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My daughter and I not only learned a lot at the markets and in the kitchen, but we also enjoyed what may be our best meal in Paris.
You and your team have opened up new adventures for me in my favorite city... My heart is still singing from my experiences last year.
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Ramble to the top of the Sacré-Cœur for its breath-taking views of Paris.Details
Cook from start to finish, then enjoy the delectable gourmet meal.Details
View extraordinary private collections in astonishing 19th century mansions.Details
This lovely walking tour is full of great views and exciting sights.Details
Visit historic sights, and hear the stories of 1778 and the American struggle.Details
Explore the Palace of Versailles including the graden, and Antoinette's getaway residence.Details
Start with the best hot chocolate in the world at nearby AngelinasDetails
Looking for a specific collectible to add to your home furnishings? Explore the limitless rows of unique treasures with your private guide.Details
Join our founder Sharon Carr as she takes you on an immersive Paris experience. One week of Unique Paris Experiences centered around Art, Architecture, Cuisine, History, Music & Fashion.More Details
When it comes to traveling, and learning, most people say you don’t truly know someone until you travel with them. Now that I’ve been outside the US, I agree. You learn a lot (maybe too much) about your travel companions, but I didn’t expect to learn just as much about myself. I didn’t travel as […]Details
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Your concierge will pick you up and take you to the top of Montmartre for its breath-taking views of Paris. You’ll visit the beautiful Sacre Coeur basilica and see the artists who still gather to sell their wares in the Place Du Tertre, stroll through cobblestone streets where Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Renoir and Picasso painted their famous works and see the oldest working vineyard in Paris.
Experience the Paris jazz scene with a Paris jazz singer/musician. Learn about the history of jazz, from its origins in the deep south USA to its sensational arrival and enthusiastic reception in Paris, France. You’ll be picked up from your hotel and escorted by our Jazz expert to a cool locale (bar/ cafe) for an enlightening discussion over a round of drinks. After that they will take you to a Parisian jazz venue where you can enjoy live jazz for as long as you wish. You’ll also receive directions for a second venue should you want to extend your evening into the wee hours.
A self–proclaimed foodie, Debbie has been living in Paris for 20+ years and offers a unique opportunity to go with her to her favorite Paris cheese mongers. Together, you’ll select a handful of cheeses for a tasting lunch, which she hosts in her lovely apartment in the 16éme arrondisment. In addition to cheese, lunch includes fabulous breads from Desgranges, meat from a local charcuterie, salad, fruit, paired wines… and lively conversation all about the history of French cheeses from the various regions.
Learn how to select top quality produce from the market and meet local merchants while your chef purchases everything from starters to dessert. Back at the school – aprons, chopping boards and chef’s knives provided – you will cook together from start to finish and enjoy the delectable gourmet meal together with your fellow sous-chefs.
If you’ve already experienced the grandeur of the Louvre and the D’Orsay museums, you will appreciate the calm ambiance, elegant surroundings and private collections offered at the Jacquemart-André Museum, the Marmottan-Monet Museum or the Nissim de Camondo Museum. These ‘maison-musées’ hold extraordinary private collections in 19th century mansions.
Discover the charming Ile St Louis with its splendid river views, famous ice cream and lovely shops, and hear stories about those who lived there, from Voltaire to Hemingway. Crossing over to the Ile de la Cité, with its atmospheric backstreets, you’ll visit the majestic Notre Dame cathedral, the flower market and gilded outdoor clock. Afterward, we will take you to the lively market streets of Les Halles, the Pompidu Center and whimsical Stravinsky Fountain.
Jefferson & Franklin… Relive Paris at the end of the 18th Century and imagine the influence these American Founding Fathers had over international politics at that time. Visit historic sites they frequented and hear the stories of 1778 and the American struggle for international recognition of independence, first by our French allies in Paris, just prior to France’s own bloody Revolution.
Paris is called the city of lights and there is no better way than to see it than at night. Your personal guide will chauffer you to the all the best vantage points: Trocadero, for the most sparkling view of the Eiffel Tower reflecting off the Seine; Pont-Neuf for views of Notre Dame; and Sacré-Cœur in Montmartre, one of the highest points in Paris, to see it all in one gorgeous view. [antique car available]
Your concierge will guide you to the main Palace, the ornamental gardens and Marie Antoinette’s getaway residence at the other end of the park. After touring the Palace, your concierge will walk with you through the gardens and stop at a restaurant halfway to the Petit Trianon called “la Flotille.” After lunch, you’ll go on to the Petit Trianon where Marie Antoinette held her private parties and where she built a little village of cottages as backdrop for her picnics.
Begin your tour with a rendezvous at Angelina’s to enjoy THE best hot chocolate in Paris in its original Belle Époque decor, followed by a skip-the-line, 2-hour tour of the Louvre. Once inside, your private guide will get you up close and personal with sculptures and paintings by world renowned artists.
Looking for a specific collectible to add to your home furnishings or curious to see another kind of previously owned treasure? An abundance of French antiques from furniture to jewelry and everything in between can be found in one of the many alleyways and stalls in the infamous Paris Antique Markets. Explore the limitless rows of unique treasures at Marche aux Puces with your private guide.
This is a twice a year opportunity to view Paris exactly as our founder envisioned it. To participate in this one-of-a-kind experience, fill out the form on our website with a comment about “Six Shades” of Paris.
Day 1: Airport Pick Up
– Introduction to Paris
– Walking tour of Montmartre
– Paris Night lights Tour
Day 2: Shades of Architecture
– Notre Dame & St. Eustache
– Discover the Angles of Paris
Day 3: Shades of History
– Liberté, Egalite, Fraternite: Their revolution and ours.
– Le Marais
Day 4: Shades of Gourmet
– Food Markets
– Wine and Cheese Tasting
– Jazz Night Out
Day 5: Royal Shades
– Walking tour of Versailles
– Moulin Rouge Dinner and Show
Day 6: Shades of Art
– The Louvre, The D’ Orsay, and Musee de L’Orangerie
– Lunch at the Eiffel Tower
– Contemporary Art Crawl
– Dinner at le George
Day 7: Shades of Fashion
– Inspirational women from Marie Antoinette to Coco Chanel
– Artisanal Chocolate
– Farewell Dinner Cruise on the Seine
P.S. Sharon hosts this for only 10 guests, we recommend inquiring and reserving your spot ASAP.