Elegant Paris with a Countess

Elegant Paris with a Countess
5 days / 4 nights

Discover French art de vivre with a member of the aristocracy

Lunches, dinners, and cocktail evenings at the best addresses in Paris

View private collections of French art, fashion, and jewellery with fascinating individuals.

Countess Maria is an art collector, costume designer and an expert in French art de vivre. When you meet Maria for the first time, you will know immediately that this is no ordinary encounter. Descending from the Aga Khan dynasty on her father's side, the Countess holds her title through marriage to a Franco-German aristocrat - also an art collector and connoisseur. Since then, she has lived between New York, London, Geneva, and Paris. 

A certified art historian, Maria has been educated in art history at the University of Berkeley and was one of the first graduates of the Sotheby's Institute in New York. She is the founder of her own brand, counting amongst her clientele representatives of the aristocracy such as Princess Catherine Saderin Aga Khan, Countess Brandolini, and Baroness Victoria de Langsdorff, among others. She also created a collection of costumes for the La Scala theatre in ​Milan.

This itinerary has been curated by Maria herself, allowing you to discover her view of Paris, its history, and culture. Maria is ready to greet you at her salon in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and is pleased to reveal the secrets of the art de vivre in the surroundings of her art collection that includes silver from the 15th century, porcelain that belonged to Louis XIV, Pre-Raphaelite paintings, fabrics of the 18-19th centuries, haute couture, and vintage dresses and hats.

A fascinating itinerary for those who are interested in the history of art, design, and French lifestyle.


For private and corporate groups of up to six people

  • A truly exceptional experience, you will enjoy a trip of private drivers, fascinating guides, and wonderful gastronomic experiences.
  • View and study exquisite private collections of art and antiques with the collectors themselves, and take a trip to the country to view luxurious collections of art and furniture at aristocratic mansions.
  • Enjoy a cocktail evening with a collector of unique and rare jewellery and accessories, and study her collection of pieces from Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Dior.
  • Learn the art of receiving guests and table manners, and study the traditional types of table settings and modern views of society on etiquette.
  • Explore and study the works of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berger, viewing his mansion, his collections, and his collaborations. 
  • Picnic like a real Parisian in the company of a professional photographer (and take home some wonderful photographs to remember your experience by).
  • Participate in a real fashion show with the Countess' couture collection, accompanied by champagne!
  • Complete and/or extend your trip with optional visits to Giverny, Champagne, Nice, and more.


From €1,500.00 per person, excluding accommodation.
Please contact us to arrange your experience.

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