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FIAC, 2 days in Paris: Art, Luxury, Current Affairs



Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th October


departure 8:31 am on Wednesday 19th October

return 5:39 am on Thursday 20th October


Price including transport and accommodation – Member (please login) £800
Price including transport and accommodation – Non Member £1,000




19th and 20th October 2016



The price includes:

  • return journey by Eurostar in Standard Premier
  • all transfers in Paris
  • lunches and dinner
  • accomodation




8:31 am: departure Saint Pancras International, arrival in Paris at 11:47 am (trip in Standard Premier)


12:30 pm: Lunch at La Questure, inside the French National Assembly


2:00 pm:  attendance of ‘Questions-Réponses du Gouvernement dans l’hémicycle’ (in French only)


4:00 pm: talk with Georges Fenech on the conclusions of the parliamentary commission on the Bataclan attacks (in French only)


6:30 pm: cocktail and preview of FIAC





9:00 am: Orsay Museum – guided visit before opening hours of ‘Spectaculaire Second Empire’


10:00 am: transfer to Mellerio’s boutique and museum rue de la Paix for workshops


12:00 am: Asia Now


4:16 pm: departure from Gare du Nord, arrival in London at 5:39 pm  (trip in Standard Premier)



French National Assembly, 126 Rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris, France


Grand Palais, 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, France


Musée d’Orsay, 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris, France


Mellerio, 9 Rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris, France


Asia Now, 9 avenue Hoche, 75016 Paris, France



Discover the inside of the French National Assembly. We will arrive in time for lunch at la Questure, the restaurant inside the Parliament, then head to the Questions and Answers of the MPs on the benches. Later on, Georges Fenech, president of the parliamentary commission on the Bataclan attacks, will talk to us about the conclusion of the commission.



For several days each year, Paris becomes the global capital of contemporary art thanks to the FIAC, or International Contemporary Art Fair. Now an institution that is well-known and highly respected throughout the world, the FIAC is an opportunity for the public to discover the latest developments in contemporary art, through works by some of the most famous artists in the world.

In total, nearly 1,500 artists display their work for the 70,000 spectators to see among the aisles of the exhibition in the Grand Palais.

The tour is organised in partnership with Karen Levy.



To celebrate its 30th anniversary in autumn 2016, the Orsay museum focuses on the Second Empire and performances of the festival, and the various « scenes » which invented our modernity.

This exhibition, staged by Hubert Le Gall, will portray this prolific period, brilliant and rich in contradictions. It will feature paintings, sculptures, photographs, architectural drawings, art objects, costumes and jewellery. For this last part, the Museum chose Mellerio to represent the know-how and exceptional design for this period.


jeweller MELLERIO


Mellerio is the last remaining independent and family owned jewellery house, founded in 1613. It gives its name to the Mellerio cut, a 57-facet jewel cut, shaped as an oval within an ellipse. It is a story that spans 14 generations of one family, running from the Swiss-Italian border to Paris’ rue de la Paix, via some of the most colourful figures in European royal history. Today, CEO Laurent Mellerio is the fourteenth generation to run this family business, which is also the world oldest jewelry house. And for the first time, his wife is officially associated with the company, as its artistic director.




Asia Now, the « boutique Art Fair » dedicated to contemporary Asian art, will take place from October 19 to 23, 2016, in a new exhibition space located at 9 avenue Hoche in Paris.


For its second edition, Asia Now is broadening perspectives on contemporary Asian art and its growing market, showcasing both established and emerging artist to demonstrate its value and potential. Asia Now pursues its mission to uncover the richness and variety of artistic creation in Asian.


Asia Now will gather over 30 galleries (compared to 18 in 2015) representing artist from more than 13 Asian territories including Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam.


The tour is organised in partnership with Karen Levy.



Karen Levy has previously worked at Sotheby’s London Private Client Group where she was responsible for the European and Asian sectors. Prior to this, she worked at a number of other leading art institutions and auction houses and coordinated the successful “Art of the World” project at the Shanghai World Expo in 2010.

She now runs Art of this Century, providing bespoke experiences and special encounters in the art world. From its beginning, Karen has also actively participated in the building of her family’s private collection, DSL, which is focused on contemporary Chinese Art.