AARO (Association of Americans Resident Overseas)

AARO (Association of Americans Resident Overseas)

4 Rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris, France
4 Rue de Chevreuse Paris Île-de-France 75006 FR
+33 (0)1 47 20 24 15+33 (0)1 47 20 24 15

Metro: Vavin (line 4)

Founded in 1973 as an international, non-partisan association with members in 46 countries. Advocates on vital topics that affect overseas Americans such as: taxation, absentee voting, citizenship, representation, Social Security, and Medicare.

4 Rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris, France 0 km

Metro: Vavin (line 4)

A fixture in the expat community in Paris since 1949, AWG Paris is the longest standing organization of American women in France. It welcomes all English-speaking women of any nationality. With a mission to foster and encourage social, educational and cultural activities among English-speaking women in France, whether you will be in Paris for a month, a year, or a lifetime, AWG Paris could be the place for you!

99 Rue Notre Dame des Champs, 75006 Paris, France 0.11 km

Metro: Vavin (line 4), Raspail (lines 4 and 6), Port-Royal (RER B)

Oh My Princess! is every little girl’s fantasy brought to life. Picture dazzling silk gowns in every color, Alice in Wonderland-inspired porcelain tea sets, and a pink dressing table fit for a princess – all set within the magical Le Petit Boudoir in Paris’ 6ème arrondissement. But it’s not just about looking pretty, Oh My Princess also hosts unique leadership workshops for young girls, to reinforce their self confidence. Activities are led in English or French.

** SPECIAL GIFT FOR INSPIRELLE READERS: Book any session at Oh My Princess and get a free, giant coloring poster (worth 19€) when you mention INSPIRELLE!

102 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France 0.25 km
+33 (0)1 43 20 14 20+33 (0)1 43 20 14 20

Metro: Vavin (line 4)

Imagine sipping your café au lait and reading your Sunday newspaper quietly in one of Paris’ most iconic and legendary Art Deco brasseries. Known for being frequented by politicians, artists, the literati and glitterati over the years, La Coupole is a popular tourist stop, but mornings are a tranquil time to go for a traditional French breakfast of coffee, juice and a basket of fresh croissants and pains au chocolats. English menus and wi-fi are a plus.

FIND MORE brunch ideas in our: “15 Best Weekend Brunches in and Around Paris”

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66 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris, France 0.87 km

Métro: Rennes (line 12), Sèvres Babylone (lines 10/12)

Free PersephoneStep into this oasis of eternal spring and you’ll feel all your tensions melt away. As the first fragrance day spa in Paris, every treatment Free Persephone offers – from manis and pedis to facial treatments and full body massages – is around fragrant themes: aromatic, citrus, or floral, depending on your mood.

This unique space, with a salon du thé and small perfumery, was created to allow women to escape from the “wintery underworld” of life’s daily grind to rediscover spring any time of the year. Bring a friend, get treated like goddesses,  then linger over delicate teas and friendly conversations. You can even privatize the space for a bachelorette party, birthday or other private event.

Prices: 18€ for a 10-min mini-massage; 34€ and up for manis/pedis; 96€ and up for facial and body treatments.

Read our review of Free Persephone HERE!

85 Rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris, France 0 km
+33 (0)1 45 22 32 47+33 (0)1 45 22 32 47

One of the largest and most varied selection of white porcelain pieces, plus more, with 5 locations in Paris.

10 Rue Daguerre, 75014 Paris, France 0.92 km
+33 (0)6 64 72 26 83+33 (0)6 64 72 26 83

Metro : Denfert-Rochereau (Lines 6, 4 & RER B)

Using the Palo Alto systemic model, Alexia is there to help you resolve your most troublesome life or work problem. She is an expert problem solver whose passion is to get people unstuck. Through laser-focused questions, discussion of an alternative vision and a strategic mindset, together with your own expertise on how the problem recurs, Alexia will help you design your own totally customized plan to get yourself out of that seemingly insurmountable rut.

She gives regular talks (in both English and French) and workshops in Paris on such topics including; How to Help Your Bullied Child fight back and Grow your sales by overcoming obstacles.

Also, read her INSPIRELLE article here: Child Bullying: How to Help Your Child Stand Up for Himself.

7 Rue de Médicis, 75006 Paris, France 0.92 km

Metro: Odéon (lines 4 and 10)

This beautiful park, located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, covers 23 hectares and is known for its lawns, tree-lined promenades, and flowerbeds. The model sailboats on its circular basin will keep the kids busy for hours. For children, there’s an enclosed playground (small entry fee), a famous carousel with brass ring game, tennis and basketball courts, and pony rides.

100 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris, France 0.95 km

Metro: Duroc (lines 10 and 13), Vaneau (line 10)

A classical dance school whose unique philosophy combined with a high standard for its teachings have made it the largest private dance school in Europe. Created in 1997 by American, Brooke Desnöes, she brings joy to the discipline of ballet dance. The school opens its doors to aspiring dancers from ages 4 to 21 years old and offers recreational, pre-professional and trainee programs, as well as master classes, workshops and summer intensive programs.

27 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris, France 0.97 km
+33 (0)1 45 48 83 79+33 (0)1 45 48 83 79

Launched in 1993 by Philippe Daraux, Mis en Demeure collections offer a high-end vision of decoration based on a rich heritage of craftsmanship. Building unique ambiance with classical roots and multiple references to the French Decorative Arts, their new designs are adapted to contemporary expectations.

