April 28 – May 5, 2013
8 Days with Harold Davis, Photographer-in-Chief, and Mark Brokering, Director of Social Awesomeness
Offered in cooperation with Accolades International Tours for the Arts, A division of Group Travel Directors
2000 West 98th Street
Minneapolis MN 55431-2593
Phone: 952-881-7811; Toll Free: 800-747-2255; Fax: 952-881-6276
Photography begins with the medium of light, which the artist captures and applies to the canvas in endlessly surprising ways. And what better place to explore this medium than Paris, the City of Lights?
Join acclaimed photographer Harold Davis for a week in Paris, the birthplace of photography, where you’ll have the opportunity to experience firsthand the places and sights that have inspired artists for centuries. We’ll focus our lenses on Paris in bloom, Paris at night, and Paris in black & white, reinterpreting for ourselves some of the images that have been captured in paint and on film by many great artists, including Daguerre, Monet, Atget, Picasso, and Erwitt. We’ll have a grand time photographing and we’ll return home with many priceless shots to treasure!
Code: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Itinerary subject to change.
Day 1, Saturday, 4/27/13
Depart San Francisco or Chicago O’Hare (or other points of departure) for Paris.
Day 2, Sunday, 4/28/13 (D)
- Flights from San Francisco, Chicago O’Hare, and other points of departure arrive mid-morning at CDG.
- Private coach transfer into Paris, passing sites we’ll visit later in the week, such as Montmartre, Sacré Coeur, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, Place de la Concorde, the Grand Palais, Hôtel des Invalides (where Napoleon is buried), and the Eiffel Tower.
- Drop bags at hotel.
- Stretch your legs after the long trip with a walk along Blvd St-Germain and Blvd St-Michel.
- Free Time
- Introductions/Orientation Meeting at our beautiful and historic Hotel Lutetia, in the Latin Quarter
- Welcome dinner at the nearby historic La Petite Chaise
- Night shooting near our hotel in Paris’s exciting Latin Quarter (Sèvres-Babylone, St-Germain des Prés, St-Sulpice)
Day 3, Monday, 4/29/13 (B)
Morning–Falling in Love with the Latin Quarter and the Banks of the Seine.
- Boulevard St-Germain
- Boulevard St-Michel
- The Sorbonne
- Banks of the Seine
- Shakespeare and Company
- Picnic lunch in the Jardin des Plantes and a visit to Paris’s hidden garden within a garden, the Jardin Alpin.
- Île Saint-Louis
- Île de la Cité ( Pont Neuf, Bouquinistes)
- Notre Dame Cathedral, including the towers and the crypt.
- Bateaux-Mouches river tour–a great after-sunset scouting and shooting excursion from a unique angle
- Night shooting at the Louvreand Place de la Concorde
Day 4, Tuesday, 4/30/13 (B)
- Photo review at hotel
- Luxembourg Gardens
- Free shooting
Afternoon and Evening
- Monet’s Giverny. We’ll spend time at the beautiful lily pond and its famous Japanese bridge, which were important sources of inspiration for Monet at the end of his life. We’ll also see the painter’s home and studio. And after closing, we’ll stay for two hours to photograph Monet’s gardens, taking advantage of the low sun angle before sunset.
- Picnic dinner at Giverny
- Île de la Cité, including Notre Dame Cathedral and Pont Neuf
- Photo review at hotel of Tuesday’s shoots
- Photo Assignment–Explore the The Latin Quarter (St-Germain-des-Prés, Blvd St-Germain, Blvd St-Michel) independently or in small groups. Maps with promising venues will be provided. You may also choose to leave the Latin Quarter and explore other parts of the city.
- Review of the morning’s Photo Assignment.
- Montmartre Cemetery
- Montmartre/Sacré Coeur
- Picnic Dinner on the steps of Sacré Coeur, overlooking Paris.
- Sacré Coeur
- Pigalle district at dusk (home of Paris’s most famous cabarets, including the Moulin Rouge, plus the seedy neon-lit red-light district).
Day 6, Thursday, 5/2/13 (B, D)
Morning and Afternoon
- Fontainebleau (departure time TBD). With our private coach, we’ll explore the historic town of Fontainebleau, including its famous castle, where centuries of French monarchs made their home. We’ll also explore the nearby Fontainebleau Forest, with its wild landscape and rock formations. On our way back to Paris, we’ll drive through some of the quaint villages surrounded by the Forest, including Barbizon, where Theodore Rousseau, Jean-Francois Millet, and Camille Corot started the Barbizon School of painters.
By the 1820s three villages in the Fontainebleau Forest had begun to attract painters: Barbizon, Chailly, and Marlotte. By the late 1840s photographers joined the ranks of painters, making pilgrimages to the forest to experiment with the new invention of photography. In 1852 painter Théodore Rousseau and other artists, concerned that the ancient oaks were being cut down in logging operations, appealed to emperor Napoleon III, who then decreed in 1861 that part of Fontainebleau be protected as a nature preserve — the first in history. (In 1872 Yellowstone became the first American national park.) Today the Forest of Fontainebleau encompasses more than 69,000 acres and has been a part of the UNESCO Man and Biosphere preserve since 1986.
