Our Tour Guides

Amélie Alary


Amélie ALARY and Astrid BERTRAND first studied law before turning to the history of art. They met ten years ago through their childrens’ school and have been working together ever since.
They are graduates of the Ecole du Louvre and lecturers of the National Museums. They give lectures on the history of art.
They also guide groups to discover the museums (permanent collections and temporary exhibitions) and the neighbourhoods of Paris.

Astrid Bertrand


Sunday, 09. June (Optional for Global Forum Participants/Partners)

Small Bus City Tour - 14:00 - 17:00

Meeting Point: Hotel Lobby at 13:45


Meeting point Crowne Plaza lobby, bring your hats or caps, sun cream, glasses and any clothes to protect your skin. Bring your water.

From 14-:00 to 17:00 bus tour in Paris (iconic spots)

A privatized and exclusive way to discover Paris with this modern and innovative double-decker bus with a translucent sunroof that can be opened or not, as you want, in only a few minutes, with a heating system on the upper floor, and a modern and original design.
A professional guide will tailor the content to many of the 40 major sights along the Right and Left Banks and to your interests.
There will be two photo stops.

Welcome Reception: Room Figaro | 18:00 - 20:00

Welcome Cocktail and partner program introduction, relaxed atmosphere and free refreshments for all our participants and their partners.

Monday, 10. June

Visit OPERA GARNIER | 09:45 - 12:00

Meeting Point: Hotel Reception at 08:45


09:00 Pick up at the hotel - Mini Bus
09:45 Meeting with Amélie
10:00 - 12:00 Opera Garnie

A 19th-century architectural masterpiece, the Palais Garnier Opera House, built by Charles Garnier and opened in 1875, is the 13th opera house in Paris since the introduction of French opera by Louis XIV in 1669. Napoleon III commissioned it as part of the renovation works in the capital carried out under his command by Baron Haussmann. A historical monument open to visitors during the day staging opera and dance. Don't forget to admire the ceiling painted by Chagall in the main auditorium.

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch at restaurant The Brasserie Printemps

The Brasserie is a large traditional brasserie, redesigned by Didier Gomez. Experience all the warmth and friendliness of a traditional Parisian brasserie, in a magical and rich setting under the Printemps cupola, built in 1923. They serve high-quality French cuisine and traditional dishes that have been updated and modernised. The Brasserie Printemps was designed to be a dynamic and welcoming place with a luxurious feel to it, in homage to the legendary department store.
Selection from à la carte menu according to your wishes. [Link]

13:30 – 17:00 Free afternoon, no guide. Return to hotel by taxi or other transport services (see above in General Information) at your convenience.

For example:
Shopping at Galeries Layette and Printemps, with a view over Paris from the rooftop
Shopping according to your wishes

DINNER | 19:15

Resfreshment and Dinner at POLO

Tuesday, 11. June

Covered Passages + Ateliers Des Lumières | 09:00 - 17:00

Meeting Point: Hotel Reception at 08:45

Covered Passages


 09:00 Pick up at hotel - Mini Bus

10:00 Covered Passages, meet Astrid

If you’re visiting Paris, you might be looking for something unusual to do, one of them is the covered passages in Paris, which retain an air of magic and makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
This guided walking tour through Paris should give you a glimpse into the secret Paris that Parisians know, love, and guard with their lives. This walk through the covered passages of Paris includes some of Paris’ most beautiful passages, including Passage Verdeau, Galerie Vivienne, and Passage des Panoramas as well as some other attractions.
This free walking tour of the covered passages in Paris is about 4 kilometers in total and it should take you about an hour without stopping, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

12:00 Lunch: Restaurant will be selected among the many restaurants in the Passage Panorama

14:00 Bus Pick up --10 boulevard Montmartre.

Ateliers Des Lumières


14:30 Ateliers des lumières (no guide required)

Duration 60 to 90 Minutes.
Located between Bastille and Nation, in a former foundry in the eleventh arrondissement of Paris, the Atelier des Lumières holds monumental immersive exhibitions. Using 140 video projectors and a spatialised sound system, the highly unique multimedia equipment covers a total surface area of 3,300 m², extending from the floors to the ceilings and over walls up to 10 m high.
Van Gogh, Starry Night Exhibition
In 2019, a year after the opening, the Atelier des Lumières immerses visitors in the paintings of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), a genius who was not recognised during his lifetime and who transformed painting. Projected on all the surface of the Atelier, this new visual and musical production, produced by Culturespaces and realised by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi, retraces the intense life of the artist, who, during the last ten years of his life, painted more than 2,000 pictures.
The program ends with a short program called Dreamed Japan-- Images of a floating world directed by Danny Rose and created by Thomas Vanz for the Exhibition.

16:00 Mini-Bus pick up (see transport) please note no Guide is there

17:00 Back to Hotel Crowne Plaza

17:30 Global Forum/Robert L. Dilworth Award Ceremony for Outstanding Achievement, Room Figaro

DINNER | 18:45 Departure

Wednesday, 12. June

Montmartre with Amélie | 08:00 - 14:00
Château de Malmaison | 15:45 - 17:30


09:00 Mini Bus from the Crowne Plaza

10:00 Meet with Amélie at Metro Abbesses


A walk in Montmartre.
If you’re coming to Paris, you absolutely need to take a walk in Montmartre! This area is the most romantic and awesome place you’ll find in Paris. To visit Montmartre will positively inspire you and wake up he artist in you.
The truth is that usually people that visit Paris go straight to the Sacré-Cœur Basilica or to Place du Tertre, where street artists do tourist portraits and illustrations of the neighbourhood.
But there’s so much more about Montmartre than this--its narrow alleys, its windmills, its little details, and its soul are some of the things that make Montmartre so unique. A walk in Montmartre is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. It’s a walk you won’t forget anytime soon. I’ve already heard people say that Montmartre was the reason why they fell in love with Paris.

12:30 Lunch restaurant Link [Web Site], 15 rue André del Sarte 75018 Paris

14:00 Bus to Château de Malmaison

Château de Malmaison


15:45 Château de Malmaison [Link]

 Now a museum-château, Malmaison was the private residence of Napoleon Bonaparte and Joséphine from 1799 to 1814, a "place in the country" just half an hour from Paris, where the First Consul came to work and relax.
Unlike official residences, such as the Tuileries Palace and the châteaux of Saint-Cloud, Fontainebleau and Compiègne, Malmaison remained an intimate home renowned for the beauty of its gardens and the several hundreds of rare species of plants that were introduced here, until the death of Joséphine in 1814.
Built in the 17th century, the Château de Malmaison was bought by Joséphine Bonaparte in 1799, who was looking for land in the vicinity of Paris. Bonaparte approved the purchase on his return from Egypt, and the couple called on the services of the architects Percier and Fontaine who transformed the old house into a unique example of the elegant and sophisticated consular style. As of 1800, French policy decisions were regularly taken at the small château, and it hosted many working meetings, receptions, concerts, balls and rural games. After the divorce in 1809, Joséphine continued to live at this residence where she died on 29 May 1814. Her son, Prince Eugène, inherited the property, but the estate was subsequently sold twice before being purchased by the Emperor Napoleon III in 1861. It was finally bought in 1896 by a patron and philanthropist, Daniel Iffla, known as Osiris, who restored the estate and donated it to the State. A Napoleonic museum was opened in 1905. Visitors to the château and the park can savour the charm of this "place in the country" which has managed to preserve its authentic atmosphere and character.

17:30 Bus to Crowne Plaza Hotel

Refrechment + Final DINNER | 18:30

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