PARIS Unlimited voted Tour Operator of the Year for France
PARIS Unlimited is honoured to announce that it has won Tour Operator of the Year for France in the 2017 Luxury Travel Awards. Thank you to Luxury Travel Guide for this wonderful news! We are very grateful!February, 2017
Private Visit at Musée D’Orsay & Opéra Garnier
Thank you for an absolute perfect day! The new exhibit at Musée d’Orsay was incredibly interesting and informative and Opéra Garnier is beautiful beyond words. Our guide was so very knowledgeable and passionate which made it even more perfect! And our lunch at Lili was superb.
Thank you so much for making my trip to Paris wonderful and memorable. Your many courtesies are greatly appreciated. - GinaNovember, 2016
OUR GUESTS ARE SAYING
PARIS Unlimited in Monaco
Anna Khramtsova, partner of PARIS Unlimited, photographed with S.A.S. Prince Albert II of Monaco at the end of the charity gala, Star Team for the Children on May 24th. Opposing teams of pilots of Formula and known athletes engaged themselves in a fiery football match for the cause as a preview of the Grand Prix de Monaco.May, 2016
A Day in the Life of Barbie
For our first Paris Diary by Laure entry, we are taking a giant leap back into the past and renewing our relationship with Barbie!
Until September 18th 2016, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris dedicates an entire exhibition to the most popular doll worldwide. Decors, costumes, and even royal dolls; everything is there to completely dive into the long history and colorful life of the Mattel icon.
Children will have fun spending so much time in a doll-universe whereas adults might take the tour even further and analyse the development of Barbie, since its creation in 1959, with the cultural development of our society.
You can read Laure’s entire article on the Barbie exhibition on her blog.
March 10 – September 18, 2016
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Photo Credit: Paris Diary by LaureMarch, 2016
A New Perspective For Paris Insiders!
Once a month, we will take out our special key and unlock the pages of Laure’s ‘Paris Diary’. As you know, many young women keep their most interesting secrets in their diaries. A former Vogue correspondent and a world traveler with a discerning eye, Laure lets us peek at her own private Paris and you will learn what films she sees, which artists she discovers, and all the places she goes to with her friends.
This is our favorite blog about Paris and we are happy to share it with you!February, 2016
Celebrating with PARIS Unlimited
A big thank you to our guests and to Bertrand Gauthier for the photos and the video!January, 2016
Meeting Marie-France Pochna
￼”След дълги години на пъте- шествия из света със съпруга ми, след като писах и препода- вах в различни университети, в един момент се завърнах в Париж и реших да създам Paris Unlimited. Исках да споделя с хората всичките си познания, контакти и ексклузивния дос- тъп, които имам. Разбира се, че това е бизнес, но за мен е по-скоро като дар, който при- тежавам и споделям с нашите клиенти. Бих искала и хората, които идват при нас, да го при- емат като такъв.”June, 2015
“Next, meet the city’s luxury craftspeople and delve into designers’ ateliers to discover a wealth of shopping secrets in the company of the ultimate Parisienne: French model, aristocrat and former muse of none other than Karl Lagerfeld, Inès de la Fressange. Begin with breakfast at Schiaparelli, whose showrooms are nestled on the Place Vendôme. Celebrated for her whimsical and outlandish creations, Elsa Schiaparelli was inspired by artists from the Dada and Surrealist movements and is remembered for working alongside Salvador Dalí and Jean Cocteau. Meet the artisans tasked with continuing the legendary Italian couturier’s legacy by taking a private tour of their workshops where visitors are treated to a sneak peek of the upcoming haute couture collection and step into the iconic designer’s private apartments. Afterwards, visitors can go behind the scenes at Roger Vivier – co- creator of the stiletto heel – where a shoe and accessory wonderland awaits, before sitting down to lunch in the opulent Salle d’Argent. The tour wraps up in the heart of the historic Marais neighbourhood at the gallery of renowned interior designer Hervé van der Straeten.”April, 2015
Art de Vivre Article on Marie-France Pochna
“Мари-Франс Покна (Marie-France Pochna). Признанный эксперт в области моды и тенденций в сфере люксовых брендов. С ее мнением считаются Chanel, Cartier, Guerlain, Dunhill, Baccarat… Еще?
