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Custom Tours for the seasoned traveller in Paris France.

Custom Tours for the seasoned traveller in Paris France.

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    • Paris Prelude Concierge Presents………………. Custom Paris Tours Prepared for: Member Clients Prepared by: PARIS PRELUDE CONCIERGE Updated: May 2011 www.parisprelude.com6/15/2011 1
    • Welcome to Paris6/15/2011 2
    • PARIS, FRANCEDESTINATION OVERVIEWShopping: Shop’s which are open, generally daily (except on Sundays and bank holidays) from 9 am to 12 pmand 3 until 7 pm. Some shops are, however, closed on Saturday afternoon or Monday morning. The majority ofshops operate a tax-free system on goods purchased for export purposes.Postage: Post cards or letters sent in France must bear the French stamp. The same postal rates apply in all ofFrance.Tipping Advice: in the restaurants & bars, the service charge (compulsory) is always included, but it is customary toleave a few 2€, but never leave yellow coins (centimes) for the waiter - if the service was good.Electric current: There is a 220 voltage AC, 50 cycles. Adapters/transformers for standard electric razors, hair dryers,electric rollers etc... are available at most hotels.Dial code: To call France, dial +33 preceded by the international dial code.Climate: Paris is a city for all seasons. In the month of February the temperatures reach an average high of 17 C◦and average low of 11 C◦.Time Zone: When in Paris you are 6 hours behind the East Coast, 7 hours behind the Midwest and 9 hours behindthe West Coast. When it is 4PM in Paris, it is 10 AM on the East Coast, 9AM in the Midwest and 7AM on the WestCoast.Currency: Updated May 27th 2011 - 1 EUR = 1.43 USDLanguage : French. 3 6/15/2011 PARIS PRELUDE & BEYOND
    • Truffles & Chocolates with City Tour Great fun way to see Paris with a genuine city tour in a rag top traditional vintage Citroen CV 2 car with two guests per vehicle. The staff are friendly and flexible. Stop where you wish for photo opportunities and enjoy the crème de la crème of Paris. A Special appointment at La Maison du Chocolate for a little demonstration and tasting in central Paris. Followed by a truffle tasting with champagne on the famous Champs Elysees. Alternatively a more casual experience is possible with small groups; fun contests in great locations around Paris including a travel book, road book, maps of Paris, cameras, a fun Petanque competition, Garcon de Café race, a blind wine tasting and a fun photo contest. 4 6/15/2011
    • Bike & Picnic Tour of ParisEnjoy a lovely and relaxing tour of Paris by bike to discover the hidden paths to some of the most beautifularchitecture and nature that the city has to offer. A gourmet picnic in one of her famous parks makes for a lovelyauthentic Parisian experience.
    • Morning in Montmartre Afternoon on the Eiffel Tower Explore the rich history of Montmartre with local experts, whom will take you through the cobble stones and hidden treasures of this district in Paris. A meditative moment in the Sacred Heart followed by an exclusive experience with the local street artists, whom will share their works of art. caricaturists will offer self portraits as a fun souvenir. After your leisurely morning an exceptional lunch on the Eiffel Tower at our Michelin Star Jules Verne is planned, followed by a special tour to the top for those guests not intimidated by heights! 6/15/2011 PARIS PRELUDE & BEYOND 6
    • Cooking at the Ritz in Paris with Private Chef Probably the most prestigious interactive activity and meal in one available in Paris. Here you join us at the Ritz in Paris with prestigious chefs that will offer a creative lunch or dinner. Demonstrations and humorous supervision will ensure a perfect meal, which you will enjoy in the kitchen or private salon of the Ritz with your Chef. By appointment only. 6/15/2011 PARIS PRELUDE & BEYOND 7
    • Private Yacht Seine Cruise Passing all the historical landmarks, by way of the scene on a private yacht is simply an unforgettable experience. Top that with a champagne and gourmet tasting with private guide and it really just doesn’t get any better than that! Private Vessels available for 2, 6, 15, 30, 50, 150 and up to 500 guests. 6/15/2011 8
    • Private Guides VIP Access National Museum of Modern Art Paris Musée dArt moderne; Inaugurated in 1977 as part of the bold postmodern venture that marked the opening of the Centre Georges Pompidou, the National Museum of Modern Art (MNAM) houses one of the worlds most prestigious collections of 20th-century art. Boasting nearly 50,000 works of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other media, the permanent collection at the National Museum of Modern Art is freshly curated every year to reflect new acquisitions and allow greater circulation. Two floors cover major 20th-century movements, from Cubism to Surrealism and Pop Art. The temporary collections are nearly always newsworthy. Fauvism, cubism, orphism…what happened to the artists of the XXth century? This enigma visit is about all the notions of modern art: colors, lights, techniques & forms. 9 6/15/2011
