Did You Know? The real capital of light is Lyon!

For over 30 years, every year at the beginning of December, the city of Lyon lights up in an explosion of lights and colours. The streets, the squares, and the facades of emblematic monuments welcome artistic installations created by designers, artists, and video makers.

This tradition originated in 1643, when the citizens of Lyon made a vow to the Virgin Mary to protect the city from the plague, promising that if they had survived every year they would have climbed the Fourvière hill to pay homage. Every year the Lyonnais went to the hill and decided to build a church dedicated to the Virgin.

Two hundred years later, on December 8, 1852, a strong storm interrupted the inauguration of the bell tower on which a statue dedicated to the Virgin was resting. Suddenly the storm stopped, the sky cleared and the Lyonnais illuminated the facades of their homes with lanterns and they went out into the streets to celebrate the Virgin Mary until late at night. Since that day, the Festival of Lights - ‘Fête des Lumières’ - is celebrated every year.

‘Beauty, Science, and Art will Always Triumph.” - Christo

An exquisite phrase written in a 1958 letter by artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, most famously known as Christo. He was born on June 13th, 1935, in Gabrovo, Bulgaria.

In 1958 where he went to Paris, where he met Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, his wife, life partner, and creator of outdoor and indoor monumental environmental works of art. Jeanne-Claude passed away on November 18, 2009. Unfortunately, Christo passed away of natural causes earlier this week in his home in New York City. A statement from Christo's office says: "Christo lived his life to the fullest, not only dreaming up what seemed impossible but realizing it.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude's artwork brought people together in shared experiences across the globe, and their work lives on in our hearts and memories. Christo and Jeanne-Claude have always made clear that their artworks in progress be continued after their deaths".
'L'Arc de Triomphe Wrapped' is one of them. First conceived in 1962 with his partner Jeanne-Claude, the piece is to involve the covering of the iconic arch in 269,097 square feet of recyclable silvery-blue fabric, making it one of Christo's most prominent works to date. His studies about this unprecedented work date back to 1961, when Christo was renting a room near the Arc de Triomphe. After further education in the 1970s and 1980s, and after almost sixty years, his project will finally be recognized. It won't receive any public funds, but it will be wholly funded through the sale of his drawings, collages, and preparatory studies of the project.
'L'Arc de Triomphe Wrapped' was initially expected to debut in September of 2020, but due to COVID-19, it has been postponed to September 18 – October 3, 2021. Anticipation grows as we wait to see another of Christo's masterpiece coming to life. However, as France enters phase two of deconfinement, we can enjoy the reopening of many museums and galleries from June 16th, as well as a compelling exhibition in memory of Christo at Centre Pompidou, which will highlight the work of one of the most celebrated contemporary artist.

The exhibition 'Christo et Jeanne - Claude Paris!' will run from July 1st to October 19th 2020, get in touch with us for more information, and don't forgtet to put your mask on!

Did You Know? Louis XIV stole Nicolas Fouquet’s idea to build Versailles!

The Palace of Versailles is one of the most beautiful and majestic buildings in the world, an opulent complex and former royal residence, situated outside of Paris as well as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, it is the result of a sweet royal revenge by Louis XIV! 

It all began when Nicolas Fouquet the Superintendent of Finance in France who was known for his intelligence, boldness, and devotion to the monarchy, decided to build a Château to reflect his grandeur. Louis Le Vau, Fouquet’s architect helped him to realise his project and created for him a half-stone half-brick building that would represent a transition in the history of architecture. Louis Le Vau mixed Classicism and Baroque and created a perfect compromise called Château of Vaux-le-Vicomte.

In August 1661, Louis XIV was invited to the newly finished Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, where Fouquet organised a party to showcase his extraordinary home including the beautiful gardens and their fountains, as well as the architecture of the entire building. It was such a big show that it would be remembered as one of the finest celebrations in 17th century France, however the King was displeased because the celebration had been so impressive and that one of his subjects could build such a magnificiant Château. Louis XIV said no one should have a Château superior to the King! The 22-year-old King drew up a plot to ensure Fouquet’s downfall and he had him arrested a month later.

