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  • 27 Oct 2019 3:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Apéro with WICE is a free social event held the last Tuesday of each and every month. This is a fun way to meet and greet over tasty treats. It’s our “wice-way” to say thank you to all your support as a member or volunteer.

    So we’ll see you at the next one, okie dokie?? October 29th.

    RSVP is very appreciated, register here and for more info >>

    October 29, 5:30 – 7PM
    Location: WICE,
    10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris
    Metro: La Motte Picquet Grenelle

    Become a member of WICE >>

  • 21 Oct 2019 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Get to know Paris closer!

    WICE offers an array of exclusive guided tours and informative walks to all sorts of hidden gems in Paris otherwise not so easily accessed or understood to most. From food, to fashion, the historical, and the architectural, WICE hosts exceptional and much loved visits to those who love to learn outside the classroom lead by experts.

    Walks and visits are a great way to become further acquainted with French history and culture as well as meet other English-speaking members of the Paris community.

    These visits are popular, so don't wait to sign-up! Here's a quick summary of what's brewing now through December:

    * An Exclusive Visit of Hermes, November 7
    * Contemporary Art Up-Close, November 14
    * Private Apartment of a French Philosopher, November 18
    * The Foreign Missions Society of Paris, December 4
    * Contemporary Art Up-Close: Drouot, Decmeber 12
    * Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Richelieu, December 19

    Click here to view our exclusive list of Upcoming Guided Walks & Visit here >> 
  • 18 Oct 2019 1:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Cooking classes at WICE are a great way to learn in a small class setting as well as a fun way to get to know other members of the English-speaking community in a supportive personal environment. So if you're new to France or just want to catch-up on your English while boning-up on your kitchen skills too – then you'll for sure enjoy our entertaining courses.

    .... Join us for a Hearty Lunch & Glass of Wine featuring: Cod Fillets with Spicy Chorizo & Green Olive Tapenade.

    Learn how to work with cod fillets; bake fish with a topping; make a tart crust using cookies; make a curd with fruit by entertaining and knowledgeable Chef Randall Price.This fast and delicious dish that will delight your dinner guests and warm your soul during the coming colder months. Cod is a wonderful delicate fish that is offers a wonderful canvas to work with by enhancing with flavors and spices.

    October 23, 2019, 9:30-12:30PM
    Location: Private residence
    (Meeting point: TBC, nearest metro: Bonne Nouvelle)

    Registration & Information >>

    And don't forget to take food pix and tag us on social media with @wice-paris and #wice-paris

  • 14 Oct 2019 1:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Did you know that both Henry Fonda and Gustaf V, King of Sweden, both were avid embroiderers??!! Yep, Fonda, in fact, loved how portable and relaxing hand-sewing was that he used to sew on film sets between takes. I have to say, that is why I love it too. Sometimes on long flights, I while away the time just stitching and listening to an audio book.

    And any Pinterest or Etsy hipster will tell you that Fiber Arts is where it’s at. From crafting whimsical wall art to embellishing couture or making cloth holiday ornaments, embroidery is a great tool in any artist's or crafter's box. Nowadays you'll even find whimsical embroidery wall art in local boutiques – and more ornate timeless works in world-class museums and galleries.

    This course will teach you the very basics in a fun, social, and relaxing atmosphere with textile artist, Rebecca Devaney . Think about all the wonderful ways you can apply embroidery technique, make it social, and even just develop your hand-sewing skills for practical use.

    Space is still available, but sign-up soon!

    October 18, 2019, 2:30-4:30
    Location: WICE,
    10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris
    For more info and registration >>

  • 08 Oct 2019 9:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Between 1855 and 1900, Paris hosted no less than five universal exhibitions, which brought millions of visitors and saw the construction of various monuments from the Champs-Elysées to Trocadéro. Discover these famous buildings still in existence and learn about the history and their construction on this guided walk with instructor and art historian, Catherine Estivalezes.

    Guided Walk & Tour
    October 16, 2-4:30pm
    Meet by Artcurial at 7 Rond Point des Champs Elysées, 75008 Paris
    WICE Members & Their Guests
    Registration >>

  • 01 Oct 2019 10:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nom nom nom!

    Explore the history and charm of the Saint Germain des Prés neighborhood where all it’s sweet confections and pastry glory await you. Chocolates, viennoiserie, jams, and candied treasures will delight your senses.

    Your guide, Lisa Rankin, began her food tour company and blog, called Flavors of Paris to share her passions for food, culture, art, and the city of Paris. Flavors of Paris has become a multiple-award winning company, sharing local, Parisian tastes and experiences.

    October 9, 10:30-12:00pm
    Saint Germain des Prés

    For registration and more information, visit the course page here >>

  • 16 Sep 2019 1:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fall officially begins Monday and WICE courses are underway! So, another friendly blogger’s blog to encourage you to become a member and have access to all our courses.

    Register now online OR register in-person at our Open House event at Forum 104, Paris and get 10% off. The Open House is a great way to meet our instructors, fellow members, and try some edibles from our cooking courses. Bring your friends and family. We'd love to meet you :-)

    View our courses and events here! >>

  • 10 Sep 2019 8:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WICE is where the English speaking community connects right here... in Paris! It's also a place to develop and grow your knowledge and skills. We offer language courses, language exchange, writing classes, and a host of fine arts such as photography, printmaking and more! We also have engaging lectures and cultural instruction – offering wine tastings, cooking, and museum visits. We'd love to meet you too, so stop by to get to know us better!

    Attend our open house September 24 at Forum 104, 3-7pm
    • Register in-person and get %10 off courses!
    • Meet the instructor and other members.
    • Find out more about we're about.
    • Check out our volunteer opportunities.
    • And help yourself to yummy treats created by one of our amazing cooking instructors!
    À bientôt and see you soon!

  • 02 Sep 2019 11:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bonjour! Hello! Hallo! Hola!

    Did you know that WICE offers courses in several languages including French, English, Spanish, and German? We even have a French-English conversation meetings for practice and fluency called "Guided Discussions". Our classes are fun,  engaging, and a great way to meet and connect.

    View our course schedule and
    information via the following link.

    Language Courses in Paris at WICE >>

  • 28 Aug 2019 10:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bonjour and hello there fellow continuing education learners! Are you ready for a new season of classes, workshops, enrichment and fun?

    New courses are listed here – and don't forget to join us at our Open House September 24 at Forum 104. Register here. Hope to see you there!

    À bientôt!

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