Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in France & Monaco
Thanksgiving this year falls on Thursday Nov. 25. This is one of the most important American traditional holidays and being abroad can make one miss home being with family and friends. (French explanation here by US Embassy Paris, Thanksgiving guide by Lyon à la carte.)
Luckily there are many communities of expats in France and Thanksgiving festivities all over the country from Biarritz to Paris, even in Monte Carlo (Monaco). Here is a list below, non-exhaustive of course, as there could be events of which I’m not aware (especially in other cities). If this is the case, please feel free to list events as “comments”.
Many of these require reservations in advance and spots are limited, so get on it! Not all fall on Thanksgiving, they range from Nov. 17 to Nov. 28. Also, price ranges vary, anywhere from 20 to 80 euros a person usually. Parents with children ages 3-5, you may be interested by American Library in Paris having a story hour on Nov. 24.
cheers, and Happy “jour de dinde” (Turkey Day) en avance!
Nov. 17: France-Etats Unis Paris (with talk on JFK)
Nov. 23: France Amériques
Nov. 24: American University Clubs of France
Nov. 25: Breakfast in America diner
Nov. 25: Katz’s American Diner, firstname.lastname@example.org, their menu, their flyer
Nov. 25: AmCham France (American Chamber of Commerce)
Nov. 25, 26, 27: Le Saint-Martin
Harry’s Bar (not sure for 2010, contact them).
American Club of Paris (not sure, contact them)
Nov. 21: American Club of Lille
Association Bordeaux-USA (not sure for this year, contact them)
Nov. 28: Americans in Alsace (looks like members only, contact through site)
Nov. 28: France-Etats Unis Nantes
MONTE CARLO (MONACO)
Nov. 25: Stars ‘N’ Bars
Nov. 25: France-Etats Unis Caen
Nov. 26: France-Etats Unis Biarritz (soirée gala, Thanksgiving dinner)