The BLOOM Program for English-speaking newcomers

Bloom Where You’re Planted — Saturday 8 October, 9h00 ~ 18h

Join BLOOM for this popular orientation program designed to help English-speaking newcomers settle into their new life in Paris.
Since 1965, the American Church has sponsored Bloom Where You’re Planted – How to Live in France. This full day seminar, designed to assist English-speaking newcomers to France, features 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 facts about France. 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.The Bloom book, Bloom Where You’re Planted, How to Live in France, will be available on the Bloom day at a cost of 15€ (one is included with each registration at no extra cost). 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 25€. Attendance at Bloom includes:
– exciting talks presented by expert speakers
– a light breakfast and strong coffee
– a delicious lunch
– wine and cheese reception
– book signings
– networking opportunities
– a gift bag with give-aways and useful information
– copy of the Bloom Book
The Bloom program a a long-standing source of information for English-speaking new comers to France along with FUSAC! Whether you’ve been living in France for some time already or have just arrived, you’ll enjoy Bloom Where You’re Planted

What does Bloom 2016 have in store for you?

bloom (1)The morning kicks off with a fascinating look at Parisian architecture and history, of course after some Starbucks coffee and French baked goods! Next up a trailing spouse (or a “stabilizing axis” as she calls it) shares her many expat experiences and how to make your new life in a new country and culture not just successful but one you will enjoy immensely. Closing the morning, an expert chef talks about working and cooking in Paris and shares some of the secrets of the trade with them.

After a delicious lunch they invite you to visit the extensive bookstore, along with an author book signing, courtesy of WH Smith. At the same time you can stop by the Exhibit Hall to explore a variety of social, service and business organizations here to provide you with valuable information.

The afternoon consists of several break-out sessions to chose from. This year’s topics covered include: shopping, setting up a home, taxes, real estate, working in France, education and kids, cooking, medical overview, and where to watch your favorite sports… plus much more!

They end the day with a «Wine Down» to toast your new life in Paris! Enjoy one of the many pleasures of living in France (the wine!) and mingle with new friends while you learn about the various regions of La Belle France and her infamous wines and cheeses. A votre santé!

Of course, they won’t forget their youngest attendees. While you learn and explore all that Paris has to offer you and your family, your children will be well taken care of in their Bloom Kid’s program, which takes place from 9h30 to 18h among our professional and always-smiling Bloom Kid’s Team. Join them on Saturday, 8 October 2016 at the American Church in Paris for Bloom.

Space is limited so register today! Visit for more info and to sign up.

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FUSAC Selections, our free annual guide will be distributed on the day!