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Private Visit of Samuel Gassmann’s Workshop – Thursday March 19, at 2:30pm

A very exclusive visit of this workshop, just for PAN members ! Samuel Gassmann, the hallmark of discreet luxury Born in 1974 in Paris, France, to an artistic family (his father was a photographer, his mother a painter), he studied Art History at La Sorbonne and began working as a curator for many contemporary art

PAN Restaurant Series: Le Mesturet – Wednesday February 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Le Mesturet is a classic Parisian bistro located in the heart of Paris between the Grand Boulevards and the Louvre Museum.Passionate about what they do, Alain Fontaine, the owner, and his chef, Régis Fève, are the creative forces behind Le Mesturet’s traditional French cuisine. All dishes are “Home-made” aand prepared on-site using fresh ingredients.  

Big Funk Company: American Sunday: Theatre and Brunch – Sunday January 19, 2020 – 11:30am – 1:30pm

he Big Funk Company invites you for theater and brunch at the Theatre du Lucernaire. The troup will perform 4 one-act plays in English with sur-titles, followed by a delicious brunch, with all the fixings (pancakes, syrup, scrambled eggs, bacon, …).   The theme? To Be Announced   Join PAN members at this entertaining and convivial

Marche et Démarche – a History of Shoes – Thursday January 16, 2020 – 7-8:30 pm

PAN was able to reserve a limited number of  tickets (14€) for an evening guided tour (in French) of this fabulous exhibit before they sold out! Purchase yours above. Following the success of La Mécanique des dessous (2013) and Tenue correcte exigée! (2017), the Musée des Arts Décoratifs continues its exploration into the relationship between fashion and the body with a third,

Galette des Rois with Sing-Along (including belated Christmas Carols) – Saturday January 11, 2020 6-9 pm

In hommage to Danielle, Dick Johnson has graciously opened his home to us for the traditional Galette des Rois cum Sing-Along with pianiste extraordinaire Scott Sontag, so we can catch up on the Christmas carols we missed in December, plus other favorites. In addition to enjoying galettes (and crowning the Queen or King) with cider and

Jazz Concert: Hommage to Django Reinhardt – Sunday January 5, 2020 at 7pm

Reinhardt (1910–1953), a manouche (gypsy) born in Belgium but who spent most of his life France, is recognized as a pioneer of jazz guitar. He played with and was admired by all the greats, especially violinist Stéphane Grappelli, who featured him in his quintet. Jazz guitarist Frédéric Belinsky and his band are putting on an

Hôtel de la Païva – Guided Tour in French – Sunday December 15 at 11am

Located at 25 avenue des Champs Elysees, the Hôtel de la Païva was the home of the Marquise de la Païva, a famous 19th-century courtesan. Built in the decade from 1856-66 by the architect Pierre Manguin, this mansion is the sole remaining example of the magnificent palaces that once lined the Champs Élysées. It is

The PAN Book Club needs new members! – December 3, 2019 at 7pm

Interested in joining the PAN Book Club?   We meet once a month at the home of a member where we share a meal around a main course provided by the host(ess).  An evening generally unfolds in the following manner:  Chatter about current reading over a glass of wine while waiting for everyone to arrive, then

Retrospective of LACLOCHE JEWELERS – Free visit – Wednesday November 27, 2019 at 1:30pm

Founded in 1901, the Maison Lacloche was one of Paris’ celebrated jewelry houses from the Belle Époque period to the 1960s. Established on rue de la Paix in 1901, it also had boutiques in Madrid, in London on New Bond Street, as well as branches in Nice, Biarritz, San Sebastián, Cannes and Deauville. Lacloche Frères,

PAN Thanksgiving with the AUC – Tuesday November 26, 2019 at 7 pm

PAN has been attending Thanksgiving dinner at Joe Allen’s for more years than I can remember. BUT THIS YEAR WE’RE GOING TO TRY SOMETHING NEW AND DIFFERENT!!!   The AUC (American University Clubs) has also been organizing a Thanksgiving dinner each year, and past president Patricia and I never publicized their meal which was often

Big Funk Company: American Sunday: Theatre and Brunch – November 17, 2019 at 11:30am

The Big Funk Company invites you for theater and brunch at the Theatre du Lucernaire. The troup will perform 4 one-act plays in English with sur-titles, followed by a delicious brunch, with all the fixings (pancakes, syrup, scrambled eggs, bacon, …).   The theme? To Be Announced Soon   Join PAN members at this entertaining

PAN Annual General Assembly and Halloween Party – October 31, 2019

After our postponement due to the severe heatwave conditions last June, it is with pleasure that we invite you once again to PAN’s Annual General Assembly cum Halloween Party, on Thursday, October 31st, 2019 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m at Dick and Danielle Johnson’s lovely apartment in Paris 7. Of course, there will be no

El Greco at the Grand Palais – Group Tour in French – Friday October 25, 2019 at 2:30 pm

This is the first major retrospective dedicated to El Greco in France. Born on the island of Crete, Domenikos Theotokopoulos acquired the name El Greco – the Greek – in Italy and Spain. After working as an icon painter in the Eastern Orthodox tradition, he left Crete in 1568 to study western-style painting in Venice.

“Les Compagnons”: Musée de l’Ordre de la Libération – Sunday October 13, 2019 at 2:45 pm

This is an unusual FREE visit of this little known museum, located within the Hôtel des Invalides. The “staged tour is led by actors who embody some of the greatest figures in the history of  The French Résistance.    The Order of Liberation (in French: Ordre de la Libération) is a French decoration which was awarded to heroes of

Guided Tour in English of the Printemps – Saturday September 28, 2019 at 11am

We all have heard about this famous department store and yet what do we really know about it? Join us for a 90-minute guided tour, in English, that takes us behind the scenes of the Printemps for the first time, from the basement of the department store to the rooftop terrace, with its breathtaking view

“We Will Rock You” – Musical – Sunday September 22, 2019 at 5pm

Did you grow up listening and dancing to Queen in the 70’s and 80’s? Do you still sing along when you hear their songs? if so, join us at the Casino de Paris for a trip down musical memory lane with We Will Rock You.   For more, see

POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER due to “La Canicule” – Independence Day Cookout and PAN General Assembly – Sunday June 30, 2019 – 2:30-6:30 pm

  New date to be announced shortly It is with pleasure that we invite you to PAN’s Annual General Assembly and Independence Day Cookout on Sunday, June 30th at Geneviève Lobier’s lovely home in Versailles. We will begin with a late brunch featuring our famous grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, then pass to the meeting,

PAN Wine Tasting: Rosés de Tavel – Tuesday June 25, 2019 – 7:30 pm

What better way to transition into summer in Paris, than with one of the most complex and highly rated French rosé wines? Tavel is the only Rosé with its own AOC appellation and produces only rosé wines. A Rhône Valley Cru, it’s considered one of the most complex and long-lived rosés in the world.  

Van Gogh: Starry Night and Japan: Images of the Floating World – Thursday June 20, 2019 – 12:30 pm

A journey into van Gogh’s greatest masterpieces!   The new digital exhibition in the Atelier des Lumières immerses visitors in the paintings of Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890), a genius who was not recognized during his lifetime and who transformed painting. Projected on all the surfaces of the Atelier, this new visual and musical

Guided Tour with Edith de Belleville “For Adults Only”: Saturday, June 15 – 2:45 pm meet-up

Courtesans, Madams and Brothels of the 19th Century Guided Tour (in English)   They were the stars of Paris. All women wanted to look like them, talk like them and seduce like them…These fashionable icons were the courtesans of the 19th century.  How did they succeed? How did they live? How did they inspire writers such