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Special Edition: Christo’s Paris with WSJ

With the Wall Street Journal | 3 Nights, From $2,990

Make a triumphant return to Paris—in style—with this exclusive package curated by WSJ and Indagare. Our limited-time offer includes three nights’ accommodations and amenities at one of our preferred hotels in the City of Light (you’ll have the choice between Le Bristol, Fouquet’s Barrière and Prince de Galles), as well as incredible behind-the-scenes entrance to the highly anticipated exposition of L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped—a historic, posthumous project by the late artist Christo at the architectural icon. This visit will be a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience: the project will only be on view for 16 days, and on October 3, it will be dismantled. When you book this package, you will be able to spend a morning in the company of one of the monument’s curators, exploring and learning about the installation—before it opens to the public; then, enjoy a scenic private breakfast reception atop the arch on the panoramic terrace.

When: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – Friday, October 1, 2021.

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All packages include:

  • Enjoy special access on the morning of September 29 to the limited-time installation of L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The experience will feature a private guided tour in the morning—before the show opens to the public—hosted by one of the monument’s curators, followed by a special welcome breakfast on the monument’s panoramic terrace, which offers spectacular views of the city towards Place Charles de Gaulle, the Champs-Élysées and beyond. Drawn from plans that Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude began over 60 years ago, L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped will display the artist’s signature swaths of recyclable polypropylene fabric—this time, in an ephemeral silver-blue. Over 25,000 square meters will be used to cover the arch, along with 3,000 meters of French-red rope (In total, the installation will amount to a €14 million investment.). The unveiling of L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped represents a realization of one of Christo’s last visions: the artist, who passed away in May 2020, left instructions so that the work could be brought to life beyond his lifetime. Click here to learn more about the L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped installation.
  • Benefit from the services of Indagare’s expert trip-planning team, both while preparing for your departure and during your trip. You will have personal access to Indagare’s specialists for booking and travel advice, as well as assistance in arranging private transfers, flights, premium activities, and pre- and post-trip extensions for this trip.
  • Worry less, experience more: Indagare’s expert Insider Journeys team will help you navigate a safe, responsible and rewarding travel experience. Plus: You’ll have complimentary 24/7 access to the emergency medical, security and evacuation services of Global Rescue, while on the ground. Contact our team to learn more.
  • WSJ Members who book this package will receive a complimentary one-year Indagare Tier 3 Membership ($395 value), including access to a library of online content (live virtual travel experiences, hundreds of curated hotel and restaurant reviews and weekly travel intel and inspiration) as well as exclusive travel perks and more.
  • WSJ+ Members who book this package will receive a complimentary one-year Indagare Tier 2 Membership ($825 value), including unlimited hotel recommendations and reservations, customized itinerary planning, access to flights specialists, exclusive invites, access to a library of online content (live virtual travel experiences, hundreds of curated hotel and restaurant reviews and weekly travel intel and inspiration) and VIP travel perks.

Explore each package:

Special Edition: Christo’s Paris with WSJ — Le Bristol Paris Package:

Price: $4,490 (per person, double occupancy); $7,450 (single occupancy). Please note that airfare is not included.
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The epitome of elegance and discretion, Le Bristol is centrally located in a Haussmannian building on the chic Rue du Faubourg St.-Honoré in the heart of Paris’s 8th arrondissement. Le Bristol is stylish but not trendy, elegant but unpretentious, its service is impeccable but never overbearing (the only staff member who has a hint of Parisian indifference is Fa-Raon, the Burmese cat who roams the hotel’s corridors). The Bristol’s 190 rooms and suites surround a courtyard garden (at over 13,000 square feet it’s the largest hotel garden in all of Paris), so both street view and garden view rooms have their own unique charms. All of the rooms have distinct décor, like graceful pieds à terre, Louis XV and XVI furniture, pink Portuguese marble in the bathrooms, as well as floral fabrics by Rubelli, Pierre Frey and Manuel Canovas. The rooms in the Bristol’s new wing have wonderful high ceilings and elegant proportions, and some have views of the Eiffel Tower; the ones in the original wing have a special Parisian charm, including garden views and flower-filled terraces. Relax by the maritime-themed rooftop pool with views of the Paris skyline including Sacré-Cœur and the Eiffel Tower; enjoy impeccable tea service in Cafe Antonia, the most casual of the hotel’s three restaurants; indulge in couture window shop on Rue Faubourg; and finally, end the date with fabulous room service presented under gleaming silver cloches. Those who appreciate traditional decor, the discreet charm of the Faubourg Saint-Honoré area and impeccable service will fall in love with the Bristol. Click here to read Indagare’s full review.

