Bloom Where You’re Planted — Saturday 5 October 9h00-18h30


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

Saturday 5 October 2013 — 9h00-18h30
Registration is now at the door only.  Online registration is closed,

About Bloom     

Since 1970, the Women of the American Church have sponsored Bloom Where You’re Planted – How to Live in France. These seminars, designed to assist English-speaking newcomers to France, feature 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. 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.

In 1998, Bloom While You Work was added to the Bloom repertoire. Bloom While You Work focused on cultural differences in both work and daily life, and on improving understanding of French culture. Bloom While You Work was a one-day program held in March and October each year.

In March 2010, we introduced an all-in-one Bloom Program designed to meet the needs of all - those who are working or not.

The Bloom book, Bloom Where You’re Planted, How to Live in France, will be available on the Bloom day at a cost of 10€ (3 books maximum per participant). This invaluable book 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 Bloom Book is always available from the American Church in Paris reception desk, the Sunday Morning welcome table or by mail order, at the regular price of 20€.

Attendance at any Bloom seminar will include:

  • Unprecedented opportunities to meet new friends and make connections
  • Access to all speakers and workshops
  • Access to representatives of local organizations with English-speaking expat focus
  • Assistance with French language learning opportunities
  • Assistance with general products purchasing in France
  • The Bloom Book
  • Lunch
  • Wine reception
  • Bloom Bag (full of useful goodies!)

The Bloom programs have 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 The Bloom Program!

Thank you SO much for the past two days. I met so many inspiring women from around the world and truly enjoyed each of the speakers and workshops. I am definitely EXCITED and hopeful for my future here in Paris as a result of this amazing experience! -Holly, October, 2009
I enjoyed your program very much! Lots of interesting things to learn and great people to meet. -Michaela, October, 2009
I learned so much and had a wonderful time! -Janie, October, 2009

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