Wednesday, 2 April 2008

wedding flowers and Flower arranging classes in Paris

Learn the art of French flower arranging at the exclusive L’Ecole des Fleurs (☎ 01 55 90 59 60, run by famous floral designer Christian Tortu. In a bright classroom overlooking the inner courtyard at the Hôtel Crillon, students learn techniques in a hands-on environment (with English and Japanese translators available), and get to take their bouquets with them at the end of the class. Different themes are available; “Country Bouquet” or “Dining Room Table Arrangements” are popular. Prices start at €100 for découverte classes, to €350 for a full day of four courses plus brunch. Limited space, so reserve as far in advance as possible (no classes in August).
Flowers from Christian Tortu

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Atelier tige

Younger generation who studied with the best! And now Parisian florists with fresh ideas and a sensitivity to the season bring you a new generation of flower arrangements in keeping with twenty-first century Paris.
They offer Classes

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L'Académie for some important Tuitions in the Art of living at "the Meurice"
In a contemporary decor created by Fox Linton, lessons in cooking, pastry making, flower arranging or wine tasting are proposed at L'Académie at the Meurice Hotel as of April. Led by Yannick Alléno, Camille Lesecq, Sylvie Aubry and Christian Tortu or Nicolas Rebut, each class reveals the secrets of Le Meurice, the quintessential Parisian hotel.
Hotel Meurice

3 – Another Parisian Flower institution is Guillon located in the heart of St germain 120 bd Raspail 75006 Paris - Tel : 01 42 22 83 49 ( of course no website ...

4 - Stephane Chapelle from Vertumne is the master of all flower arrangement at the famous and very sleak Hotel Montalembert
The store is located at 29 rue de Richelieu 75001 Paris 75001 Tél. : 01 42 60 65 66

5 - Luc Gaignard - Another institution, works for Yves St Laurent, Palais de Chaillot, Bibliotheque nationale. Loves Cactuc, Orchidees, exotics flowers.
13 rue du bouloi Paris 75001
01 42 21 42 00

6 - Comme a la Campagne is well worth " le Detour " You will find a quaint store in the heart of the Marais and it might just feel like beautiful Provence. Again no website but a stroll down the streets of Rue Vieille du temple is a must!
29 rue du Roi de Sicile 75004 Paris 01 40 29 09 90

6 - In the heart of Haussmannian Paris; pascal Mutel a large space to introduce you to many floral creations for even the largest floral décor. An intimate and charming boutique, with window displays offering the most creative floral dreams in the capital.On his list the flower decor for Plaza Athénée or the Fouquet's bar.
95 rue de Courcelles - 75017 Paris 01 42 67 21 17
A la boutique Atelier Pascal Mutel, 6 carrefour de l'Odéon Paris 6 Classes are organized
Booking is a must on the phone or via e mail
T 01 43 26 02 56
pascal Mutel

And last but not least, for anyone interesting in taking a class while in Paris on various topics such as French Etiquette,Chocolat degustation, degustation and cheese culinary workshop, wine or Jewellery creation - French adventures might be a good source of information.

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