Immerse yourself in the Paris art world with this carte-blanche invitation to one of its most glamorous events: the annual gala of the American Friends Musée d’Orsay. Over a dream three-day weekend in the City of Light, you’ll go from cocktail reception to museum to five-star dinner with curators, connoisseurs, and the haute monde.
Thursday’s welcome reception in the Hôtel de Crillon includes a menu by Michelin-starred chef Christopher Hache. The next morning, you’ll embark on a private tour with the director of Musée de l’Orangerie, stop at the Louvre and the National Archive, and have lunch at the Bibliothèque Nationale. You can then select from one of many extraordinary options: a visit to the legendary couturiere Coco Chanel’s apartment, tea at the Ritz, a visit to Maison Schiaparelli or the 17th-century Hôtel Particulier de Duc de Gesvres.
The weekend continues with an after-hours visit to Musée National Picasso-Paris, fragrance sampling at Le Grand Musée du Parfum, tours of the contemporary installations at Guttklein Fine Art, and more. The grand finale is Saturday’s gala evening at Musée d’Orsay, which includes a private viewing of Picasso. Blue and Rose and dinner with Gabi Shafir, executive chef to the Moroccan royal family.
Mon Dieu, it’s a lot to take in. So you’ll recuperate nightly in the exquisite luxury of a Signature Suite at the iconic Le Bristol Paris. Your stay will include dinner at its two Michelin-star restaurant, 114 Faubourg.
Donors: Le Bristol Paris, American Friends Musée d’Orsay
Designed for one couple. Trip dates : October 18 – 21, 2018