Парижанка, которая жила в Нью-Йорке. Впоследствии этот город помог ей сформировать подход к бизнесу. Автор книги Christian Dior, которая признана авторитетным исследованием жизни кутюрье. Участник программ MBA, посвященных работе люксовых брендов в London School of Fashion и Essec Business School в Париже. Автор серьезной телевизионной программы «Раскрывая мир люкса», передача транслировалась более чем в 40 (!) странах мира… Еще? Я имела честь познакомиться с Мари-Франс. Поговорить. Восхититься. Поучиться.”March, 2015
Paris Me Chama by Paula Rita Saady
“Hello girls, I was invited by Paris Unlimited, a travel agency for luxury experiences, to try a makeup class at Chanel Pop Up Shop. The environment was super exclusive with only four students (but the lesson is individual) the two professional teach you what you want to learn and also present the products and colors that work best for your skin tone. All starts with a set of numbers to choose, which corresponded to fragrances and colors, as Madame Chanel was very into numerology. It happens in a very happy hour mood, with champagne and appetizers, lovely!”February, 2015
Paris Me Chama Blog
Marie-France Pochna’s Article on Christian Dior
“Несомненно, Кристиан Диор родился под счастливой звездой. Жан Кокто, присутствовавший на первом дефиле кутюрье 12 февраля 1947 года в салоне на авеню Монтень, 30, так отозвался о нем: «Это непринужденный гений нашего времени, магическое имя которого сочетает в себе Бога (Dieu) и золото (or)». ”January, 2015
Niki de Saint Phalle and her “Nanas”
There is little time left to watch the impressive exhibition of Niki de Saint Phalle…
Feminist, self-educated artist, mother, spouse, rebel, model but if there is one single word I would use to define her, that would be: modern. She was an extremely modern woman for her time, fighting until the end for what she believed in, and that was basically the status of women in society.
One, two, no, three times I have visited the Niki de Saint Phalle exhibition at the Grand Palais. And the reason is not that I completely agree with what the artist says, the only reason is that the exposition is majestic and very well elaborated. It is the first time in my life that I spend three hours looking at every single aspect of her work, and I have been lucky to conduct a private visit for some british clients in this magical atmosphere…
It is always a pleasure to teach others what yourself you enjoy so much. So the great news are that the Niki de Saint Phalle exposition still goes on until February 2nd and that PARIS Unlimited still has some spots for a private visit!! Enjoy!!January 7, 2015
New Year’s Whim
“¿Y si, además, se desea vislumbrar otros horizontes? Lo mejor es contactar con Paris Unlimited, la agencia que Marie-France Pochna, la gran biógrafa de Dior, pusiera en pie, para que nos trace un plan de altura y a la medida. ¿Visitar en helicóptero la casa natal del padre del New Look en Granville? Por qué no. Esto y cualquier idea, por muy utópica que parezca, es posible.”December, 2014
Magic of Being Parisienne
“Dear Marie-France, I think our lunch with Ines was a great success! How could it not? Were your ladies happy with the whole day? Schiaparelli, Vivier and Hervé van der Straeten….a super parisian full day, no? I enjoyed meeting Marie-Laure, Tatiana, Aude, Melissa, all of them are absolutely great. And Gemma!! What a hit. Anyway, your group was fab! A huge kiss, you are a star!” – Cristina
“Marie-France nous emmène sur un air de macadam pour une journée Parisienne, à la rencontre des pépites de la capitale, Elsa Schiaparelli, Rogier Vivier & Hervé van der Straeten … Quelle joie d’être Parisienne, avec Marie-France!” – Aude
“This was an exceptional day and you could feel everyone was enchanted! Meeting with Farida and Ines and with all the persons who talked to us about these fabulous brands and gave us such a close and intimate understanding of their history, only with you could this happen!”November, 2014
Our Guests are Saying
Paris Unlimited & Embrace Paris
“The second I met Marie-France Pochna I instantly liked her. We met for cocktails at Hotel Plaza Athénée as I wanted to know more about the luxurious tours she offers. Her mission statement says it all: “Be guided by your own desires.” Marie-France offers unique experiences such as access to institutions and private places generally unavailable to the public, personal shopping with exclusive access to ateliers and private showrooms, one-on-one meetings with the most sought-after experts in Paris, and the impressive list goes on.”August, 2014
My Beautiful Paris
PARIS Unlimited VIP TOURS
“Armed with an insider’s knowledge and her personal black book of exclusive addresses, Marie-France Pochna, founder of Paris Unlimited tours, can open doors even lifelong Parisians may never step through. Personalized for individuals, families, or small groups of up to 12, these privileged tours mix culture, history, fashion, architecture, gastronomy, and even exclusive sporting events for the Paris experience of a lifetime.”June, 2014
Marie-France Pochna featured in ‘Urban Legends’
“This lady is who you need to know if you want more from your trip to Paris than a ticket to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Thanks to her unrivalled city contacts, she can sneak you into the private and exquisitely pretty apartments of Queen Marie-Antoinette at Versailles, to Christian Louboutin’s studio and even to Coco Chanel’s former flat – just heavenly.”2013
Condé Nast Traveller
The Experts in association
‘Black book’ profiles Marie-France Pochna
“ As Melle Chanel said “Luxury is not the contrary of poverty but of mediocrity” and what inspires me is to conceive and organize unique and bespoke travel experiences in the ‘City of Light’ for an international elite of discerning individuals who have a quest for a greater understanding of time, history and heritage”.December 8, 2012
Dagbladpublished / Netherlands
‘Secret Paris unlocked’
“That’s how Paris Unlimited began. Ms Pochna not only had the support of many of the great brands she had previously worked with, but also an intrinsic understanding that in Paris (or London or Milan), there are so many discerning visitors who want something more than a standard take-in-all-the-sights tour.”December, 2012
Watch Your Spacepublished / Hong Kong