HIGHLIGHTS OF PARIS – APRIL 2023 – Debbie Brezinsky
Monday, April 17 Air France Chicago to CDG Paris – journey day
Tuesday, April 18 Arrive in Paris 8:15 a.m. Test-in at Lodge Esprit Saint Germain. Lodge Spa booked to clean up – 11am – midday. Breakfast beginning at 7:00 – 11:00. Maison Thevenin, 6 Rue de Buci, 75006 – pastry. Vedettes du Pont Neuf 1 hr. Seine cruise – 4:45. Le Jacobine at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19 Stephane Nancy – “Charming Paris” Metropolis Tour – overview of Paris, driving tour ~10:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm. * beneath for websites. Le Procope Café at 4 p.m. “Paris by Night time” Night time Tour – 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ** beneath for websites.
Thursday, April 20 Flora Goldenberg – Le Marais/Jewish Paris Strolling Tour. Place des Vosges, Holocaust Memorial, Synagogue, and many others. 9:00–1:00 p.m. Korcarz (Kosher) 29 Rue des Rosiers 75004 – breakfast with Flora. Lunch – Carette. Marcello 8 Rue Mabillon, 75006 7:15 p.m.
Friday, April 21 PhilArty Pictures 8:00 – 9:00 Palais Royal photoshoot. Meet Jacqui at 9:30 at Palais Royal. The gorgeous Starbucks at 3 Bd. des Capucines. Fragonard Fragrance Museum. Palais Garnier self-guided tour. Purchasing at Galeries Lafayette, escalators to the highest for the spectacular view. Store Saint Laurent, 53 Av Montaigne. (SA, Charlotte). Brasserie Flottes, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 22 Guided Eiffel Tower Summit entry tour 9 a.m. GYG/Qualium. Information: Pepe. Can attain Pepe via Get Your Information or ig@parisbypepe. Summit closed as a result of mechanical points plus rain/wind. Had a drink at Dome on the 2nd stage. Bistrot de la Tour Eiffel – lunch. La Galerie Dior Museum– 4 p.m. Restaurant Le Cinq – *** Michelin splurge at 4 Seasons Lodge George V – 9 pm
Sunday, April 23 LV Dream Exhibition 11:00. Pastry cease – LV Café. Chocolaterie for chocolate items. Store – La Samaritaine & Bon Marche. La Maison Rose in Montmartre, dinner – 7:45 pm. Basilique du Sacre Coeur – noticed Sunday Mass at 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25 YSL Musee w/ Gold Exhibition Rooms 11:00 a.m. Misplaced whereas strolling in Paris but discovered the Princess Diana Memorial. Shopped once more at Saint Laurent, 53 Av Montaigne. (SA, Charlotte). L’Avenue, lunch. Musee de l’armee Invalides 4:00. La Rotisserie D ’Argent 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26 “Champagne France Day Tour” 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Personal driver, Stephane Nancy. Chateau de Boursault tour 9:00 a.m. Epernay Metropolis – Moet & Chandon tour. 11:00-12:30 Lunch in Reims, 1:30 Brasserie Excelsior – Reims, 96 place Drouet d’Erion 51100. Reims/Veuve Clicquot tour 3:30 – 5. Hautvillers village/statute. Chez Fernand 13 Rue Guisarde 75006 with Anna & Isabella 7:30 pm
Thursday, April 27 Musee Du Luxembourg 10:30 a.m. Leon Monet exhibition. Meet Jacqui & her daughters – Jardin du Luxembourg, then Pantheon. Le Choupinet (stuffed bears in chairs!) – lunch. Musee d’Orsay, 6 p.m. Manet/Degas exhibition. Café de Flore,10 p.m.
Friday, April 28 Conciergerie, 10:00 a.m. Paris: Capital of Gastronomy exhibition, with Jacqui & daughters. La Crème de Paris– lunch. Petit Palais Museum 2:30 p.m. – Sarah Barnhardt exhibition. Café & gardens behind museum. (The one venue we booked, however skipped). Saint Sulpice– gentle candles. Store Maison Mulot, Chapon, for chocolate. Sainte Chapelle Classical Live performance ~ 8-9 p.m. Au Pied de Cochon – 10 pm with Jean Paul & Laurie.
Saturday, April 29 “Emily in Paris” tour with Fabien of Airbnb Experiences 10:00 to 12:30/1:00 p.m. 2 Place de la Contrescarpe, 75005. Stopped at Aux Merveilleux de Fred, 1 rue de l’Ancienne 75006, for merveilles & meringues. Bistrot Valois – lunch. Go to Gil & Ness– Bouquinistes on the Seine (sells prints) throughout from the artwork Galerie Larock-Granoff, 13 Quai de Conte, with Anna & Isabella. Marco Polo, 1 rue Saint Sulpice 75006 – dinner.
Sunday, April 30 Chateau Versailles – 10:00 a.m. Passport ticket. Angelina, lunch. Monoprix– store for further suitcase. Ariodante at Palais Garnier,7 pm – 10:55 pm + 2 inter. Café de la Paix – dinner after opera.
Monday, Could 1 Musee Jacquemart-Andre – 10:45. Giovanni-Bellini cross influences exhibition. Le Café Musee Andre Jacquemart – lunch. Mabillon Pharmacy for Nuxe & Caudalie. Le Prepare Bleu – 7 p.m. Could Day vacation!
*Charming Paris Metropolis Tour – personal driver, Stephane Nancy – Drive by: Eiffel Tower (3 shut up places for picture ops), Trocadero, Alexandre III bridge, Bir Hakeim Bridge, Ile de la Cite, Invalides, Palais Garnier, Lodge de Ville, Tuileries gardens, Place des Vosges, Place Vendome, Champs Elysees, the Louvre, D’Orsay, Saint Sulpice, Luxembourg Gardens, Notre Dame, Place de la Concorde, Palais de Elysée, La Madeline Church, Montmartre, Pompidou middle and extra.
**Paris by Night time – personal driver, Stephane Nancy – evening illuminations all through Paris. Taking pictures of Tour Eiffel glowing, and many others.