November 2020


palos verdes art center

Join Lois and Claire Travel in collaboration with Palos Verdes Art Center for a unique cultural experience in Paris. Meet Head of International Photography at Christie's, Darius Himes, at an auction preview and cocktail party at Christie's Paris, create hats with a milliner working with Chanel, attend a wine and cheese pairing dinner with an expert cheesemonger, and spend an extraordinary day with a relatable and fun photography expert at Paris Photo, the largest international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium held each November in the historic Grand Palais. This trip will incorporate the best of French food, design, art, and culture.


Guests will be staying at an intimate Parisian hotel in the heart of Saint Germain, close to cafes, restaurants and the River Seine. Each private room is contemporary with a touch of French charm. 


price includes



meals: breakfast + lunch + dinner

entrance + VIP check-in to Paris Photo 

Paris Photo 2019 catalog and tote

all experiences

transportation to experiences


price excludes:



transport to and from the airport from the hotel.


$4100 single occupancy room

$3500 double occupancy  room



VIP check-in

Paris Photo tote bag+ catalogue

Private tour with expert photo concierge.  




free to explore Paris photo: Films, photographs + shop


Visit the atelier of a milliner for Chanel and learn how hats are created. Choose material (straw, wool, cotton), shape (fedora, wide brim, Panama) and detailing (ribbon, feather, leather) and make your own hat. Guests may opt to have a custom made jean jacket with embellishments if they prefer. Lunch will be served in the Atelier. Express your inner Parisian with this unique memento.





An evening with the premier auction house, Christie's. Enjoy a cocktail party while previewing photographs for auction at Christie's Paris. Mingle with international collectors, artists, and curators while sipping champagne.


An evening learning about French cheese and wine pairing as we taste the flavor nuances from each region in a charming shop with our expert cheesemonger. Dinner will also be served.

An evening learning about French cheese and wine pairing as we taste the flavor nuances from each region in a charming shop with our expert cheesemonger. Dinner will also be served.


Meet legendary photographer Douglas Kirkland in Paris and attend the opening of his show in the heart of the Marais. A renowned portraitist, Douglas has photographed nearly every notable celebrity since the 1950s and has been the photographer on films such as Titanic, Tora Tora Tora, The Sound of Music, and Moulin Rouge among many others. Douglas was a photographer with Look and Life magazines traveling with then likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Bridgette Bardot, and Coco Chanel. His numerous books and stories are from a life filled with glamour and artistry. 



Shop the ultimate selection of international fashion at one of Paris's most beautiful shopping destinations, Le Bon Marche. The department store comes alive with holiday decorations, lights and gorgeous gifts that are beyond comparison. We will be having lunch inside the beautiful Le Grande Epicerie de Paris on the gourmet floor inside Le Bon Marche.


Only the best food.

Breakfast will be continental at the hotel. For lunch and dinner, we have found chefs who are wildly passionate about French cuisine and who will share their love of food.  We will discover why eating and drinking are not just a pastime but a "way of life."