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A Week in Paris – The City of Light with Laura Caldwell

May 15, 2025 - May 21, 2025

Cultural Cultural

$3,975 USD

BOOK WITH 25% DEPOSIT

A Week in Paris – The City of Light with Laura Caldwell

May 15, 2025 - May 21, 2025

$3,975  USD

BOOK WITH 25% DEPOSIT

Paris, France – the city of romance, wonder, art, Michelin-star cuisine, and incredible vintage markets. Wander through the City of Light on this 7-day trip, hosted by Laura Caldwell of Left Coast Revivals, and immerse yourself in its rich atmosphere and history. Throughout your stay, delve into Paris’s cultural riches with visits to iconic landmarks like Versailles and Musee d’Orsay.

Indulge in Parisian gastronomy with memorable dining experiences, including a three-course welcome dinner at Chez Edouard and a farewell dinner cruise along the Seine, where you’ll savor gourmet cuisine against the backdrop of illuminated landmarks. Journey to the Champagne region, where you’ll explore Reims and its magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral before sampling local delicacies at Champagne Pascal Lallement.

And of course, discover the city’s vibrant markets, from the antique treasures of Puces Saint Ouen to the bustling Marché aux Puces at Porte de Vanves, where hidden gems await among stalls brimming with vintage fashion and eclectic collectibles, led by your host Laura. Forge new friendships, share delightful experiences, and create unforgettable memories together on this magical Paris adventure!

Thursday May 15th 2025

Wednesday May 21st 2025

7 Days / 6 Nights

Accommodation - Pullman Montparnasse Hotel or Similar

Included Meals - Breakfast Daily, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

20-30 Guests

Inclusions

Accommodation - Pullman Montparnasse Hotel or Similar

Included Meals - Breakfast Daily, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Group Airport Transfers

All Transportation During Trip

3 Course Dinner at Chez Edouard with 2 Glasses of Wine

Versailles Tour with Local Guide

Sightseeing Cruise on the River Seine

3 Course Lunch at Le Bistro Marguerite Restaurant in Le Marais

Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

Marché aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves

Guided Walking Tour of Marché Enfant Rouge Food Market

3 Course Lunch at Champagne Pascal Lallement

Full Day Reims and Champagne Tour with Local Guide

Notre Dame Cathedral Entrance

Train Ride, Guided Tour and Tasting at Champagne Pascal Lallement

Musee d’Orsay Guided Tour

Farewell Dinner Cruise on the River Seine

Exclusions

Flights

Travel Insurance (Required)

Visa/Entry Requirements

Meals Not Mentioned in Inclusions

Personal Expenses (incl Market Purchases & Tips)

Individual Airport Transfers (if Required)

Your Host

Laura Caldwell

Laura Caldwell, the creative force behind Left Coast Revivals, an online vintage shop, also hosts a captivating YouTube channel where she shares her expertise in sourcing and decorating with vintage and antique finds. Through her channel, Laura invites viewers to join her on exclusive LCR Group Travel trips, exploring some of the world’s oldest and largest flea markets in search of unique, one-of-a-kind treasures. Alongside her husband Jesse, Laura has hosted group trips to Italy, England, and Japan, with exciting new destinations including Paris, Belgium, Germany, and Austria planned for 2024. Join Laura on this extraordinary journey and discover the charm of vintage treasures from around the globe.

Itinerary

Day 1 Bienvenue à Paris!

Bienvenue à Paris! Get ready to kick off your adventure with a group coach transfer from the airport to the Pullman Montparnasse Hotel, with a friendly English-speaking guide joining us on the ride to introduce you to “The City of Light”.

Once we arrive, you’ll have some time to relax and refresh, perfect for shaking off any travel fatigue. In the evening, we’ll head to renowned restaurant Chez Edouard for a mouth-watering three-course welcome dinner, complete with two glasses of wine. Bon appétit!

Meals:

  • 3 course dinner at Chez Edouard with 2 glasses of wine

Accommodation:

 

Day 2 Versailles

Start with a delicious buffet breakfast at the hotel, fuelling up for an exciting day of exploration. After breakfast, our local guide will whisk us away for a full day tour of beautiful Versailles.

We’ll have plenty of time to marvel at the opulent Palace of Versailles and its breathtaking gardens. After soaking in the royal vibes, we’ll top off the day with a one-hour sightseeing cruise on the River Seine!

Meals:

  • Breakfast at hotel

Activities:

  • Full day Versailles tour with guide
  • One hour sightseeing cruise on the River Seine

Accommodation:

  • Pullman Montparnasse Hotel or similar

Day 3 Marché Aux De Saint-Ouen

Start your day with a delightful buffet breakfast to energize you for a day at one of the most famous vintage markets in the world, Marché Aux De Saint-Ouen.

Upon arrival at the market, you’ll be immersed in a vibrant world of history and culture. Stroll through the countless stalls brimming with antique furniture, vintage fashion, unique artworks, and eclectic collectibles. The market is a labyrinth of charming alleyways and hidden gems, where every turn promises a new discovery. Whether you’re a seasoned vintage shopper like Laura, or a curious explorer, there’s something for everyone.

