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Peninsula Paris Peninsula Academy

The Peninsula Paris Peninsula Academy

Meticulously designed to give our guests unique and unprecedented access to historical, cultural and local lifestyle experiences in each Peninsula destination, The Peninsula Academy offers a collection of bespoke programmes for both adults and children. With the perfect balance of lifestyle and culture, The Peninsula Paris’ Academy gives exclusive access to some of the city’s most fascinating locations and cultural gems.

Academy PROGRAMME

  • Peninsula Paris Marché de Rungis
    Peninsula Paris Marché de Rungis

    Follow The Peninsula Paris' Executive chef, Christophe Raoux, in the world's largest wholesale market for fresh produce located just on the outskirts of Paris.  

    As France is so inextricably linked with food, it is fitting that the world's largest wholesale market for fresh produce is located just on the outskirts of Paris. Relocated from its original location of les Halles in the 1960s, the Rungis market is spread across a massive 232 hectares, and is usually only accessible to chefs and business owners, who come to purchase fish, meat, fruits, vegetables, cheese and fresh flowers direct from merchants and farmers every day of the week.

    Just before the market officially opens at 2:00am, guests will be transported from the hotel in the company of Executive Chef Christophe Raoux – winner of the 2015 Meilleur Ouvrier de France award for leading chefs. The journey begins with a tour of Chef Raoux’s favourite stalls, where guests will be able to make their own purchases, before enjoying a ‘wake-up’ breakfast of a delectably fresh seafood platter or even a steak at one of the atmospheric cafés in the market. The finale takes place (after resting) with a gourmet meal at the Chef’s Table later that evening.

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    • Peninsula Paris Marché de Rungis
      Hustle and Bustle
      Hop into one of the hotel’s cars and be whisked through the deserted streets of Paris at night to experience the lively and gastronomic world of Rungis market.
      Witness the frenzy of activity that takes place at Rungis on a daily basis as chefs and retailers scour the stalls for the very best of produce from France and beyond.
    • Peninsula Paris Marché de Rungis
      Try and Buy
      As Rungis is not generally open to the general public, you will have an unprecedented opportunity to purchase items from some of the 1,200 vendors who are visited by over 8,000 buyers every day.
    • Peninsula Paris Chef's table
      Seat and Eat
      Later in the afternoon, your purchases will be incorporated into a cooking class with Chef Raoux, after which his masterful creations will be served to you at the hotel’s exclusive Chef’s Table.
    Prices

    3 000€ for a minimum of two persons

    300€ for each additional person

    Additional Detail
    • The programme is available on request and subject to availability 
    • The minimum number of persons is two and maximum number of persons is four

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Peninsula Paris Versailles' glass hall
    Peninsula Paris Versailles' glass hall

    Versailles is home to one of the world’s most famous and opulent palaces. Guests of The Peninsula Paris are offered a once-in-a-lifetime exclusive opportunity to visit this grand estate and its grounds in true Peninsula style.

    A Rolls-Royce will transport guests to Versailles for a private, behind-the-scenes tour, which includes areas that are normally closed to the public, including the former living quarters of King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette.

    A gourmet Peninsula picnic can be arranged on the vast grounds of Versailles or in colder months, guests can return to the hotel and enjoy a dinner fit for a King or Queen either in your Suite or in one of our private salons.

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    • Peninsula Paris hotel's customized cars in font  of the entrance
      A Royal Journey

      The Palace of Versailles is the central part of a complex that housed the French government, most notably its royalty, during the reigns of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI from 1682 until 1789. After the French Revolution, it ceased to be a permanent royal residence, however the Palace remained and was converted to a museum in the mid-19th Century.
      Commence your journey in royal fashion, by arriving via Rolls Royce at the Palace situated just 16 kilometres southwest of Paris.

    • Peninsula Paris Versailles gardens
      Allowing The History To Unfurl

      Your historical expert will denote how much this place embodies the masterworks of the sun king: The chateau, its gardens, the court life, and even arts are at the service of the royal power and its influence. Louis XIV spent 45 years here and left his mark while revamping his father's former hunting lodge into a luxurious palace of one thousand lights.

