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 SHOPPING & EXCURSIONS TO PARIS & BEYOND

Bonjour!

I'm Claudia Strasser, founder of The Paris Apartment.

For over 20 years, I've had the honor of introducing my clients a side of Paris that few will ever experience; a side that's off the beaten path and undiscovered yet full of beautiful bargains. Some people say there are no secrets left in Paris but I beg to differ, they just don't know where to find them! I love de-mystifying Paris so whether you're decorating a home, shopping for a store or want to start on a new career path, I'll share my resources and show you where and how to source this unbelievable treasure trove, as well as get it all home drama free and in one piece.


Year-Round One on One Trips

If it's all about Paris for you, you're in the right place. Come with me for a one-on-one excursion where you'll learn the business side of shopping and shipping and discover a world where fantasy becomes reality.

When you join me on a one-on-one trip, we'll head to flea markets, brocantes and warehouses full of hidden treasures. You'll meet local vendors and develop relationships to specifically customize what you're looking for. 

You'll basically have a team in France sourcing for you at dealer prices.

If one-on-one works for you, contact me and together we'll plan your personal itinerary.

Rates:  A full day rate is $950 and includes transportation to and from your hotel, lunch and you're free to bring a friend. (9am to 5pm)

A half day rate is $495 and also includes transportation to and from your hotel. (4 hours).


2020 GROUP TRIPS

Alternatively, if you prefer traveling with a group, consider one of the following:

Our Paris Premiere Trip, May 20-25, 2020

A small group will head to the artists' ateliers, workshops and apartments turned museums, along with the legendary (off the beaten path parts of the) flea markets, cooking at a Paris apartment with a personal chef,  a photography lesson, and a day trip to one of the largest flea markets in France, Foire aux Puces de Crèvecœur-le-Grand. 

Transportation, airport transfers, breakfast, some meals and many other amenities are included.

6 days/5 nights per person, single occupancy, 4 star hotel, $5400 


In August we're heading to Provence & Sur le Sorgue, August 10-17, 2020. We'll head from Paris to south of France with a small group for our exclusive trip to the markets and brocantes as well as meeting with some of the legendary ladies who are making their mark living in the area.  We'll stay in a variety of fabulous 4 star villas, chateaux and bed and breakfasts along the way. 

Transportation, airport transfers, breakfast, some meals and many other amenities are included.

8 days/7 nights per person, single occupancy,  $6450


Or look into Le Tour Décor  September 4-9, 2020 where we'll take you to some of the most fascinating resources for decorators in Paris including a trip to Lille Braderie and the Maison et Objet. Of course we'll be going to the flea markets and head to the countryside to visit some incredible vendors just outside Paris. There we'll rendezvous with friends who will cook for us in their country house and take us to their incredible warehouses and villages.

Food, drink and fun are on the agenda each and every day.

Transportation, airport transfers, breakfast, some meals and many other amenities are included.

6 days/5 nights per person, single occupancy in a 4 star hotel, $5400 

For more information and the full itinerary, contact us below.


Bonjour!

I'm Claudia Strasser, founder of The Paris Apartment.

For over 20 years, I've had the honor of introducing my clients a side of Paris that few will ever experience; a side that's off the beaten path and undiscovered yet full of beautiful bargains. Some people say there are no secrets left in Paris but I beg to differ, they just don't know where to find them! I love de-mystifying Paris so whether you're decorating a home, shopping for a store or want to start on a new career path, I'll share my resources and show you where and how to source this unbelievable treasure trove, as well as get it all home drama free and in one piece.


Year-Round One on One Trips

If it's all about Paris for you, you're in the right place. Come with me for a one-on-one excursion where you'll learn the business side of shopping and shipping and discover a world where fantasy becomes reality.

When you join me on a one-on-one trip, we'll head to flea markets, brocantes and warehouses full of hidden treasures. You'll meet local vendors and develop relationships to specifically customize what you're looking for. 

You'll basically have a team in France sourcing for you at dealer prices.

