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Paris A La Mode

Paris, France | October 1-7, 2019

Hold on to your chapeaux, dears! Travel Sister takes Paris by storm for a week packed with high fashion, haute cuisine, and leisurely shopping through the city's choicest arrondissements.

 

Read our itinerary for more details.

Led by Travel Sister founder and francophile Carmel Scopelliti, Paris a la Mode is the perfect trip for femmes seeking the refinement and glamour only Paris can deliver.

 

Before this whirlwind begins, you’ll gather with the other Travel Sisters over nibbles and champagne on your first night. We’ve made time for you to unwind, settle in, and set your own personal intentions for the week to start things off with your best foot forward!

 

Landing just on the heels of Paris’ famed Fashion Week, prepare to spend plenty of time — and perhaps a few euros — soaking up all things couture from shopping in Paris boutiques and vintage shops to privately guided tours of the major fashion hubs and museums.

 

Of course, you’ll need energy for these sartorial sprints around the City of Lights. Get a taste of Paris with a gourmet cooking class, classic French wine tasting, plus lunches, dinners, and cocktails in the city’s hottest clubs and restaurants.


Before you say au revoir, you’ll cap off your Parisian adventure with dinner at one of the city's most unique concept restaurants. Indulge in a  a gourmet menu while laughing, toasting, and reminiscing over the week’s activities.

A Peek at Your Week

Tuesday, October 1 - Bonjour, Bonnes Femmes!

  • Stirring things up over bubbly and bites. Welcome champagne toast and intention setting.

  • Dinner with sisters at award-winning neighborhood French bistro

 

Wednesday, October 2 - Discovering Les Arrondissements

  • Walking (alright, personal shopping) tour of famously fashionable districts led by an oh-so-chic, acclaimed Parisian fashion historian and personal stylist 

  • Tucking in for fashionable lunch at a celebrated museum overlooking Le Louvre

  • Zipping around the city in chauffeured Citroens for a lively, champagne sipping fly-by. You have never seen Paris quite like this!

  • The night is yours 

 

Thursday, October 3 - Le Guineguette

  • Strolling and shopping the shops and galleries of the “Parisian’s Paris” in trendy Canal St. Martin

  • Picnicking on the river bank before we depart on a cruise of hidden Paris down the Seine to the Musee D’Orsay

  • Twilight visit to Le Musee D’Orsay - the iconic train station turned impressionist art mecca

  • End the evening with tapas and tango. Oh so French!

Friday, October 4 - Shopping & Chopping

  • French cooking lesson and four-course lunch with wine in a historic Haussmanian penthouse

  • Vintage shopping in the chic 16e. Did you know Jackie O once lived here? 

  • French wine and fromage-tasting class at the wonderful O Chateau wine bar.

  • Independent dinner and dishing over day’s finds

 

Saturday, October 5- Say Fromage!

  • The morning is yours to shop, rest, sightsee — whatever tickles your fancy

  • Memory making group photoshoot

  • Twilight visit to the top of the Tour Eiffel, We had to!

  • Clinking glasses at chic hot spot

  • Dinner plans of your choosing

 

Sunday, October 6 - Le Musee et La Mode

  • Private museum tour or designer atelier visite

  • Your own afternoon of leisure or shopping

  • Au-revoir frenchy-French dinner with a view

  • For the adventurous, a nightcap at a secret absinthe bar

 

Monday, October 7 - A Bientot, Paris

  • Bon Voyage and reapplication of mascara

 

Paris A La Mode

October 1-7, 2019

$4875

Maximum Guests: 8

Every Travel Sister tour is planned down to the most thoughtful detail, from meals to lessons to guided shopping expeditions.

 

By the time you get home, you won’t believe you were only gone for a week!

Inclusions:

  • Pre-trip planning: conference call “meet and greet” with fellow travelers 1-2 weeks to review trip checklist and answer any questions

  • Local ground transportation: provided to and from Travel Sister activities

  • Accommodations: six nights in a tres chic  four-star boutique hotel in Paris’ charming St. Germain 

  • Activities: all activities described above and included in detailed itinerary

  • Meals: daily breakfast, plus lunch and dinners listed above

Exclusions:

  • Airfare

  • Passport or visa fees

  • Travel or health insurance

  • Telephone expenses

  • Airport transfers

  • Local transportation outside of planned activities

  • Services/meals/alcohol not listed in final itinerary

  • All items of a personal nature

See our Terms of Service page for details on deposits, refunds, and more.

 
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Most questions you may have about this trip can be found here or on our general FAQ’s page. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Get in touch!

 

 

Will I need to learn how to speak French?

It can’t hurt, but it’s not necessary! Your travel leader Carmel speaks French, and most of the people we’ll meet along the way will speak English.

 

 

Will Travel Sister help me with arranging independent activities and related ground transportation?

Absolutely.  Let us know your fancy and we will do our best to help you.

 

 

When do I get a full itinerary?

Please get in touch with us directly to learn the details about this trip. Once you submit your deposit, you’ll receive a full outline of the itinerary and we’ll get you scheduled for our pre-trip informational conference call for the entire group.

 

 

How much does the trip cost? Are refunds permitted?

Travels are priced based on meals, accommodations, activities, and can vary by location. See the pricing page and terms of service for all the details you need about prices, fees, deposits, and refunds.

 

 

What happens if there’s an incident on this trip? Do you provide insurance?

Our sisters in travel should read our liability waiver to have a full understanding of what every traveler is responsible for and what is/isn’t covered by Travel Sister.

 

 

Who will be my roomate? Can I get a private room?

Tour prices are based on double occupancy. If you are travelling with a companion , we will ask you to provide their name so we can place you together.  If you are travelling solo we will place you with another travel sister. Alternatively, you may request your own room for a supplemental fee.

 

 

I have some dietary restrictions. Will I still be able to enjoy the culinary experiences?

Yes, mostly! According to So Cheese, there are anywhere between 1600-3500 cheeses in France and it is one of the largest wine producers in the world. Couple that with the French’s love of bread (not to mention crepes and macarons) and you have a perfect “worry” storm for certain food-sensitive travelers. Fear not, intrepid friend. Although not the norm, many restaurants provide gluten-free offerings and one can usually find dairy-free options as well. Although we cannot amend our itinerary to meet specific dietary needs (as this trip takes a deep dive into the Parisian food scene), we will do our best to answer your questions. We take your health and well-being very seriously. If you have any hesitations at all, please review our itinerary or get in touch and allow us to help you decide whether this is the trip for you.

 

 

Is it safe to travel abroad?

We understand your concern, and suggest reading the following International Travel Advisory to have the latest information on where you’ll be going, and steps you can take to help you feel confident in departing for your upcoming adventure!

 

 

International Travel Advisory

Traveler is responsible for ensuring they have all the proper documents for transit or entry. All names on documents must match the legal name on your photo I.D., and travel document information must match transportation tickets.  Please check the State Department website at http://travel.state.gov for further information.  

 

Immunizations may also be required. Please check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list

 

Failure to comply with any of these regulations may result in denied boarding, denied entry, and/or government-imposed fines. If you are a citizen of another country, there may be additional requirements. Check with the nearest consulate or embassy of the destination you are travelling to and find out the entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens. Finally, U.S. Citizens should register all travels with the U.S. Embassy via the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at https://step.state.gov/step/.