Les Liaisons Délicieuses with Patti Ravenscroft
and 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 paintings of food, wines and flowers through the ages. The soul of our Paris sojourn will be intimate moments in private homes where we will experience firsthand how the French artists live and work. 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 in a private garden, 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, slide show 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 Musée 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.
A morning walk along the Seine in Fontainebleau.
Lunch in a private home located on the river.
Afternoon pastry cooking class in Versailles.
Morning market visit followed by a cooking class and lunch with Patti’s dear friend, Véronique Bawol in her lovely apartment in the 7th arrondissement.
In the afternoon, our second museum visit with Chris to the Musée d’Orsay to view flower-related paintings, essentially in the Impressionist section.
Morning still-life painting class on food and flowers with artist, Catherine de Bretagne, in her home studio.
Lunch in the studio.
An afternoon flower arranging class with the former head gardener of the Elysée Palace.
Our third museum visit with Chris to the Musée Marmottan, combining Monet waterlily gardens and Morisot paintings of Bougival.
Afternoon – Free to see more of Paris and shop!
Say good-bye to your new friends at our farewell breakfast at the Hotel.