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L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped

Paris Arc de Triomphe 3 nights Price from £699 per person

Saturday, 18 September to Sunday, 3 October, 2021

 

The celebrated international artist, Christo, famous for spectacular public artworks including the wrapping of Berlin’s Reichstag in 1995, had long envisioned a grand project to wrap the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Whilst the artist himself died in May 2020, the project will finally be realised this autumn, after 60 years of planning and involves 25,000 square metres of fabric and 3,000 metres of rope, in colours to reflect the French tricolor.

The project was first conceived in 1961, when Christo was living in Paris, in a small room near the Arc de Triomphe. It was during this period that he started to make sketches and studies, which continued in subsequent decades, as he sought support and permission for such a bold project. In the decades since, he established a reputation as one of the world’s best-loved public artists, with successful installations around the globe ranging from The Wrapped Reichstag in 1995 to The Gates in New York City's Central Park in January 2005, featuring 7,503 gates made of saffron-coloured fabric. The Floating Piers, was a series of walkways on the surface of Lake Iseo in Italy, during the summer of 2016, while his London Mastaba was a floating installation The Serpentine from June to September 2018.

As with previous projects, L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped will be self-funded and the materials used will be recycled, whilst The Eternal Flame, in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe, will continue to burn throughout the preparation and display of the artwork.

Short Breaks to Paris

 

Witness Christo’s grandest project first-hand this autumn with a Kirker short break to Paris, including Eurostar or flights from your local airport, private transfers, Kirker Guide Notes to restaurants and sightseeing and a two-day museum pass, providing entrance to the city’s great galleries including the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay, where the works of past masters are on display. Kirker clients also receive a Seine sightseeing cruise, carnet of Metro tickets and the services of the Kirker Concierge to reserve tickets of a concert or opera, or to book a a table at a recommended restaurant.

3 night price from £699 per person staying at the 3* Superior Hotel Victor Hugo

3 night price from £1,120 per person staying at the 4* Deluxe Hotel Castille

3 night price from £1,298 per person staying at the 5* Hotel Raphael

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return Standard Class Eurostar
  • Return transfers
  • Accommodation including breakfast
  • Kirker's Guide Notes to restaurants, museums and sightseeing
  • The services of the Kirker Concierge
  • A two day museum pass
  • A carnet of five metro tickets
  • Seine sightseeing cruise

The Kirker Difference

Arranged by us exclusively for our customers...

Paris Museum Pass

Our holidays to Paris include a two day Museum Pass which gives you complimentary access to over 60 museums, monuments and galleries including the Louvre (timed entrance), the Musée d'Orsay, the Picasso Museum, Musée Rodin, the crypt of Notre Dame and Château de Versailles.

In addition we will provide you with a carnet of five metro tickets and a complimentary Seine river cruise!

Prices

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3 nights from £699 per person.

Included Hotels

Hotel

Raphael
Paris, France, Europe

This famous hotel, located on the Avenue Kleber, just a few yards from the Arc de Triomphe, is one of the few remaining privately-owned luxury hotels in Paris. Recently refurbished, the 83 air-conditioned bedrooms are classically furnished, many with antiques and silks or hand-painted panels.

Hotel

Victor Hugo
Superior
Paris, France, Europe

A very good quality, well maintained, family-run hotel located some 10 minutes’ walk from the Arc de Triomphe, the Trocadero Gardens and the Champs Elysées, the Victor Hugo has been welcoming Kirker clients for over 30 years.

Hotel

Castille
Deluxe
Paris, France, Europe

We are delighted to feature this stylish boutique hotel with its outstanding location on Rue Cambon and interiors inspired by Coco Chanel whose first atelier, Maison Chanel is located next door. The beautiful 18th century building has 108 bedrooms split between two wings.

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To make an enquiry please speak to one of our experts on 020 7593 1899, or enquire online

Our expert reservations team regularly travel to a wide range of destinations to explore new cities, visit hotels and to research museums, galleries and restaurants so that we can offer the most up-to-date advice and recommendations.

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