If one-on-one works for you, contact me and together we'll plan your personal itinerary.

Rates:  A full day rate is $950 and includes transportation to and from your hotel, lunch and you're free to bring a friend. (9am to 5pm)

A half day rate is $495 and also includes transportation to and from your hotel. (4 hours).


2020 GROUP TRIPS

Alternatively, if you prefer traveling with a group, consider one of the following:

Our Paris Premiere Trip, May 20-25, 2020

A small group will head to the artists' ateliers, workshops and apartments turned museums, along with the legendary (off the beaten path parts of the) flea markets, cooking at a Paris apartment with a personal chef,  a photography lesson, and a day trip to one of the largest flea markets in France, Foire aux Puces de Crèvecœur-le-Grand. 

Transportation, airport transfers, breakfast, some meals and many other amenities are included.

6 days/5 nights per person, single occupancy, 4 star hotel, $5400 


In August we're heading to Provence & Sur le Sorgue, August 10-17, 2020. We'll head from Paris to south of France with a small group for our exclusive trip to the markets and brocantes as well as meeting with some of the legendary ladies who are making their mark living in the area.  We'll stay in a variety of fabulous 4 star villas, chateaux and bed and breakfasts along the way. 

Transportation, airport transfers, breakfast, some meals and many other amenities are included.

8 days/7 nights per person, single occupancy,  $6450


Or look into Le Tour Décor  September 4-9, 2020 where we'll take you to some of the most fascinating resources for decorators in Paris including a trip to Lille Braderie and the Maison et Objet. Of course we'll be going to the flea markets and head to the countryside to visit some incredible vendors just outside Paris. There we'll rendezvous with friends who will cook for us in their country house and take us to their incredible warehouses and villages.

Food, drink and fun are on the agenda each and every day.

Transportation, airport transfers, breakfast, some meals and many other amenities are included.

6 days/5 nights per person, single occupancy in a 4 star hotel, $5400 

For more information and the full itinerary, contact us below.


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Overview:


*I'll take you to all my favorite people and places and work with you on everything from introductions to negotiations 


 *I'll always haggle to get you the lowest possible prices on purchases


*I NEVER take a commission or kickback from dealers or vendors. My goal is to pass as much information as possible so you'll know the ropes. 


*I'm 100% at your service to make sure your purchases arrive home safe and sound.


*You'll return with a wealth of knowledge you'll have forever, and next time you go and can even teach someone else how to do it.


*Together we'll customize your trip to the flea markets, auctions, local brocantes, antique fairs and warehouses. 

You'll discover fabric houses, barns full of mirrors, architectural details, chandeliers and mantles behind hidden doors.

For history and decor lovers. it's a truly extraordinary experience to be surrounded by these gorgeous pieces that are such a part of history. 

Best of all, you can take home with you!

What's included:

 If you're limited on time, it's best to arrive on Thursday and depart on Tuesday to cover as much ground as possible. We can help arrange airfare and airport transfers. 

Your trip will include:

•  Transportation to and from the airport

•  Transportation to and from markets via Uber

•  Introduction to vendors

•  Introduction to shippers

•  Dealer pricing

•  Expert knowledge of design and appraisal

•  Assistance with negotiations

•  Door to door shipping services

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"Paris has so much to offer and one could live a lifetime here and not see it all. I am incredibly thankful to Claudia for taking us to many places we NEVER would have visited (especially the first time in France). Places right under our noses in the Marais. Places that you walk by and would never know what is hiding. Private residences turned museums. These are the true gems.

We have visited the usual places and I am thrilled to have done so...BUT this, was a once in a lifetime experience. So much to share and so much more to see. Our friends in Paris are priceless. I am forever grateful."

- Jennifer C.

"Paris has so much to offer and one could live a lifetime here and not see it all. I am incredibly thankful to Claudia for taking us to many places we NEVER would have visited (especially the first time in France). Places right under our noses in the Marais. Places that you walk by and would never know what is hiding. Private residences turned museums. These are the true gems.