Ultimately, Louis XIV decided to renovate his father’s small hunting lodge near the village of Versailles, he designated Fouquet’s architect, painter, and gardener to work on his project, and guess what?! The Palace of Versailles came to life!

The Most Dangerous Thing About Coronavirus is the Hysteria

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

This message comes intentionally relatively late as we did not want to add more misleading information into your already congested inbox after this hysterical week.

After all the recent events in Italy, Europe is in fightback mode, trying a concerted approach to lessen the coronavirus panic.

I am sure that worlds' governments will act the same as this is to be considered a global issue and would be a mistake to think that this problem can be circumscribed to certain countries.

We are worried that an "epidemic of misleading information" would damage "more than the virus itself", which has in fact infected so far 0.1% of certain towns in Italy and even the local governments admitted that a normal life should continue as it has been.

"It's time to stop the panic", said the Prime Minister in Italy, asking the national broadcaster Rai to "tone down".

Everybody appeals for calm. Milan and the North of Italy are re-opening museums, bars and public attractions reducing security measures which were put in place just at the beginning to take the necessary time to better understand the facts of the situation at hand.

But this is a story driven by perceptions, and if it's true that "The most dangerous thing about coronavirus is today hysteria", I truly believe we should all take the time to think carefully before reacting in an emotional and fear based way.

While it is human nature to worry, we are confident that your clients understand how to discern a real threat from a perceived one, therefore, if the idea is to cancel their trip and their travel dates are more than two weeks away, we recommend to wait another week or so before making any final decision.

Please contact us to discuss alternative options as we are here as your partner to insure that clients ultimately experience a memorable vacation while not putting their health and safety at risk.

Reminding you that Queen of Clubs hotline is open 24/7 every day and Jennifer and I are always at your complete disposal,

I wish you a peaceful Friday,


​​​​​​​Delve into Paris’

Unique collections of art this year!

Celebrate Henri Matisse’s 150th birthday with a visit to the Centre Pompidou showing an original exhibit of the relationship between the painter and literature. And what would Paris be without a bit of fashion? Explore the Christian Louboutin exhibition devoted to this amazing designer’s work, creativity and inspirations.

Don’t forget, its Paris Design Week in September, sprinkled with exhibits from across the world, its fast becoming a world-renowned celebration of talent.

We have so many more wonderful exhibits, keep an eye on our Ticket page! 

Museum Openings in Paris

Great news for art lovers!

Such an exciting time for museums in Paris this year with so many openings, you must try and fit them all in!

The Pinault Collection, opening in early 2020, will house the private collection of French billionaire François Pinault. This includes around of 5,000 works by artists such as Jeff Koons, Cy Twombly, and Cindy Sherman.

The Palais Galliera’s Chanel collections, the Paris exhibition by Henri Cartier-Bresso at The Carnavalet Museum, Victor Hugo's house museum in the heart of the Place des Vosges he wrote Les Misérables and the historic monument built under Louis XV opposite Place de la Concorde are all open this year and promise to encapsulate the spirit of Paris!


Only the Best for the Euro 2020

It’s that time to indulge in a month of fantastic football. 12 cities. 12 countries. From the finest in hospitality and accommodation to private jets, transfers, and fantastic experiences, we have amazing packages for you!

Premium Locations
Get into the game with luxurious service available in Rome, London, Glasgow, Dublin and now also in Amsterdam! Enjoy sublime cuisine and fine dining. See the matches from the best vantage points. Experience the most superb hospitality luxuries available and pamper yourself with the most delicious tastes of Europe as you’re immersed in the action and spectacle.

Exciting Packages
With packages including the finest seats available for the best views, access to private suites before and after matches, dedicated service, high-end cuisine, and a vast array of beverages as well as additional entertainments, food stations, commemorative gifts and more, there’s definitely something for everyone!