    • Peninsula Paris private dinner setup in front of the Eiffel Tower
      Feast Like A King Or Queen

      Following your visit a delectable picnic in the grounds or a dinner in your suite or one of our salons is arranged by our Executive Chef, to culminate this opulent day.

    Prices
    • Selling Price : Starting from 4,765 Euros for two people
    • Additional person pricing upon requests, maximum four persons per group
    Additional Detail

     

    • The programme duration is half a day from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
    • The minimum number of persons is two and maximum number of persons is four
    • Minimum 8 years of age
    • The programme is available on request and subject to availability 

  • Peninsula Paris Hous of Deutz living room
    Peninsula Paris Hous of Deutz living room

    Travel in style by choice of helicopter, Rolls-Royce Phantom or BMW to the heart of the Champagne region and the House of Deutz, producer of one of the world’s finest champagnes and partner to The Peninsula Hotels worldwide.

    The day begins with an exclusive tour of the cellars, normally closed to the public, and a rendezvous with the winemaker to learn about the art of making champagne. Participants will then proceed to the vineyards to catch a glimpse of the grapes growing in their natural habitat.

    This unique experience includes an elegant lunch prepared in the House dining room, where the menu will be offered alongside a selection of pairings with Deutz’ best vintages.

    Guests will then be whisked back to the hotel in true Peninsula style and comfort.

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    • Peninsula Paris pageboy in the wine country with his bike
      Taking In The History Of Champagne

      Explore the unique way that the bottles of Champagne of Deutz are crafted and stored on an extensive tour with the winemaker as he takes you through the cellar, vineyards and into their private wine-making rooms.

    • Peninsula Paris pageboy in Deutz's wine cellar
      Santé

      Following the tour, you will be escorted to a Champagne tasting room where a large variety of Deutz vintages, including the exclusive Peninsula cuvee, awaits to tickle your taste buds and test your tasting prowess.

    • Peninsula Paris House of Deutz living room
      Feast

      A sumptious lunch will be served in the House dining room after the tasting where the vineyard owners will regale you with tales of past visits and the history of the house.

    Prices

    Dependant on means of transport taken

    • Prices starting from 2,970 Euros for two people via BMW
    • Prices starting from 9,945 Euros for two people via Helicopter

    350 Euros for each additional person

     

    Additional Detail

    • The programme duration is a whole day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm from Monday to Friday
    • Advance reservation of four-business days is required
    • The minimum number of persons is two and maximum number of persons is eight
    • Persons under 18 will not be permitted to consume Champagne
    • The programme is available on request and subject to availability 

  • Peninsula Paris Kids baking chocolate with pastry chef
    Peninsula Paris Kids baking chocolate with pastry chef

    The Peninsula Paris’ youngest guests can indulge in a delicious day with the ‘Fun With Chocolate’ Peninsula Academy programme, an interactive culinary class conducted by the hotel's pastry team. 

    This class offers a sneak peek into the secrets of the creation of The Peninsula’s famed chocolate recipes. Your Little Baker is met by our Pastry Chef, for a tour of the kitchen and a meet and greet with the pastry department staff where they’ll learn how Chef and the team create their dessert masterpieces each day.

    The Pastry chef will teach young ones the basic techniques and methods of chocolate making, demonstrate some of his expert culinary skills, and give class members a chance to hand-make their own chocolate. During the class, chefs will be happy to pose with the young chocolatiers and their parents for photos.

    Each participant will also receive a Pen Kids apron, a box of chocolates and a recipe book by which to remember this special occasion.

    Children and their parents can indulge in our famed Peninsula Afternoon Tea following the class.

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    • Peninsula Paris Kids baking chocolate with pastry chef
      Junior Chef In The Making

      In the real pastry kitchen of The Peninsula Paris, each child will receive a personalised baking apron to make them feel like a real chef for the day.

    • Peninsula Paris Kids baking chocolate with pastry chef
      Sticky Fingers

      Head Pastry Chef will teach the little ones basic techniques of chocolate making and give class members a chance to hand-make their own chocolate. Get your cameras ready to snap candid shots of the young chefs-in-training hard at work crafting (and tasting) their custom creations!

    • Peninsula Paris Kids baking chocolate with pastry chef
      Mementos To Cherish

      At the end of the class, Chef will present each child with a recipe book, a Peninsula Kids’ Academy certificate, their own personalised baking apron and, of course, the chocolate treat they produced in class.

