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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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Paris Chapter Activities: Winter/Spring 2015

Wednesday January 21st 2:45-4:30 pm, Price: 50€

During those cold winter days we will enjoy the famous hot chocolate made by pastry chef Laurent Jeannin and the delicious galette des Rois accompanied by petits fours in the warm atmosphere of the newly opened bar of the Hotel Le Bristol, specially privatized for us.  Laurent Jeannin will share with us the secrets of his hot chocolate and his galette des Rois, and will give us his recipe.

Location: 112 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris 75008

MAISON BRAZET, Tuesday February 10th at 3:00 pm, Price: 35€

Visit to Jacques Brazet tapestry workshop which, created 70 years ago, produces upholstery work for the most well known museums and châteaux all around the world.  L’atelier Brazet just finished restoring all the furniture and curtains in the Turkish boudoir of Marie Antoinette at the Château de Fontainebleau. 

Location: 22 rue des Belles Feuilles, Paris 75116

LE MUSÉE BACCARAT HÔTEL DE LA VICOMTESSE DE NOAILLES, Thursday March 5th at 3:00 pm, Price: 35€

Jean-Philippe Testud de Burzet, Expert in Crystal, will make us discover with passion, the history of the Hôtel de Noaillesbuilt, by the architect Sanson in 1895, and the extraordinary Baccarat collections of yesterday, today and...forever

Location: 11 place des Etats-Unis, Paris 75016

COCKTAIL CULTUREL "CLEMENCEAU ET MONET", Tuesday March 17th at 6:00 pm, Price: 39€

Sylvie Patin, chief curator at the Musée d'Orsay and correspondent of the Institute (Academy of Fine Arts) will talk about the wonderful friendship between Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929) and Claude Monet (1840-1926), who were linked in the last years of their lives by a deep friendship, great respect and mutual admiration.

Location: The address will be communicated to participants a few days ahead of time. 

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