This week’s get-to-know-Paris challenge is to attend or sign up for a lecture or discussion. Several institutions in Paris offer regular evening talks in English.

Place des Victoires

Here are just a few ideas:

  • The American Library in the 7th arrondissement frequently invites authors to talk at the library. They also hold a number of other events for adults and kids. Some require advance sign-up and some do not. You don’t have to be a member to attend. Here is the latest newsletter (sign up for their e-newsletter here!) Click here for more information on the library.
  • You are probably already familiar with Shakespeare and Company, the world-famous English-language bookshop on the quai in the 5th arrondissement. Click here to find out about their upcoming events (and to see a really cool website). You can also sign up for their newsletter in the top left of that page.
  • The American University of Paris hosts a number of public lectures. Click here for more information.
  • The Council for the English-Speaking Community website lists additional ideas as well!


Which event are you planning to attend?