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This customized Luxury Paris Tour begins at Le Cinq Codet, which is an atmosphere, like that of the Rive Gauche – elegant and cultivated. The boutiques on the rue de Sèvres, the art and designer galleries of the district form a way of life that the Cinq Codet naturally fits right into. Art is present with a collection of unique contemporary paintings evoking the Rodin Museum located nearby.
Located in the 7th district of Paris, Le Cinq Codet is a contemporary hotel offering a patio, a spa and wellness centre with a hot tub and hammam, and free bikes. The Eiffel Tower is a 15-minute walk away. All rooms are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV, a minibar and a coffee machine.6
ACTIVITIES in PARIS:
Visit the second level of the Eiffel Tower on this private tour that includes skip-the-line access and Wi-Fi, allowing you to immediately share your photos and experiences on the tower with your friends, family, and followers, wherever they may be. During your visit, you’ll also learn about the tower’s history and hear stories about how the monument changed the city of Paris.
Feast your senses on the vibrant color and charisma of the ‘Féerie’ show at Paris’ iconic Moulin Rouge during an extravagant evening in the City of Light. Take a seat in the atmospheric theater and prepare for a dazzling spectacle of drama, dance, and music. See elaborately dressed show girls dominate the stage; marvel at dancers as they perform compelling choreography. Enjoy Dinner and a show followed by the Moulin Rouge Show with Champagne.
This private tour will take you on a full-day exploration of history, art, and French culture, and of course, a stop for lunch in Paris, the City of Lights. You’ll visit not only the city’s popular attractions but secret and hidden gems as well.
Start the day in the Latin Quarter at the origins of Paris, or Lutetia Parisiorum, at the Roman baths that show the reach of the Roman Empire and help tell the foundation story of the capital city of France This important archeological site sets the stage for a full-day chronological exploration of the City of Light.
From ancient history to the Medieval era, you will trace history through important cultural and architectural sites, stopping to admire the Gothic church of Saint Severin, one of the oldest on Paris’ Left Bank, Ile de la Cite, and the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral. After the fire of April 2019, access to Notre Dame has been closed, but your guide knows how to bring you as close to Notre Dame as possible, using the passage left open for local residents. From there to Sainte-Chappelle, and the leafy Place Dauphine, 17th-century architecture and urban design and the role of the aristocracy in the development of the city you see today.
After lunch, spend the afternoon in the incredible collection of the Louvre Museum.
Enjoy a ride through Paris on a vintage motorcycle sidecar with a glass of Champagne. Enjoy unobstructed, open-air views of the city’s top landmarks as you cruise past Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Palais Garnier, and other attractions. Listen to fun, informative anecdotes on each location from your guide. This truly encapsulates a “Luxury Paris Tour”!
On your Versailles Bike Tour; ride, taste & explore on this truly memorable day trip. Escape the crowds, skip the line, explore the Château, gardens & discover secret places seen by few tourists and even unknown to Parisians.
Take the train to Versailles, hop on bikes and explore the beautiful town of Versailles & the award-winning food market. Eat crêpes, wine taste & shop like a local for a French picnic lunch. You will ride through the breath-taking Royal Gardens, admire Louis’ fountains, indulge in market treats whilst hearing all the gossip & scandalous tales of the French Royal Family.
Having worked up an appetite: enjoy your private and authentic French picnic lunch by the Grand Canal. Includes Skip the Line to explore the Château: State Rooms, King’s bedroom & Hall of Mirrors.
Montmartre is the epicenter for pastry and chocolates in all of Paris. We’ll start at an artisanal chocolatier where you’ll see and enjoy some of the best chocolates Paris has to offer at an artisanal chocolatier.
Visit a macaron shop where you’ll learn how this pastry became an iconic sweet for all Parisians, and why they’re the most simple yet difficult cookies to make.
The final stop is a sweet shop for a taste of the beloved classic, a creperie.
