Walking the Spirit Tours: Black Paris & Beyond

Walking the Spirit Tours: Black Paris & Beyond

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Want to find out where luminaries like Josephine Baker, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis hung out during their heydays in Paris? Explore the rich cultural heritage of Black Paris through Julia Browne’s Walking The Spirit Tours.

They offer a full range of Black Paris & Beyond vacation and travel services that help share their passion for Black heritage and give travelers an authentic taste of traditional France and Europe.

 

 

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Young children from 0 to 6 will have fun discovering music, rythym and dance with percussion instruments, theatre songs, gymnastic movements and puppets at the Jack N’ Jill Music Club. All classes are run in English and are limited to small groups. They have locations in Paris (17th arrondissement) and in the suburbs near Disneyland Paris, and will soon be opening another location in Paris (15th arrondissement). Contact them for exact locations.

Find out all the scoop in our ultimate guide to kid’s activities!

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+33 (0)6 61 34 14 76+33 (0)6 61 34 14 76

Marie de Tilly is a business etiquette and a French savoir-vivre coach. She offers training courses, tailor-made workshops and individual coaching sessions to help both individuals and professionals gain the confidence they are seeking in their personal and professional life in France.

Madame de Tilly masters to perfection manners and French “art de vivre” and gives conferences all around the world. She demystifies and clarifies the meaning of true good manners by adapting them to modern life. She also teaches manners at the EIML in Paris (International School of Luxury Marketing),  and  is a regular TV host in Stephane Bern’s daily show on French television.

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The Women of Success (TWS) is a network of professional women created by business and life coach Dawn Z Bournand (founder of Fabulously Successful). The network offers valuable peer support, shares tips, tools and techniques for creating a fulfilling life and business, and offers opportunities for members to help each other grow professionally and personally.

INSPIRELLE trusts owner Vincent Gowry with all its driving anywhere! He runs a topnotch chauffeur driven car service with a fleet of cars, vans and minibus to accommodate any number of passengers and baggage. Drivers all speak English and perform concierge services to make your day and movement as smooth as possible.

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An informal organization for the exchange of news and information. Provides a comprehensive directory listing of more than a hundred English-speaking service groups and associations in the Paris region.

A non-profit organization of English-speaking and bilingual professionals who work with children of all ages with special needs. The network of specialists share their knowledge and resources to help families in Paris find the appropriate support to enable their child to thrive. The website has a thorough directory of all the professional members in the SPRINT organization to help families, schools and professors seeking guidance and study new ideas. SPRINT also provides counseling, and organizes lectures in and around Paris.

 

Joanne Archibald is a Paris-based life coach and writer. She is also a wife, mother, yogi, singer, patchworker, bookworm, Francophile, life-lover, and day seizer. She left the UK for France intending to stay just seven months and it’s now been 12 years… As a family coach and personal development writer, Joanne is dedicated to living life on purpose and helping others, particularly expat families in and around Paris, do the same.

For face-to-face, Skype or telephone coaching sessions in French or English, contact jo@joannearchibald.net. You can also follow her on Twitter @joarchibald

Read her article on INSPIRELLE, The Motherhood Diaries: Living with Chronic Fatigue.

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Interior Designer, Amanda Godfrey, has created Maison32 to be synonymous with creating modern, elegant living spaces and providing practical support for projects ranging from small apartments to entire houses and second homes, in addition to a special home staging service to prepare properties for sale.

All aspects of a scheme are considered and supervised, from flooring and window treatments to furniture layout and sourcing accessories.

Whether your life is busy or you simply need inspiration, Maison32 provides solutions from concept to completion.

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Through Project M – Mind & Money, Yulin Lee, offers uniquely designed services for women in all stages of life to become financially independent. Her services include 1-on-1 private coaching, group coaching, accountability coaching as well as workshop and seminar training. As an expat who lived in Paris, France for many years, she understands how family displacements, career changes and a new environment can impact a woman’s life.

