Frequently Asked Questions
Who will be on the trip?
Eleven needlework enthusiasts will comprise the group going to Chateau de Prye. The Paris group will be comprised of twelve travelers.
Lisa Dugua, owner of the French Needle, and the charming native Parisian tour guide, Vincent will be your hosts.
Where will I be staying?
Chateau de Prye:
We will be staying in the beautiful Chateau de Prye for most of the dates, apart from a couple of nights when we need to be in Paris at the Hotêl "Pas de Calais".
In Paris, we will stay in the family owned Hôtel "Pas de Calais" in the heart of the St. Germain neighborhood. Fabulous sites and shops are mere footsteps away. The comfortable hotel is a quiet oasis on a side street and includes all modern amenities.
Where will I be eating?
Breakfasts will be served at the hotel and at the chateau. We will be taking you to a selection of authentic french restaurants for lunch and dinner. As most restaurants can take reservations three months in advance, we have yet to confirm the lists. As soon as reservations are confirmed, we will forward the complete list to all participants. Wine is included with dinner and the kitchens can make accommodations for vegetarian/allergy requests.
How will I travel around?
A private driver will take us on our outings in a comfortable minibus. Walking will be required on the guided tours and to some restaurants.
What is the cost of the trip?
Chateau de Prye:
Full trip payment per person, due on sign-up:
Single room (in Paris) - $5872
Double room - $5561
The fee includes a shared room at the chateau.
Full trip payment per person, due on sign—up:
Single room - $6766
Double room - $5075
Checks should be made out to the French Needle, address 4208 Dresden Street, Kensington MD 20895. Should you wish to pay by credit card, I will set up a link and there will be a 3% upcharge.
What is included?
The cost of the accommodation (single or double occupancy)
Most meals (dinner including wine)
Classes and supplies, entrance to all activities
Transportation for the duration of the tour
Guides for all activities, all tips and taxes
Transportation to and from the hotel to airport traveling on the first and last days of the tour.
What is NOT included?
Air fare from your place of origin, trip insurance if so inclined, and pocket money.
When do I pay?
A non-refundable deposit of $1600 is due to reserve your space. The balance of the trip is due before December 1, 2018. You may pay by check or credit card, but there is a 3% surcharge to use a credit card.
Note: If we fail to meet our quota of participants by December 1st, 2018 your deposit will be refunded in full.
Should I buy a plane ticket?
Our tour begins and ends at our hotel in Paris and you must make arrangements for your own travel to that point. If you need help in making transfers to or from the airport, we can arrange that for you.
What travel documents will I need?
Those coming from outside the European Union will need a passport. At this time U.S. citizens do not require visas.
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