Around the Globe
We also offer incredible packages at the additional destinations of the remaining matches. Enjoy the game at the best venues in these cities offering perfect views of the matches, committed service and relaxing luxuries for the ultimate in sophisticated enjoyment.

Service meets Luxury
Queen of Clubs can help you with every aspect of your trip. We offer private jets, meet and greet services and superior cars as well as amazing experiences, tours and luxurious accommodation. All of our services are available on request so please do get in touch with us to find out more.

For additional information on what we can offer, please request our newly published Euro 2020 Brochure, just email

New Decade New You

2020 is a new decade and definitely the season for change. From your personal style and your home to amazing new experiences for you and your family, grab 2020 by the horns and live!

Look très chic. A makeover is just the ticket to banish those January blues. New hair, fresh look, update your wardrobe. Let our stylists help to transform you into your best self.

Maybe it’s time to redecorate? There’s nothing like starting afresh with your home; both inside and out. Let our gifted interiors designers work with you transform your space into a haven.

Think variety and personal growth for 2020! Start checking things off that bucket list with some of the amazing artistic experiences available in Paris. You can learn flower arranging, table setting, create your own table linens and even paint with a true Parisian artist!

Shop for antiques with an expert of Fashion or Art both in the City of Light and outside where the dealers find their treasure troves. Explore the amazing antique markets of Paris and Provence such as St Ouen or the Isle Sur la Sorgue.

Get the kids into the ‘new you’ mood too! There are some great workshops what will really kick their creativity into full speed while they have a ton of fun! They can visit a DJ’s workshop and learn to mix or go to a Vinyl concept store and find that perfect, epic album.

Let the new year begin with delicious cuisines in exciting places! There’s nothing like Parisian delicacies to excite the palate. Have dinner or tea with a Parisian couple and immerse yourself in French culture.

You’ll feel so at ease you may decide you want to buy a home from home in Paris! We can help you find the ideal apartment in a perfect neighbourhood just for you. And then our designers can help you decorate it!

France is known for the quality of its medical treatments, why not consider it for your cosmetic or medical needs? Our concierge services include finding the best medical advice, practitioners and surgeons within 72 hours. Everything we do is highly personalized and delivered by a caring and conscientious team who take the time to understand your priorities, needs and requirements. During your journey, we are also happy to organize you and your companions' activities outside your medical appointments as well.

Truly Jet-setting

Air travel is a truly luxury experience and flying privately really is the only way to fly!

Travelling ‘door-to-door’ is just what the doctor ordered – relaxing, less stress, more efficiency. It’s a much happier and luxurious experience all around!

In a schedule that revolves completely around you, get from A to B conveniently no matter where A and B are! Bordeaux to the South of France? No problem. Travel between Madrid or Barcelona to Ibiza, St Tropez and Ibiza, Paris, London, Rome, Florence, or Naples with no connections and no lengthy waits.

Single, return and multiple leg journeys can be tailored to you and your needs. If you are a group of 4 or more, it may even be more cost effective to travel for business or leisure via private jet. Specific scheduling or flight routing for attending business meetings has never been easier.

By-pass security. Fly from private terminals in bespoke aircrafts. Travel with no connections through smaller airports. Meet your pilot, and unwind during your flight, feeling refreshed at the other end - this is what private jet travel is all about!

Queen of Clubs is an official licensed private jet broker and an expert in private jet travel within Europe. We can source the best plane for your trip of complete luxury!

Paris News Update

We have seen sudden and unexpected closures of monuments such as the Catacombs without notice. We are also monitoring this continuously to ensure that everyone on the ground remains as unaffected as possible.

Clients could be impacted by these strikes such as potential late arrivals to meeting points, entrances to museums and for sightseeing with guides, timed touring/experiences or restaurant reservations. Therefore, in the lead up of the arrival of your clients, we would like to suggest that you consider organising a car to stay at their disposal (minimum of 4 hours), so that they are not impacted negatively by these strikes. Traffic will still exist and pick up times will be earlier than usual.

