1889 Opens its Bordeaux Office!


1889 is happy to announce the incorporation of Unik Experience to strengthen its local presence in the Bordeaux/Cognac region. Claire Ballarin, founder of Unik Experience, joins the 1889 teams in order to create and manage a local 1889 office covering the Bordeaux/Cognac region.

Thomas Mesmin, CEO of 1889: “The merger with Unik Experience is part of our aim to reinforce our local presence in key regions through well-known experts. Thanks to Unik Experience and Claire Ballarin, we can increase our skills and advance our expansion in the Bordeaux/Cognac area for both 1889 Travel France and 1889 Experience.”

Claire Ballarin, CEO of Unik Experience: “Joining together with 1889 was an opportunity to accelerate the development that was initiated with Unik Experience. Our two companies have similar DNA’s and common visions about the potential of the Bordeaux/Cognac region. By investing in a local office, 1889 looks to establish itself as a point of reference for wine tourism as well as for client-relations experiences, through collaborating with famous Bordeaux Vintage wines and Cognac Maisons via 1889 Experience and Travel France.”

We look forward to what the future has in store for 1889 and Unik Experience; welcome to the team, Claire!

At 1889 Travel France, we will be happy to customize the experience according to your guests’ wishes! 


1889's crush of the month
What's next in March?

Jean Paul Gaultier's Fashion Freak Show (until 16th June 2019)

The rush of Paris Fashion Week that took over the city at the end of February and the beginning of March is slowly calming down, but this doesn’t mean that the fashion capital has nothing left to offer! If you are in Paris and looking for a truly extraordinary experience, you might consider Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show. A cross between a fashion show and a revue, the designer, also known as “fashion’s enfant terrible”, pays tribute to those who inspired him in film, music and dance, to create a show like nothing you’ve ever seen before. 

Icing on the cake:  Before taking your seat for the show-stopping spectacle in the evening, why not enjoy a private visit of an Haute Couture atelier and gain real insight into the backstage world of high fashion? 

Venetian Carnival in Annecy


Make your way beyond Paris and travel southwards towards the French Alps, until you reach the picturesque city of Annecy. Nicknamed both the “Pearl" and the “Venice of the French Alps”, this idyllic town will live up to its nickname as it hosts its own Venetian Carnival from the 15th to the 17th March. Hundreds of people dressed in masks in true Venitian style will roam the streets of the city, attracting both locals and tourists. Get lost in the crowd as you join in, and don't forget to buy and wear a mask yourself!


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. 




1889 Travel France


7 rue du Quatre-Septembre

75002 Paris, France