    • Morning Museum Express Tour Enjoy the highlights, avoid lines and long boring explanations! An informative, and joyful experience of the otherwise overwhelming Museums of Paris. We will visit Louvre Museum, d’Orsay and the Jacquemart-Andre Museum, with a tea tasting in the famous tea room. 6/15/2011 PARIS PRELUDE & BEYOND 10
    • Private Walking Tour Latin QuarterFrom the Cradle of Paris to the French Revolution. Notre-Dame and St-Louis island are the very first settlements ofParis, and the Sorbonne university is worldwide known since its creation in 1253. The romans have left there ruinsfrom baths, a forum, a theatre, an amphitheatre and an aqueduct. The Latin Quarter was thus named becauseof the exclusive usage of Latin language in classes during the middle-age. It has been hosting students, teachersand intellectuals since the middle-age, who have taken part in each political debate though the times. Let yourguide take you through a historical and architectural walking tour in the heart of the Paris origins. With ourlicensed guide, you visit Notre-Dame and walk through the Latin Quarter to La Sorbonne. This neighborhood is awonderful place for a walking tour, amidst residential old buildings, picturesque streets and small boutiques forunique shopping opportunities. 6/15/2011 PARIS PRELUDE & BEYOND 11
    • Paris Shopping Optional Discover some of the most famous fashion boutiques in Paris with your personal guide to lead the way. Shop in Paris at a variety of price points. Experience the prestigious names in the worlds fashion capital in the historic quarter of Avenue Montaigne. Visit the Louis Vuitton & Sephora headquarters with the largest collection of men and women’ perfumes, colognes and beauty products in France. Wander around small charming streets on the left bank, where you will find a wave of ultra chic shops like Vanessa Bruno, Agnes B, Diesel, Energy and Diptyque. Ending your tour at the renowned Galeries Lafayette & Printemps which is known for its beautiful architecture and select designers. 6/15/2011 PARIS PRELUDE & BEYOND 12
    • Special after hours Options… You may wish to know about….6/15/2011 PARIS PRELUDE & BEYOND 13
    • Exclusive Visit after hours Rodin Museum & EstateMuseum in the middle of Paris dedicated to the artworks of Auguste Rodin, France’s most famous sculptor. Rodin also worked in other forms ofart, painting, sketching, but it is his sculpting of the human figure that has etched his art in our memory. The Rodin Museum is located in aformer 18th Century mansion where the artist once lived behind a walled garden. The Rodin Museum owns about 6,600 sculptures, all by Rodinincluding The Kiss & The Thinker. Rodin works are shared in this Paris museum, known as the Hôtel Biron, and the Villa des Brillants in Meudon, ahome that Rodin had owned since 1895. The sculptures are fashioned from terracotta, plaster, bronze, marble, wax, molten glass, andstoneware. We offer exclusivity of the museum, security, from 7PM to 8:30PM with two guides (one for the tour in the park and one for theprivate visit of the museum) with a glass of champagne petits fours and appetizers. 6/15/2011 14
    • Exclusive Visit after hours Opéra de Paris GarnierThe opulent Opéra de Paris Garnier was designed by Charles Garnier for Emperor Napoleon III. It is the most important symbol of the 19thcentury Second Empire baroque style. Even though the building has a seating capacity of less than 2,200, the building is one of the largesttheatres in the world by acreage. It is 172 meter long, 125 meter wide and reaches a height of 73,6 meter (564 x 410 x 241 ft). The facade isdecorated with rose marble columns, friezes, sculpture groups and two large gilded statues. The interior of the Opéra Garnier building iseven more impressive than its exterior. The marble Grand Staircase has a height of 30m/98ft! The 54m long Grand Foyer features a mosaiccovered ceiling and a large number of chandeliers. It is so beautiful that it can be compared with the corridors in Versailles.Was there really a phantom in the Opera of Paris? Discover the beautiful Opera Garnier of Paris and hear all its fascinating stories with aspecial VIP tour completely exclusive after hours when the Opera is closed to the public. We can also arrange for a surprise welcomeperformance by one of France’ leading Opera singers, prior to or at the end of the tour. 15 6/15/2011
    • Wednesday Evening Louvre Museum TourEnjoy the highlights, avoid lines and long boring explanations! Enjoy a fabulous custom made tour for all to enjoy and learninteresting facts along the way. Two hours of pure joy, from 6-8PM and a quick but delightful aperitif at the famous Café Marley,all the while with a view of the magnificent Louvre Museum! Only Possible on Wednesday 6/15/2011
    • Private transportation for Paris Prelude Tours - Exclusive deluxe mini bus For all tours. Transportation to and from walking start and end points, or tours where special vehicles are not included, your guests are provided with private chauffeured deluxe mini coaches which are regularly stocked with mineral water, juice and healthy snacks. 6/15/2011 PARIS PRELUDE & BEYOND 17