AA Paris Convention 2023

AA Paris

We welcome you to the inaugural English Speaking AA Paris Convention 10 June 2023

A one-day event in the heart of Paris and recovery from

The Convention provides an opportunity for AA members, regardless of age, to come together & share their experience, strength & hope as members of Alcoholics Anonymous.

American Church

65 Quai d'Orsay

75007 Paris

8.00am - 10.30pm

June 10th 2023

Founders Day


08.00 - 09.00


09.00 - 10.00

Prayer & Meditation

10.30 - 11.45

Newcomers Meeting

12.00 - 13.00

Young & Young at Heart

13.00 - 14.00


14.00 - 15.00

Men’s Meeting

15.30 - 16.30


17.00 - 18.00

Two Speaker Chip Meeting

19.00 - 22.30



13.00 - 14.00


09.00 - 10.00

Love and sex in recovery

12.00 - 13.00

LGBTQIA+ Footsteps 

13.00 - 14.00


14.00 - 15.00

Women’s Meeting

15.30 - 16.30

Trudging on the Road to Happy Destiny

17.00 - 18.00

19.00 - 22.30



12.00 - 13.00

Secular Meeting

14.00 - 15.00

French Speaking Meeting

15.00 - 16.30

Little Pickles Parent Meeting

17.00 - 18.00

Al-Anon Meeting

Join The Party !

We will conclude the Convention with a seated evening meal for guests along with top class entertainment provided for by our talented community.

Still Have Energy ?

For those of us inspired by the opportunity to continue the weekend in fellowship, join the ‘Trudgers to Happy Destiny’ Friends of Bill Team, in the Adidas 10km fun run Paris, taking place Sunday 11 June 2023. 

To join the team contact Garrette +33 6 30 13 45 04. 
Individual registration also available at the link below.

AA in Paris

While American A.A.s had met in Paris as early as 1949, the first known French-speaking group forms after the newspaper France Soir runs a series of articles on Alcoholics Anonymous by journalist Joseph Kessel in the summer
of 1960.

In 1961, four people fellows formed the Groupe Quai d’Orsay, taking its name from the Quai at which the American Church is situated.

Founder's Day

The date of the convention also aligns with AA Founder’s Day. 10th June 1935 marked the first meeting between Bill W. and Dr. Bob, the founders of the AA Programme. Join us to celebrate the occasion, the legacy of our co-founders and 82 years of freedom from addiction.

Your Questions, Anwsered...


There are numerous restaurants in short walking distance of the venue with a variety of cuisines. Most popular include :

Tabac de l’Université
151 Rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris

Bellota-Bellota Tour Eiffel Spanish
18 Rue Jean Nicot, 75007 Paris

21 Rue Malar, 75007 Paris

PariSeven Boulangerie
20 Rue Jean Nicot, 75007 Paris

24 Rue Jean Nicot, 75007 Paris

Supermarché G20
9 Rue Jean Nicot, 75007 Paris


Evening Meal

An evening meal will be provided for all guests who have an all-day evening ticket. Vegetarian and Vegan dishes will be available. We regret we cannot accomodate specific dietary requirements.


There is a wide selection of Hotel accomodation available in the area.

Is the convention open to non-members of AA?

We happily welcome those with a desire to stop drinking of interest to learn more.

Due to strict limitations on the number of participants allowed by the venue, we suggest fellows consider not bringing additional family members or children outside of the programme for the day.

Should I leave my pet at home?

We kindly ask that you paws for thought if it’s essential to bring your four-legged friend to the event. It will be a lively day (in the best AA sense), and may be distracting for pets but also disrupt the calm space of the meetings. 

Will the convention be available online via Zoom?

The Convention is an in-person face to face event.

Where can I learn more about AA?

Please visit aa.org for further information.

What is the capacity of the Convention?

Due to requirements of the venue we are happy to invite 150 guests to attend the event. Register now to avoid disappointment.