Rendez-Vous LIVE
Midnight in Paris with Oliver Gee

Monday, November 9, 2020
6pm ET
Streamed from Paris
In English

“Wherever you are in the world, forget about that now, close your eyes … and imagine that you are being transported to Paris.” — Oliver Gee

Oliver Gee, journalist and host of the popular Paris podcast, The Earful Tower, and actor Samuél Lopez-Barrantes join us for the November edition of Rendez-Vous LIVE, a virtual reimagining of FIAF’s popular monthly meet-up event for members.

Gee, accompanied by the ghost of Ernest Hemingway (portrayed by Lopez-Barrantes), takes us on virtual walk through Paris as he shares his favorite sites and stories about the City of Lights. Be transported to the artist village of Montmartre in the 18th arrondissement, where Gee will introduce us to famous faces from the city’s past…

Gee will also share a few laugh-out-loud stories from his memoir, Paris On Air.

The recorded virtual walking tour will be followed by a LIVE Q&A with Gee and Lopez-Barrantes.

In English
60 minutes with Q&A

Oliver Gee

Oliver Gee is the host of the popular Paris podcast, The Earful Tower.

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    • Originally from Australia, Gee has lived in Paris since 2015. His first book, Paris On Air, is a memoir filled with laugh-out-loud stories from his past five years in the French capital.

      The Earful Tower, which is a podcast and blog about Paris and France, has over 60,000 downloads per month and was recently lauded by The New York Times as a great way of “traveling by ear.”

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Samuél Lopez-Barrantes

Samuél Lopez-Barrantes teaches literature, cinema and creative writing at the Sorbonne, and is a literary and historical tour guide of Paris.

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    • Samuél holds an M.A. in European Society and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

      Samuél is a member of the American folk-rock trio Slim & The Beast, whose debut EP has already caught the attention of Rolling Stone France.

      His first book, Slim and The Beast (2015), was the flagship novel for Inkshares, America’s first crowd-funded publishing house. His current novella, “Leap Year,” is available at

      Samuél has lived in Paris for 12 years.