The world of bespoke men’s shoes

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Maison Corthay, we offer you an immersion in the world of made-to-measure shoes. Discover the creative process and unique skillset behind this bootmaker. Encounter with the artist, his wooden molds are tailor-made and he sources from the highest cuts of leathers. 

You will be welcomed by Pierre Corthay himself, a master bootmaker or by a member of the atelier for an exclusive tour of the workshop. The atmosphere in this small atelier is both woody and opulent, allowing you to live a real sensory experience as you marvel at the displays of leathers, ranging from calf, ostrich, elephant, python and crocodile skins! Striking a delicate balance between purpose and aesthetics, you will learn that a shoe requires months of work and can be made of up to 250 components. From the upper, the vamp, the sole, the back, to the eyelets, every piece has been carefully considered and adapted to the wearer. 


At 1889 Travel France, we will be happy to open these very private doors for your clients, please contact us!

1889's crush of the month

The Eiffel Tower, hosts on its first floor a functional wine storehouse, until March 2020. It marks the return of a local wine industry in the capital. By installing its vats and barrels on the Eiffel Tower, La Winerie Parisienne defines itself as the signatory of the return of professional viticulture in Paris.  You also have the opportunity to settle in the adjoining Parisian Bubble to taste the wines. As for the wines vinified on the 1st floor, they will be available in 2020. A more than original vintage that will be bottled (approximately 2,000) on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower in a few months.


Icing on the cake  


Why not treat yourself to a wine tasting in front of an iconic Parisian monument?

We offer you to meet with our Chef sommelier and taste 4 Grand Crus Classés wines in an iconic place:

1/ at the foot of the Eiffel Tower

2/ Place St Germain des Prés

3/ Place de l'Etoile

4/ Place Vendôme. 

We will settle a bistro table outdoors, with white tablecloth in a quiet place. A Maître d'Hôtel (head waiter) and sommelier will make you taste the wines and "amuse-bouche", for a 5 stars service.

What's new?

-  The Da Vinci exhibition is so successful, that the Louvre museum will open 24h/24h from February 21st to 24th!


The Michelin Guide new ranking is out for 2020! Three new restaurants have obtained the 3 stars graal: Kei (Paris), L’Oustau de Baumanière (Provence) and Christopher Coutanceau (Atlantic Coast)


- Jean-Paul Gaultier retired the runway in January, after 50 years in the Fashion industry 


Mirazur is the first “plastic free” restaurant in the world – and a 3 Michelin stars one!


- Grand Powers Hotel near the Champs Elysées has reopened its doors after months of refurbishment – a must see!

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.