Even if you know Paris, there is always a part of this magical city that will take you by surprise. In Paris, every stone is a witness of the past or a decisive step in the development of civilization. Paris is a world of temptation, a city with magic that captivates both old and new comers.
The magic of Paris lies in its rivers, its bridges, its islands, its churches and monuments, but also in hidden squares and discreet courtyards...around every cornner there is something to discover...
We offer you the rich choice of the optional tours below for you and your loved ones who will join you for this trip to CIP Congress in Paris.
Departure and return point for all excursions will be the Hotel Marriott Rive Gauche.
- minimum of 20 participants for the Paris Orientation tour
- minimum of 15 participants for the all the other tours (except Disneyland Paris)
The organizers reserve the right to cancel tours if the minimum paying are not reached.
Tickets reservation deadline: January 24th, 2011
Tickets reservation received after this date may not be guaranteed by the organisers and will only be made according to availability.
Reservation received without the required payment and reservation fees will NOT be processed.
All cancellations must be notified in writing (by mail, fax or e.mail) to the Congress Office according to the following conditions :
- up to January 24th, 2011 : 10€ administrative fee will be withheld
- after January 24th, 2011 : no refund
SUGGESTED OPTIONAL TOURS
PARIS ORIENTATION TOUR
10am-1pm / 2pm-5pm
There is no doubt that Paris is one of the world's most celebrated cities. It is no wonder that thousands upon thousands of people from nations all over the globe flock to this European capital every year for business, pleasure, or a bit of both.
The city has everything to offer: culture, history, entertainment, art...Paris perfectly balances being beautifully mordern and historically elegant.
Let yourself fall in love with the city and discover the historical and the the "new" Paris.
"We'll always have Paris" as Bogart said in Casablanca and yes, Paris will definitely always be the famous City of Lighs!
38 euro per person including round trip transfer by motor-coach and services of English-speaking and French-speaking guide.
Minimum: 20 persons
10am-1 pm/ 2:30pm-5:30 pm
Everything you've always wanted to know but never had an opportunity to ask, will be revealed in this very complete tour!! Formerly a fortress, then a royal palace, the Louvre has become the world's largest museum since the modifications of American architect, Ioeh Ming Pei!
It is impossible to see it all, but your private and knowledgeable guide will take you to the museum's 3 masterpieces: The Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo along with many other highlights of French 19th c. paintings, Italian Renaissance painting and sculpture, Greek and Roman Antiquities. Be ready for a great experience within the most world known art collection!!
68 euro per person including round trip transfer via motor-coach, English-speaking ot French-speaking guide, entrance fee, group reservation fees to avoid the lines and compulsory Louvre parking fees.
Minimum: 15 person
10 am-1 pm
The Gare d'Orsay was inaugurated on thje 14th of July 1900 for the Paris World Exposition and was considered a masterpiece of industrial architecture. But soon the platforms had become too short for the now much longer trains and as early as 1939, the gare d'Orsay was out of use as a train station. Over time it was used as a parking lot, as a shooting stand, as a theatre location and even as a reception center for prisoners of war.
The train station had been completely abandoned since 1961 when it was saved from demolition by the French president Pompidou. In 1978 French president Giscard d'Estaing decided to use the gare as a museum for 19th and 20th centure art. In November 1986, the museum was inaugurated by the French President Francois Mitterrand.
The museum contains 2300 paintings, 1500 sculptures and 1000 other objects. It covers a period from mid 19th centure till mid 20th centuries and contains works from Monet, Manet, Renoir, Cezanne, Van Gogh and others.
67 euro per person including round trip transfer via motor-coach, English-speaking or French-speaking guide, entrance fee, group reservation fees to avoid the lines.
Minimum: 15 person
EIFFEL TOUR & CRUISE
When you first come to Paris, you have to see and climb the Eiffel Tower. Go to the top floor with our guide to avoid all individual queue. You then just have to cross the street to go on board one of the bateau for a cruise.
Welcome on board for a one-hour cruise accompanied by a clear, lively commentary together with passages of music evocative of the places and periods on the route.
