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Paris Itinerary - Registration opens July 1, 2023.

$7,055     April 11-18, 2024

Limited to 10 people.

$700 deposit required to hold your place.


Your package includes:

  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel and back

  • Eight days at a luxurious five-star hotel, double occupancy

  • Welcome reception

  • Eleven meals, including five gourmet dinners

  • All tours, workshops and activities 

  • All transportation during our visit

  • Optional stay for haute couture tour, etiquette workshop and gourmet dinner at Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace



Day One

  • Arrive in Paris, where you will be met and transferred to the Chateau Frontenac Hotel in the center of the city. Refresh yourself in your lovely room and enjoy the grounds. 

  • In the evening, we will enjoy a private welcome reception, then head out for a gourmet dinner.  Above the dazzling lights of the city, we will enjoy a panoramic view of the city while savoring a gourmet dinner at Jules Verne Restaurant  in the Eiffel Tower.

  • After dinner, we will cruise along the Seine River. (R,D). 



Day Two

  • You will absolutely love the melt-in-your-mouth croissants and other delectable items we will have for breakfast each morning in the hotel. 

  • Afterwards, we will head to the world's largest, most beautiful museum, The Louvre. We will skip the lines and be treated to a private tour of the former royal palace that today houses the world’s largest museum with 35,000 art works on display. With so many treasures to discover, this visit will last the full day.

  • Mid-day, we will enjoy a lunch fit for queens at Le Grand Vefour, the oldest restaurant in Paris, and the very restaurant Napolean loved and patronized! 

  • Later, we will relax at the hotel, explore the area on our own, then enjoy a casual dinner, dutch treat. (B, L)



Day Three

  • After breakfast, we will board our luxury glass roofed minibus for a whistle-stop tour that will acclimate us to Paris. From the comfort of our seats, we will see the top attractions while hearing about the city’s distinctive history and culture. Be sure to bring your notepad. You will want to revisit some of these gems later in your downtime.

  • We will then have lunch at Epicure Restaurant, which has established itself as a high point of Parisian gourmet pleasures, a must-not-miss venue for the Parisian aristocracy. 

  • Optional: Who makes better perfume than the French? After lunch, you will learn their secrets and create your own signature scent in a French perfume making class. Guided by a top Paris "nose" and perfume expert, we will earn about perfume, its history and current trends, then create several perfumes of our own.

  • Enjoy the late afternoon and evening as you wish. (B, L)


Day Four

  • After breakfast, prepare for a day of splendor. We will see the Palace of Versailles and its gardens (Château de Versailles) as French kings once did – with our own tour that includes a once-in-a-lifetime private viewing of the palace’s Royal Quarters. This exclusive tour gives us priority entrance to Versailles through a reserved door and unprecedented access to magnificent private rooms – such as Louis XVI’s library – normally off-limits to the general public.

  • During this daylong visit, we will enjoy lunch at Ore - Ducasse au Chateau de Versailles.

  • Dinner on our own


Day Five

  • Today is our luxuriously restful, but deliciously fun-filled day.

  • After breakfast, we will take some time out from our Paris sightseeing to learn from a local French chef in her private Parisian home how to make a famous French confection – macaroons. In a hands-one workshop, she will share the secrets behind making these esteemed, colorful French delights, so you can take a taste of Paris home with you.

  • We will then head to the world famous La Grande Epicerie de Paris, lauded by food aficionados as a purveyor of the world's best, rare and ultra-sophisticated gourmet meats, cheeses, fruits and its highly regarded selection of champagnes, wines and spirits. From the store's vast selection, we will build our personal picnic baskets.

  • From there, we will head to  Luxembourg Gardens. Bordered by Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter, these lovely gardens are beloved by Parisians longing to bask on a lawn chair in the sunshine or enjoy a picnic. That's exactly what we will do at the stunningly beautiful park that at one time only allowed the entrance of kings and queens. Be sure to bring your favorite novel, magazine or craft for an idyllic afternoon of bliss.

  • On our way back to our rooms, we will peek in on Laudree, where you'll find their cloud-soft macaroons irresistible. We'll take a few to go, then head back to our hotel.

  • Later, we will dress in our finest attire to visit Les Ambassadeurs Restaurant and L-ecrin for lavish dinner in what is possibly the most elegant of all dining rooms in the city. Expect something new and refreshing as it has been recently renovated. (B, D)

Day Six 

  • After breakfast, we will spend the day  in Montmarte, exploring the markets, art, culture and culinary delights.

  • Our evening is on our own. (B)


Day Seven

  • After breakfast, we will embark on a Champagne pilgrimage during a full-day trip from Paris!

  • With an expert guide, we will enter the heart of the Champagne region and tour the glamorous Moet and Chandon Champagne cellars in Epernay. From there, we will continue to Hautvillers, the captivating village that was once home to the ‘father of Champagne’ -- Dom Pérignon and learn about premium Champagnes.

  • You'll discover the secrets behind their effervescent fizz on a tour of the House of Mumm Champagne cellars in Reims. We will enjoy samples galore and see much more on this must-do Champagne day trip.

  • After this daylong activity, we will enjoy dinner in Champagne Region. (B)


Day Eight

  • Our final full day will be divinely delectable.

  • Enjoy the rest of your visit seeing the sites, shopping for souvenirs and people-watching from one of the fantastic cafes in our area.


Day Nine (Optional Stay)

  • We will say goodbye over breakfast and you will be driven to the airport for a safe return home.

  • As an option, you can remain an extra day and join us after breakfast for a day of  entertaining, etiquette and fine dining.

  • We will visit Black Paris, (Little Africa),  learn the art of French entertaining, which is all about refinement and etiquette. In a lovely French apartment,  our experts will share with us the French art de table: how to set a table, the time-honored codes of conduct, how to serve wine, when to move into the salon (for an after-dinner drink, or tea).

  • That evening, we will enjoy the Latin Quarter and enjoy dinner

  • The next morning, enjoy our farewell breakfast before being driven to the airport for your return flight.







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