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Paris Chapter

French Heritage Society’s Paris Chapter organizes a variety of social events for its French and visiting American members. These include ‘Cultural Cocktails’ with guest lecturers in private Parisian apartments; special ‘behind-the-scenes’ visits to select destinations and restoration projects; gala dinners and prestigious fundraising events; workshops; and cultural excursions outside of Paris.

Proceeds from Chapter benefits have been designated for specific grants that members have voted to support. The Paris Chapter has raised funds for restoration projects including The American Cathedral in Paris; and Château de Vixouze in France; as well as providing significant support to projects in New Orleans as part of FHS’s Katrina Heritage Rescue Fund.

The Paris Chapter Chairman is Astrid Stanfield-Pinel, and the Vice-Chairman is Dominique Biarnès.

For further information or to learn more about Membership, please contact the Paris Chapter directly.

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Save-the-Date: Paris Chapter Activities, Fall 2014

DAY OUTING IN THE VAL D’OISE, OCTOBER 1st 2014 AT 9:30 AM, BUS PLACE DU TROCADÉRO

Morning visit with Comte et Comtesse Xavier des Courtils at the château de Montgeroult, followed by lunch and afternoon visit at the château d’Ambleville hosted by Maître Coutau-Bégarie

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, OCTOBER 14th 2014 AT 2:30 PM

Private visit of L’École and the Haute Joaillerie workshop

VISIT TO THE GRAND REX BACKSTAGE, NOVEMBER 6th 2014 AT 3:00 PM

Private visit of Les Coulisses du Grand Rex, the biggest movie theater in Europe.  Le Grand Rex is a landmark of Art Deco architecture and classified.

THANKSGIVING DINNER AT THE BRISTOL HOTEL, TUESDAY NOVEMBER 25th 2014 at 8:00 PM

In keeping with a long standing tradition between the Paris Chapter and the Hôtel Le Bristol, “THE most exquisite gourmet Thanksgiving dinner you could dream of”, will be prepared by Eric Frechon, 3 star chef and chef des cuisines de l’Hôtel Le Bristol. The dinner will be held in their beautiful historic Salon de Castellane.

COCKTAIL CULTUREL, DECEMBER 11th 2014 AT 6:30 PM 

« LE GOÛT DE JOSÉPHINE » LECTURE BY ELISABETH CAUDE, Chief Curator at the National Museum of the Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon, former Chief Curator at the National Museum of the Châteaux de Malmaison et de Bois-Préau