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urban heart - art enclave - creative port metropolis
JUNE 06 - 11, 2023

Concept and expert accompaniment:

Marion Kuzmany / ARCH ON TOUR in cooperation with Gabriele Schöberl / ATELIER HOCHSTRASSE; as well as local expert guiding  

Reiseveranstalter: Mondial GmbH & Co. KG

The summer tour takes us from new urban developments on the Seine, outstanding restoration in historical substances, such as the Bourse de Commerce, Bibliotheque Nationale, Forum Les Halles and the Samaritaine department store, as well as to other new highlights in Paris. A fast TGV train ride brings us to the historic capital of Provence, Aix, where we meet a high densitiy of art, culture and architecture - from Cezanne's studio to the art parcours in the landscape garden of Château La Coste to Vasarelys fascinating works in his foundation.

The tour continues to the Mediterranean coast and the port city of Marseille, where not only the icon of Le Corbusier's Unité d'habitation and the buildings created for the Capital of Culture - such as the "Mucem" embedded between the coast and the historic fort Saint Jean and Foster's "canopy" reflecting  the fish market in the old harbor - are always worth a visit.

The buildings and works by local and international architects and artists make up the versatile programme, in which the percentage of Japanese architects - Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, Kengo Kuma, SANAA - in French building activity being remarkably high.

Interesting hotels in the best locations provide the basis, culinary delights accompany our inspiring days and the speed-boat tour in the impressive limestone bays of the Calanques awakens all our spirits!



here to ROUTE and TOUR PRICE


as of 2023/05/31, subject to modifications

sunrise - sunset: 

Paris ca. 05:50 – 21:50

Marseille ca. 06:00 – 21:15


Tuesday 2023/06/06 / Paris Billancourt

individual check-in

08:30 meeting at the boarding / Vienna airport

07:10 – 09:10 flight Vienna - Paris VIE–CDG by OS411


check-in Hotel Villa M / Triptyque, Philippe Starck (interior design), 2019

reception with wine and cheese at Hotel Villa M

walks, public transportation

La Seine Musicale / Shigeru Ban Architects, 2017 / visit of a Jazz concert by Ornicar Jazz èlectrique

walk over Pont Renault bridge

Pavillon des Projets der Île Seguin, Rives de Seine / visit of the exhibition

Albert Kahn Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates, 2022 / visit of the exhibition

Grand Palais Éphémère / Jean-Michel Wilmotte, 2022 (from outside)

exclusive cocktail at the Villa M- Rooftop

1st night at Hotel Villa M, Paris Montparnasse


Wednesday 2023/06/07 / Paris center

breakfast at the hotel

walks, public transportation

Notre Dame

Carpenters Workshop Gallery / visit of the exhibitions: Frederik Molenschot - Atlas 2000 and

Matthieu Salvaing - My Niemeyer Years: Brazilian Modernity

Centre Pompidou / Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, 1977 / visit of the exhibition Norman Foster

Quartier les Halles: Forum des Halles, La Canopée / Patrick Berger, Jacques Anziutti, 2007- 2022

Bourse de Commerce, Pinault Collection / Umbau Tadao Ando, 2021/ guided tour

common lunch at the restaurant "Voyage" at Samaritaine

Samaritaine / Renovation of the hsitoric department store by SANAA, 2022 / interior visit

free afternoon and evening


- walk over Pont Neuf bridge

Galerie Kreo / visit of the exhibition


 - Château Landon Fire Station „La Caserne, Paris 10e" / Chaix et Morel, 2022

2nd night at Hotel Villa M, Paris Montparnasse


Thursday 2023/06/08 / Paris - Aix-en-Provence

breakfast at the hotel, check-out

walks, public transportation

Cite de l’ Architecture et du Patrimoine, Trocadero / visit of the exhibition: Notre-Dame de Paris. Des bâtisseurs aux restaurateurs.