Showroom locations worldwide.

5 Rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris, France 1.08 km

Metro: Cardinal Lemoine (line 10), Place Monge (line 7)

A cultural and education center providing a vision and profile of the personality of Ireland. Offering student accommodations, events and activities in the heart of Paris.

29 Rue Saint-Sulpice, 75006 Paris, France 0 km

With more than 15 shops across 4 continents, Maison de Famille furniture and decor are a fusion of classic, ethnic and modern styles. This blending of new and old, local and exotic immediately wins over a clientele of all ages and styles.

Other locations in Morocco, Italy, USA, Russia, and Japan.

24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris 0 km
+33 (0) 1 42 82 12 80+33 (0) 1 42 82 12 80

Homesick Brits love this popular, English style bakery-cafe with four establishments around Paris serving a wide variety of homemade cakes, scones, quiches and fresh bread. A favorite treat is the carrot cake with icing made from organic quality ingredients. They also serve organic salads and soups and brunch on weekends. The original Rose Bakery is located on the rue des Martyrs in the 9th arrondissement, a street made popular by its numerous resident artisans and specialty shops.

For more brunch recommendations, read our article:  “15 Best Weekend Brunches in and Around Paris”

38 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris, France 1.12 km
+33 1 44 39 81 00+33 1 44 39 81 00
Metro: Sevres Babylone (lines 10 & 12)
Boasting 3000 m2 of space and over 30,000 products, this is a gourmet international food shopping experience. Part of the illustrious Bon Marché department store, it features fresh produce, a wide selection of globally sourced groceries, wine, a section of fresh prepared foods to take away if you don’t have time to cook, a bakery, and catering (traiteur) service for parties of all sizes. Valet parking and underground parking available at the Bon Marché.
(Note: For those who live on the Rive Droite, you’ll be happy to know that a new Grande Epicerie is scheduled to open in Fall 2017 on rue de Passy in the 16th arrondissement.)


66 Rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris, France 0 km

Madura creates collections with the aim to give pleasure and to make interior design easy, enjoyable and approachable. Together with their vast range of textiles, they also offer a wide selection of lamps, blinds and other accessories.

Numerous locations in Paris, around France, Europe and New York City.

4 Rue Princesse, 75006 Paris, France 1.2 km

Once known as the original American diner in Paris, Coffee Parisien now boasts 3 restaurants, with talk of a fourth opening! Count on American staples like eggs benedict, bagels with cream cheese and lox or French toast with grapefruit. For a French touch, enjoy a big cup of café au lait.

FIND MORE brunch recommendations in our: “15 Best Weekend Brunches in and Around Paris” article!

73 Rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris, France 1.33 km

Who doesn’t like to bowl? There are several bowling alleys in Paris for great family fun, from the Bowling Mouffetard to Bowling Foch near the Champs Elysées or try La Quille’s “mini” bowling lane off rue Oberkampf, or the child-friendly lanes at Front de Seine in the 15th arrondissement which has lightweight balls for little ones 5 years and up.

Bowling is a great birthday party option as well. Check the lanes nearest you for their party packages.

Bowling Mouffetard:73 Rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 31 09 35

Bowling Foch:2 Avenue Foch, 75016 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 45 00 00 13

La Quille:111 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 55 87 21

Front de Seine: 44 Rue Emeriau, 75015 Paris
Tel:+33 (0)1 45 75 35 37


19 Rue Oudinot, 75007 Paris, France 1.33 km
+33 (0)1 46 41 26 57+33 (0)1 46 41 26 57

Metro: Duroc (lines 10 and 13)

English-speaking Dr. Guglielmina specializes in gynecology and gynecologic surgery, with a calm and very professional demeanor and gentle bedside manner, which can be hard to find in this country. Practices at the American Hospital of Paris and at this address on Wednesday mornings.

4 Cours du Commerce Saint-André, 75006 Paris, France 1.34 km
+33 (0)1 56 81 18 18+33 (0)1 56 81 18 18

Metro: Odéon (lines 4 & 10)

Located in the same gorgeous passageway as La Jacobine, Un Dimanche à Paris (A Sunday in Paris) is well-known for its luxury hot chocolate. Chocoholics will love its concept store dedicated entirely to chocolate! The concept includes; a boutique, a chocolate bar, a restaurant, a chocolate salon, a chocolate lounge AND cooking and baking classes.

You can pop in anytime between 3pm and 6pm to grab a hot chocolate and warm up in their cosy and delightful tearoom. Their luxury hot chocolate includes a dash of cream and is flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. It’s a little on the pricey side but it’s definitely worth it. 

Read The Hot Chocolate Challenge for other great spots to satisfy your chocolate craving.

59 Rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006 Paris, France 1.38 km
+33 (0)1 46 34 15 95+33 (0)1 46 34 15 95

Metro: Odéon (lines 4 & 10)

La Jacobine is a tiny cafe tucked away in the Passage des Arts. Their Aztec hot chocolate is absolutely to-die-for – it’s unbelievably smooth, not too rich and just sweet enough! You can order it plain, with whipped cream, or with a ball of vanilla ice cream.

Read The Hot Chocolate Challenge for other great spots to satisfy your chocolate cravings.

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