Paris for the Canadians

Dear Canadian Visitor ! This site is designed mostly for American visitors but along the way, I have collected various information which could be useful for Canadian visitors too, especially Anglophone. Thank you for your feed-back and suggestions : I hope some of them can help and this page is under construction. Welcome to Canadian visitors and expats to France!

Cher visiteur Canadien ! Ce site est conçu essentiellement pour des visiteurs américains mais en le rédigeant, il m'arrive de trouver des éléments qui peuvent aussi être utiles à des Canadliens surtout anglophones. Merci de vos réactions et suggestions : j'espère que certaines pourront rendre service et cette page est encore en construction. Bienvenue aux visteurs et expatriés australiens en France!


This page is under construction

Being a Canadian expat in Paris....    Paris and Canada


this page is under construction : dear Canadian visitor, this is just the very begining (thank you for your suggestions to help improve it for your fellow citizens)


  • Read about non-French artists and writers who lived in Paris
  • Best known French writers and artists with a connection to Canada :
    • to be developed
  • Canadian writers who live(d) in Paris include :
    • Mavis GALLANT (1922-2014)
    • Nancy HOUSTON (b.1953)
    • Janice MacLEOD
    • and many others
  • Canadian supplies at :
    • to be developped ....
  • More to come

Franco-Canadian history

A few milestones :

  • 1534 : Jacques Cartier and the discovery of New France
  • 1608 : founding of the city of Quebec
  • 1763 : the Treaty of Paris signs the end of the French domination on New France
  • 1914 and 1944 : Canadian soldiers, many of the French speakers, and their unvaluable help to France (the Canadian Memorial of Vimy is a national landmark for both countries and a visit to Juno Beach is worth the trip)
  • before the Quiet Revolution of the 1960s, the only thing the French knew about Canada and Quebec was the novel Maria Chapdelaine (1913, by Louis Hemon)
  • July 24, 1967 : Charles de Gaulle and his controversial and spectacular "Vive le Quebec libre" in Montreal
  • 1970-1980 : the (new) discovery of Canada and Quebec by France and the French and the building of a strong and balanced relation
  • More to come

More infos ?


Useful addresses for Canadians in Paris

  • Official :
    • The Canadian Cultural Center (5 rue de Constantine, 75007 near the Invalides) and many France-Quebec organisations, associations and programs
    • Delegation Generale du Quebec à Paris (66 rue Pergolese, 75116)
  • Bars :
    • The Great Canadian Pub (25 Quai des Grands Augustins, in the Latin Quarter)
    • more to come
  • Book shops : The Abbey Book Shop, 29 rue de la Parcheminerie, in the Latin Quarter and Librairie du Quebec, 30 rue Gay Lussac, both in the Latin Quarter
  • See a site for Canadian expats and travellers in Europe
  • to be developped ....

Tips for Canadian visitors

  • Do you know that France has more than 360 different sorts of cheeses ?
   Click to learn about it and enjoy a Wine & Cheese Tasting with author Harriet Welty Rochefort.
  • More to come...

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For more on intercultural differences, order Harriet Welty Rochefort's books :

  • "Joie de Vivre", Secrets of Wining, Dining and Romancing like the French, St.Martin's Press, New York, 2012
  • "French Toast, An American in Paris Celebrates The Maddening Mysteries of the French", St.Martin's Press, New York, 1999
  • (in French) : "French Toast - Heureuse comme une Américaine en France", Ramsay, Paris, 2005
  • "French Fried, The Culinary Capers of An American in Paris", St.Martin's Press, New York, 2001

More on Harriet's books (excerpts, upcoming events, testimonials, etc..)

Philippe Rochefort gives

P-to-P training sessions

for executives newly assigned to France


 More details...

To email me
 Together or separately, Harriet and Philippe speak about Intercultural Differences : click here for information.