The American Club of Paris

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The American Club of Paris is one of the oldest non-diplomatic American institutions in France (and perhaps the world). We have always had a dual purpose: to provide 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.

Over the years, this double role has attracted well-established and influential members from a variety of callings: business, politics, the media, diplomacy, and the arts.

Most of our members are U.S. citizens, some of them long-time residents, while others are professionals on short-term assignments. The rest are mostly Europeans who seek to preserve business and social contacts made either during visits to the U.S. or through trans-Atlantic professional and social relationships.

This mixture of nationalities and personalities has forged the club’s reputation as an ideal forum for Franco-American dialogue by the prominent speakers featured at its regular luncheons at the prestigious Cercle de l’Union Interalliée and other locations of note.

Aside from our annual gala dinner, Fourth of July event, Thanksgiving and various holiday parties, we also offer a wide range of social events - private guided tours of art exhibitions; a monthly happy hour cocktail party; a winter oyster and foie gras tasting party; a wine-tastings; special tickets for opera, ballet, theatre, and concerts; and occasional day and weekend trips. These events, in a less formal venue, provide members a more convivial and unstructured environment that can foster the development of lasting social and business ties.

The American Club of Paris maintains high standards for new applicants. Two current members must sponsor each new member. Membership is open to citizens of the United States or non-US citizens interested in American culture and the promotion of ties between the United States and France.

If you are interested in joining The American Club of Paris, contact us at

Phone: 01 47 23 64 36