Paris Design Trip

1 Jul 2019 — 5 Jul 2019

A 5-day design trip of a lifetime in Paris - everyone welcome! 

Spend a week with Côme Remy, Gaelle Pelletier and the Insight School team and meet Parisian artisans, collectors, gallery owners, and interior designers. This carefully curated trip strikes the ideal balance between culture, design discovery and cuisine. Everyone is welcome, including non-students. Limit of 15 people, so book today!


  • Sessions with artisans working for some of the top designers in the world.
  • An introduction to the best of 18th, 19th and 20th century interiors and private collections.
  • Discover the buying-at-auction process at Drouot, the Parisian treasure trove and auction house.
  • Explore “Les Puces,” the inspiring Parisian flea market on dealers’ day with access to the best dealers.
  • Dinner at designers’ and collectors’ homes. 



A French lawyer and art historian, trained as an auctioneer in France and at Sotheby's in London and Paris. He set up a collection for Hermes Paris, focusing on pieces made and sold by the well-known saddle maker. He then worked for Christie's successively in New York, London, Amsterdam, Monaco and Paris where he was head of the 20th Century Decorative Art department. Côme now works as an art adviser and specialist for clients such as French auctioneers Drouot, art funds and renowned collectors throughout the world. He is also a lecturer at Insight School of Interior Design.


A French interior designer who has lived in London, New York, Bali and Hong Kong. A mother of 3 kids, Gaelle is now calling Paris her home and has been there for the last 4 years. With over 6 years’ experience as an interior designer in Asia, Gaelle went on to set up her own company Maison Gaelle Pelletier in Paris in 2016.We’ll let you discover the rest of her universe here.


  • Amateurs and connoisseurs welcome. You don't need to be student to attend this trip.
  • All visits are conducted in English.
  • Transportation during daytime visits is arranged by Insight School.
  • Flights, accommodation and alcohol not included
  • Cost HKD23,500  (Inclusive of lunches, dinners, all entrance fees and daytime transportation for visits)


"Beyond exceptional - best curated trip I have been on. Totally blew away my expectations! Thank you so very much for all your hard work!" Jennifer Dearle – 2018

"Was a great experience with my mother. We both learned a lot from this experience." Kai Okamura - 2018

"Awesome! Loved the whole experience of doing all these insider visits and seeing places that I have always read stories about; and the history: and to be actually in it was amazing" Jessica Ong - 2018 

"Wonderful! We were so warmly received everywhere. It’s an experience I cannot get without Insight School, everyone we visited were so knowledgeable and passionate about what he/she does" Josie Wong –  2018

"A wonderful week of seeing exceptional places I will treasure forever!" Donna Lacis – 2018

"Amazing and enjoyable. Everyone was very accommodating and got along amazingly!! Thank you" Elvire Winsor – 2018

"It was amazing, with fun, fantastic, loved it! " Eric Denis - 2017

"Trip of a life time, well thought out, organised, perfect mix of interiors, workshops, fashion etc... Well done! Fabulous team!" Rosana Cubeddu - 2017

"Excellent, loved the whole week" Lisa Tang - 2015

"Fantastic! Côme is so full of knowledge and enthusiam, love him! Gaelle is a super star and organiser, remains calm under pressure." Rebecca Holgate - 2015

"An opportunity to experience Paris as a looking back on the past while experiencing and seeing new designs and interact with individuals who are at the top in their profession" Mari B Matthews - 2015

Looking down Mallet Stevens spiral staircase

At Paris flea market

Pierre Frey unique fabrics archive

Dior exhibition vernissage

Parisian collector's dinner

Paris Design Trip Atelier Visit

Opening the door to a private antiques gallery

Posing on famous female fashion designer suede sofa

Learning to look at furniture