Walking distance to the Arc de Triomphe: 20 minutes

Additional inclusions:

  • Three nights’ accommodations at Le Bristol in a Prestige Room
  • 170-Euro spa credit, per room
  • Complimentary daily breakfast
  • Complimentary departure airport transfer
  • Guaranteed early check-in and late check-out
  • VIP welcome amenity from Le Bristol Chocolate Factory
  • Complimentary pool and fitness club access (by appointment)
  • Tax and service fees

Special Edition: Christo’s Paris with WSJ — Fouquet’s Barrière Package:

Price: $3,490 (per person, double occupancy); $5,450 (single occupancy). Please note that airfare is not included.
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With views over the Champs-Elysées, Avenue George V or a serene inner courtyard, Fouquet’s Barrière is quintessentially Parisian. Completely renovated in 2017 (with an extension introduced in 2019) by starchitect Jacques Garcia, it showcases a vivid fin-de-siècle meets mod-chic style. Buzzy Le Joy lounge, for instance, is decorated like a living room with green- and purple-velvet sofas, fabric-clad ceilings and large bookcases stocked with art and fashion titles. In the hands of a lesser talent, the variety of textures, patterns and materials would feel overwhelming, but Garcia manages to pull it all together into a masterful vision that’s opulent and playful at the same time. The 101 guest rooms and suites are comfortably sized and boast a myriad of high-tech toys, including LCD screens that are hidden in oversized mirror walls, movement-sensitive lights in the walk-in closets and, of course, WIFI throughout. All the design details are top-notch, and bathrooms are clad in marble and come with deep soaking tubs and floor heating. Those looking for more relaxing will love Spa Diane Barrière, with its moody 50-foot pool, beautifully lit and glimmering beneath a vaulted ceiling. There are also steam rooms, a sauna and a high-tech fitness center. Of course, no visit would be complete without having a coffee, drink or meal at Fouquet’s, the legendary brasserie founded in 1899 (a favorite of Marlene Dietrich, Jackie O. and Catherine Deneuve throughout the years). Its terrace, near the top of the Champs-Élysée, is one of the best people-watching spots in all of Paris. Click here to read Indagare’s full review.

Walking distance to the Arc de Triomphe: Six minutes

Additional inclusions:

  • Three nights’ accommodations at Fouquet’s Barrière in a Prestige Junior Suite, with guaranteed views of the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées
  • Complimentary daily breakfast
  • Complimentary departure airport transfer
  • Complimentary mini-bar access, including daily refills
  • Early check-in and late check-out, confirmed subject to availability
  • VIP welcome amenities

Special Edition: Christo’s Paris with WSJ — Prince de Galles Hotel Package:

Price: $2,990 (per person, double occupancy); $4,550 (single occupancy). Please note that airfare is not included.
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In close proximity to the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Elysées, the Prince de Galles is located on the quieter Avenue George V. Originally built to host the Prince of Wales (Edward III) during his annual trips to Paris, the Prince de Galles (the name is a reference to Edward’s French title) is a triumph of Art Deco architecture and interior design. Many of the hotel’s beautiful original decorations were painstakingly restored to their former glory and Pierre-Yves Rochon’s interiors complement the 1920s style beautifully. Period design details like the geometric green, blue, and gold mosaics in the hotel’s oasis-like interior courtyard are echoed in tile motifs in the spacious bathrooms. In fact, some of the most original decorative aspects are found there. Playing off the hotel’s original mosaic wall and floor motifs, the showers are tiled with small green, blue, and gold patterns. Style-conscious travelers who like to be in the thick of things will adore the location on Avenue George V. During warm weather, don’t miss a meal at Le Patio, served en plein air in the hotel courtyard, is a must. Click here to read Indagare’s full review.

Walking distance to the Arc de Triomphe: 10 minutes

Additional inclusions:

  • Three nights’ accommodations at Prince de Galles Hotel in an Art Deco Deluxe Room
  • Complimentary Cognac tasting session at Bar 19.20
  • Complimentary daily breakfast
  • Complimentary departure airport transfer
  • Guaranteed early check-in (10:00 a.m.) and late check-out (4:00 p.m.)
  • VIP welcome amenity

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Terms & Conditions:

  • This offer has the following cancellation policy: Payment must be made in full at time of booking. Cancellations made before September 7, 2021 will incur a $1,590 charge, per person. After September 7, all cancellations become non-refundable.
  • This offer applies to new bookings only.
  • This offer cannot be combined with other offers or promotions.
  • This offer is subject to availability.
  • This offer is valid until October 1, 2021.

Have a question or ready to book? Speak to our team by calling (+1)-646-780-8383 or emailing insiderjourneys@indagare.com.

The health and safety of our guests is our No. 1 priority. WSJ and Indagare are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and seamless travel experiences. We are in close contact with our hotel partners to ensure that they are committed to the health and comfort of our travelers by practicing enhanced sanitization and disinfecting procedures and respecting social distancing guidelines. For more information and questions about specific protocols that have been put into place to make your stay as safe as possible, please reach out to our team at insiderjourneys@indagare.com.

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