Destination Paris is everyone’s dream and PARIS Unlimited holds the keys to enriching, unique discovery programs of a city which is both eternal and changing. These programs are available for booking now and meant for small groups of no more than 10 to 12 participants. Please contact us for all pertinent details.
CURRENT ARTISTIC EVENTS
FOR CLASSICAL ART LOVERS – a 1 or 2 day program offered June through September
A much anticipated event at The Musee du Louvre is the re opening of the Department of 18th century Art Objects in June. PARIS Unlimited has called upon an art expert to guide you through this exhibit. Other highlights of this day will be the discovery of two private art collections to be found in spectacular homes. The next day, you will enjoy a private tour of The Louvre Abu Dhabi and discover a collection of hundred and sixty masterpieces acquired by the Emirate and unveiled for the first time in France, from May 2 to July 28. The intent of the exhibition entitled “Birth of a Museum” is to explain the stake of the largest French cultural project underway.
FOR NOSTALGIC TRAVELERS – THE ORIENT EXPRESS – a 1 day program offered April 4th through August 31st
Who has not dreamed or fantasized about the mythical Orient Express? The Institut du Monde Arabe and the SNCF (French railroads) turn dream into reality by exhibiting on IMA grounds the locomotive and four train cars of this symbol of past luxuries. The railcars were comfortable but called for special luggage which highly qualified craftsmen still produce today and we shall be privileged to visit the ateliers. Take your time to enjoy a bit of nostalgia as you imagine traveling slowly and as comfortably as possible in the past. An experience not to be missed and let us gather to share our impressions with a closing toast savoured in a private international club on the Champs Elysees.
IN & OUT of PARIS – All Year Round
AN INSIDER’S VIEW OF FRENCH CULTURE – 5 day program
For those wishing to get a feeling of French culture, PARIS Unlimited has prepared a bouquet of outings rich in history, past and present art, gastronomy and fashion. You will be guided through the historical periods illustrating the visions of grandeur which inspired rulers, artists, builders in defining all aspects of the city. We shall also venture on private visits to near by chateaux such as the Chateau de Chantilly or even further for a tasty experience in a Champagne vineyard.
PARIS EXTRAVAGANZA – 4 day program
PARIS Unlimited features a program catering mainly to women fascinated by the aura surrounding the timeless French flair. The most exciting visits are insider access to couture boutiques, accessory fashion shops, jewelers with, each one providing guidance for understanding and choosing a special item if you are interested. Luxury being a key element of past and present creativity, we shall pursue our tour in Pantin, the working suburb of Paris where the most luxurious designers have set up their ateliers. To climax the extravaganza, we have organized a “by invitation only” moment in Versailles to visit Queen Marie Antoinette’s private apartments and surroundings.
FAMILY DAYS – 4 day program
Family travels can be stressful but PARIS Unlimited has created a program of visits organized with the younger members in mind, attractive to all. Tickle your family’s curiosity with a new twist getting around the Louvre, the Cathedral of Notre Dame or the Opera de Paris. Walking through some of the more cosmopolitan areas of the city can be a real eye opener for all. And the restlessness one can feel in the city will certainly be relieved with an outing to the Chateau de Chantilly offering the opportunity of horseback riding or strolling through the magnificent grounds breathing fresh country air.
NAPOLEONIC ENTHUSIASTS – 2 day program
For history buffs interested in Napoleon, PARIS Unlimited has composed an exciting program with the guidance of a historian of this period. First stop at Musée du Luxembourg to see the temporary exhibit, through June 29th, devoted to Empress Josephine stressing the major role she played in defining “the Napoleon Style”. Guided by our historian, you will then scrutinize Napoleon reminders in other museums such as the Louvre, Marmottan, Musée de la Légion d’Honneur and in other places – not usually accessible to the public – carrying the Emperor’s memory. The climax will be our visit at the Château de Fontainebleau where he bid farewell to the nation in April 1814.
PARIS DISCOVERIES – All Year Round
PARIS, PLACE VENDÔME
A one-day program composed of three visits each approximately one hour to Place Vendôme, home to the most sophisticated French art de vivre. You will be invited behind the doors and discover the time honored traditions in savoir-faire and the unparalleled creativity of the Maisons who represent the excellence of European art of living.
A DAY IN & AROUND THE PALAIS ROYAL
A favourite place of Marie-France, the Palais Royal with its elegant arcades and its tranquil gardens possesses an atmosphere within itself. She has created an itinerary which illustrates the essence of the French woman’s touch, with stops at boutiques which will be ours while we are there. Our scheduled visits will include a glove maker, a jeweller, a perfume designer and end with a whimsical show presented by fan maker.
PARIS OF THE 20′s & 30′s
You dream of finding the special thrill of modern jazz, and the dazzling emotions of exploding arts of the 1920’s and 30’s? Paris Unlimited has prepared a three day program of a la carte visits to the Palais de la Porte Doree, the architectural wonders of the rue Mallet Stevens, the Fondation Le Corbusier, the Apartment of Jeanne Lanvin exhibited today at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, to mention only a few of the fascinating remaining elements of the creativity of the period. Whatever your special interest, architecture, sculpture, interior decoration, the climax to the program will be a private visit of an art gallery, designer or artist inspired by the techniques of this still recent past.
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