A non-profit, fully volunteer-run, network of global organizations wishing to advance women in leadership. The federation of 24 networks is present in 19 countries with 90 nationalities, and over 1,000 members in Paris. They hold numerous events throughout the year in both English and French to foster the personal and professional growth of it’s diverse network of women (and men).
If you love some of INSPIRELLE‘s portraits and Paris photos, turn to professional photographer Alexis Duclos. One of our most fervent supporters, Alexis is an experienced award-winning photographer and video cameraman who can capture your individual and family portraits for business or personal use as well as produce corporate videos to enhance your company websites.
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The American School of Paris (ASP) in Saint Cloud, a western suburb of Paris, is a great place for families to find innovative activities and holiday camps in English. Through its Extension Program the private, international school opens its world-class facilities to external students aged 4 to 18 during school vacations as well as Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the school year.
Camps and year-round activities led in English include basketball, tennis, soccer, coding, science, fashion design, filmmaking, theatre and more. Kids looking to improve their English skills have a choice of English immersion classes and even intensive workshops to prepare for the English BAC exam or the SAT American college entrance exam. At ASP, there’s bound to be a camp or workshop right for your child.
Check out their WEBSITE for all the details!
Metro: Porte Maillot (line 1 and RER C).
Parking: Palais de Congres
On weekends, this hotel restaurant serves an all-you-can-eat buffet brunch, featuring a wide selection of traditional breakfast pastries, salmon and scrambled eggs, salads, seasonal meat and fish, cheese, fresh fruits and desserts. Professional entertainers also keep the kids busy so parents can enjoy chatting over a leisurely brunch.
For more brunch recommendations, read our article: “15 Best Weekend Brunches in and Around Paris”
Metro: Periere (line 3), Porte Maillot (line 1), RER C
Harvard-trained, English-speaking Dr. Bendahan will put your kids (and you) at ease with his friendly and laid-back demeanor. He can look after your whole family’s teeth, and also provides Invisalign clear braces as an alternative to traditional metal braces.
Metro: Anatole France (line 3)
The Institut Hospitalier Franco-Britannique is a private non-profit making hospital. It provides quality care for its patients under French Social Security health tariffs, therefore no supplementary fees are applied.
Every THURSDAY ENglish-speaking VOLunteers run a welcome and information desk – EN-VOL are there to help English-speaking patients.
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!
Metro: Les Sablons (line 1), Louise Michel (line 3)
One of the nicer fully-equipped aquatic centers around Paris, with multiple pools for leisure and for training, as well as an outdoor pool, two solariums and a “beach” in the summer. Clean and well-organized, they also have a spa, hammams, saunas, and UV cabins.
Metro: Argentine or Porte Maillot (line 1), Neuilly-Porte Maillot (RER C)
Cute little shop located near Porte Maillot offering all of your party supplies. Check out the wide selection on their website before you make a visit.
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.
16 Rue Margueritte, 75017 Paris, France 1.27 km
Ecole Internationale Bilingue (EIB) Paris is a network of bilingual schools which welcomes international students of more than 70 nationalities in its co-ed and secular campuses around Paris. EIB offers a bilingual education to students from preschool (maternelle) through high school, according to the British, American and IB qualifications.
EIB’s four campuses in the 8th, 16th and 17th arrondissements follow the official program of the French Ministry of Education (hence it is sous-contrat with the government e and tuition is partially subsidized), with daily lessons in English at various levels.
EIB Victor Hugo follows an English-language, international curriculum, with daily French lessons, from pre-school through high school. Students can earn an internationally-recognized High School Diploma or IB Diploma.
Contact individual schools for further information.
Metro: Anatole France (line 3)
As a nonprofit association, the American Hospital receives no funding from either the French or American governments. They have been providing the best in French and American medical practices for the health of patients of all nationalities since 1906.
Metro: Anatole France (line 3)
At her office in the American Hospital of Paris, American-born and educated, Dr. McGinnis, is an OB/GYN well-known in the Anglophone community for many years. She periodically offers her expertise in women’s health through special talks sponsored by AAWE and Message anglophone women’s groups.
Sacrebleu Paris is an incoming travel service company, started by the vivacious native Parisienne Stéphanie Boutet-Fajol. They offer a unique set of VIP services along with quality personalized assistance to meet the demands of discerning travelers seeking one-of-a-kind experiences, in English, French and Chinese.
Metro: Les Sablons (line 1)
An ideal setting for a festive family brunch, the Pavillon des Oiseaux sits in the middle of the Jardin D’Acclimatation, so you can turn brunch into a family outing. On weekends, there’s an all you-can-eat buffet and entertainment to keep the little ones entertained. (Not recommended for couples looking for a quiet and romantic setting!). You can also privatise part or all of the restaurant for private parties.
For more brunch recommendations, read our article: “15 Best Weekend Brunches in and Around Paris”!
Metro: Pont de Levallois Bécon(line 3), Pont de Neuilly (line 1)
Marymount is a private Catholic school with a proud reputation for embracing cultural and religious diversity. The international day school offers an American based curriculum for students aged 2.5 years to 14 years from all over the world. Located in the leafy Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine, the school believes in providing a stimulating and challenging curriculum to bring out the best in students.
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 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
Front de Seine: 44 Rue Emeriau, 75015 Paris
Tel:+33 (0)1 45 75 35 37
Bowling de Champerret: 2 Rue du Caporal Peugeot, 75017 Paris
Tel: + 33 (0)1 43 80 24 64
Charlotte Debeugny is a UK-Registered Nutritionist providing nutrition and health advice for individuals, groups and companies in the Ile-de-France region. She is a published author, and an authority on nutrition, health and diet. Charlotte co-authored the best-selling 5:2 Lifestyle: More Than 100 Recipes Plus 4 Weeks of Menu Plans and Comment J’ai décroché du Sucre.
Metro: Courcelles (line 2)
Conveniently located in the 17th and steps from the EIB International School, this British-born GP, has regular daily office hours here, as well as at the Franco-British hospital once per week. Over the past 2 decades, she has served the expat and French community with a smile and an understanding of both English and French medical trends.
Metro: Wagram (line 3)
A true family-run restaurant, loved by the locals and off the beaten path in the 17th arrondissement. Here you will find authentic southwestern French dishes such as foie gras, or duck and bean cassoulet.
On top of the typical fare and relaxed atmosphere, you will love their boutique at the entrance of the restaurant for something, including bottles of fine Armagnac, to take-away.