Saturday 7 October

Bloom Where You’re Planted — Saturday 7 October 9h ~ 18hBloom Where You’re Planted

Join us for this popular orientation program designed to help English-speaking newcomers settle into their new life in Paris.

Saturday 7 October 2017, 9h ~ 18h

About Bloom     

 Since 1965, the American Church has sponsored Bloom Where You’re Planted – Tips for Living in France. This full day seminar, designed to assist English-speaking newcomers to France, features speakers and/or workshops on various topics from food and wine tasting to health care and general safety, need-to-know subjects, and just plain fun facts about France. Bloom helps with understanding cultural differences, creating a new life in Paris, and getting connected with friends and organizations throughout Paris and the surrounding areas.

The Bloom book, Bloom Where You’re Planted, Tips for Living in France, has been updated and reprinted regularly since 1970, and has become the “must have” book for all English-speaking expats in France. Even if you’re an old hand at living in France, you’re bound to learn new things from the Bloom Book. The 2014 edition of the Bloom Book can be purchased at the American Church in Paris reception desk, the Sunday Welcome Table or online here for 25€.

Attendance at Bloom includes:

- exciting talks presented by expert speakers
- a light breakfast and strong coffee
- a delicious lunch
- wine and cheese reception
- book signings
- networking opportunities
- a gift bag with give-aways and useful information
- copy of the Bloom Book

The Bloom program has become the premier source of information for English-speaking expats in France. Whether you've been living in France for some time already or have just arrived, you’ll enjoy Bloom Where You're Planted. Join us and sign up today.


Saturday 7 October 2017, 9h ~ 18h


What does Bloom 2017 have in store for you?

The morning kicks off with a fascinating look at Parisian architecture and history, of course after some Starbucks coffee and French baked goods! Next up a trailing spouse (or a “stabilizing axis” as she calls it) shares her many expat experiences and how to make your new life in a new country and culture not just successful but one you will enjoy immensely. Closing the morning, an expert chef talks about working and cooking in Paris and shares some of the secrets of the trade with us.

After a delicious lunch we invite you to visit the extensive bookstore, along with an author book signing, courtesy of WH Smith. At the same time you can stop by the Exhibit Hall to explore a variety of social, service and business organizations here to provide you with valuable information.

The afternoon consists of several break-out sessions to chose from. This year’s topics covered include: shopping, setting up a home, taxes, real estate, working in France, education and kids, cooking, medical overview, and where to watch your favorite sports... plus much more!

We end the day with a «Wine Down» to toast your new life in Paris! Enjoy one of the many pleasures of living in France (the wine!) and mingle with new friends while you learn about the various regions of La Belle France and her infamous wines and cheeses. A votre santé!

Of course, let us not forget our youngest attendees. While you learn and explore all that Paris has to offer you and your family, your children will be well taken care of in our Bloom Kid's program, which takes place from 9h30 to 18h among our professional and always-smiling Bloom Kid's Team. Join us on Saturday, 8 October 2016 at the American Church in Paris for Bloom.

Space is limited so register today! Visit for more info and to sign up.

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