- Group dinner near the Eiffel Tower
- La Tour Eiffel
Day 7, Friday, 5/3/13 (B)
- Photo Review at Hotel
- Canal Saint-Martin
- Gare du Nord
- Gare de l’Est
- Place de la Concorde
- Tuileries Gardens
- Champs-Élysées/Arc de Triomphe
- Free time to explore the Champs-Élysées and Etoile.
- Arc de Triomphe
Day 8, Saturday, 5/4/13 (B, D)
Morning–Exploring the Eiffel Tower and its surroundings
- École Militaire
- Champs de Mars
- La Tour Eiffel
- Palais de Chaillot
- Pont de Bir-Hakeim (featured in “Last Tango in Paris” and pictured below), Pont de Grenelle, and Île aux Cygnes
- Discuss afternoon’s Photo Assignment
- Alone or in small groups, spend the afternoon at one or two sites doing your photographic exploration of the city. A list of possible sites and a special Photo Assignment will be provided by your hosts.
- Meet at hotel for show-and-tell of Photo Assignments, plus other photos from the day.
- Group dinner at La Cambuse, a charming neighborhood restaurant by Odeon.
- Return to The Eiffel Tower.
- Shoot Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Right up until 11 p.m. in the evening you can scale the heights and admire Paris by night. After sunset, the Eiffel tower sparkles and bathes in golden light to welcome its night time visitors and offers a breathtaking view of the Paris lights.
Day 9, Sunday, 5/5/13 (B)
- Flight back to the U.S.
Additional places the group may explore, time permitting:
- Hôtel des Invalides
- Musée d’Orsay
- Musée Rodin
- Église de la Madeleine
- Parc Monceau
- Hôtel de Ville
- The Catacombs
- Parc Montsouris
- Père-Lachaise Cemetery
- Parc des Buttes Chaumont
- Butte aux Cailles district
- Square René Viviani and Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre
- Chapelle Expiatoire
- La Défense
What’s included in the Paris Workshop with Harold Davis?
- EXPERT INSTRUCTION: Daily instruction in photography provided by Harold Davis.
- EXPERT GUIDANCE: Daily guiding and trip management provided by Mark Brokering.
- ACCOMMODATION: Seven nights accommodation in first class hotel, double occupancy, with private facilities. Hotel as listed or similar.
- MEALS: Breakfast daily and three dinners as outlined in the itinerary.
- GROUND TRANSPORT: One group arrival transfer and one group departure transfer, two restaurant transfers, and excursions to Giverny and Fontainebleau by deluxe motorcoach. Paris Visite metro passes included for five days, Zones 1-3.
- SIGHTSEEING: Entrances to Monet’s House and Garden, Fontainebleau, and Bateaux-Mouches.
- PORTERAGE: Luggage handling of one piece per person at the hotel.
- EXPERT GUIDES: An experienced English-speaking tour guide for arrival assistance and panoramic tour.
- GRATUITIES: Gratuities to drivers and guides (for your convenience, $25 per person has been included).
- ALL THE INFO YOU NEED: Comprehensive documentation including travel accessory, bag tags, name tags, flight and land itineraries, destination literature, customs information, travel tips and more.
Items that are not included:
- Airfare and taxes.
- Fees to permit photography in locations such as Giverny or Fontainebleau, if applicable.
- Fuel surcharges and/or tax increases levied since the pricing of this tour.
- Beverages other than coffee/tea at breakfast.
- Any meal or sightseeing item not listed in the itinerary.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Optional insurance for health, baggage, and trip cancellation/interruption is not included and highly recommended. Please refer to the Travel Insurance section.
- Passport fees. A passport valid six months beyond date of reentry to the U.S. is required.
- No visa is required for U.S. citizens; non-U.S. citizens may require a visa.
Tour cost summary: $4750.00*
(*Costs per person are based on double occupancy in USD)
Non-Photographer spouses: We welcome non-photographer spouses and significant others, subject to space limitations. We will offer a $500 discount for the non-photographer spouse or significant other, and provide a list of suggested activities.
Other Tour Costs
Optional Individual Supplements:
Single room cost $1399 in addition to base tour cost.
The tour cost is per person based on double occupancy, tariffs and currency valuations as of March 2012, a minimum of 14 travelers, and subject to confirmation. While we will do everything possible to maintain the listed price and/or itinerary, they are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. Single room supplements may have limited availability and are on a request basis only.
For Residents of California
Accolades International Tours for the Arts is registered as a seller of travel with the State of California: CST 2108836
Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.
As a seller of travel not based in California, Accolades International Tours for the Arts does not participate in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund.
