About Russell Kelley

Russell Kelley and his wife Lynn have lived in Paris for 30 years. For the first 20 years Russell worked as an international business lawyer. For the past 10 years he and Lynn have divided their time between Paris and Palm Beach, Florida, where Russell was born.

During the past decade Russell has delved into the history of his two hometowns and written books about how they each evolved over time: An Illustrated History of Palm Beach – How Palm Beach Evolved Over 150 Years From Wilderness to Wonderland, which was published by Pineapple Press in 2020, and The Making of Paris – The Story of How Paris Evolved From A Fishing Village Into The World’s Most Beautiful City, which was published by Lyons Press in 2021.

Russell is Vice President of the Alliance Française Miami Metro.

Upcoming Events


The impressionist revolutions

In person Master Class: French Culture and History

From Apr 4, 2023 To Apr 25, 2023 6:30 PM To 7:30 PM

Master class on Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Paul Cézanne and Auguste Renoir: four sessions and one Museum of Fine Arts visit to better understand the French impressionists.

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Musiciennes de légende by Marina Chiche

Author talk and book signing

Friday, April 7, 2023 6:30 PM To 8:00 PM

The French Library is pleased to welcome award-winning French violinist and author Marina Chiche. Marina will tell us more about her work on making classical music accessible to the widest audience possible and highlighting exceptional women performers forgotten by history because of their gender.

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Saturday, April 1, 2023 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM

Don’t you wish you could take a bite of a “just out of the oven” real French croissant, beurré à souhait and dip it in your morning coffee? Make your dream come true by rolling up your sleeves and join to Sonia to learn how to make delicious French croissants.

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