Trips & outings

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12.05.2022>ROME AT LOUVRE-LENS, TASLITZKY AT LA PISCINE IN ROUBAIX

 The Louvre-Lens Museum offers a vast retrospective on Roman civilization, from its legendary foundation in 753 BC until the fall of the empire in 476 AD. The greatest masterpieces from the Louvre’s Roman collections, combining materials and techniques, will tell the story of Rome, its empire and its art.

The recently restored La Piscine pays homage to Boris Taslitzky (1911-2005). This first monographic exhibition evokes above all the “concerned” artist, through his large compositions devoted to the political causes of his generation, but also his self-portraits and portraits, landscapes and still lifes.

Ref. 3559 – Price: 95 €, coach, lunch, entrance fees and guides.

16 – 20.05.2022 > STOCKHOLM AND THE CASTLES OF LAKE MÄLAREN  (FULL BOOKED)

Located in the heart of a superb archipelago, Stockholm offers a captivating mix of nature and culture. We sail from island to island, from the medieval alleys of Gamla Stan to the emblematic red brick town hall of Kungsholmen, from the rich Modern Art Museum in Skeppsholmen to the green Djurgärden with the sumptuous 17thcentury warship of the Vasa Museet. Restored in 2018, the National Museum presents masterpieces from the Renaissance to the 20thcentury. The western shores of Lake Mälaren harbour wonders: Drottningholm Palace and its Unesco World Heritage Theater, the harmonious Baroque Palace of Steninge, and the superbly furnished Gripsholm Castle which houses the National Portrait Gallery.

Ref. 3483 – Price:  1 890 €, (plane, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)

30.05 – 5.06.2022 >CALABRIA, THE OTHER GREAT GREECE (FULL BOOKED)

With its medieval cities overlooking a crystal-clear sea, and grandiose landscapes such as those of the Silla massif, Calabria has everything to please. In the old town of Cosenza, clinging to the slopes of Mount Pancrazio and dominated by a Norman castle, coats of arms, turrets and wrought iron balconies of the noble mansions recall with nostalgia the brilliant times of the “Athens of Calabria”. Reggio Calabria has a superb Liberty district, a palm-fringed lungomare, a real “Promenade des Anglais” facing the Strait of Messina, and above all a remarkable National Archaeological Museum of Magna Graecia, recently renovated to display the famous Riace bronzes from the 5th century BC.

Ref – 3482 – Price:  1 975 €, plane, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guidance.

06.09>9.09.2022>THE VENICE BIENNIAL 

Inspired by Leonora Carrington’s “The Milk of Dreams”, the 59th edition proposes an imaginary journey through the metamorphoses of the body and of humanity. Francis Alÿs presents “Children’s games”, a political and poetic film in the Belgian pavilion at the Giardini. Melanie Bonajo has chosen the Church of the Misericordia to represent the Netherlands, an opportunity to discover the treasures of the Canareggio district. We will also visit the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, whose collection was set up for the 1st Biennale, the Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi as well as the Modern Art Gallery of Ca’Pesaro.

Ref. 3560 – Price: 1775 € (until  1 June, after 1875 €), plane, boat, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guidance.

19.09 >25.09.2022>CHICAGO – OPEN AIR MUSEUM 

Open-air museum of modern architecture, Chicago houses in its prestigious museums some of the world’s richest collections of art, including Impressionists in the Art Institute, Rodin, Moore and Matisse in the Smart Museum of Art and Picasso, Miró, Chagall and Dubuffet in the Loop. An excursion to Oak Park gives the opportunity to admire the beautiful homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Millennium Park Gardens reveal fountains, monumental sculptures and Frank Gehry’s extraordinary Jay Pritzker Pavilion.The exceptional Glessner House on Prairie Avenue reconnects with the origins of Chicago.

Ref. 3436 – Price: 3 495 €, after 15 May 3 690 €), (plane, coach, half board accommodation, entrance fees and guide)

13.10.2022>THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS AND THE RED STAR LINE IN ANTWERP

Finally reopened, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts will present its sumptuous masterpieces by van Eyck, Memling, Rubens, Van Dyck, Ensor, Rik Wouters, but also Titian, Rodin, Modigliani… The Red Star Line Museum, which recalls the two million passengers who made the crossing to America on the steamboats of the shipping company, will offer “Refugee Stories, 1951-2021”, stories of uncertainty, trauma, but also resilience and perseverance.

Ref – Price: 95 €, coach, lunch, entrance fees and guidance

  10>15.10.2022 – UMBRIA, UNKNOWN ITALY (2nd trip)

Starting with the ancient Etruscan citadel of Perugia, a well-preserved medieval jewel, we will explore the masterpieces of Umbria: the frescoes of Cimabue and Giotto in Assisi, the magnificent Duomo of Orvieto, the rich archaeological museum, palaces and towers of Todi, the beautiful modern art collection from Palazzo Collicola, and the frescoes by Philippo Lippi in Spoleto. In the Marches we will discover the walled town of Gubbio and the Ducal Palace of Urbino which houses the National Gallery treasures. In the province of Sienna, we will stroll through the steep streets of Montepulciano, the heart of the Vino Nobile surrounded by enchanting landscapes.

 Ref. 3538– Price:  1 750 € (until 1/6.2022 after 1 890 €), plane, coach, half-board accommodation, entrance fees and guidance.

18.10>22.10.2022><“>MUDÉJAR ART IN ARAGON                                       

Mudéjar architecture, a harmonious symbiosis between Christian, Jewish and Muslim cultures, spread in Aragon from the 12th to the 17th century. This underestimated heritage has been recognized by Unesco for its incredible wealth. It can be discovered from the sublime Aljaferia in Zaragoza to the brick and ceramic towers of Teruel, passing through the fortified town of Daroca, the castle overlooking Alcaňiz or the church-fortress of Montalbán. Let’s not forget the Camon Aznar museum which honours Francisco Goya and the imposing Cistercian monastery of Poblet surrounded by vineyards.

Ref. 3561 – Price: 1 890 € (until 15.07.2022, after 1 990 €), plane, coach, half-board accommodation, entrance fees and guides.

16.11> 19.11.2022>BERLIN AND BAUHAUS IN DESSAU

 The Neue Nationalgalerie, a modernist masterpiece by Mies van der Rohe, has reopened after 6 years of renovations to present pre-war art, mainly German but also international (Giacometti, Munch, Magritte …), in perspective with societal themes. The Humbold Forum has also opened its doors to bring its ethnographic collections into resonance with the interventions of contemporary artists. On our excursion to Dessau, we will visit the new museum dedicated to the Bauhaus as well as some great masters’ houses (Gropius, Klee, Kandinsky …).

Ref. 3562 – Price: 1 690 € (until 15 .07.2022, after  1 850 €), plane, coach, half-board accommodation, entrance fees and guides.


 For travels, please contact Marie-Eve Rosmant at Preference-Travel Team

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For the excursions, please contact Marie-Eve Rosmant

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