The Art Trip of a Lifetime!
Inspired by you and designed for you, this will be the art trip of a lifetime! We will explore the city of lights together and uncover its artistic and cultural treasures. With private tours of the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, the Pompidou and more, we will marvel at masterpieces, but we will also uncover hidden gems in smaller and less-frequented museums. In particular, we will have a personalized tour of the temporary exhibition, Pionnières at the Musée du Luxembourg, spotlighting women artists of the roaring twenties. Beyond the museum, we will discover the history of Paris. Lodging at Hotel Artus, a sophisticated boutique hotel in Saint-Germain-des-Près, we will be in the picturesque heart of the city with easy access by foot and by metro to the Louvre, Notre Dame and other major sites. There will be time to relax and deepen our connection through discussion, merriment and laughter. Each day, we will discuss what we've seen together at an historic or trendy café, nourishing our hearts and deepening our bonds. After all, this trip is as much about friendship as it is about art! Not only a feast for our eyes and sisterhood for our souls, this voyage offers a veritable delight for our palates. We'll dine at the city's finest dining establishments, from Michelin star restaurants to hidden bistrots. We will not do as tourists do! Instead, we will do as the locals do and savor the best that Paris has to offer as we immerse ourselves in everyday Parisian life.
This deluxe voyage is curated for an intimate group of women who wish to travel tastefully, while deepening their connection to art, culture and each other.
In addition to Paris, you have the option to travel like royals to the Loire Valley where we'll walk in the footsteps of the French queens in their castles. We'll escape the crowds and discover enchanted palaces, hidden histories and local traditions. We'll sleep like royals in a castle at the Château Hotel, Domaine de la Tortinière, and pamper ourselves at the spa and pool. This hotel has welcomed many famous guests over the years including Audrey Hepburn. We'll have private tours of magnificent chateaux, including Chenonceau, Chambord and Chaumont-sur-Loire. And with wine and cheese tastings, we'll discover the Loire's unique terroir. We'll slow down and enjoy unique cuisine, wine and gastronomy as we relax in the stunning countryside and enjoy each other's company.
I can't wait to show you the finest art, food and wine
that France has to offer!
Oh the fun we'll have!
Private Guided Tours of the following museums led by Lauren:
Musée d'Orsay - Impressionism
Orangerie - Monet's waterlilies
Pompidou - Modern Art
Notre Dame & Sainte Chapelle
Musée du Luxembourg & meeting with Curator Camille Morineau
Musée de Montmartre - Suzanne Valadon's former studio
Musée Nissim de Camondo
Jewish Walking Tour of the Marais
Art Gallery Tour with Contemporary art expert Caroline Etter
Private Guided Tours of the following French castles led by Lauren:
International Garden Festival*
Clos Lucé, Amboise & Blois*
Meet-and-Greet with Haute Couture expert Guénola du Halgoüet
Fashion History at Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Tour of the historic La Samaritaine, Le Bon Marché and Grande Épicerie
Vintage Couture and Paris Arcades Shopping Experience
Food, Wine and Epicurean Delights:
Three Course Meal at a Michelin Star Restaurant in Paris
Private Champagne Tasting - Women Wine Makers with Cynthia Coutu
Sugar Crawl Pastry Walking Tour of Saint-Germain-des-Près with Pastry Chef Lisa Allen
Food Market Tour of Marché d'Aligre
Private Pastry Making Class at Versailles with Molly Wilk
Loire Valley Vineyard Tour & Tasting*
Loire Valley Cheeses Tasting*
Live Jazz Concert featuring drummer Jeff Boudreaux
Paris bars à vin and wine tasting with Charlotte King
Belly dancing class with Yaël Zarca
Night out in Saint-Germain-des-Près
This itinerary is subject to change
*Included in Ultimate Package Paris & Loire Valley
All activities are optional
Art Historian and French national licensed guide
French cuisine and culture expert with 15 years' experience running international cultural exchanges.
Award winning certified wine professional focused on women wine makers and Champagne.
Art historian, curator, consultant and licensed guide with vast knowledge of contemporary art.
Fashionista and licensed guide from Venice.
Guénola du Halgouët
French fashion consultant and strategist in haute courture and luxury brands.
Licensed guide, art, theater and wine expert. Interpreter for renowned French winemakers and sommeliers.
Art historian and curator and fonder of the association AWARE (Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions).
A people-loving artist specializing in portrait photography.
French pastry chef trained by Le Cordon Bleu. Teaches pastry classes in her picturesque home in Versailles.
Luxurious Sleep fit for a Queen
Follow in the footsteps of Audrey Hepburn! Sleep in a castle in the Loire Valley and in a retro-chic boutique hotel in Paris!(accommodation booked separately)