Discover New European Art Trail Experiences with Dorchester Collection in Paris and Rome

Ideal for a more bespoke travel experience, Dorchester Collection has launched a new series of private in-depth art tours in Rome and Paris

Sure, we all love an iconic landmark or two. But for travellers looking to go beyond the traditional attractions when visiting popular European destinations, Dorchester Collection’s new series of in-depth art tours is just the ticket – offering explorers a more intimate and bespoke experience in the cities of Paris and Rome.

In Paris, guests at Le Meurice will be able to go behind the scenes to explore Montmartre as seen from Picasso’s eyes or wander through the Tuileries gardens and delve deep into Monet’s outdoor painting techniques. In Rome, guests staying at Hotel Eden will visit the artist’s very own stomping ground, uncover recently unearthed court documents and explore the sites of the workshops where Caravaggio trained.

These unique tours, really aim to reinforce each of the hotel’s strong connection with the art world and allows guests to discover the rich art and culture heritage of each city in a new light. And of course, the post-adventure five-star accommodation is equally as picture perfect.

1 Caravaggio: Rebel and Rome, Hotel Eden Rome

At the beautiful Hotel Eden Rome, guests can learn about Caravaggio’s life and story, including a visit of the exact spot where he painted two of his most important commissions. Caravaggio: Rebel and Rome.

Guests will uncover:

  • How Caravaggio went from rags to riches
  • The spot where Caravaggio painted two of his most important commissions
  • What really happened during that fateful tennis match that spelt his exile from the city

Rates from €1,070 for two sharing a Prestige Room or Suite, including a full breakfast and a two-hour expert guided tour.

2 Picasso’s Montmatre, Le Meurice

Paris is always a good idea – especially when art is involved. Book this package to enjoy a bespoke walking art tour of the city of Paris to follow in the footsteps of Picasso, unveiled by the hotel of artists and thinkers, Le Meurice – where Picasso himself called home in the early 20th century.

Guests will uncover:

  • Why Picasso’s masterpiece Les Demoiselles d’Avignon remained rolled up and neglected in his studio for years
  • How Picasso paid for his drinks at the Lapin Agile
  • How he managed to become implicated in a theft at the Louvre

Rates from €1,320 for two sharing a Superior Room or Suite, including American breakfast with Cédric Grolet pastries and a two-hour expert guided tour.

3 Monet – Revolutionary Brushstrokes, Le Meurice

Monet, monet, monet. Explore the extraordinary story of the Revolutionary Brushstrokes with a visit of Tuileries Garden and the Musée de l’Orangerie through the question “why was Monet — who is almost universally admired today — considered so radical and rebellious in his day?”

Guests will uncover:

  • Why Monet developed his renowned ‘plein-air’ technique
  • How Monet turned the term ‘Impressionist’ from a critic’s slur into an artistic revolution.
  • The Musée de l’Orangerie, which amidsts Monet’s jaw-dropping water-lily panels, the iconic chef d’œuvre of his mature work.

Rates from €1,470 for two sharing a Superior Room or Suite, including American breakfast with Cédric Grolet pastries, a two-hour expert guided tour and two entry tickets to Musée de l’Orangerie

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