Should you require further clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you do have any clients coming to Paris during this period and you are unsure if they will be impacted, please call us for assistance at +33 1 77 72 17 31 or by emailing:

Thank you for your continued support! Happy Holidays and best wishes for 2020!


That Yuletide Feeling in France

There’s something about Christmas in France - that wonderful feeling it gives you at this time of year; a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ that just can’t be duplicated anywhere else. 

Strolling through the grounds of beautiful chateau, decorated for the season with amazing displays of light is a must. The Chateau Vaux Le Vicomte definitely doesn’t disappoint! The dazzling lights and visual aesthetics transform the estate into another world.

Or, on Paris’ left bank in the Jardin de Plantes lurk warm seas and mysterious abysses in an amazing festival cutting through the winter’s nights. The ‘Océan en Voie d’Illumination’ is very popular, especially for the little ones with its illuminated animals and entrancing Poles.

While you’re in Paris, check out the Louvre’s Dav Vinci exhibit, marking 500 years since the master’s death. See his most famous paintings as well as many drawings that have survived half a millennium. 

There are also some amazing pieces by Frances Bacon and Charlotte Perriand and even an NBA Game on the 24 January between the Hornets and Bucks in the first ever regular-season game in the city!

With its Christmas markets, well-known attractions, not to mention a plethora of seasonal concerts (from Swan Lane and the Cirque to Soleil to Chopin and even Harry Potter!) the City of Light is the ultimate destination for the end of 2019 and into the New Year. Not only is there an abundance of fun to be had on Christmas Day, but the 26th isn’t a holiday at all. Every attraction is open and waiting. 

News from Paris - National Strike 5th of December!

News from our Paris office!

You might be aware of the planned National strike action (trains, buses and Metro, airports and Air France) in France on December 5th, as well as the recurring Yellow Vest movement on Saturdays in December and January.

At the moment, Queen of Clubs cannot guarantee any short usage of cars during the national strike, such as transfers on the 5th December. However, cars booked for a minimum of 8 hours will not be affected.

The Queen of Clubs team will monitor and advise all travelling clients. On Saturdays, QOC recommends avoiding city centres and enjoying Paris’ surroundings such as a trip to beautiful Versailles, Champagne or to the Chateau Vaux Le Vicomte.

The opening hours of some attractions in Paris (and the rest of France) might be affected, however, the City of Light will still be its same romantic self for your visit!

With love Queen of Clubs France x

10 Years

Over the past ten years, it’s been a wonderful journey, making great friendships, forming lasting partnerships and creating a lifestyle of wanderlust and luxurious experiences.

We thank you all deeply for keeping our wonderful dream alive and helping to keep Queen of Clubs at the forefront of the industry.

Our biggest thanks goes to our team at Queen of Clubs who, each and every day, strive to make the company everything it can be.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Filippo & Jennifer

Celebrating 10 years of limitless luxury.

Excited to be live!

We are just over the moon to present our new and exciting website! The idea was to create an exclusive platform for ease and dependability with everything at your fingertips - just for you.

Password protected, navigating through our weird and wonderful experiences and luxury services is quick, easy and stress-free! Explore our vast range of tickets that we can acquire for concerts, sports, ballet, opera, cabaret, and other events - even if they’re sold out!

The elements of our QofC Lifestyle section have been carefully selected, listing our suggested hotels and restaurants. Enquire about nightlife - including a star selection of Beach Clubs and the best of Ibizan bars and clubs.

All of this can be enjoyed whilst listening to the beats of Filippo Torriani’s playlists on our Music page, complementing the vibe of your week, and don’t forget to keep an eye on this page – Stories – to stay caught-up on the latest news of our four destinations: UK, France, Italy and Ibiza.

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You’ll be asked to fill in a quick, one-time form to create a password for our exclusive experiences. This will be sent via email and that’s literally it; you’ll be able to view our full range!

We hope you love our new website as much as we do. 

Enjoy browsing! With love