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2014 Paris Artchitecture Tour with Barry Goldsmith


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2014 Paris Tour with Barry Goldsmith
"Been there haven't done that" series
Paris Remis Rouen Bordeaux Dijon
August 19th to 31st of August 2014

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2014 Paris Artchitecture Tour with Barry Goldsmith

  1. 1. FRANCE «ONLY PACK ONCE» TOUR 2014 artchitectours
  2. 2. PARIS/REIMS/ROUEN/BORDEAUX/DIJON/ 2014 a PROFESSOR BARRY GOLDSMITH Been There, Haven’t Done That “Only Pack Once” Touring Paris & Central France while never changing hotels This “Only pack Once Tour” has been conceived by travel journalist and architectural historian Barry Goldsmith. Barry Goldsmith is a professor of architecture and humor. He's an architect and architectural historian who's also a print, web and broadcast travel expert specializing in "Been There, HAVEN'T Done That" recommending sites around the world missed by most tourists - and even missed by many natives. Goldsmith looks at buildings and life from unique perspectives.. In this tour through his selected sites in Paris and north of France we will discover with him some hidden treasures of French Architecture, as well as his favorite places to experience the true French style. Artchitectours 2014. All rights reserved
  3. 3. a ITINERARY FRANCE Rouen Reims Paris Dijon Bordeaux Arquitectura lúdica S.L 2014/ All rights reserved DAY 1 / TUESDAY AUGUST 19 Arrival of participants, welcome reception and presentation of the tour by professor Goldsmith DAY 2 / WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20 Introduction to the city of Paris and walk in the Marais quarter and Chateau Vincennes DAY 3 / THURSDAY AUGUST 21 Vaux-le Vicomte and Paris walking tour DAY 4 / FRIDAY AUGUST 22 Paris walking tours - Pantheon/Sorbonne/Sainte Chappelle/Nôtre Dame/Louvre DAY 5 /SATURDAY AUGUST 23 Day trip to Reims DAY 6 / SUNDAY AUGUST 24 Versailles and Pompidou Museum DAY 7 / MONDAY AUGUST 25 Day trip to Rouen DAY 8 / TUESDAY AUGUST 26 Paris: Invalides, Museum Rodin, Palais de Tokyo DAY 9 / WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27 Day trip to Bordeaux by TGV DAY 10 / THURSDAY AUGUST 28 Paris: Musée Branly, Musée d’Orsay DAY 11 / FRIDAY AUGUST 29 Day trip to Dijon, Beaune and Vezelay DAY 12 / SATURDAY AUGUST 30 Paris , Palais Compiegne /Gala Dinner DAY 13 / SUNDAY AUGUST 31 Farewell and free time until transfer to Airport
  4. 4. a TOUR PROGRAM DAY 1 Tuesday August 19th Arrival of participants and Transfer to the Hotel Evening Reception and Welcome drink in the Hotel / Presentation of the trip by professor Barry Goldsmith DAY 2 Wednesday August 20th Introduction to the City of Paris in Musee Carnavalet. Walking tour:: Place des Vosges, Hotel Sully, Hotel de Rohan, Hotel Soubise, Promenade Plantée and visit to Chateau Vincennes DAY 3 Thursday August 21st Excursion by private bus to Vaux-le-Vicomte (Charles Le Brun, André le Nôtre and Louis Le Vau) Lunch in Vaux-le-Vicomte (INCLUDED) / Dali Museum in Montmartre and walk in Montmartre DAY 4 Friday August 22nd Left Bank and Ile de la Cite / Luxembourg Gardens / Luxembourg Palace Tour / Pantheon/ St, Etienne-du-Mont / Sorbonne Library / Sorbonne Church (grave of Richelieu) / Sainte Chapelle / Nôtre Dame / Institut de France / École des Beaux Arts (Prof. Goldsmith attended) / Musée des Arts Decoratifs/Louvre Museum until late evening Arquitectura lúdica S.L 2014/ All rights reserved
  5. 5. a TOUR PROGRAM DAY 5 Saturday August 23rd Day trip to Reims and Laon by private bus Reims Cathedral / Saint-Remi/Tau Palace / Salle de Rendition / Mars Arch / Hidden Art Deco buildings. Laon medieval town / Gothic Cathedral Return to Paris DAY 6 Sunday August 24th Half day excursion to Versailles/ Gardens with hidden bosquets/Petite Trianon/Grand Trianon/ Marie Antoinette’s Private Theater Private visit to Tennis Court (No visit to the main palace – sparsely furnished. Louis XVI & Marie Antonette bedrooms reconstructed. ) Evening at Musée Pompidou – open late until 10 PM DAY 7 Monday August 25th Day trip to Rouen by TGV Cathedral Notre Dame (painted by Monet)/Eclise St. Maclou./Old Rouen Great Clock/“Leaning Tower of Rouen.”/Musee des Beaux Arts Evening in Paris Arquitectura lúdica S.L 2014/ All rights reserved
  6. 6. a TOUR PROGRAM DAY 8 Tuesday August 26th Day of visits in Paris: Les Invalides/Napoleon’s Tomb / Army Museum / Liberation of Paris Museum/ Rodin Museum Paris Mint Museum / Palais de Tokyo – Museum of Contemporary Art/ Theater des Champs Elysees. DAY 9 Wednesday August 27th Day trip to Bordeaux by TGV. Short tram ride into city. Walking Tour of Old City Tour Grand Theater / Musee des Beaux Arts (IF OPEN) Church of St. Andre where Eleanor of Aquitaine was married in 1137/ Place de la Bourse by Gabriel Dinner in Bordeaux (not included) and late return to Paris DAY 10 Thursday August 28th Day in Paris : Musee Guimet / Musee Branly (Jean Nouvel ) Musee Legion d’Honneur in the Hotel de Salm , admired by Thomas Jefferson. And said to inspire White House South façade. Musee d’Orsay / Dinner in the Musee d’Orsay’s main restaurant (INCLUDED) (former Hotel d’Orsay’s ballroom)/Most elegant museum restaurant in the world. Arquitectura lúdica S.L 2014/ All rights reserved