Take breaks to chat with the friendly vendors who have fascinating stories about their wares, and don’t hesitate to haggle a bit – it’s all part of the fun and Laura will show you the way. This market day is not just a shopping trip but an unforgettable cultural experience!

Meals:

  • Breakfast at hotel

Activities:

  • Marché Aux De Saint-ouen with Laura

Accommodation:

  • Pullman Montparnasse Hotel or similar

Day 4 Marché aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves

After breakfast, we’ll hop on a coach and head to the enchanting Marché aux Puces at Porte de Vanves. This bustling market, known for its eclectic mix of antiques and vintage treasures, invites you to explore its myriad stalls filled with retro fashion, charming home décor, and rare collectibles.

After a morning of treasure hunting, enjoy a delicious three-course lunch at Le Bistro Marguerite in Le Marais. Savor classic French cuisine in a cozy, welcoming atmosphere before our local English-speaking guide leads us on a walking tour to the vibrant Marché des Enfants Rouges. Discover this historic food market’s colorful stalls and gourmet delights, from freshly baked breads to exotic spices, immersing yourself in its lively ambiance.

After returning to the hotel, our evening is free, leaving you time to relax and reflect on a day filled with unique finds and rich Parisian culture.

Meals:

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • 3 course lunch at Le Bistro Marguerite restaurant in Le Marais

Activities:

  • Full day Marché aux Puces de la Porte de Vanveswith Laura
  • Walking tour of Marche Enfant Rouge food market with local guide

Accommodation:

  • Pullman Montparnasse Hotel or similar

Day 5 Reims & Champagne

We’ll start today with an early breakfast at the hotel, before jumping on a coach with our local guide for an adventure to Reims and the Champagne region. Our first stop is the stunning and iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Reims, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its Gothic architecture and royal history.

Next, enjoy a three-course lunch at the delicious Champagne Pascal Lallement, where you can savor local cuisine and exquisite champagnes amidst picturesque vineyard views.

In the afternoon, take a scenic train ride through the vineyards, followed by a guided tour and tasting at Champagne Pascal Lallement. We’ll return to the hotel in the evening, ending the day with the sparkling essence of Champagne lingering in your memories.

Meals:

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • 3 course lunch at Champagne Pascal Lallement

Activities:

  • Full day guided tour of Reims and Champagne with local guide
  • Notre Dame Cathedral, entrance included
  • Train ride, guided tour and tasting at Champagne Pascal Lallement

Accommodation:

  • Pullman Montparnasse Hotel or similar

Day 6 Musee d'Orsay, Seine Dinner Cruise

Today you will have a leisurely morning to explore the beautiful city of Paris at your own pace.

After lunch, we’ll jump on the Metro and head to the renowned Musée d’Orsay with tickets provided for an afternoon of art and culture. Your local English-speaking guide will take you on an insightful tour through this former railway station turned art museum, home to an extensive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces. Marvel at works by Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, and many others as you wander through the beautifully curated exhibits.

As the afternoon transitions into evening, return to your hotel to freshen up and get ready for a memorable night, with a special farewell dinner cruise on the River Seine. Glide past Paris’s iconic landmarks illuminated against the night sky, and savor a lovely gourmet dinner on board as you soak in the festive atmosphere.

This magical cruise is the perfect way to bid adieu to the City of Light, creating lasting memories of your time in Paris.

Optional activity – Vintage shopping with your host Laura at some of her favorite small Parisian neighborhood Vide Greniers & Brocantes! (Neighborhood garage sales & secondhand shops!) or enjoy a leisurely morning on your own in Paris!

Meals:

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Farewell dinner cruise along the River Seine

Activities:

  • Guided tour of the Musee d’Orsay
  • Farewell dinner cruise along the River Seine

Accommodation:

  • Pullman Montparnasse Hotel or similar

Day 7 Adieu Paris

Sadly, today is the day we bid adieu to Paris. On your final morning, enjoy breakfast at your hotel before boarding a coach for a comfortable transfer to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

On your journey, you might catch glimpses of familiar landmarks like the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe, giving you time to reflect on the wonderful and unique experiences you’ve had on this trip with Laura and your fellow travelers.

Meals:

  • Breakfast at hotel

Trip Photos

Important Notes

ARRIVAL:
A group airport transfer to our accommodation is included. Once the trip is confirmed, you will have the opportunity to plan and coordinate your arrival flights into Paris with the group.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
Be sure to check entry requirements based on the passport that you will be travelling with.

TRIP CONFIRMATION:
A trip is listed as PENDING until the minimum guest numbers are reached, at which point the trip becomes CONFIRMED. Guests will be notified when a trip becomes CONFIRMED.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Travel insurance is required, and this will need to organised independently. There are a number of travel insurance comparison websites available. We do not recommend organising this until your trip is CONFIRMED. TIP: If you have a credit card there may be travel insurance included as part of your benefits, so check with your bank.

BOOKING FLIGHTS:
We do not recommend booking flights until your trip is CONFIRMED.

BOOKING T&Cs:
We recommend you familiarise yourself with our Booking Terms & Conditions for more information about our booking, deposit and cancellation policies.

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