California law requires that sellers of travel have a trust account or bond. Accolades International Tours for the Arts maintains a trust account.
These tour conditions are subject to confirmation of space and may change until contracts applicable to actual dates have been received and accepted by all parties involved.
- PAYMENT SCHEDULE: Your reservation and deposit of $400 per person are requested immediately to fulfill the group deadline requirements. Note that space is limited and reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. A second payment of $1000 is due December 21, 2012. Final payment is due February 11, 2013. For credit card payment Accolades accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.
- REFUND POLICY: All cancellations must be in writing. For cancellations where the traveler is not at fault or not in violation of the terms and conditions stated herein (e.g., cancellation of the tour prior to departure), a full and prompt refund will be made for all services not provided. Note that there is no refund for partial or unused land arrangements declined by the traveler. The following penalties will apply: Up to December 20, 2012 – $100 per person administrative fee plus any unrecoverable deposits; December 21, 2012 – April 5, 2013 – Deposit plus any unrecoverable payments to hotels or tour operators; April 6, 2013 or after – No refund.
- LATE BOOKINGS: Passengers registering within thirty days of tour departure will be charged a $50 per person fee. Tour payment in full is required before we can request and confirm space. This fee does not cover any additional airline or ground service charges.
Note to our travelers:
Be assured that Accolades continually monitors industry events, such as airline strikes, bankruptcies, etc. If any such events affect your tour, you will be notified. At the time this tour was developed there was no U.S. State Department Travel Warning in effect for this destination; please refer to the following website for current information or call Accolades. http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html
Accolades Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is included as an option with the initial tour deposit and is highly recommended. Accolades offers a competitive policy from an independent company. By purchasing insurance at the time the tour deposit is made, you can be covered for events that may cause you to cancel or interrupt your trip, e.g., pre-existing medical conditions (certain restrictions apply). If you decline travel insurance at the time of reservation, you may purchase it within 14 days with the pre-existing conditions waiver or you may purchase it later without the pre-existing conditions waiver. You may contact Travel Insured International for further information before making your decision: 800-243-3174.
Accolades Travel Insurance Inclusions:
Trip Cancellation: Up to Tour Cost*
Trip Interruption: Up to 150% of Tour Cost**
Travel Delay: $750
Missed Connection: $300
Baggage Delay: $200
Medical Expense: $50,000
Accidental Death: $10,000
Assistance Service: Included
* A maximum of $3500 per person
** A maximum of $5250 per person
Cost of this optional Accolades Travel Insurance is $248 per person. Additional coverage provided as needed; the full cost of your tour must be covered*. NOTE: Residents of Indiana, New Hampshire, and Washington will receive a state-specific Description of Coverage, which can also be requested by calling 866-684-0218.
Conditions and Responsibility:
Group Travel Directors (GTD) dba Accolades International Tours for the Arts provides customized travel planning throughout the world for group travelers who have a variety of reasons and goals for travel. The goals and/or opinions of these groups do not reflect or imply the position of GTD in any matter. Brochure contents may not be duplicated without permission from GTD. In offering these travel arrangements, Group Travel Directors, Inc. (GTD) acts solely as an agent for the sale of air transportation and other travel related services. GTD maintains no control over the personnel, equipment or operations of any entity furnishing services, products or accommodations. GTD assumes no responsibility or liability for, and shall not be expected, asked or required to pay for any injury, damage, expense, personal injury, property damage, inconvenience or any other loss experienced by reason of: (1) any intentional, wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any supplier, its agents or employees; (2) any defect, breakdown or other failure of any vehicle, equipment, service, product or other instrumentality which is owned, operated or otherwise used by a supplier; (3) any intentional, wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other party not under the direct control of GTD; (4) financial problems or default causing nonperformance by any supplier; or (5) any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the direct control of GTD. GTD cannot guarantee any rates, bookings or reservations of any supplier. Your retention of tickets, reservations or bookings after issuance shall constitute a consent to the foregoing provisions. All prices quoted are subject to change if airlines or ground operators increase their prices, the U.S. dollar is devalued significantly against foreign currencies, the group falls below minimum numbers, or a fuel surcharge, government tax or user’s fee is imposed. Baggage and personal effects are the sole responsibility of the owners at all times. GTD reserves the right to withdraw from any tour any tour member whose conduct is incompatible with the interests of the group as a whole. The above Conditions and Responsibility also includes the group leaders and their respective organizations.
For more information about the Workshop in Paris with Harold Davis, please contact:
632 San Fernando Ave
Berkeley, CA 94707
Also, you may contact:
Accolades International Tours for the Arts
2000 West 98th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55431-2593
952-881-7811 or 800-747-2255
Register online for the Photograph Paris with Harold Davis workshop. If registering by phone,please ask for Janet Tollund at Extension 133.
Photograph Paris with Harold Davis * April 28 – May 5, 2013
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