BNF Bibliotheque Nationale de France, ehem. Bibliothèque Royale, 1721 / renovation by Bruno Gaudin, 2022 / visit of the Salle Ovale, e.a.

individual lunch

Metro to the hotel and to the train station

15:36-18:45 Paris Gare de Lyon - Aix-en-Provence-TGV by TGV INOUI n°6117


check-in "Hotel de France", Aix-en-Provence

city walk: Place d´Albertas, Place Richelme, Kathedrale, Place des Cardeurs

common dinner at Restaurant "Le Patio"

optional continued city walk: Place de la Fontaine and Cours Mirabeau

1 night at "Hotel de France", Aix-en-Provence


Friday, 2023/06/09 / Aix-en-Provence - Marseille

breakfast at the hotel, check-out


Château la Coste: guided tour through the winery and wine tasting

walk along the Art & Architecture Course through the spacious park to numerous works by international artists and architects, among them Tadao Ando, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Bob Dylan, Frank O. Gehry, Andy Goldsworthy, Jenny Holzer, Per Kirkeby, Kengo Kuma, Paul Matisse, Oscar Niemeyer, Richard Long, Jean Nouvel, Yoko Ono, Renzo Piano, Richar Rogers, Richard Serra, Hiroshi Sugimoto,  Tia-Thuy Nguyen, Lee Ufan, Franz West, Ai Weiwei

common lunch at "Café Restaurant Tadao Ando"


Terrain des paintres / visit of the open air gallery

Fondation Vasarely / visit of the museum

Bus to Marseille (ca. 30 Min.)

check-in "Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux port"

Cocktail and Tapas at "Bar Julis"

1st night at Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux port


Saturday, 2023/06/10 / Marseille Cité Radieuse, Calanques

breakfast at the hotel


Cité Radieuse, L´unité d´habitation / Le Corbusier 1947-52 / guided tour

Stade Velodrome / SCAU, 2014 / from outside

back to the hotel by bus, individual lunch

Boat-tour to the Calanques / ride with 2 private speedboats, stops for swimming, etc.

common dinner at Cacio e Pepe

2nd night at Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux port


Sunday, 2023/06/11 / Highlights in Marseille

breakfast at the hotel, check-out


Le Musée du Savon de Marseille / short visit of the museum and shop

Marseille Vieux port Canopy / Foster & Partners, 2013

MUCEM (Museum for European civilization and the mediterranian sea) / Rudy Ricciotti, 2013 / visit of the museum and exhibitions

common lunch at Restaurant Forest Marseille

Villa Méditerranée / Stefano Boeri, 2013 / from outside

FRAC - PACA / Kengo Kuma, 2013 / visit of the museum and exhibitions

Bustransfer to the airport

office building "La Marseillaise" / Jean Nouvel, 2018 / from outside

18:00 Marseille airport

20:05 – 21:55 flight Marseille – Vienna MRS-VIE by OS402


2023/06/06 / flight Vienna - Paris VIE–CDG 07:10 – 09:10 by OS411 / airport transfer, visits by foot and public transportation in Paris / night at hotel "Villa M", Paris

2023/06/07 / visits by foot and public transportation in Paris / night at hotel "Villa M", Paris

2023/06/08 / visits by foot and public transportation in Paris / 15:36-18:45 PARIS GARE DE LYON - AIX EN PROVENCE TGV by TGV INOUI n°6117 / Bustransfer / night at "Hotel de France", Aix- en-Provence

2023/06/09 / Bus tour in Aix-en-Provence / Weiterfahrt nach Marseille / night at "Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux port", Marseille

2023/06/10 / Bus tour in Marseille / spped-boat tour to the Calanques / night at "Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux port", Marseille

2023/06/11 / visits by foot in Marseille / airport transfer / flight Marseille – Vienna MRS-VIE 20:05 – 21:55 by OS402


TOUR PRICE per person in a double room: 3.275 EUR (incl. tax); single room supplement: 750 EUR

including: direct flights (economy class) with Austrian Airlines Vienna - Paris, Marseille - Vienna; 5 nights with breakfast at selected and central hotels (2x at "Villa M" in Paris; 1x at "Hotel de France" in Aix en Provence; 2x at "Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux port" in Marseille ), 7 common meals (mostly excluding beverages), 1 aperitif, 1 cocktail with Tapas, 1 wine tasting at Château La Coste; all entrance fees and guided tours at museums, etc.; airport transfers, 3-day-ticket for public transportation in Paris, TGV Paris - Aix, private coach in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, private speed-boat tour including drinks; tips; tourist tax; program and expert guiding by Arch. DI Gabriele Schöberl and DI Marion Kuzmany

not included: individual meals, individual beverages, mostly beverages an the restaurants, coffee breaks, individual program, taxi rides, etc.




IMPORTANT: Good walking ability is required for this tour!

here to the TRAVEL AND CANCELLATION TERMS: modified cancellation terms for this tour 




Fotos: Archiv ARCH ON TOUR


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