Rotary Paris Agora meets twice a month at the Cercle Suédois in Paris.
We exchange ideas, prepare our current and future projects, and attend lectures given by club members or guests.
Visitors welcome. Registration required. The cost of dinner shall be paid in advance.
Le Cercle Suédois
Just a stone's throw from Place de la Concorde in the heart of Paris, the Cercle Suédois welcomes us for our meetings and events in its lounges with a breathtaking view of the Jardin des Tuileries.
Founded in 1891, the "Svenska Klubben i Paris" is the oldest Swedish Cercle abroad. Among its first members was Alfred Nobel, Stockholm-born chemist and founder of the eponymous prize.
Alfred Nobel leaves a legacy of 31.5 million Swedish crowns, estimated at 180 million euros. This fortune came from his invention: dynamite.
In his last will and testament, written on November 27 1895, Alfred Nobel requested the creation of an institution that would be responsible for awarding prizes each year to people who had rendered great services to humanity, enabling progress in the field of knowledge and culture.
It's up to Cercle Suédois that he wrote this will, on his personal desk, which is still preciously kept there, in one of the salons of the Cercle, which has since been named after him.
The Cercle Suédois is located just across the Jardin des Tuileries, at 242 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris.
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Health and safety measures and lockdowns did not prevent us from meeting at our usual paceand preserve our proximity! We held all our statutory meetings by videoconferencewith excellent attendance from our members.