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  • 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!

  • 16 Aug 2019 3:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Save the date ... and don't forget that you can register for new classes beginning in September now.

  • 02 Aug 2019 2:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Weee! New courses listed and registration has begun!

    You don't have to think about summer ending just yet, but do think about all the marvelous courses coming up at WICE – because registration has begun and you'll not want to miss out!

    WICE is pleased to offer some great new courses like a children's drama cap, languages, culture, food walks and baking classes. We also have some crafting courses coming up as well with embroidery and collage, which I can attest to as both being relaxing and rewarding.

    Check out the new courses >

  • 12 Jul 2019 12:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Visiting or staying in Paris on Bastille Day, July 14th (aka La Fête Nationale) and deciding which activities to do? Here are 5 ideas to make your day fun and memorable:

    1. Catch the spectacular Military Parade & Flyover at 10am at the Arc de Triomphe and then, the parade at 11am along the Champs-Élysée. Get there early for a good viewing spot.

    2. Fireworks & Concert at the Eiffel Tower. You can picnic before and catch the free concert at 9:30 on the grassy area of  Champs de Mars where you'll also have a great view of the Eiffel Towers fireworks. Get there early, of course!

    3. Skip the city altogether and head to Versailles for the very special water fountain show. Best to buy tickets to Versailles ahead of time.

    4. Views from Montmartre: Find a hotel with a view and catch the fireworks show from Montmartre! It's lovely just to wander and see the views from Sacré Coeur as well.

    5. And finally, how about a dinner cruise on the Seine to see the fireworks and the city? What a memory, right?? Click here to find out more.

    Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful holiday weekend in Paris!

  • 01 Jul 2019 8:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Discover the fascinating history of the fashionable Marais from it’s humble beginnings as a swamp to the aristocratic masquerades to the clothing manufacturers of the 20th century.  Become acquainted to the past and present-day stories of boutiques and brands. Learn about the concept of “couture pastries” or immerse yourself in the history of French perfume.

    Aloïs Guinut, your guide, is a style coach and personal shopper.  She studied fashion at the prestigious Institut Français de la Mode followed by a career in the creative industries. Several years later, she moved on to be a freelance personal shopper for women visiting France.

    Fashion in the Marais, Guided Tour
    July 8, 2019 // 2-4pm

    Meeting point TBC in advance
    WICE Members & Their Guests –

  • 25 Jun 2019 7:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WICE on social media. 

    Something WICE related you’d like to share?! Then, please don’t forget to tag us on social media. Social media is a great way to convey what we’ve all been up to and stay connected. Maybe it’s a photo from a photography workshop – or a video clip of that short story you wrote? Sharing is caring. Sharing is nice... sharing is WICE!

    You can tag us at: #wiceparis and @wiceparis

    and connect with  us at:

  • 24 Jun 2019 1:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    If you enjoy everyday life stories, ordinary people, and still life, this workshop is for you. We are surrounded by beauty at every instant, and you will learn how to capture these moments and transform them into poetic images.

    You will learn to be aware of your surroundings and keep a lookout for moments while walking on the street, through a market, or in a crowd during a day of national celebration. You will train your eye while learning about the photos of great masters, such as Robert Doisneau, Saul Leiter and Martin Parr.

    Students can expect to:

    • Learn about composition in photography
    • Develop observational skills to catch a moment in a photograph
    • Acquire hands-on experience through practical assignments.
    • Participate in a friendly critique of their work
    • Suitable for all levels and all kinds of digital cameras.

    Your instructor, Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Art, philosophy and aesthetics. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manuel works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, dance and fine art photography. (Photo credit: Juan Manuel Abella)

    July 6, 2019 // 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Location: TBC

    65 Euro

  • 11 Jun 2019 8:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Six different wine from six different regions will be served during this session. Taste Champagne, white, rose, red, and sweet wines, while discovering their unique attributes. This favor tour of sorts will take through Champagne, Alsace, burgundy, Provence, Bordeaux, and the Loire Valley. Its a wonderful opportunity to learn more about wine. Small nibbles will be served.

    Instructor, Hélène Goble, comes from a wine-producing family in Bordeaux and organizes wine tasting events and annual wine tours of Bordeaux and Champagne. She is a graduate of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London.

    Jul 2, 2019 // 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Location: Instructor's Residence, 75016 Paris: metro Boissière
    WICE Members & Their Guests – €70.00

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