Women of Paris

22-29 MARCH 2022



Bold. Passionate. Inspiring. Three words to describe the women of Paris - and the inspiration for this week-long small group tour of the City of Lights. This tour will reveal a side of Paris you may not have seen before: the Paris of Josephine Baker, Marie Curie and many more of the incredible women who have made a mark on the city. So long, Paris-of-our-school-history-books! Hello to the stories of the fascinating women who lived in Paris. What was it like for them? What was their impact? What is it like to be a woman in Paris today?

On every day but the last of this trip, we will enjoy a group activity - a tour around our theme of the women of Paris or a workshop to satisfy some curiosities. You will have the remainder of the day to do as you wish, but will have the option of joining our host on other excursions around town. You will be free to spend the last day at your liberty - perfect in case there's something you dream of doing in Paris but that isn't covered in the itinerary. This trip is is as suited to first-time visitors as it is to the Paris habituée.

*Please note that this trip is open to all - not just those who identify as female.


  • Three separate walking tours spotlighting Parisian heroines and the neighbourhoods in which they lived

  • A market-to-table cooking class and lunch with a fabulous Parsienne in her beautiful apartment

  • A boat tour along the Seine

  • A guided tour of one of Europe's largest flea markets (with plenty of time to shop afterwards)

  • Free time to explore the city 

Sample day:​

  • Breakfast at our hotel

  • 10am: depart for a three hour walking tour highlighting the lives and achievements of Parisienne writers, stopping for tastings at some of the city’s most famous patisseries

  • 1pm: lunch at a local bistro followed by the rest of the day to spend as you desire

  • 3pm: afternoon to explore Paris on your own or option to visit museum exhibit

  • 6pm: option to meet for aperitif

The Retreat includes: 

  • Accommodation in a charming three-star boutique hotel in chic Saint-Germain-des-Près

  • All breakfasts

  • A "welcome to Paris!" boat ride along the Seine

  • All walking tours and scheduled group activities

  • Paris metro pass

The Retreat does not include: 

  • flights

  • local transfers

  • meals with the exception of breakfast every day

  • medical insurance and trip cancellation insurance

  • incidentals

  • gratuities

Trip cost:

$3900 Canadian dollars per person

Join this trip:

Registration for this trip is now open. Please fill in this registration form and you will be contacted about the $500 CAD non-refundable deposit.