December 1st – December 7th, 2024

Step into the magic of a luxurious French holiday, where festive Parisian elegance meets countryside charm in a fairytale setting.

A luxury retreat

hosted by La Vie On Grand & Mon Petit Four

Have you ever dreamt of spending the holiday season in France? Imagine sipping vin chaud at the iconic Christmas markets in Strasbourg, or getting an up-close view of the stunning window displays at the Galeries Lafayette. We can promise you that this vacation is nothing like your average agency tour package. Instead, this bespoke experience is crafted to transport you into a magical, storybook setting with all the charm and cozy vibes of a French holiday!

A Fairytale Holiday

In this retreat, we admire the enchanting landscapes of France, where every cobblestone in Paris and every charming village in the Alsace region holds a piece of our affection. In our curated holiday retreat, we invite you to experience the very essence of a postcard-perfect holiday.

From the twinkling lights of Parisian boulevards to the festive ambiance of Alsace’s quaint markets, our meticulously designed itinerary delivers the same level of excellence and attention to detail as our classic Paris retreat, but with an extra dose of warm and cozy for all the holiday vibes!

Join us in this fairytale escape as we unwrap the charm of both Paris and the Alsace region, creating memories that sparkle with the true magic of a French holiday.

December 1st – December 7th, 2024

‘Tis the Season

Paris for 4 nights | Strasbourg for 2 nights

What is included?

  • Luxury accommodations in the heart of Paris and Strasbourg
  • Most meals and culinary treats
  • Transportation during the retreat
  • Experiences and workshops
  • Private tours

What’s not included: Airfare, transportation to/from airport, any souvenirs you may want to purchase, and travel insurance.

Be pampered

Sink into plush bedding at the luxury Hotel de l’Abbaye in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Près, one of Paris’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Each room is tastefully decorated to deliver an elegant French ambiance, and includes luxe bath products from the famous perfume house, Diptyque. You’ll also be able to enjoy a gourmet breakfast every morning of your stay in the cozy and sophisticated lounge equipped with a fireplace, or take in the natural light and peaceful garden scene in the glass-roof salon. In Strasbourg, you’ll retreat into the elegant Maison Rouge Hotel & Spa, a five-star establishment located right in the historic city center. The hotel offers modern furnishings and amenities, and is just a (cobble)stone’s throw away from all the dazzling Christmas markets.

Have a good time

Don’t expect anything short of an incredible time when you’re with us. On this trip, here are just some of the experiences can expect to have:

  • A fabulous dinner cruise along the Seine River that delivers the best views of Paris at night
  • A private holiday baking class at the atelier of one of Paris’s favorite pastry chefs, Molly Wilkinson
  • A Parisian market tour and cooking class with Cuisine Elegante inside of her beautiful apartment in the 7th arrondissement
  • A decadent hot chocolate session at the iconic Cafe de Flore
  • A shopping session at the famous Christmas markets in Strasbourg’s “Petit France” and majestic Cathedral square
  • A guided day trip to the fairytale villages of Alsace, including Colmar, where you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a Christmas storybook
  • A city lights tour of Paris’s most iconic spots, including Place Vendome, Le Village Royal, and Galeries Lafayette

“I have just returned from a magical Paris retreat! From the time I arrived up until my last goodbyes, I immediately felt welcomed and cared for…every little detail from my personalized welcome note to my farewell gift made me feel special.  The well-crafted, daily itineraries (and extremely fun adventures) ranged from cooking classes to designing my very own perfume. This retreat allowed me to experience Paris from an entirely different perspective, as well as challenging me to be my best French self.  I highly recommend taking a retreat and cannot wait for my next one!”  

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– Karen Lurie

“I was lucky enough to attend the Holiday Retreat in December. The attention to every detail made us all feel so special and cared for. Our hotels were beautiful, the restaurants amazing and our cooking classes were fabulous and the friendships we developed will last a lifetime! I can’t wait for our next adventure!”

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– Patti Pedroli

“Some of the biggest highlights of the holiday retreat were the Seine River dinner cruise with so much ambience and incredible food, shopping for food on Rue Cler and then helping prepare lunch with Véronique in her gorgeous apartment, and the special tour with Pauline to the fairy tale villages, especially Colmar. I felt like a princess in a story book but a well fed one. I could go on and on!”

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– Susan Slowes

Reserve your spot!

Paris for the Holidays

December 1st – December 7th, 2024


  • Private, single occupancy room for 6 nights
  • Transportation in the city, including trains for Strasbourg trip
  • Most meals, including: breakfast every morning, lunch for 4 days, and dinner for 6 nights
  • All experiences, excursions, tours, classes

Please note: This retreat is only open to female participants. This retreat is also non-refundable and all sales are final. We highly recommend you purchase Trip Insurance to protect yourself in the case of unforeseen circumstances and/or cancellations. We suggest comparing policies and shopping for Trip Insurance here. It is also imperative that you have full mobility and able to walk for extended periods of time, as Paris is the city for walking! If you have any questions about this, feel free to email us first.

You May Be Wondering….

Below are some of the frequently asked questions we get about the retreat. We will handle all logistics during the trip such as transportation to our excursions and restaurants, reservations, and activities. All you have to do is arrive at the hotel on December 1st, and we’ll handle the rest!

You will receive a detailed itinerary, as well as a suggested packing guide as we near the retreat!

Most international flights arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. That said, you can also arrive at Orly airport if your airline travels there. Either airport offers G7 taxi services, which offer fixed rates for taking you from the airport into central Paris, where the hotel is.

Each individual must purchase their own ticket to the retreat, however, you may contact us separately to inquire about a double occupancy room and getting an adjusted rate for this. Please note: the retreat is only open to female participants, whether you’re sharing a room or not.

Yes, lodging for all 6 nights of the retreat is included in your ticket purchase.

The retreat is open to all females 18 years or older. It’s imperative, however, that you be mobile and able to walk for extended periods of time. Unfortunately, Paris is not handicap-friendly, so we cannot host guests that have mobility issues without risking the chance that they may potentially miss out on some excursions.

Because space is limited, we do not offer any refunds. We highly suggest you purchase Trip Insurance in case there are any unforeseen circumstances or need for cancellations.

Check-in is available after 3pm and check-out must be completed before noon.