I’ve traveled to Paris many times, and each time I leave the city feeling as if I’ve forgotten to do or see something. It seems that many people feel this way, and often find themselves aboard a plane to Paris with no particular purpose in mind. Paris is a city full of charm, and is also bustling with business executives from around the world.
Air France's La Premiere first class service is one popular method of traveling to Paris, and is often frequented by fans of the cities (particularly women) and business executives. This article follows our previous two articles about the airline’s premium flight service, with a focus on the services that Air France provides to those navigating Paris.
A team of six, including project manager Yann Chip, welcomes customers to Paris with outstanding concierge services. For example, if a business executive wishes to visit a newly opened museum during his/her free time, the team makes these arrangements.
As a real life example of Air France’s concierge services, we visited the museum Fondation Louis Vuitton located within the park Jardin d'Acclimatation.
The museum was founded at the behest of LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault and is managed by the Fondation Louis Vuitton. The building made of glass and steel was designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry and is often compared with the Grand Palais.
The Air France team first took us to the top floor of the building, which has an amazing view of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre and Grande Arche. The building is designed so that one can get a view of the outside scenery regardless of which floor he/she may be on. The permanent art collection of the museum is comprised mainly of contemporary art. Event spaces for projects and performances are also available. The museum is popular for its exhibitions, which are updated every few months.
In addition to the Fondation Louis Vuitton museum, the Air France team is able to escort customers to coveted private museums run by other luxury brands. The team also manages a list of quality restaurants and can make reservations and provide transport services.
After our visit to the museum, the Air France team took us to the tea salon Laduree, along the rue Royale. The interior of the salon is decorated with paintings of angels by Jules Cheret. Fashionable women were seen enjoying conversations with friends over sweets and tea. The salon is also popular for its lunch menus consisting of appetizing salads and sandwiches. And of course, the highlight of our stay was the tasting of the macarons, for which Laduree is best known.
With a visit to the modern Fondation Louis Vuitton museum and the classic Laduree, Air France’s hospitality was full of style and sophistication.