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Belle Epoque Paris

11 Oct — 14 Oct 2017 | Tour Director: Patrick Bade

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Patrick Bade

Art historian and author whose latest monograph Klimt at home is due out in February 2018.

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart St Pancras 0917 on Eurostar, arriving Paris Gare du Nord 1257. Transfer to Millennium Hotel Paris Opéra for three nights. Afternoon: walking tour including the Grands Boulevards, 19th century ‘passages’ and a visit to Hôtel Drouot (auction house specialising in fine art and antiques). Introductory lecture: Paris 1900.

Day

2

Morning: optional walking tour followed by Musée Nissim de Camondo (18th century French decorative arts) and Musée Jacquemart-André (impressive collection accumulated during the 19th and 20th centuries by banker Edouard André and his artist wife Nélie Jacquemart). Afternoon: Musée des Arts Décoratifs (jewellery by Lalique and Fouquet and late 19th century interiors). Evening lecture: Art Nouveau.

Day

3

Morning: tour of Palais Garnier (opulent design by Charles Garnier) followed by a museum visit. Afternoon: Grand Musée du Parfum (opened in 2016) followed by Musée du Cognacq-Jay (collection of works of fine and decorative art).

Day

4

Morning: guided tour of Hôtel de la Païva (luxurious palace created for the courtesan La Païva). Depart Paris Gare du Nord 1613, arriving St Pancras 1739.

Tour Dates

11 Oct — 14 Oct 2017

Days

4

Cost

£1425

Tour Code

BEPA-17

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Testimonial

"A most fascinating and well planned tour - very greatly enjoyed."

Recent ACE Customer

Cost includes:

return travel, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one lunch, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £305.

 
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