Walking tour with the Yale club - St-Germain des Pres
The Yale Club of France invites you to join Brad Newfield, a French-American guide for Paris Walks.
This time we will be doing a tour of the St-Germain des Pres. The tour starts at the Church of St. Sulpice. From there we will make our way to the Church of St-Germain-des-Près and the Deux Magots and Café de Flor, then to Place Furstemburg and the art and interior design galeries. We will see the hotel where Oscar Wilde died, the site of the most famous jazz club of the 40s and 50s, Gertrude Stein and Picasso's studios, and the Beat Hotel.
Brad Newfield, a former Angelino who has lived in Paris since 1994, has a Ph.D in History from UCLA, lectured in History and Communication Studies, and develops walking tours on historical themes in Paris, in order to bring together the city's past and present in untraditional ways.
Date: September 11
Book Club - L'Amant by Marguerite Duras
On September 22 we will have our fifth Yale Club of France Book Club session. We will discuss "L'Amant" by Marguerite Duras. If you are interested in joining us, please send me a message. We look forward to a rich discussion of this book!
Date: September 22
Walk in the Fontainebleau forest
Join the Yale Club of France for an autumn walk in the beautiful Fontainebleau forest!
Our walk will take us through a variety of landscapes and points of interest, including majestic fern-covered woodlands, open shrublands, and an ancient fort. If we're lucky, we may even spot a woodpecker!
Date: October 9
Dinner with the Yale Club
We will have an unusual opportunity to hear from Daniel Gross, a top US and international financial and business writer, who has come out with his ninth book, a remarkable biography of famed banker Edmond J. Safra whom former World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn called "the greatest banker of his generation".
Daniel Gross will be introduced by Seth Goldschlager, YLS '71, who is advisor to the Edmond J. Safra Foundation that provided the author with exclusive access to Mr. Safra's archives, as well as numerous prior interviews with people who knew him.
We will hear not only about the unique story of the youth from Syria who built a banking empire on four continents and became, with his wife Lily, a fixture in social circles in New York, Paris, and Monaco, (including ownership of the Villa Leopolda, one of the most valuable properties on the Cote D'Azur) but also about business and finance today, which Dan continues to cover in articles and books
Date: October 25