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Registration Open for September 2020

 

September 19 – 24, 2020

We’re going back to Paris  and will be taking an exclusive group of design aficionados on our Paris Decor Tour, in September 2020.  The group is limited to 10 people to keep the low-key, non-tour approach. Explore the ultimate “City of Dreams” with a group of like-minded designers. We’ve revamped our Paris Décor Tour itinerary to focus on truly unique design discoveries, atelier visits and Parisian experiences that capture that unique French savoir faire. We are calling it the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous: French History Edition. Think Versailles, Malmaison, Fountainebleu and more. 

This is a once in a lifetime tour with other design pros.  Join us as we explore Paris through a designer’s eyes. We’re staying in the Saint Germain neighborhood- home to restaurants, shops, open air markets, and hip boutiques. We’ll help you turn this trip into a way to leverage your business with pre- trip webinars, postings, and exclusive design destinations during our stay.

Topping it off, you’ll experience Paris as a design insider with what has become the tours’ signature- private design destinations- to some of the best and most exclusive ateliers and showrooms in Paris.

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Our Paris Decor Tour itinerary doesn’t have your ordinary tourist stops (feel free to explore those on your own) we have curated excursions and destinations custom made for your creative eye. After all, Paris is where artists, writers and design creatives get their inspiration. We have crafted what we think is the perfect blend of Group time and Alone time. Not only will you explore Paris, but you’ll live the Parisian. Life. Style. Some of the activities you’ll enjoy :

  • Atelier and Artisan Visits 
  • Hosted trip to Clignacourt flea market, plus the smaller- but- some-think- better, Vanves flea market with recommendations for our favorite vendors
  • Musee Toile de Jouy
  • Late afternoon- Versailles guided tour including the Palace, Royal Seranade, Fountain show in the Gardens and fireworks.
  • Get-to-know-you champagne tasting
  • Guided tours of Paris’ hidden gem museums like Nissim de Camondo, Yves Saint Laurent, and Jacquemart-Andre..
  • Chateau Hopping near Paris
  • Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Day 
  • Exclusive design destinations, ateliers and studio visits culled from our little black book 

 

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The neighborhood is quintessential Paris.  The chic Left Bank district, home to posh boutiques, eateries and the 6th-century Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris’s oldest church. Sidewalk booksellers sell vintage titles on the banks of the Seine. Boulevard Saint-Germain draws tourists and literature fans to iconic cafes like Les Deux Magots and Flore, once favored by writers such as Hemingway and Camus. We are just a few steps away from the Louvre Museum, the Place de la Concorde, the Palais Royal and the Champs Elysées. T  Stroll the famous Rue de Buci food market and pick up a baguette, cheese or foie gras for a Sunday picnic. Rue de Bac finds some of the world’s best linen shops. See world class art between the Seine and St. Germain at  amazing art galleries. Don’t miss Laudree, in Madeleine Castaing’s apartment on the corner of Rue Bonaparte and Rue Jacob for macaroons and tea.  Oh, we could go on and on… you’ll just have to join us to get our must- see-and -do list !

 

The Hotel d’Aubusson on the Left Bank, is ideally located between Ile de la Cité and the Luxembourg gardens. Our hotel is housed in an authentic 17th century mansion and is a privileged observer of the rich history of the district. The recently renovated interior patio offers a moment of tranquillity in the heart of Paris. Enjoy a generous breakfast in the morning or tea in the afternoon. You can end your day with one of our delicious cocktails, away from the hustle and bustle of Paris  at the Laurent Bar. The hotel spa and pool also awaits you.

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 6 days/5 nights in Paris, September 2020  includes:

Hotel Aubusson, 5- star Left Bank hotel, double-occupancy in the heart of Paris (Super-convenient location)  Five minute walk to the subway. Walking distance of the Louvre, Orsay, Notre Dame, Luxembourg Gardens, Sorbonne and surrounded by art galleries, restaurants and shops.

  • 6 days/5 nights at the Hotel Aubusson in Paris- double occupancy. A five star hotel in the center of Paris
  • Pick-up and delivery from Paris airports or train stations (Airfare not included)
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel
  • Metro pass
  • Private Lifestyle experiences to explore the secrets of Parisian Chic 
  • Hosted trips to Paris flea markets with recommendations for our favorite vendors
  • Special “small producer” Champagne tasting
  • As-you-wish meet-ups for cocktails to review the day compare notes, share stories, etc.
  • Pre-travel web session with Deb and Susan to preview locations, M&O planning, travel details, our Paris faves and more
  • Cruise on the river Seine
  • Entrance to Versailles, d’Orsay or Rodin, Orangerie, YSL and others
  • VIP amenties at hotel
  • Design destinations and insider access to showrooms and ateliers across Paris
  • Transportation to/from appointments and venues
  • Farewell Dinner

$3995

Guarantee your reservation with a non refundable $1495.00 deposit.

* Single occupancy rooms are available for an upcharge. If you have a travel partner, let us know that as well.

 

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1. Download the registration form with all the details and policies

2. Read the policies, fill out the form

3. Send  or email the the registration form with the deposit check or credit card details

Once we’ve received your deposit and registration we’ll send you more details and with our Welcome letter.

As we get closer to our departure date, we’ll be sending you weekly email updates, tips and news as well as details to our Facebook Group and webinar.

QUESTIONS? Email me 

 

Here’s what is in store if you join us in September!

 

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Is my airfare included in the tour price?

No, air transportation to and from Paris is the responsibility of the participant. You will need to be in Paris from Saturday, September 19, 2020 to Thursday, September 24, 2020.  (Flying overnight Friday, September 18, 2020.) Please arrange your flights accordingly. Private transportation to and from Charles de Gaulle Airport is included. We will provide information on transfers from the airport to our hotel 10 days BEFORE tour departure.

Do I have to find a roommate?

No, our tour package is based on double occupancy, but we will assign roomies and introduce you prior to the trip. In the 10 years we have been doing this we have matched roomies well- with no issues. In fact, we have introduced many life long friends. If you prefer  a single room, please contact us for supplement up-charge.

Is there anything else not included?

Passport fees, visa (non-U.S. citizen), personal and/or baggage insurance, excess baggage, meals, tours and entrance fees not specified in the itinerary, all items of a personal nature such as laundry, cleaning, telephone, and beverages. Wine, liquor, soft drinks, tips to porters, drivers and local guides, and any other items not specifically mentioned as included above and listed here.

Also not included are the following:

  • Any meals except breakfast at the hotel as noted
  • Any admissions or fees except for the M&O show and museum pass as noted
  • Any additional transportation fees outside of those listed above 
  • Optional activities, entries & transportation is on you.
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guides, hotel staff, taxis, etc.
  • All items of a personal nature, such as telephone calls, laundry, pay TV, hotel mini-bars, etc
  • All private excursions not specified in the itinerary
  • Any public transport, taxi, local bus, rail or flights not specified in the itinerary

What if I have to cancel ?

The deposit is non-refundable; 90 days prior to tour date – 50% non-refundable; 30 days prior to tour date – 100% non-refundable. Cancellation within 30 days or less will result in forfeiture of the entire cost of the tour. Trip cancellation insurance is strongly advised; medical insurance is required.

Is there a payment plan?

You can guarantee your reservation with a non refundable $1495.00 deposit .  Balance of the package price is due as follows:   $1500.00 due May 15, 2020 and balance of $1000.00 due on or by August 1, 2020. You may pay by check or credit card and we invoice you through PayPal.