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June 1st (Wednesday) 75th Anniversary Luncheon, 12:00 at the National Arts Club
Guest of Honor: Consul General Bertrand Lortholary

The American Club of Paris, founded in 1903 and one of the oldest non-diplomatic American institutions in France (and perhaps the world), has the dual purpose of providing Americans living in and around Paris with opportunities to meet, and at the same time, to preserve the special ties that the United States has had with France for more than two centuries.

The Paris American Club began informally in 1940 as American expatriates, many members of the American Club of Paris, returned to New York during the Occupation. Participants, approximately half French and half American or other nationalities, hail from business and diplomatic circles, the arts and education.

The activities and purpose of both Clubs preserve a tradition begun in 1777 by Benjamin Franklin’s “Sunday Dinners” for Americans in Paris. Ambassador Hartley and Consul General Lortholary will address the guests at both events simultaneously by video teleconference.

A portion of the luncheon’s proceeds will be donated to the School for International Studies (Cobble Hill, Brooklyn), New York City’s first public high school featuring a French Dual Language 6-12 International Baccalaureate program, created in partnership with the French Embassy and French American Cultural Exchange (FACE Foundation).

Donate to the Paris American Club’s Educational Fund, to benefit the School for International Studies, New York City’s first public high school featuring a French Dual Language 6-12 International Baccalaureate program,  created in partnership with the French Embassy and French American Cultural Exchange (FACE Foundation).


July 11th, Monday, Pre-Bastille Happy Hour
6 – 8 pm at Brasserie Ruhlmann
45 Rockefeller Plaza
(50th St between 5th & 6th Aves)

Calendar of Meetings 2016

The Club normally meets for lunch on the first Thursday of the month, with the exception of July, August and November, unless otherwise indicated.

Date Event Speaker/Topic Venue
Jan 7 Luncheon 12:00 Business Meeting & Anthony Lacoudre National Arts Club
Feb 4 Luncheon E. J. Simon National Arts Club
March 3 Luncheon Marc Levy National Arts Club
March 15 (Tuesday) Reception New Members Private residence
April 7 Luncheon Philip Berry National Arts Club
May 5 Luncheon Charles-Edouard Catherine National Arts Club
June 1 (Wednesday) 75th Anniversary Luncheon Ambassador Jane Hartley and Consul General Bertrand Lortholary National Arts Club
July 11 (Monday) Pre-Bastille Day Happy Hour 6-8 Brasserie Rhulmann (Rockefeller Center)
August 11 Summer Networking TBD
Sept 8 Luncheon National Arts Club
Oct 6 Luncheon National Arts Club
Nov 1 (Tuesday) Soirée TBD
Nov 17 Beaujolais Nouveau TBD
Dec 1 Luncheon National Arts Club
Dec 15 Holiday Party TBD