France·October 17 - 23 2025

Paris Artists & Authors, Yesterday & Today

Come and explore Paris through the eyes of the artists and authors who put their stamp on this illustrious city.

BOOK NOW INQUIRE
iStock594471828

Overview

On this history-filled adventure, you’ll learn what made Hemingway tick and how a stained-glass maker and poet combines her two skills for a one-of-a-kind artwork. Find out what drove Delacroix to paint such large pieces and how an 8-floor building pulses with modern-day painters. Paris has inspired artists and writers for hundreds of years and continues to inspire today. We can’t wait to share it with you. Along the way, we will share our favorite restaurants and Parisian gems. Former literary agent Katrin will share her passion for literature, travel, and art while showing you all Paris has to offer. Photographer Krystal Kenney will lead you through Luxembourg Gardens on a photo lesson and a professional photoshoot so you can remember your time in Paris forever!

Highlights

Visit artist, Jacqueline Marval's collection

Visit artist, Jacqueline Marval's collection

Discover artist ateliers, past and present

Discover artist ateliers, past and present

Learn about natural wine at a renowned Paris wine bar

Learn about natural wine at a renowned Paris wine bar

Take a deeper look at the Louvre and Orsay with an expert

Take a deeper look at the Louvre and Orsay with an expert

Dine at a restaurant immortalized by the Impressionists

Dine at a restaurant immortalized by the Impressionists

Become a photographer for the day with our expert guide

Become a photographer for the day with our expert guide

Celebrate on the Seine with a wine-filled dinner by master chef Alain Ducasse

Celebrate on the Seine with a wine-filled dinner by master chef Alain Ducasse

Itinerary

Here's a day-by-day itinerary of the trip.

Previous

Next

07338ef573369e9ff96bfb97964a2eb5

Paris

Day 1

After settling into the elegant left bank, Hotel Le Recamier, named after Juliette Recamier, the hostess and muse of Revolutionary Paris, we’ll meet at 6pm for a welcome drink and introductions before walking to dinner at Le Recamier

Included

Dinner

Not Included

Transfer from the airport

museedorsay

Paris

Day 2

We'll begin our week with a visit to the Comité Jacqueline Marval to see the artist's exclusive collection. Apollinaire called her “one of the most remarkable artists of our time." You're about to find out why. 

Lunch is at Les Deux Musée near the Musée d'Orsay. The furniture will rival the museum's artwork. 

We'll view impressionists' art in the afternoon light of the upper floor of the Musée d’Orsay. Monet, Degas, and their friends shook the art world in their day, pulling it out of its classical realist tracks. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the museum or spend time shopping. 

Afterward, we'll enjoy dinner at Saint Pourçain, a bistro as ordinary as it is unique, nestled along a narrow, gently sloping alley in a postcard Paris, with a few famous monuments as neighbors. 


Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

iStock1324278437

Paris

Day 3

After breakfast, we will visit painter Stephanie McKenzie, just one member of an eight-level atelier Le 100 Establishment, a community of painters and artists. 

For lunch, we'll dine at La Closerie des Lilas, a gorgeous classic. Every who's who, from Cezanne to Zola, has dined here.

After lunch, we've planned a Hemingway in Paris Walking History Tour. In the Roaring 20s, Paris was considered the world's cultural capital. Artists and writers from across the globe flocked to the city, including celebrated American writer Ernest Hemingway.

Today, our guide will take you on a journey through literary Paris with Hemingway as our guide. We'll learn about a wide range of artists, writers, and thinkers in Hemingway's circle, including Fitzgerald, Picasso, Pound, Matisse, and the inimitable Gertrude Stein. Hemingway loved the outdoors. It provided him with moments of reflection and connection to the community. Together, we will trace his path to better understand his life as a Parisian.

We are in the shadows of the great Romantic artist Éugene Delacroix, so we’ll visit his small museum in his former home and atelier, marking the final years of his life while he worked on the frescos in Saint Sulpice. Afterward, we'll visit the stunning church that holds his frescos, along with so much history. 

The rest of the night is yours. We'll give you suggestions for nearby spots that serve a casual dinner.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Not Included

Dinner

day4

Paris

Day 4

The Musée du Louvre was a former palace of kings that would transform into the largest museum in the world. For hundreds of years, artists have stood in the museum copying these masters. Manet, Morisot, Valadon, and many more learned how to paint from the artists who came before them. We’ll explore many of these paintings and treasures on a guided tour of the Louvre.

After soaking in the beauty of the Louvre, we’ll enjoy lunch close to the Palais Royal at the lovely Le Nemours. The restaurant is famous for its wonderful setting, delicious Croque Madame and some of the nicest servers in Paris.

After a filling lunch, we'll venture through the Jardin du Luxembourg with our very own artist, Krystal, who will teach you all the best tips and tricks for taking photos in Paris with your phone or camera. We’ll explore the gardens and hidden spots while you capture some of the over 100 statues dedicated to the artists, authors and infamous women from French history.

After a lovely day, we will head back to the hotel for a rest before meeting in the lobby to walk to dinner. Dinner tonight is at La Maison du Jardin, where we'll enjoy seasonal French cuisine. 


Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

louver

Paris

Day 5

Today, we’ll step into Alison Grace Koehler's atelier. Alison is a poet, stained glass artist, and vibrant Parisian artistic community member. Mixing poetry into her stained glass gives it a fresh new take on the age-old art once seen only in churches and cathedrals.

For lunch, we will dine at the casual artsy French Cafe de l'Esplenade.

We'll spend the afternoon wandering the streets to our destination, Musee Rodin. The statues and historic building that houses the masterpieces will wow you.

The rest of the afternoon is yours to do as you please. Perhaps shop or browse around the Invalides. 

We'll meet in the lobby at around 5 pm to go to Shakespeare & Company, an English-language bookshop opened in 1951 in the heart of Paris. 

After exploring the bookstore, we'll walk to dinner at Otto by Eric Trochon. With its concept of small shared plates, Otto relies on an unbridled, subdued atmosphere, art direction by Ich & Kar, and attentive service that we applaud.  

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

daynotsure

Paris

Day 6

After breakfast, we’ll take a stroll back in time through Montmartre to the Musée de Montmartre. Many artists lived and worked in the museum, including Renoir and Suzanne Valadon, whose studio is still intact. Walk into Valadon's life and get a glimpse into the 19th century.

From one beautiful piece of art to another, we’ll enjoy a classic French lunch at Le Moulin de la Galette. Then, you have free time in the afternoon for shopping or wandering the streets of Paris.

Our last meal will be a celebratory dinner to die for as we roll down the Seine on the famed chef Alain Ducasse’s floating restaurant. The Eiffel Tower sparkles for us as we talk about the discoveries and new memories we've made during this magical week in Paris.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

alexmustarosvowZFVPFzK0unsplash

Paris

Day 7

Breakfast and depart

“America is my country, but Paris is my home” Gertrude Stein. Paris lives on in the hearts of everyone who has visited. After a morning cafe and croissant, we bid you adieu or better still à bientôt.

Included

Breakfast

Not Included

Transfer to the airport

You'll Be Staying Here

Hotel Le Recomier

Hotel Le Recomier

Hotel Le Recamier is situated on Place Saint Sulpice in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés. 

Hosts

Katrin Hodapp

Katrin Hodapp

A 25-year resident in her adopted Paris, Katrin has turned from a career as an international literary agent where she was responsible for several bestselling authors in France to sharing her passion for literature, travel and art. She speaks five languages fluently, and when not guiding visitors in France, Holland, and Morocco, she is an active translator in the film industry. She's always keen to find the perfect view, the ideal bistro and the hidden gem to make the trips she leads seamless and memorable.

Krystal Kenney

Krystal Kenney

Krystal Kenney is an American creative who’s lived in Paris for over ten years. Among her artistic ventures, she started a popular podcast – La Vie Creative – where she interviews artists in Paris. She recently published her memoir – Paris, a Life Less Ordinary – about her life in Paris and loves taking visitors and locals on photography tours. She has worked with many French institutions, including the Louvre, d’Orsay, and the Eiffel Tower.

Price

Reserve your spot

Reserve your spot

We're not quite ready to publish this trip, but you can reserve your spot with a FULLY-REFUNDABLE deposit of $250.

FROM$250

Private Room

Private Room

This is an estimated price. (It's not really sold out). When the trip is finalized, we will activate this option so it can be purchased.

FROM$7,995

"Paris is always a good idea"- Aubrey Hepburn

Paris

For centuries, Paris has attracted artists from around the world, seeking education and inspiration from its artistic resources and galleries. As a result, Paris has earned a reputation as the "City of Art". Home to some of the world's most famous museums and galleries, including the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay. Today, the city is home to a thriving community of artists. Paris is recognized globally for its public landmarks and architectural masterpieces, including the Arc de Triomphe and the iconic Eiffel Tower.

Paris

What's Included

What's Included

Everything stated in itinerary above including all meals and teas plus beer or wine with dinner

All guides

Museum or other entry fees

All in-town transport except transfers to and from the airport.

Roundtrip airfare to France

Expenses of a personal nature – telephone calls, laundry, souvenirs, etc.

Additional wine, beer or spirits beyond what is offered at meals.

Travel and Medical Insurance (required)

Gratuities

Reviews

"Things that really made this trip worth it for me - 1. Escorting me from the airport, this was worth its weight in gold as a stress relief 2. Having the guided tours at every museum, learned so much more than I normally would have, and the in-ear audio helps a lot as well 3. Skipping the queue! nothing like not having to wait to get in at places 4. Having the majority of the restaurants picked - less research/time for me, and I was exposed to a great variety that I wouldn't necessarily chosen myself 5. Art, art, art, I loved it 6. Downtime in the afternoon was good to have, needed 7. Visiting the individual artist's ateliers was more special than I thought it would be."

Carolyn H., CA, USA, 2023 Trip Guest

FAQs

Fly into Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris.

If you are traveling across an ocean to get to Paris, consider arriving a day early so you have time to relax and adjust to the local time zone. If you do decide to arrive early you can book that directly on the website under the Add On button. We'll ensure that you are kept in the same room that you will be in for the trip. 

We will have a Zoom call about 6 weeks before the trip starts to discuss all that information and give you a packing list. Here is a great website that we love that will help you with packing and travel trips.

Inquire about this trip

Paris Artists & Authors, Yesterday & Today

France· October 17 - 23 2025· 6 nights

FROM$7,995/pp