    Prices

    300 Euros per person including Afternoon Tea, 80 Euros for each additional child

    Additional Detail
    • The programme duration is 3 hours available from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily
    • The programme is available on request and subject to availability 
    • The minimum number of persons is one and maximum number of persons is six
    • Minimum 6 years of age

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Peninsula Paris Paris Saint Germain logo
    Peninsula Paris Paris Saint Germain logo

    Fulfill the ultimate football dream through one of the greatest clubs in the world – Paris Saint-Germain FC, courtesy of The Peninsula Academy.

    This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience which transports guests to the world-renowned Parc des Princes stadium where they will be personally escorted onto the hallowed pitch by their favourite player and presented with a signed football, jersey and mascot.

    As if that is not enough, participants will receive two VIP tickets to an always exciting Paris Saint-Germain match.

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    • Peninsula Paris pageboys with kids dressed as football players from Paris Saint Germain football club
      Living The Dream

      Enter the golden gates through the players parking and players changing room where you are greeted by the mascot of the team who will escort you onto the pitch.

    • Peninsula Paris pageboys cheering with kids in the Parc des Princes football stadium
      Aiming For The Goal

      Have the opportunity to try to score some goals and pose for pictures before your behind the scenes tour of the stadium.

    • Peninsula Paris Parc des Princes football stadium
      Saving The Best For Last

      Depart with a signed football and jersey to forever remember this amazing day.

      © C.Gavelle/PSG

    Prices
    • Prices starting from 20,500 Euros for one adult and one child.
    Additional Detail
    • The programme duration is a half a day
    • Minimum 8 years of age
    • The minimum number of persons is four
    • The programme is available on request and subject to availability based on match schedule
  • Peninsula Paris pageboys at the van cleef and arpels's atelier
    Peninsula Paris pageboys at the van cleef and arpels's atelier
    The world of fine jewellery on the legendary Place Vendôme, home to the world’s most renowned jewellers awaits. Visit the private collections and workshops of the biggest names in the business and learn how precious stones are fashioned into works of art with consummate craftsmanship. Begin your private introduction to the rarefied world of exquisite jewels with your specialist world renowned guide, a certified gemmologist, to open the doors to the most coveted names in the industry.
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    • Peninsula Paris pageboys at the van cleef and arpels' atelier

      Start your visit at Mellerio dits Meller, the oldest jeweller on the Rue de la Paix and purveyor to the French court, to view their private archives recording 400 years of activity in Paris. Then tour Bulgari, visiting their private collection, to see why this Roman jeweler became the darling of so many screen stars in the era of La Dolce Vita.

    • Peninsula Paris Van Cleef and Arpels' atelier
      Next door at Cartier find out how the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s love story was recorded in gems. At Van Cleef & Arpels, enjoy a private tour of the Ecole where you can enroll in classes to learn more about this jeweller’s revolutionary technique for creating invisibly mounted gems, with the possibility to create your own piece as a souvenir, or alternatively attend the Jaeger LeCoutre masterclass, based upon availability. Then privately tour Chaumet’s (closed to the public) private collection of historic tiaras created for the crowned heads of Europe. At Chanel Joaillerie, find out why Coco developed her personal penchant for pearls and admire gems similar to those bestowed upon her by her admirer, the Duke of Westminster, and have the chance to visit parts of the boutique that are otherwise closed to the public.
    • Peninsula Paris Van Cleef and Arpels' atelier

      Learn about the history of this luxury industry and the intimate connection between Paris’ tradition of haute couture fashion and haute joaillerie, or high jewellery, with your specialist guide to advise you on how to select the finest gemstones and affirm your own personal style. If you wish, explore the ateliers, or workshops, of Paris’ individual créateurs, or designers, who craft unique pieces with priceless materials and time-honoured techniques, on this bespoke visit.

    Prices
    • Selling Price : Starting from 4,545 Euros for two persons
    • Additional person pricing upon requests, maximum of 6 persons
    Additional Detail
    • The programme duration is a full day
    • The minimum number of persons is one and maximum number of persons is six
    • Minimum 8 years of age
    • The programme is available on request and subject to availability 
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