"We travel to change, not to change a place, but to change ideas."
- Hippolyte Taine
Oct 19th - 24th 2018
Un Voyage à Paris
The thread of our voyage is “Vintage Fashion”.
Vintage fashion is not discount fashion. It is the “street fashion” of the time when garments were made in Paris ateliers and women did not have to worry about being feminine.
I have built ample free time in the itinerary so that you can enjoy Paris on your own terms. For that reason, I suggest that you bring a companion – gentlemen are welcome of course but might find themselves outnumbered. It is a wonderful mother-daughter/best friend experience.
Our pace is leisurely, our group friendly. This exclusive getaway is only open to ten guests. As your host during our stay my goal is that you live Paris like a Parisian.
I am available at any time to assist you with extra visits, shopping, translation and any other request you may have.
FRIDAY, OCT 19TH
Check in at Hotel National des Arts & Metiers situated between Le Marais and the quartier de Montorgueil. A unique architecture and location that perfectly suits our theme. Our trip kicks off with a guided tour of the International Fair of Contemporary Art at the prestigious Grand Palais with an exacting selection of modern art, contemporary art, and design galleries, among the most emblematic of the international scene. Our docent is an art expert from the Ecole du Louvre.
SATURDAY, OCT 20TH
The brand new Musée Yves Saint Laurent opens its doors to us for an intimate visit of the collections and the atelier of Monsieur Saint Laurent under the guidance of an expert in the house of Yves Saint Laurent.
This is a great preamble to our day at Les Puces de St Ouen (the Flea Market at St Ouen), a real treasure trove of vintage fashion. One does not go to St Ouen to find a good deal
SUNDAY, OCT 21ST
Montmartre is the symbol of la Belle Epoque. A day away from the hustle and bustle of the Place du Tertre to discover the hidden streets and courtyards, vineyard and exceptional cuisine at one of Paris' top bistro.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 22nd
The Musée Picasso is ours for the morning. We are very fortunate that the new exhibit of Picasso's chefs d'oeuvre will be hung only a couple of days before our visit - a unique opportunity to discover some lesser known pieces. Did you know that Picasso made jewelry and had a significant influence on Yves Saint Laurent?
The Hotel Drouot auction house is an incontournable institution for vintage collectors. Visit of the galleries, meeting with the commissaires priseurs and taking part in an auction keeps us busy for the rest of the day.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd
Reims – the home of the kings...and champagne. A day in the countryside visiting Domaine Pommery’s contemporary art collection and enjoying the champagne of a lesser known but fabulous domain, Leclerc Briant.
$5880 per person