This New Coco Chanel-Inspired Trip Follows the Famed Designer’s Travels Across France
Luxury travel company Red Savannah launches the “In the Footsteps of Coco Chanel” experience that takes you around France from $10,052 per person.
Coco Chanel fans just got their very own luxury vacation.
On Monday, the luxury travel operator Red Savannah launched a series called “In the Footsteps Of…” which helps travelers follow the journeys of various well-known figures. Coco Chanel is the first such person to get the treatment, and the “In the Footsteps of Coco Chanel” experience takes you from Paris’s Rue Cambon to the south of France in style. The itinerary was launched in celebration of her Chanel No.5 fragrance turning 102 this year. And you can book the trip from $10,052 per person.
The journey follows Chanel’s transition from orphan to seamstress and milliner to couturier, the luxury travel company said in a statement. You’ll kick off your adventure with a two-night stay in exploring the Norman seaside town of Deauville, where the designer opened her first boutique in 1913. Five-star Hotel Barriere Le Normandy will provide you with luxe lodging as you decompress from walking the area’s boardwalk, watching a polo match, or visiting its famed racecourse alongside Normandy’s “haut-société.”
From there, you’ll head to Paris for a three-night stay on Rue Cambon at Castille Paris. The swanky hotel is located just a few steps away from Chanel’s original Parisian boutique, where Coco popularized the striped mariniere sweater for women. The Paris trip includes tea at Café Angelina (Coco’s favorite), a stop by the Museum of Fashion and Textiles, and a trip to the Grand Palais (where some of Chanel’s most revered shows have taken place). Plus, you’ll enjoy a personal shopping experience at the La Samaritaine department store, and then lunch at The Ritz Paris, where the designer lived out the final decades of her life.
On day six, you’ll board a first-class train to Nice. A driver will escort you to Chateau de Cremat, where Coco was a frequent guest. (Some believe its Art Deco design inspired Chanel’s interlocking Cs, so you’ll get to form your own opinion.) You’ll leave the chateau and travel to the Juan les Pins on the Riviera before checking into Hotel Belles Rives. The rest of your time in the Côte d’Azur will be spent visiting Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and the rose fields owned by Chanel to create “rose absolute,” the key note of Chanel No. 5.
Your Coco Chanel-inspired journey wraps on day eight, following a final breakfast on the Riviera and a private transfer to the Nice airport. There are upgrades and extension options available for interested parties, ranging from a stay in the Suite Coco Chanel at the Ritz Paris to visiting the last beret maker in France. For more details, head to the Red Savannah website.