvre, its history, its perspectives, its place among the museums of yesterday and tomorrow.

It also conducts programs of studies and socio-economic research on the museum’s publics and on its evolutions as a professional and social organization.

Under the direction of her curator, we will learn more about the history of the Louvre Museum.

Participation: 20€ / member – 25€ / non-member

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Well being

Thursday 9 March 2017
18:30 - 19:30
Dynamic relaxation workshop : « How to calm down ? » Neuilly sur Seine – 92100

Do you feel anxious and agitated ?

If so, this workshop is for you!

Organized by Welcome to Paris and animated by Diane (in shiatsu) and Sophie (in sophrology), this workshop of dynamic relaxation will allow you to find the way of the inner peace.

If, of course, you continue to practice at home the exercises recommended by our dynamic team, Diane and Sophie,in order  to evacuate all your tensions.

Other themes will be proposed to you in the near future :
  • Prevent and relieve headaches

  • Preserving your sleep (2 levels)

  • Protect your back from everyday life

  • Relieve the muscle tension associated with viewing screens

Participation: 30€ / member – 35€ / non-member

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Sports

Thursday 9 March 2017
08:45 - 09:45
Fitness session at home– Paris 75016

 Every Thursday in March 2017 – 8:45 am> 9:45 am

Agnès, our sportive coach,  is waiting for you  for one hour of fitness (gymnastic exercises for all the body parts) according to your physical state  and with personal advices in order to recover your health !

Schedule in March 2017 : 2 – 9 – 16 – 23 – 30 March

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Participation: 20€ / member – 25€ / non-member

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Visits

Saturday 4 March 2017
11:00 - 12:30
Exclusive visit of the house/workshop of Boris Vian – Paris 18

Boris Vian is a writer, poet, lyricist, singer, critic and jazz musician (trumpet player). An engineer of the École centrale, he is also a screenwriter, translator (anglo-american), lecturer, actor and painter. The owner of this historic site located near the Moulin Rouge agrees to open to us, exceptionally, the doors of his home which always houses the workshop of Boris Vian of which she will evoke for us the life and the work.

Participation: 25€ / member – 30€ / non-member

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