Paris with the ICAA - Le Meurice

Paris Eternal & Extraordinaire with the ICAA

Paris’ unique arrondissements contain the secrets of its eternal allure—and this Insider Journey provides immersive entrée into the City of Light’s most iconic and vibrant neighborhoods and addresses. With the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and your dedicated guide, history and horticulture expert Amy Kupec Larue, you’ll gain special insight into the foundations—and innovations—of this ever-evolving, ever-inspiring city. Highlights include receptions and meals at private residences with local tastemakers; dinner on the Seine aboard a private yacht; historical tours of Île de la Cité and the Marais; invitations to secret gardens, galleries and restaurants; and visits to the Chateau de Bagatelle, Bibliothèque Richelieu, the Bourse de Commerce and beyond.

The health and safety of our travelers is our No. 1 priority. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and a seamless travel experience. We are in close contact with all of our partners to ensure that they are committed to the health and comfort of our travelers by practicing enhanced sanitization and disinfecting procedures, respecting social distancing guidelines, and remaining as contactless as possible. For more information and questions about specific protocols that have been put into place to make your trip as safe as possible, please reach out to our team at

What to Expect

For this special journey, we are thrilled to partner once again with the ICAA to give you unmatched access to Paris. Highlights of this itinerary include the opportunity to:

  • Explore the neighborhoods at the core of Paris’ founding, including the historic Île de la Cité, Île Saint-Louis and the Marais, from an insider’s perspective, with your Indagare and Institute of Classical Architecture & Art hosts. Architecture and design visits will include Hotel de Lauzun, the National Archives, the Pinault Collection at the Bourse de Commerce, the Bibliothèque Richelieu and more.
  • Tour with history and horticulture expert Amy Kupec Larue, who will provide unique context and access to the City of Light’s green spaces—places that have bloomed in beauty (and historical intrigue) for centuries—as well as historical sites like the newly renovated Château de Bagatelle, Hôtel de la Marine and the Châtelet theaters.
  • Meet local designers, architects, collectors and tastemakers during special-access visits and cocktail receptions and meals at fabulous private residences and galleries.
  • Enjoy a private evening cruise by yacht down the River Seine to admire Paris’ most iconic monuments at night.
  • Relax at Le Meurice, a grande dame hotel offering a fabulous location overlooking the Tuileries gardens and old-world Parisian elegance with a modern flourish.
  • Worry less, experience more: Indagare’s expert team will help you navigate a safe and responsible travel experience—and help plan custom trip extensions. Plus: you’ll be guided through the new travel landscape by our most trusted local partners, and you’ll have complimentary 24/7 access to the emergency medical, security and evacuation services of Global Rescue, while on the ground.

* Please note that the trip price does not include a required $500 donation, per person, to support the ICAA and its programs, to be made directly to the ICAA.

* Please note that the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art requires proof of full vaccination (with booster if eligible) against Covid-19 to participate in this trip.

Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

Contact our team at to inquire about recreating a version of this trip for your small group or private experience, over dates of your choosing.

  • When
    September 8 – 12, 2022
  • Length
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Art Lovers , Intellectuals , Style Mavens

This Journey's Host

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to advance the appreciation and practice of the principles of traditional architecture and its allied arts by engaging educators, professionals, students, and enthusiasts. The ICAA’s membership represents the diverse and dynamic cross-section of all those involved with the building arts, from architects and designers, to patrons and artisans. These members benefit from the robust network of local and national programs and networking opportunities. The ICAA’s headquarters in New York and 15 chapters nationwide offer a variety of programming, including intensives for architecture and design students, continuing education courses for professionals and enthusiasts and the publishing of original and reprinted books. You can reach out to your local chapter to learn more, or visit

On this journey, you will be welcomed by the Director of Development for the ICAA, Caroline Slaten. Before embarking on a career in non-profit work, Caroline started in marketing, PR and business development for an architectural firm in Atlanta, where she became a Certified Professional Services Marketer. Caroline is an avid design enthusiast and she and her husband, a classical architect, divide their time between Manhattan and their 100-year old farmhouse in the Hudson Valley.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    September 8 – 12, 2022
  • Length
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 24 travelers
  • Host
    The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art


  • All accommodations indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals and activities indicated in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, activities and admissions indicated in the itinerary 
  • Scheduled group transfers throughout Paris to all activities, in small luxury vehicles
  • Expert guides, as indicated in the itinerary, including your ICAA hosts and our partners on the ground
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all trip details, international flights and trip extensions (costs not included)
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical, security and evacuation services for the duration of the trip


  • International air transportation to and from Paris, as well as airport transfers
  • Meals and premium beverages not included in the itinerary
  • Personal items and expenses, including optional activities, additional transfers and trip extensions
  • All gratuities
  • Covid testing fees and travel insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like quotes)
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
  • A required $500 donation, per person, to support the ICAA and its programs, to be made directly to the ICAA
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

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