Welcome Reception & Dinner – Thursday 25 May 2023, The Westin Paris-Vendôme Hotel
3 Rue de Castiglione, 75001 Paris
- 19:30 – 20:00 Welcome Reception in “le Jardin d’Hiver”
- 20:15 – 22:30 Welcome Dinner in Salon Impérial
- Dress code Smart casual
In the intimacy of the Winter Garden, you will be seduced by the charm and transparency of the glass windows which give a soft and singular light.
The Imperial Room will plunge you into history through impressive frescoes in the Second Empire style.
Partners’ Programme – Friday 26th May 2023
- The exact agenda of the day between 08:45 and 16:00 will be announced closer to the date (programme subject to possible changes).
This Partners’ Programme will allow you to discover another exclusive Paris off the usual tourist trails.
It will be exclusively on foot. A minivan is provided in case of necessity for those who might have difficulty walking.
Dress code: casual and comfortable clothing and footwear.
- Covered Passages walking tour close by the Opéra Garnier
Stroll through the typical 18th century Parisian shopping galleries and enjoy the contrasting atmosphere of the colourful little stores. The covered passages of Paris are drilled through the buildings or built in at the same time and are covered by a skylight roof that gives them a special atmosphere, taking you in the heart of a unique Paris, among quaint shops and beautiful architecture.
The itinerary will bring you first to the Palais Royal, one of Paris historical highpoints and one of the most sought after location in the 18th century through passages and linking to Opera.
- Printemps Haussmann: backstage visit
From the underground to the dome, dive into the backstage of the department store Le Printemps Haussmann!
In a 10-step tour, enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the capital, then discover the workshops, machinery and other curiosities of this temple of fashion, with private access to the grand staircase,usually inaccessible to the public.
Finally, discover the backstage of the majestic glass dome, a true Art Deco jewel with an amazing history.
- Lunch in local Restaurant – Mollard
Founded in 1895 by Mr and Mrs Mollard, this brasserie which faces Saint-Lazare station in the 8th arrondissement of Paris is adorned with a superb listed decor, with large frescoes in shades of water green, royal blue or gold, as well as beige and brown marbles framed by ancient mosaics.
Mollard is also and above all one of the sure values of Parisian brasseries. In 2014, Mollard was awarded the title of Maître Restaurateur.
- Fragonard Perfume Museum visit & workshop
The visit to the Perfume Museum is led by a guide professionally trained in perfumery and its history. After discovering the manufacturing techniques and the history of this precious juice, partners will attend a workshop and create their own perfume to take back home.
Awards Reception and Dinner – Friday 26 May 2023, Automobile Club de France
6 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris
- 18:30 Guests meet in the hotel lobby
- 18:35 – 18:40 Short walk to the Dinner venue by groups
- 18:50 – 19:30 Awards Reception on the Rooftop
- 19:45 – 23:00 Awards Dinner in La Bibliothèque Clément Bayard
- Dress code Cocktail attire (suit and tie for gentlemen), required and mandatory as per Automobile Club de France rules
You will have the privilege of being welcomed at the Automobile Club de France (ACF) which is a private French club, usually accessible exclusively to their members. Founded on 12th November 1895 and located at the Hôtel du Plessis-Bellière in conjunction with the adjoining Hôtel Cartier 6-8 Place de la Concorde, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. It is managed by the Société de gestion de l’automobile club de France. It is the oldest automobile club in the world.
The Automobile Club de France has a library of 50 000 books.
It is at the origin of several event initiatives that have marked motor sport in France and internationally, from the very beginning of its operation with, between 1895 and 1903, the organisation of the first eight so-called ACF Grand Prix from city to city.