The commentary is broadcast via individual handsets and is available in 13 languages Each language version has specific anecdotes and cultural references. The cruise lasts approximately 1 hour and takes you past the most spectacular Paris sights that line the river bank. Admire breathtaking views of the Grand and Petit Palais, Orsay Museum and the Paris Island (Ile de la Cité) to name just a few.
67 euro per person including round trip transfer via motor-coach, English-speaking or French-speaking guide, lift ticket to 2nd floor at the Eiffel Tower, ticket promenade cruise.
Minimum : 15 person
WALKING TOUR OF MONTMARTRE
By the end of the 19th century Montmartre was a Mecca for artists, writers, poets and their disciples, who gathered to sample the cabarets and revues which made Montmartre’s reputation.
Montmartre still has this village atmosphere which remains remarkably intact. There is the old village square, the world famous Place du Tertre, with its cafés and artists where quick portrait artists and souvenir sellers thrive.
the Montmartre Commanderie, who will greet you in their magnificent red velvet costumes. You will visit the vineyard – the only vineyard in Paris, and the representatives of the Commanderie will explain a little about the history and type of wine that is still produced in Montmartre today.
Following the visit you will return to the Commanderie head quarters to taste the Montmartre wine that is still produced in exactly the same way.
75 euro per person including round trip transfer by motor-coach, services of English-speaking or French-speaking guide, funicular tickets and wine tasting at Montmartre Commanderie.
Minimum : 15 person
COVERED PASSAGEWAYS WALKING TOUR
10am - 1pm
When you step into the covered passageways between the Opera and the Louvre Museum, you step out of the bustle of the Opera Quarter with its bankers, stockbrokers, newspapermen and shoppers and into another world...
Delightful narrow shopping arcades with steel and glass roofs, remnants of another age, dating back to the 19th century.
The most authentic old-style Parisian passageways are the Passage des Panoramas and the Passage Jouffroy, the Passage Verdeau with its old cameras and comics and the tiny Passage des Princes, a pipe smoker’s dream. They have all recently been restored and lead to the prestigious Place des Victoires built for Louis XIV, which is now taken over by the avant garde designers.
50 euro per person including round trip transfer via motor-coach, English-speaking or French-speaking guide.
Minimum : 20 person
VERSAILLE CASTLE & GARDENS
The present palace was started by the Sun King Louis XIV in 1668, during the golden age of French royalty. It was the government headquarters and the political center of France from 1682 to 1789, except during the Regency period. Versailles was the largest Palace in Europe and housed up to 20 000 people at a time.
The guided tour includes the sumptuous main State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors, where 17 great mirrors face the tall arched windows overlooking the gardens. You will have free time wander in the magnificent formal gardens, designed by Le Nôtre, who broke the monotony of the original symmetrical layout with expanses of water and creative use of uneven ground.
83 euro per person including round trip transfer via motor-coach, English-speaking or French-speaking guide & entrance fees.
Minimum : 15 person
PRE OR POST CONGRESS TOUR -- 2 DAYS IN DISNEYLAND PARIS
Enjoy a stay in a place where dreams come true…A place where there's always something new to do and see. Stroll down a lively American street of the early 20th Century! Go down Main Street, U.S.A. in a vintage car or a horse-drawn tram... And whatever you do, don't forget to book your place to admire all your favorite Disney characters at the daily parades on Main Street, U.S.A!
An intergalactic adventure is waiting for you at every turn in this futuristic universe, with Space Mountain and its unique sensations! Just a few of the fabulous things awaiting you...
Your hotel : Newport Bay Club
At Disney's Newport Bay Club, enjoy all the style and charm of the late 19th Century New England seaside, right on the waters of Lake Disney.
In nautical white and blue, standard rooms are equipped with bathroom, telephone, television with international channels, radio, air conditioning, mini-bar and safe.
460 euro per person, based on double room
670 euro per person, based on single room
Rates include 2 nights at Newport Bay Club Hotel with breakfast and free access to Disneyland parks for 2 days.
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