Les Salons d’Isabelle


A ”salon” is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation.

Les Salons d’Isabelle are inspired by the ones held by Madame de Staël at Le Château de Coppet for more than 25 years. After the French Revolution, this French woman of Swiss origin gathered round her a considerable number of writers, philosophers, scientists, politicians, musicians, and artists in order to exchange ideas and expand their knowledge.

This VIP Speakeasy à la française welcomes French language aficionados who are interested in discussing interesting topics and meeting other French language enthusiasts!


What are Les Salons d’Isabelle?

Les Salons d’Isabelle are VIP conversation and networking events with a central theme related to the francophone world being discussed in French, to everyone’s enlightenment!

Isabelle, founder & language coach at Prêt à Parler Geneva, will introduce the topic and her special guests, who are specialists of the selected theme. 

No need to be a connoisseur of the subject to take part in the Salons: all curious hedonists are welcome!

Who Can Attend?

30 epicurean francophiles with a good command of French (A2 level minimum) who want to take part in a select, yet friendly event. 

Not sure what your level of French is?  Test it here.

When and where will the salons be held?

Two Salons will be held every year.

Dates and locations of our VIP Speakeasy à la française will be announced via our Newsletter, blog, and FB page.  

Mais chuuut! C’est une surprise!

Do I have to buy my ticket ahead of time?

As the spots are limited to 30, we recommend that you purchase your ticket as soon as possible in order to secure your participation.

Registration will start 1 month prior to the event. 

To reserve your tickets, please contact us at info@pretaparlergeneva.com.

What is included in my ticket?


  • 2 glasses of Mademoiselle Bulles’ bio-dynamic champagne
  • Scrumptious amuse-bouches
  • Delicious macarons by Pierre Ô Nanans
  • An introduction to the chosen topic, presented by your hostess and guest(s)
  • One gift bag per participant and discounts on several exclusive products promoted during our Salons

How much is it?

Participation fee for Les Salons d’Isabelle is 67 CHF.

Prêt à Parler clients who booked Madame de Staël Language Program will be granted free access to Les Salons d’Isabelle.

Do I have to dress up?

There is no official dress code for Les Salons d’Isabelle, but as for any special event, we recommend that you dress elegantly to enjoy even more the memorable time you will spend with us! 

I love the idea!

Can I book your services for a private party?

Volontiers! We would be delighted to create a special Speakeasy à la française for you and your guests.  Here are a few topic ideas for a memorable salon:

  • La cuisine française/suisse
  • Le parfum
  • L’opéra
  • Le monde de l’horlogerie suisse
  • Le chocolat Favarger
  • La vie à Genève
  • La vie à la cour de Louis XIV
  • Madame de Staël et les Salons de conversation
  • À la découverte du Québec

Do you have a special request or idea in mind? Please contact us for more information and to make the magic happen!