Paris Itinerary - Registration opens September 1, 2019.

$6,055

Limited to 10 people.

$250 deposit required to hold your place.

 

Your package includes:

  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel and back

  • Seven days at a luxurious five-star hotel

  • Welcome reception

  • Eleven meals, including five gourmet dinners

  • All tours, workshops and activities (except the optional Chocolate Crawl)

  • 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.  (R,D)

  • Later that evening, we will enjoy the perfect beginning to a week of Paris sightseeing. An unforgettable night in Paris! 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. (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 relaxed lunch at the museum.

  • Later, we will relax at the hotel, then enjoy a gourmet dinner, on site (B,D).

 

 

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.

  • Who makes better perfume than the French? After our tour, 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.

  • For over a century, the Angelina Tearoom has established itself as a high point of Parisian gourmet pleasures, a must-not-miss venue for the Parisian aristocracy. After our workshop, we will visit this grand dame of Parisian tearooms to savor their world famous hot cocoa and chocolates.

  • Enjoy the late afternoon and evening as you wish, before joining us for dinner at the legendary, Epicure Restaurant -- one of the best in the world. (B, D)

 

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.

  • After this daylong visit, we will refresh ourselves and enjoy dinner in the neighborhood. (B, D)

 

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 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 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 Seven

  • Our final full day will be divinely delectable.

  • After enjoying a free morning as you wish, we will gather in the lobby to head out for an unusual, but superbly sweet afternoon. We are going on a Chocolate Crawl in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Something miraculous has happened in this most storied of Left Bank neighborhoods—it has become chocolate central of France. Within less than a single square mile can be found no fewer than 15 world-class chocolatiers, each with its own signature style and specialties. In a single afternoon, you will sample the world's creamiest ganaches, scented truffles, liqueur-filled bon bons, pralines, caramels and any other chocolaty confection under the sun. (optional activity)

  • 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 Eight (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 haute couture, entertaining, etiquette and fine dining.

  • We will start with a private tour tracing the footsteps of Mademoiselle" Coco Chanel. We will "follow" as she went about becoming a fashion legend, see how she got started, visit her favorite places, meet her friends and learn the stories of her signature pieces, now icons of haute couture, like the famous Chanel jacket, her quilted handbag and, of course, her N° 5 perfume. We will begin, of course with the CHANEL jewelry boutique on the Place Vendôme. Then on to the Ritz (reopened in 2014), where she lived for many years. We will stop for tea between rue Cambon and the Place Vendôme, and finally visit the flagship CHANEL store, where we will explore the prêt-à-porter styles, perfumes, and accessories.

  • Afterwards, we will 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 enchanting 17th century Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace, which inspired the building of the Palace of Versailles. After a guided tour of the Carriage Museum, we will have a luxury 3-course dinner, prepared by a high quality chef, in the beautiful grounds of the château.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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