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Dear members and friends of British Conservatives in Paris,

It is my great pleasure to invite you to our first event of 2022, a spring party.

It will be an opportunity to get together ‘en présentiel’, to celebrate the end of the worst of the pandemic, and to exchange views on the current state of the world.  

The event will take place on Wednesday 23 March, at 7.30pm at St George’s Anglican Church, 7, rue Auguste Vacquerie, 75116 Paris (métro Klébert or Etoile). 

The menu will consist of the following:

-       Gougères with Jubilee Kir Royal

-       Tricia’s Conservative Salade à la Burrata

-       Ravioli aux cèpes, façon Disraeli

-       Fromage et salade verte (mais pas écolo)

-       Pudding à la Downing Street  

-       Vins rouge et blanc

-       Café

Vegetarian alternatives can be arranged if requested in advance.

The cost is 35€ for all members, friends and their guests.

I do hope you can attend and look forwards to seeing you very soon.

Best wishes, 

Jeremy Stubbs

Chairman, British Conservatives in Paris
06 38 53 11 66

You can follow us on Twitter at @BCA_Paris or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ParisConservatives/ 

and https://www.facebook.com/ConservativesParis/

The Liberal Party of Australia (the Australian sister to our own Party) has set up a French branch of the Australian Liberals Abroad Federation. If you know of any Australians resident in France who might wish to join, please invite them to contact their Vice-President, Mr Peter Hammond, at saxon100@tpg.com.au


PAST EVENTS/VISITS

Dinner with speaker Richard Ashworth MEP at La Bastide Odéon on 23rd April, 2015

See photo(s) on our Facebook page  (with thanks to BCiP member George Grosz)

Report by Peter Huggins on Trier visit, 11/13 April, 2014

See photo(s) on our Facebook page

A small group of BCiP members made a rewarding cultural and political visit to Trier from Friday 11th. April until Palm Sunday, 13th. April This was organised by Peter Huggins who knows Trier well and has contacts with the local CDU members.

On Friday afternoon, we visited the Porta Nigra, one of the most important Roman monuments North of the Alps and very mush the symbol of a city which was the Roman capital in the North and West It is remembered for Constantine the Great and his mother, St. Helena.

In the evening, we were invited to a CDU European election rally in Konz, an agreeable outlying suburb of Trier by Frau Simone Thiel, the dynamic MEP candidate for Trier and the region (Eifel/Mosel/Hunsrueck). She welcomed us warmly, introduced us to other local politicians and a visitor from a Luxembourg sister party, Guy Modert, who also came to give his support. The evening was a great success with discussion of the CDU programme in which we joined Christopher Chantrey notably sought support for votes for Britons living abroad. It was also fun, as witnessed by our photo with Frau Thiel It was pleasant to have Mosel wine served at a political meeting.

On Saturday we had a full programme of visits to Roman sights in Trier, the earliest German city in Germany. This included two major sites of thermal baths, the Roemerbruecke, an important early bridge which still has the original Roman piers and the Konstantin basilica., a huge structure partly re-built but to Roman specifications. We had a glance at Karl Marx’ birthplace and absorbed the atmosphere of the Hauptmarkt with all the oldest monuments in Germany – cathedral, market cross and chemist’s shop which was a 12th. Century monastic dispensary. We then relaxed on a Mosel boat trip.

On Saturday evening, we were invited to Sekt by Herr Artur Friedrich, a local CDU member and industrialist who produces fine ceramic tiles. After German Re-unification, he launched several factories in former East Germany, playing his role in the exciting but difficlult re-integration process.. We then had dinner with Frau Thiel which allowed us wide ranging discussions on European Parliament themes. She is a member of the Parliament secretariat and has a particular interest in working with British MEPs.

On Palm Sunday some of us attended the Solemn High Mass at the cathedral with very beautiful organ and choir music. One brave soul, Alex Carroll, ran a personal marathon round Trier and along the Mosel.

Peter Huggins

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