Senior Women's Travel

SHOPPING

Shopping is one of the best things about Paris, and a wonderful experience for both grandmothers and granddaughters. Tiny tees, jazzy jeans, presents for parents and siblings are just some of the temptations for granddaughters. Favorite shopping snacks: crepes and ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s, Hagen Daz and Paris super-star, Berthillon.

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Eiffel Tower From The Seine

Eiffel Tower From The Seine

Grandmother and Granddaughter Adventure in Paris

July 2012

There’s something very special about sharing a week in Paris, the most beautiful of cities, with your granddaughter. The excitement is electric. There’s nothing that equals the boulevards, the monuments, the cafes, the museums, the majestic Seine, the ambiance of Paris.

Day 1

Arrive in Paris.  Transfer on your own to our hotel, the Hotel Lindbergh, in the 6th arrondisement, the best location, in my opinion, in Paris.  It is an easy walk to the Louvre, the Musee D’Orsay and, of course, great shopping.

We have found that it is a mistake to plan any rigorous activities on arrival day.  Wander the area on your own or I will lead you on a walking tour of this fashionable St. Germain-des-Pres area.

Early dinner.

Day 2

10:30 a.m.:  The Paris Chocolate Tour…learn the history of chocolate and taste the finest chocolate from Paris’ best chocolatiers. As we walk, we will learn the history and architecture of the area.

Art Is All Around

Art Is All Around

2:30 p.m.:  Orientation tour by big bus of all the grand monuments of Paris: Notre Dame, Champs Elysee, Arc de Triomphe, Invalides and more.  We don’t get off the bus, which is a good thing, and a great way to get your Paris bearings.  The big bus is better than the private mini-bus we took on former trips.  There is better visibility on the bus and the narration is better.

5 p.m.:  Highlights of the Louvre…See the major highlights including the Mona Lisa,  Winged Victory, Venus de Milo and more.  The evening is the best time to visit.

 

 

Day 3

10:30 a.m.:  Montmartre walking tour.  This is the neighborhood where many famous artists worked: Picasso, Toulouse Lautrec, Van Gogh and many others.  We also visit the famous Place du Tertre, the square where many artists set up their easels.  Plus the magnificent church, Sacre-Coeur.

Afternoon: Cooking demo at the famous Escoffier Cooking School at the Ritz Hotel, the most beautiful hotel in Paris, a favorite of Hemingway. The class is informal and fun and we get to taste everything.  A plus…we usually can have access to the Ritz lobby with its block long vitrines filled with beautiful expensive things we probably can’t afford.  But looking is fun, too.

Day 4

11 a.m.:  Fashion show at Galeries Lafayette. After the show, there will be time to shop.  We think it’s the best place for one stop shopping with boutiques of all the best shops in Paris. Some free time before our cruise on the Seine.

6:15 p.m.:  Cruise the Seine on the famous Bateaux Mouches.  You’ll love your river view of most of Paris’ famous monuments.  

Dinner at Altitude 95, one of two restaurants at the Eiffel Tower.  The advantage of eating here. obviously a big tourist attraction, is getting into the lower floors of the Eiffel Tower without a long wait.

Day 5

10:30 a.m.:  Walking tour of the Marais, my favorite Paris neighborhood.

Afternoon free to visit museums on your own in the Marais: Picasso, Carnavalet (museum on Paris history), Jewish Museum, or shopping in a vast array of boutiques.

On The Way To Giverny Versailles

On The Way To Giverny

Versailles

Day 6

8:30 a.m.:   Leave for all day tour of Giverny, Monet’s home and gardens, and Versailles.  Transportation is by mini-bus.  Lunch at a lovely inn.  At Versailles, you’ll have time to walk around the lovely fountains that are only operative on Saturday and Sunday.

Day 7

Your optional day to do just as you wish.  We’ll help you plan your day: museums, shopping, or just relaxing at a café and watching Paris stroll by.

Day 8

Depart for home.

Cost
Grandmother $4,000 (USD), granddaughter $3,620 (USD).  includes 7 nights hotel room, 4 dinners, all activities as detailed in itinerary.  Transportation by bus, metro or the occasional taxi.  Price does not include airfare, transfer to and from airports, breakfasts (8 euros or $13 at the hotel, or there are many less expensive alternatives close to our hotel), lunches (usually inexpensive quick stops), coffee stops, alcoholic beverages.

Cost is based on dollar value on May 21, 2008 (1.61 equals 1 euro) and 5 participants. Final costs will depend on currency at time of trip, up or down.   Tours are not private to keep costs down.

Itinerary subject to minor changes.