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Exclusive Cultural Trip
to the City of Light

What an amazing way to travel, make new friends and get to know the diverse culture of this beautiful city.

Paris Art Cruise

Explore the cultural wealth of the French capital as you experience this a one-of-a-kind cruise on the Seine aboard The Hotel Barge Raymonde. This carefully designed group journey will be full of unforgettable, personal encounters including meetings with key figures of the Parisian cultural sphere. Together we will learn about their life, working processes and worldview. A seamless travel experience full of special and intimate moments. This exclusive art cruise combines classic excursions, fit for first timers, and art-related ones, suitable for art curious travelers, each garanteed to immerse you in the picturesque Paris and its historic surroundings.

This trip has been crafted to turn this into a lifetime memory - personal, exciting and exclusive all at once. This journey is a unique opportunity to gain unthought of perspectives of a city that will never cease to amaze you.

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Highlights of the Trip

Access Artist Studios

Get a fresh perspective of the Parisian art scene as you sip champagne with local creative protagonists in the intimacy of their working environment. Learn about their creative processes through a personal presentation of carefully selected artworks not available to the public.

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Visit Architecture Icons

From the Centre Pompidou to the Louvre we will visit the major landmarks that unfold Paris’s age-old charm paired and some of the most striking contemporary buildings the city of light has on offer.

Experience Parisian Life

Get a fresh perspective of the Parisian art scene as you sip champagne with local creative protagonists in the intimacy of their working environment. Learn about their creative processes through a personal presentation of carefully selected artworks not available to the public.

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Itinerary

Paris Art Cruise

Price per person 1889 USD

April 3 - 7, 2019

5 days/4 nights

Day I

# Arrival

# Hotel Le Belloy

# Grand Welcome Dinner

Once you have landed in CDG, be welcomed by our staff and transferred to the four-star hotel Le Belloy, located right in the heart of old Paris - its elegant literary and art references will enchant your stay in luxury twin rooms. Settle in and take some free time to discover the historical Odéon district on your own. At 6 pm, join us in the hotel lobby around a welcome drink to meet your tour leader and get to know your fellow travellers. Soon after, head to La Coupole to kick off this amazing trip with a gala dinner. This Parisian institution boasts the famous artists Salvador Dali and Ernest Hemingway amongst its past clientele.

Day II

# Boat-Hotel

# Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

# Night Cruise

After breakfast, check out from the hotel with your luggage at 11 am. Hop on to a bus for a self-selected half-day tour outside of Paris, including lunch upon arrival.

Design your afternoon - select an option.

Tour of Versailles

A royal palace unlike any other, Versailles will astonish you, from its iconic Gallery of Mirrors to the great contemporary artworks it harbors.

Meet the Impressionists

Discover the scenic beauty of Giverny, a Seine Valley town famous for having inspired the Impressionists, namely Claude Monet who painted his iconic Waterlilies there.

Once your tour is over, transfer back to Paris to embark on a cruise journey aboard the Raymonde boat at 6 pm. Get settled in your cabin and take part in a dinner where you will have the opportunity to meet the boat crew. Dinner will be followed by a traditional Titi Parisien show and a Night Cruise of Paris.

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Day III

# Boat-Hotel

# Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

# Morning Cruise

Enjoy a morning Cruise on the Seine from Canal Saint-Martin to the Eiffel Tower - a truly magical experience with beautiful typical sights like the Ile Saint Louis.
After lunch, hop off the boat and take part in a self-selected walking tour.

Design your afternoon - select an option.

Art & Architecture Walk

See the major must-sees of the city such as the Place Vendôme and stroll through Palais-Royal’s covered arcades complete with luxury boutiques.

Visit the Marais & Centre Pompidou

Soak up the artful atmosphere of the Marais with its many tucked away galleries followed by a visit to the Centre Pompidou. Its emblematic 20th-century building remains an indisputable favourite for international art visitors.

In the evening, head back to the boat for dinner and a cruise along the river.

Day IV

# Boat-Hotel

# Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

# Gala Dinner

Start the morning with a delicious breakfast on the boat. Next, explore the chic and trendy St-Germain-des-Prés district which has been the heart of intellectual Parisian life for decades with its numerous cafés, bookshops and art galleries. Take then part in a self-selected excursion.

Design your afternoon - select an option.

Louvre & Surroundings

See the classics as you walk around the historical beating heart of culture in Paris, St-Germain-des-Prés, to get to the Louvre, an international museum that needs no introduction.

Orsay Museum & Studio Visit

Spend the morning at the 19th century art Orsay museum. Afterwards, get to meet a local contemporary artist and learn about their artworks inside the studio.

Following your excursion, lunch awaits you on the boat. Sit back and relax as we cruise on the Seine during the afternoon. Take mental snapshots of the City of Lights before indulging in a last evening on board - the farewell Gala Dinner.

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Day V

# Breakfast

# New friends

# Departure

Enjoy your last breakfast on board and bid farewell to the new friendships cultivated during the journey before disembarking the Raymonde at 9:00 AM. A private transportation service is offered to you to board your departing flight at CDG airport.

Merci et à bientôt!

Join this Journey of your Lifetime.

Paris Art Cruise

A river cruising and art touring all in one experience, this Paris Art Cruise is ideal for both first-time visitors and passionate art lovers attracted to meaningful travel.

A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your booking on the tour.

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April 3 - 7, 2019
Price per Person 1889 USD
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Trip Details

  • Group size from 12 - 20 guests
  • Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement trip cost is 275 USD
  • Pre-trip and post-trip extensions on request

What’s included

  • Pre-cruise hotel stay in a 4 stars hotel (breakfast included) with grand welcome dinner
  • A 4-days/3-nights cruise in a cabin on board of the Raymonde Boat Hotel
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower and private bathroom
  • All meals onboard from dinner the first day to breakfast on the last
  • Welcome cocktail & farewell dinner
  • Excursions mentioned in the program
  • Private creative guide
  • Private transportation
  • Wi-Fi on board

What’s not included

  • International flights
  • Trip cancellation & travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses

In partnership with France Cruises

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