The Paris Literary Salon

“One learns much more from authors’ conversations than from their books, and the authors themselves are not the source from which one learns most. It is the spirit of social gatherings that…pushes one’s vision as far as it can go.” –Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Sundays with Terrance –11AM-12:30PM

What a lovely start to a Sunday, to have a drink with Terrance and friends  at Le Sélect.  If you haven’t decided whether to book one of Terrance’s tours or assistance in advance of your trip, this may well be the moment to make up your mind- so make sure it’s your first Sunday in town.

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A Celebration of Mexican Art with Alan Riding-Oct 24-Paris

ALAN RIDING, author of the best-selling book, Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans, will talk about the role of art in Mexican history and society in the context of Mexique 1900-1950, the new exhibition at the Grand Palais,which runs from Oct. 5 to Jan. 23, 2017.

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An Evening with Claude Monet & Ross King December 8-Paris


The acclaimed author of Judgment of Paris and Mad Enchantment will join us at Les Noces de Jeannette, for dinner and a discussion of Monet and his masterwork, Nymphea.

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The Paris Insider Newsletter

THE PARIS INSIDER family of weekly newsletters,Including THE PARIS INSIDER (Tuesday,) THE PARIS READERS CIRCLE (Wednesday,) THE PARIS WEEKENDER (Thursday,) and THE PARIS INTERVIEW (Friday) offer freshly written reviews about restaurants, museums, books, events, showings and what's on in Paris. Arriving at 9:15 AM Pacific Time you'll receive all of this plus tips on excursions to the surrounding regions from Champagne to the Loire Valley and much more. Thank you for subscribing.


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No one should have a bad meal in Paris! Whether a 2-star restaurant or a local bistro there should always be an excellent rapport qualité prix– relationship between price and quality. At my favorites you will be treated as a regular and have a satisfying experience. Just tell them  “Terrance sent you.”


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Regularly scheduled literary salons with guest writers, private dinners, restaurant openings, wine tastings,market visits and cooking classes attract a discerning, sophisticated crowd who love to have a good time while they learn. Our cadre of Paris–based colleagues happily share their passion for this magical city.