We have visited the usual places and I am thrilled to have done so...BUT this, was a once in a lifetime experience. So much to share and so much more to see. Our friends in Paris are priceless. I am forever grateful."

- Jennifer C.

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"It is hard to find words to express how I feel about the wonderful Paris Adventure my family and I just took. From beginning to end it was a remarkable experience. We were removed from everyday life into a world of past history, culture and beauty. Your impeccable planning made it all possible. Everyone on this team was very kind and helpful. Claudia and Mimi were like family. Their personalities added to the trip in their own way. So much fun. Thank you Jean for working on our airline tickets for our return trip home. I don’t know what you did, but we were upgraded to Comfort Plus and what a difference it made. I know you spent many hours getting those seats. I would recommend your Team to any of my friends. Your contacts took us to places we could have never gone on our own. The Hotel (5 Star in my book), excursions, lunches, dinners, guides, cooking with Veronique in her lovely Paris apartment, there is nothing I would take off the itinerary. If any of you are ever in Southern California, you have a place to stay. My home is open to all of you. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, from my daughters, granddaughters and myself."

Tres Sincerement,

- Karen V.

"It is hard to find words to express how I feel about the wonderful Paris Adventure my family and I just took. From beginning to end it was a remarkable experience. We were removed from everyday life into a world of past history, culture and beauty. Your impeccable planning made it all possible. Everyone on this team was very kind and helpful. Claudia and Mimi were like family. Their personalities added to the trip in their own way. So much fun. Thank you Jean for working on our airline tickets for our return trip home. I don’t know what you did, but we were upgraded to Comfort Plus and what a difference it made. I know you spent many hours getting those seats. I would recommend your Team to any of my friends. Your contacts took us to places we could have never gone on our own. The Hotel (5 Star in my book), excursions, lunches, dinners, guides, cooking with Veronique in her lovely Paris apartment, there is nothing I would take off the itinerary. If any of you are ever in Southern California, you have a place to stay. My home is open to all of you. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, from my daughters, granddaughters and myself."

Tres Sincerement,

- Karen V.

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"I am reliving the most wonderful trip ever and I want you to know how grateful I am to you and your excellent team for putting together a superb trip. We never could have experienced Paris like that without your expert planning. We had such a wonderful time and loved that you gave so much of your time with us. It all was a dream come true. Jean, Jack & Mary Beth were so efficient and thorough with great patience and kindness. Claudia and Mimi, so much fun and took excellent care of getting 12 people to every planned event. We loved everything we did. Nothing was a disappointment. Thank you for everything that you did for us. We will have this wonderful memory forever. We love you all dearly."

- Sharon

"I am reliving the most wonderful trip ever and I want you to know how grateful I am to you and your excellent team for putting together a superb trip. We never could have experienced Paris like that without your expert planning. We had such a wonderful time and loved that you gave so much of your time with us. It all was a dream come true. Jean, Jack & Mary Beth were so efficient and thorough with great patience and kindness. Claudia and Mimi, so much fun and took excellent care of getting 12 people to every planned event. We loved everything we did. Nothing was a disappointment. Thank you for everything that you did for us. We will have this wonderful memory forever. We love you all dearly."

- Sharon

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"I highly recommend exploring the Paris flea markets and brocantes with Claudia, it is an enchanting trip! Our small group was shown new places to explore every day, and not a day went by that we all found something treasured, whether it be a small trinket, art, or some uniquely “French” collectibles. Everyone came from different backgrounds but we all enjoyed the company of those who love to treasure-hunt. Claudia, I often think of that trip with you and vow I will go again!"

- Jocelyn B.

"I highly recommend exploring the Paris flea markets and brocantes with Claudia, it is an enchanting trip! Our small group was shown new places to explore every day, and not a day went by that we all found something treasured, whether it be a small trinket, art, or some uniquely “French” collectibles. Everyone came from different backgrounds but we all enjoyed the company of those who love to treasure-hunt. Claudia, I often think of that trip with you and vow I will go again!"

- Jocelyn B.

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