Fabulous Food, Flowers and Art in Paris
April 30 – May 6, 2022
Les Liaisons Délicieuses with Patti Ravenscroft
Renowned Art Historian, Chris Boicos
Paris is truly a feast for all the senses. In addition to being the gastronomic capital of the world, splendid sights, sounds and aromas are around every corner. Shop windows are filled with delectable foods and gorgeous flowers. The museums and gardens are overflowing with magnificent works of art. And , there are hidden treasures everywhere!
If you find this tempting, treat yourself to a week with us behind the scenes in Paris. We will share some amazing, exclusive experiences in the food and arts worlds. The heart of our week will be 3 museum visits with Chris Boicos focusing on remarkable paintingsof food, wines and flowers through the ages. The soul of our Paris sojourn will be intimate moments in private homes where we will experience first hand how the french artist lives and works. Included in these very special mornings and afternoons will be a cooking class and lunch in a Paris apartment, a pastry class in Versailles, a flower arranging class, and a painting class in a private studio. Life Doesn’t get much better!
Arrive in Paris in the afternoon and settle into your rooms in the hotel.
A lecture, slideshow and champagne with Chris Boicos, who will give you an overview of our week’s program.
A surprise Welcome Dinner
A morning museum visit with Chris to the Musee du Louvre to begin our exploration of food and flowers in art
Lunch in a beautiful and delicious Parisian Restaurant
Afternoon visit to the hotel George V to see their incredible flower arrangements
Pastry cooking class and lunch in Versailles
Wine Tasting paired with delectable French cheeses
Morning market visit followed by a cooking class and lunch with Patti’s dear friend, Veronique Bawol in her lovely apartment in the 7th arrondissement.
In the afternoon,a second museum visit with Chris to the Musee d’Orsay to view flower and food related paintings, essentially in the Impressionist section.
Morning museum visit with Chris to the Musee Marmottan Combining, Monet waterlily gardens and Morisot painting of Bougival
An afternoon flower arranging class with the former head gardener of the Elysee Palace, Marc Barbaud, and his partner Alain Durante, owner of the magnificent gardens of Chaligny in the Vendee
After our class we will enjoy aperitifs with Mac and Alain
Evening Jazz concert with John Mclean in his private Parisian house
Morning still-life painting class on food and flowers with artist, Catherine de Bretagne, in her home studio
Lunch in the studio.
Afternoon – Free to see more of Paris and shop!
Say good-bye to your new friends at our farewell breakfast at the Hotel
Accommodations & Cost
Trip Dates: Trip will begin on Saturday April 30th and end on Friday May 6,2022.
Accommodations: All participants will stay in an exclusive, elegant paris hotel.
Included in the cost: 6 nights accommodations; all breakfasts(6), 4 lunches and two dinners, including aperitifs and carefully selected wines, soft drinks, ect; and all classes, sightseeing, and private visits as described above.
Not included: Alcoholic beverages, except as specified in the program and meals not specified.
Cost $4990 per person double occupancy; Single Supplement $1,000. Suit supplement $1,500
Important note: substantial changes in the value of the dollar may require changes in the price of the tour
Deposit: $1,000 per person