  7. 7. a TOUR PROGRAM DAY 11 Friday August 29th Day trip to Dijon, Beaune and Vezelay by private bus. Dijon: Palais des Duc with Musee des Beaux Arts / St. Michel / Musee Magnin / Chartreuse de Champinol Beaune : Burgundian Hospital at Beaune. (Last Judgment Altarpiece by Rogier van der Weyden) Vezelay – Beautiful medieval town /St. Madeleine DAY 12 Saturday August 30th Morning excursion by train to Compiegne Palace -- Great seldom-visited palace of Napoleon and Napoleon III. Built by Gabriel. La Chapelle Expiatoire /Musee Jacquemart Andre or Time out for shopping Farewell Gala dinner in Hotel or selected place (INCLUDED) DAY 13 Sunday August 31st Morning breakfast in the Hotel and free time until check-out Transfer from Hotel to Airport Arquitectura lúdica S.L 2014/ All rights reserved
  8. 8. HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL PARIS LE GRAND a INTERCONTINENTAL PARIS LE GRAND With floodlit views of the Opera House, this superbly renovated luxury hotel is at the heart of Parisian society. Opened in 1862, it defines historical grandeur, from Café de la Paix to La Verriere Restaurant, set in an 800 square meter winter garden. Elegantly appointed, the hotel’s boutique-style suites overlook stunning landmarks. Located in the 9th arrondissement, close to the Louvre Museum, shopping, theatre and banking districts, this luxury Paris hotel is an icon in the City of Light. Guests will stay in Classic Rooms (price based on double occupancy), red, yellow or blue (20-23 sq m. / 193-247 sqft) with breakfast buffet in Restaurant, complimentary internet access and access to fitness center. La Verriere Restaurant All roads in the hotel lead to La Verrière, an impressive, 800 square metre winter garden, dominating the lobby of the hotel. A stately haven of peace, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy Parisian streets, where locals and visitors from all over the world enjoy the convivial atmosphere, as they sit and chat over a hot cup of tea, a drink or a meal. When night falls, the Verrière is transformed into a wonderland of soft light. Serves: Breakfast | Lunch Cafe de la Paix A listed monument, the Cafe de la Paix restaurant needs no introduction. It is legendary the world over and a favorite haunt for food lovers from both Paris and further afield. The Chef Christophe Raoux offers a refined cuisine with the best produce, guaranteeing a new culinary experience, every time. Serves: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner Arquitectura lúdica S.L 2014/ All rights reserved
  9. 9. a FACT SHEET AUD6.648 4.223€ price/ person price/ person in double room in double room Single occupancy Single occupancy + 2.670 AUD + 1.690 € Price base in Euros 1 EUR = 1.57236 AUD To be calculated at the exchange rate at the day of each paymentt Minimum 14 participants Minimum 14 participants maximum 24 participants maximum 24 participants The price includes: Design of the itinerary and guided visits by architect Barry Goldsmith during the whole tour 11 nights in 5* Hotel (Price based on Hotel Intercontinental Le Grand – confirmation upon availability) Arrival transfer by coach and assistance at check-in Transportation during all days as stated in program (public transportation, private coach and train) Entrances to all visited monuments, as stated in program Welcome Dinner day 1 1 Lunch at Vaux-le-Vicomte Dinner at Orsay Museum day 10 Farewell Dinner day 12 Price does not include : Lunches and dinners (except breakfast, lunch in Vaux-le-Vicomte) and 3 dinners Optional Meal Package upon request Insurance International flight from city of origin to Paris NOTES : Program subject to changes
  10. 10. INFORMATION AND RESERVATION PARIS AUD6.648 $5.840 Registration until 05/21/2014 ** in double room price/ person a Final payment of remaining 20% before 07/1/2014 price/ person in double room Single occupancy Single occupancy + AUD2.670 ++ $2.442 Price base in Euros 1 EUR = 1.57236 AUD To be calculated at the exchange rate at the day of each paymentt Minimum 14 participants Minimum 24 participants 14 participants maximum maximum 24 participants Payment terms (20% at booking / 60% before 05/21/2014 (80% of total before closing of registration) INFORMATION AND RESERVATION PAYMENT OPTIONS 1_ Web: Through our website via Credit Card / Secure payment 2_ Bank Transfer: ask to 3_ Pay Pal: email indicating the company (+5%)
  11. 11. a Phone US (+1) 646 7412375