Bloom Where You're Planted

An Orientation Program for English-speaking Newcomers to Paris

Bloom Where You're Planted has been a ministry of hospitality and outreach to the English-speaking community of Paris for over 50 years.  We want to share our love of the City of Light with newcomers, by providing helpful information that will ease that stressful period of transition.  We offer a variety of seminars with dynamic speakers who provide helpful information on various topics including taxes and real estate, the French work culture, shopping, cooking, health care, education, raising a family, and sports and recreation.  The day-long event includes a light breakfast, delicious lunch and a wine and cheese reception to celebrate the start of a rewarding life in this marvelous city. Join us for our next Bloom scheduled to take placeon 6 October 2018 To learn more about this year's program and register, please click on the "Bloom Program" heading above.     


For all who would like to volunteer to help with the Bloom event, please contact Pamela Chiodi at:

Bloom BookThe Go To Guide for Paris Newcomers: Bloom Where You're Planted, Tips for Living in France!!

The Bloom Where You're Planted Book is a resource you don't want to be without, especially if you are a newcomer to Paris. It is full of information and tips to help with shopping, cooking, transportation, childcare and schooling, personal care, and much more. Participants of the Bloom Orientation Program receive a copy of this book as part of their registration package. 

We are in the process of publishing a new edition of the Bloom Book.  Stay tuned for its availibility.  The 2012 edition of the Bloom Book is available for purchase at ACP for 5 euros per book.  



Bloom is pleased to acknowledge and thank our valued Sponsors who join us in serving the Anglophone Community of Paris.


The American Church in Paris

The American Hospital


The American Women's Group


The Bilingual Montessori School of Paris

Expatriate Magazine

Family Zen


Inner Axis

The International Counseling Services [ICS]

Paris Expats

Paris Insider Guide

SOS Helpline

The Strategic Space


We also appreciate the generous donations from the following companies who provide various items to make the Bloom Program a successful day.

Breakfast Provided by:

Breakfast in America [BIA]

Brasserie Lola, 99 Rue de Theatre, 75015

99, rue du Théâtre
75015 Paris
01 45 78 22 35

Starbucks, 90 Rue Saint-Dominique 75007

Real McCoy, 49 Avenue Bosquet 75007

Welcome Bag Surprise Provided by:

Estée Lauder