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Artcurial celebrates the Ritz Paris
In celebration of the iconic hotel’s style, auction house Artcurial is hosting an auction dedicated to the Ritz Paris. An embodiment of the quintessential French style and elegance, the Ritz Paris has demonstrated its own brand of luxurious elegance, admired and replicated by celebrities from all around the globe. The sale will feature a harmonious pairing of paintings, chandeliers and French antiques.
Icing on the cake: Celebrated interior designer Vincent Darré will stage an exhibition prior to the auction.
What's next in April?
The Longchamp racecourse reopens
After years of renovations, the Longchamp racecourse is set to reopen this month. The legendary racetrack has undergone extensive ‘green’ renovation work and features a new grandstand, more green surfaces and 20 percent more trees. The venue of the iconic Prix de l’Arc for over 150 years, Longchamps is an icon of the Parisian social and sports’ scene. The improved venue will reopen on the 8th of April, and the grand reopening ceremony will take place on the 29th of April.
1889 Travel France
1889 Travel France was derived from a team of three experts working within luxury, arts & culture, and gastronomy. 1889 Travel France is a French Luxury DMC creating exclusive and bespoke programs in Paris & France. All our experiences and journeys are tailor-made to emulate the whims and desires of each and every guest. We work directly with our partners and travel all over France to create and source the most exclusive experiences.
Celebrate the return of warmer weather by ramping up the energy in your life through sport! The prestigious Roland-Garros tournament and the always-exciting Tour de France are sure to be the highlights of your summer!
Game, set, match!
One of the classics of the international sporting calendar, watching the quick-fire tennis action at Roland-Garros is always a singular experience. This year, you can make that experience even more exceptional; through a personal encounter with tennis legend Paul-Henri Mathieu as well as the best seats in the house! This highly exclusive experience includes a friendly tennis match between Paul-Henri and yourself, a delicious lunch, and the use of Paul-Henri’s VIP viewing lounge for the day.
This is the perfect experience for any tennis fan- the ideal combination of good company, excellent sportsmanship and fine dining. Available on select dates from May 27th to the 10th of June, this once-in-a-lifetime experience should definitely be on your bucket list.
Arguably the most famous biking tournament in the world, the Tour de France is an unmissable sporting spectacle. Featuring between 20 & 22 teams, and attracting millions of spectators from around the globe, the high energy and excitement of the Tour de France offers an exceptional experience. Become a part of the revelry by travelling alongside the riders by car during the final, most exhilarating part of the race. Experience the incredible atmosphere and energy of the Tour de France from close quarters before arriving at the Arc de Triomphe to admire the finish from a higher angle, chilled cocktail in hand.
Taking place on the 29th of July, this is the ideal way to experience the Tour de France!
Allow 1889 to ensure that you don’t miss out on these two fantastic sporting experiences!