Two of South Africa’s leading personalities Bonang Matheba and David Tlale, will embark on an exclusive journey to France next week, where they will be transported to the heart of ‘The Courvoisier Paris Golden Age’ to celebrate the unique heritage of Paris as well as the historic, nearby cognac region.
To take place from September 25th – 30th, the exclusive Golden Age Tour will reveal the untold stories, innovators, style and the glamour of this remarkable era, starting in Paris and then followed by a visit to Jarnac, a small town on the banks of the Cherente River, the home of Courvoisier.
“I am thrilled with the idea of discovering this rich period in Paris’ history and to celebrate a time of innovation, extravagance and joie de vivre, from the architecture to Art Nouveau, fashion and department stores, literature, gastronomy and nightlife,” says Bonang.
Beginning in the City of Lights, David and Bonang will discover first-hand why Paris became one of the most modern cities of its time.
Their journey will take them to the world’s most renowned opera house, the Place de l’Opera and into the middle of Parisian gastronomy on Rue Royale followed by immersion into the epitome of global luxury: the Place Vendome and famed shops lined along the Champs Elysees.
“For me French style and design remains the yardstick with which I build my global brand, and is a continued inspiration for my career in the fashion industry. I am excited as I know Bonang, the queen of style in Africa and I are going to have a fabulous experience in the capital of couture” adds David Tlale.
After Paris, the celebrated duo will travel to the home of Courvoisier in Jarnac, where they will embark on the exclusive “Expert Experience” tour, reliving highlights in the cognac’s history and giving David and Bonang an expert taste of the only cognac in the world in which all elements are controlled, from grape to glass.
“Courvoisier was at the heart of the Golden age, the drink of choice of Napoleon III and the official toast at the grand opening of the Eiffel Tower in 1889. To this day, Courvoisier continues to be recognised as the luxury accompaniment to any triumphant toast,” says Courvoisier Global Brand Ambassador and host of the tour, Rebecca Asseline.
“We are excited to share this history with Bonang and David and look forward to celebrating special moments with them.”