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Undiscovered Paris

Paris 4 nights Prices on request

Our new tour to Paris has been designed to introduce you to secret corners of this great city, as well as a varied collection of museums and galleries which we think will come as delightful surprises, even to those who already feel they know the city well. Patrick Bade is a popular tour leader who looks forward to sharing his deep knowledge and love of Paris, a city where he now lives for more than half the year.

 

Eurostar Information

Depart London St Pancras International 12.24, arrive Paris 15.47
Depart Paris Gare de Nord 17.13, arrive London St Pancras 18.32

We would be happy to provide flights to Paris if you would prefer to fly from your local airport; details available on request.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return standard premier class Eurostar
  • Four nights' accommodation with breakfast
  • Three dinners and two lunches
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities
  • The services of the Kirker Tour Lecturer and a local guide.
  • Some travel in Paris will be on public transport

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Eurostar to Paris

    We travel to Paris by Eurostar leaving from St Pancras International, and will transfer to the Hotel Pont Royal. Dinner will be included this evening.
  • Day 2 - Musée Jacquemart-André & Hotel Drouot

    Our first visit today will be the wonderful Musée Jacquemart-André, the former private collection of Edouard André, heir to a banking fortune, and his artist wife, Nelie Jacquemart. Designed by Henri Parent, the building on the Boulevard Haussmann was completed in 1875, and visitors today can enjoy their superb collection as well as visit both the public and private rooms of the mansion. There will be time for an independent lunch in the Museum’s very attractive and popular restaurant, before we visit the Hotel Drouot. This vast public auction hall has more than 70 auctioneers covering 16 halls. The flow of items exchanging hands here every day is extraordinary and Patrick will explain the workings and history of this melting pot of collectors, enthusiasts and visitors – a fascinating insight for everyone interested in beautiful art and objects. NB: There will be an opportunity to make an independent visit to the Louvre on day two, in place of the included visit to the Hôtel Drouot.
  • Day 3 - Palais Garnier, Le Grand Musée du Parfum & Musée des Arts Décoratifs

    This morning we will visit the Palais Garnier, the city’s traditional opera house which was constructed over a 14 year period between 1861 and 1875. Originally named the Salle des Capucines, it soon became known as the Palais Garnier both in recognition of its dazzling Second Empire architectural opulence and the name of its architect, Charles Garnier. Seating almost 2,000 and with the second largest stage in Europe the Palais Garnier is a theatre in the grandest of styles, even though today most operas are performed at the more modern Opéra Bastille. We will then make a stop at Le Grand Musée du Parfum where visitors can learn about the mysteries of scents and perfume, before visiting the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, one of the great collections of decorative arts in the world. Located next to the Louvre on the Rue Rivoli, it was closed for 10 years and re-opened in its current dazzling form in 2006.
  • Day 4 - Gustave Moreau & Musée de la Vie Romantique

    This morning we go to the museum devoted to the life and works of Gustave Moreau (1826 – 1898). Here we will discover more about this Parisian artist and see a variety of his paintings and drawings, including the profoundly moving ‘Orpheus at the Tomb of Eurydice.’ Afterwards we travel on the funicular which was built in 1900 to link Sacré-Coeur with the city below. We go to the Musée de la Vie Romantique in Pigalle where the history of this timeless corner of Paris comes to life. The first floor is devoted to George Sand. From the Renoir Garden we can enjoy superb views over the quartier.
  • Day 5 - Musée Cognacq-Jay

    Our final visit is to the superb Musée Cognacq-Jay to see the impressive collection of 18th century art accumulated by the Cognacq family who made their fortune through their famous department stores, notably La Samaritaine. We will end with an included lunch before making our way to the Gare du Nord for the Eurostar back to London.

Departure Dates and Prices

Included Hotels

Hotel

Pont Royal
Superior
Paris, France, Europe

Located right in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, surrounded by designer shops, art galleries, cafés and restaurants, the Pont Royal is just five minutes' walk from the river. This traditional first class hotel, renowned for its literary connections, re-opened in 1999 following major renovation, but has maintained its 'club' character and Parisian boutique style.

Patrick Bade

Patrick Bade

Tour Leader

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