Beneath the streets of Paris, there is another, darker side to the city that few get to see. Twenty meters (and more) below street level, the galleries of the Paris Catacombs extend for over 200 miles – a subterranean maze under the city that many are unaware of as they stroll along the streets overhead. Skip the long lines and unlock gates to hidden rooms on this Private VIP Tour of the world’s largest ossuary, deciphering on our journey many of the secrets of the history of Paris above.
You can’t go to Paris and skip the Marais area! Here, you will feel a specific atmosphere and enjoy the beauty of medieval Paris. Le Marais hosts many outstanding buildings of historic and architectural importance.
This tour will start at the north of le Marais and we will end near Saint Paul metro station. That way, you will see two different parts of this beautiful district: The quiet one and the busiest ones!
At the end of the tour, feel free to have a walk around to see all the numerous fashion boutiques, trendy shops, wine shops, and art galleries, and museums.
Continue your Luxury Paris Tour by night in a Citroën 2CV See the city illuminated after dark as you cruise around in your own French car Sip Champagne while admiring the lights of the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and more Drive through Montmartre to Sacré Coeur Basilica for a panoramic view of twinkling Paris.
Enjoy tasty croissants on your way to Champagne as you learn about the sparkling universe of Champagne.
Once you arrive in Champagne, you will visit an extremely prestigious estate. Discover never-ending galleries filled with bottles and finish the guided tour with a tasting.
The next stop is in the heart of the vineyard where you will enjoy a Masterclass led by your wine expert guide. Through this very unique experience and the tasting of a special Cuvee, you will learn all the secrets of this famous bubbly drink.
Then lunch in a family-run Champagne house or at a local restaurant. You will have the chance to taste several glasses of Champagne and ratafias (another local wine), paired with local food.
After lunch, enjoy a digestive tour through the vineyard of the Côte des Blancs and Vallée de la Marne. Learn the characteristics of pinot noir, chardonnay, and pinot Meunier and enjoy amazing views over the vineyard.
Then, your guide will drive you to Hautvillers, a typical French village, home of the legendary Dom Perignon. Last but not least, visit another family-run winery where you will learn the art of sabrage or disgorgement “à la volée” (a technique for opening a Champagne bottle), depending on availability. Taste several delicious Champagnes before heading back to Paris.
In the heart of the city center, close to the shopping streets, the historical Grand Hôtel La Cloche invites you to come and discover its 83 rooms and 5 suites, its landscaped garden, its gastronomic restaurant Les Jardins by La Cloche, its chic and modern Bar by La Cloche and its Spa by La Cloche under the stone vaults.
The legend goes back to 1424. At this time, “L’hostellerie de La Cloche” was well established on “Rue Guillaume”, the current “Rue de la Liberté”. Two centuries later, the hotel has become a high-quality place, visited by VIPs of the moment. Due to the creation of the “Place Darcy” in 1880, M. Edmond Goisset, one of the owners, opened a new prestigious hotel in 1884. Took over by Louis Gorges in 1902, La Cloche stayed at a high level of excellence for years and became a haven of peace for politics, artists…
ACTIVITIES in DIJON:
Dijon is the capital city of the historical Burgundy region in eastern France, one of the country’s principal wine-making areas. It’s known for its traditional mustard, vineyard tours, autumn gastronomic fair, and building styles ranging from Gothic to art deco. The distinguished 1787 Musée des Beaux-Arts, housed in the vast Palace of the Dukes, holds a rich collection of paintings, sculptures, crafts, and antiquities.
For gourmands around the world, it is a happy coincidence that the woodland terrain around Dijon provides the ideal conditions for cultivating mustard plants with pungent seeds. The Dijon style of mustard is so distinctive that the town’s name is synonymous with this gourmet product, created by gently milling the seeds of locally grown mustard plants. In fact, the venerable condiment has been produced here since the 14th century.
You will discover this little-known city, the capital of Burgundy. It was throughout the medieval period, punctuated by the presence of famous Dukes of Burgundy. From their palace to the magnificent Church of Notre Dame, Dijon will no longer hold any secrets.
