What we're about

> Expats Paris includes expats from around the world, some in Paris for short stints and some for decades. Most have a lot in common, starting with carte de séjour stories and going from there. Join us sometime for a drink, lunch, dinner, a concert, some opera or a picnic in a park and tell us your story. 

> The Expats Paris Meetup group offers its members an opportunity: 

> • to better themselves in different ways, 

> • for growth

> • Meet other people in Meet in real life, etc.

New members:

When requesting to join the group, please make sure to include a picture that identifies you as human and reply genuinely to all the questions.

Expats Paris is a safe space and we decline requests that we suspect could infringe the online and offline safety of other members.

Upcoming events (1)

Despair: Philosophy of Pessimism

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“The truth was that this world could not have been the work of an all-loving being, but rather that of a devil, who had brought creatures into existence in order to delight in their suffering”

He is often referred to as the philosopher of pessimism, a thinker who saw the world as an empty carcass, and his fellow man as a complete disappointment.

Yet as Alain de Botton claims, he is a man who “like the Buddha…

He deserves disciples, schools, artworks, and monasteries to put his ideas into practice”.

Inspirer of artists and philosophers alike, his ideas have shaped the world as few other philosophers have.

Prepare to meet in our next Philo Café one of the most controversial and influential philosophers in history.

This is Arthur Schopenhauer.
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This event is part of season two of our philosophy cafés and it’s part of a Paris-based Cercle de Réflexion dedicated to sharing existential, philosophical, and leadership ideas that shaped (and are still shaping) our world!

This club-like English-speaking group that meets every first Thursday of the month is for anyone interested in educational discussions and resources about philosophy, where you don’t need to be a graduate-level philosopher to understand it.


This discussion-type event will be made of a short lecture by our friend Manuel followed by an open group discussion, inviting everyone's take on the topic of the day.


No-shows and last-minute cancellations aren't tolerated.
A No-show usually gets people removed from the group!

Past events (863)

The Ethical Life: a route map

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