Visit her website to find out more about her services and read her article, Mind Your Money: Wake-up Call for Expat Women.

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An experienced French to English translator for the audiovisual/literary world to ensure scripts, texts and messages are communicated properly.

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American-born Jane Mobille has worked with adolescents in France for over two decades as a music teacher, educational admissions consultant and now as a life and career coach. Through private sessions or group workshops with peers, Jane encourages teenagers to speak their mind and make the best choices for themselves.

After completing studies she became a certified life and executive coach and today she not only coaches teens, but also managers and adults.

Read more about her philosophy and work in, Why Teens Will Talk to This Woman Before Opening Up to Parents and here: Teen Coach: Stupid is as Stupid Does.

A private co-opted membership club founded in 1996 to enable women of different nationalities living in and around Paris to share their cultures in a friendly environment. It offers a wide variety of activities and functions for members by members.

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She sees herself as a Closet Guru who applies the principles of Feng Shiu on your closet to help you feel beautiful. And her powerful influence doesn’t involve an overhaul of your wardrobe or a wild new shopping spree! Michelle Pozon is a Paris-based personal stylist who believes a woman is at her best when she doesn’t follow fashion trends.

Read more about Michelle’s work here: “Discover Mindful Fashion With a Closet Guru”

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Do you love children’s books and writing or illustrating for children? Join SCBWI France, a professional association open to both published and unpublished writers/illustrators. SCBWI organizes a wide range of activities, including evenings with children’s book publishers, authors and illustrators, writers’ workshops, exhibitions of works by illustrators in the group and writing contests.

When you join, as a member, you benefit from preferential rates for participation in all SCBWI events worldwide, which offer an invaluable network for improving your craft and sharing your work.

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Secrets of Paris was created in 1999 by American-born travel journalist and guidebook author Heather Stimmler-Hall to share the “hidden side of the City of Lights”. Heather and her team of handpicked guides enjoy breaking away from convention to offer private customized tours that reveal the city’s unknown historical past, visit hidden monuments, try new hotspots and explore French habits and social attitudes.

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+33 (0)1 47 36 00 98+33 (0)1 47 36 00 98

If you can’t lose weight without support, turn to I Love My Diet Coach, a personalized counseling service in French with a nutritionist over the phone once a week backed up by on-line advice, menus and recipes. It is the only diet regime available in France that is 100 % reimbursed by your health insurance Mutuelle.

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Whether you are a brand new mother needing some breastfeeding support or an “old” experienced mother anxious to start-up a career again in your adopted country, Message has the help you need. Established in 1984 by six English-speaking, expatriate women living in Paris, the association has grown to over 2000 members in 30 years. Their goal is to provide support and a network for English–speaking parents living in Paris.

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Meet the savviest
eSafety expert we know: Elizabeth Milovidov – an American lawyer and foremost European consultant on Internet safety who shows children, parents and educators how to get the most from the Internet, safely.

On her website, Digital Parenting Coach, you will find free tips and information about workshops and downloadable guidebooks for parents who want to learn about the benefits and risks of Internet, social media and technology.

She is also a dynamic speaker on Internet safety issues, a part-time eSafety consultant at European Schoolnet and an independent expert on children’s rights and Internet for the Council of Europe.

Read her story: “Meet a Cyberspace Cop Protecting You from Internet Abuse” and find her biography and articles written for INSPIRELLE HERE

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If you, or your little Serena Williams or Rafael Nadal, want to perfect your serve, Tennis Action usually has openings all year long for players of all ages and all levels.

They offer weekly classes which run from October through May, as well as intensive stages during the major school holidays. You can also request one free trial class.

Bonus: You get FREE membership to all Forest Hill fitness centers and swimming pools at Aquaboulevard for the duration of your course.

8 locations in Paris, plus Nanterre and Meudon-la-Forêt.

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