Dijon was the home of the Dukes of Burgundy and a place of power from the 11th to the late 15th century. From this period, the city has kept many architectural styles and historical monuments like Capetian, Gothic, and Renaissance. Today, Dijon is a city famous for its delicious mustard and its old town. In this tour, you will walk by the historical heart of Dijon, home of many incredible buildings like the Porte Guillaume, Rue de la Liberté, Place de la Libération, Palais des Ducs de Bourgogne and Eglise St-Michel. You will even have the chance to touch the lucky owl statue on the side of the amazing Eglise de Notre Dame!
You will pound, crush, and add flavors, mix and taste the result! The Tourist Office and Edmond Fallot Mustard manufacture offer a unique chance to delve into the famous mustard of Dijon, making mustard since it was founded in 1840.
Rendezvous in a surprising setting where an expert will reveal the secrets of Dijon’s famous produce and will invite you to make your own mustard. At the end of the workshop, you will be given your self-made concoction to take home!
Ready to cook in Burgundy? With this course, the kitchen will have no secrets for you. You are welcomed by the chef in her warm and modern kitchen workshop.
Put on your apron and prepare a menu around a theme, a country, or a product. At the end of the cooking class and to top off your efforts, enjoy your preparations around a good glass of wine.
As an example, on the theme verrine and siphon:
You will leave home with the recipe cards of the cooking workshop of the day.
This tour takes you to the Côte de Nuits by E-Bike. You will ride from Gevrey Chambertin to Nuits Saint Georges and cross the villages of Morey Saint Denis, Chambolle Musigny, Vougeot, Vosne Romanee and Nuits Saint Georges.
Included are stops at:
Your tour includes pick-up and drop-off in Dijon. At least 8 wine tastings, and lunch.
A deeply romantic hideaway in the heart of Le Marais. Le Pavillon de la Reine, Hotel & Spa Paris Marais, In a 17th-century building, tucked away from the galleries and shops of the Place des Vosges, which was built in 1612 by King Henry IV of France. The hotel’s name is a nod to the building’s history, in honor of Queen Anne of Austria who once stayed in one of the wings. While the Place des Vosges was once the center of high society in Paris, today, Le Marais shines as one of Paris’ most exciting quartiers – with Pavillon de la Reine at its heart.
Set back from the Place des Vosges – often referred to as the most beautiful square in the world – Pavillon de la Reine is a true haven, with a wonderful sense of place, in the heart of Le Marais, Paris’ oldest quartier. Privately owned and family-run, it offers the understated sophistication of a private home with all the service, charm, and elegance of a grand palace.
The historical setting is retained in the design by Didier Benderli of Kérylos Interiors, with a brilliant mix of rich, contemporary interiors and original antique furnishings and oil paintings.
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Enter the secret of Paris and its lights aboard an all-glass boat. Freshly prepared onboard each day, the cuisine showcases the taste and authenticity of carefully selected ingredients.
Attentive and discrete, our maîtres d’hôtels are
at your service to make your cruise an unforgettable experience. By day or by night, discover the full splendor of a panoramic view aboard an all-glass boat, enjoying the sound of live musical entertainment.
Your Paris evening begins near the Eiffel Tower, where you’ll meet your host and climb aboard a luxury sightseeing boat. Take a seat in the elegant dining room surrounded by large windows and enjoy a complimentary glass of welcome Champagne. Make your dinner selection from an à la carte menu of classic French cuisine. While you savor each of the three gourmet courses, enjoy the vocal and instrumental stylings of onboard musicians for a true bistro atmosphere. French wine and mineral water accompany your meal.
As the boat glides along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed riverbanks of the Seine River, see the famous monuments of Paris bathed in the golden glow of sunset. When darkness falls, admire monuments like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Ile de la Cité, and Musée d’Orsay illuminated against the night sky. Step out into the open-air deck for a breath of fresh evening air and immerse yourself in the romance of the City of Lights.
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Day 2 of my Road Trip to Wyoming! What a great experience. We traveled from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Lincoln, Nebraska, and found the most luxurious boutique hotel and had drinks at one of the most famous Olympic figure skaters of all time!!