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Angelina Jolie Travels to Venice: Murder Luxury on the Orient Express – People




Next stop – pure glamour!

Hollywood icon Angelina Jolie (46, “Maleficent”) and her daughter Shiloh (15) indulged in perhaps the greatest luxury of our time: They took the Orient Express from Paris to Venice at the weekend.

At the same time, they embarked on a journey back in time, when it was not a matter of getting from A to B as quickly as possible – but as elegantly as possible. And exactly as it was over 120 years ago.


The blue bar wagon is the meeting point for all passengers in the evening. All cocktails cost 22 euros

The blue bar wagon is the meeting point for all passengers in the evening. All cocktails cost 22 eurosPhoto: Helen Cathcart/ Belmond

From 1883, the train first connected Paris and Constantinople (today Istanbul) in regular service to bring high society to the hip Oriental metropolis in just under 82 hours. In 1977, the train ceased regular service – and only resumed it in 1982 after five years of renovation of the historic coaches.

Why did mother and daughter make the trip now? unclear. And it doesn’t matter at all.


Angelina Jolie and her daughter Shiloh board the train at Gare de L'Est in Paris

Angelina Jolie and her daughter Shiloh board the train at Gare de L’Est in Paris. Helping the celebrity team: a steward of the Orient Express in the typical blue uniformPhoto: ddp/abaca press

Because if you travel with the Orient Express, you really only want one thing: to enjoy decelerated at a maximum speed of 120 km/h – and forget about time.

Of course, this has its price: The 24-hour journey from Paris to Venice costs about 9850 euros in a Grand Suite – per person!


One of the six luxurious Grand Suites (11 square meters) in Art Deco style with separate living and sleeping area. Price per person: 9850 Euro

One of the six luxurious Grand Suites (11 square meters) in Art Deco style with separate living and sleeping area. Price per person: 9850 EuroPhoto: Martin Scott Powell/Belmond

On board, guests can expect a personal butler service around the clock. In the highest category, champagne is even served free of charge. Over 1700 bottles are emptied per season. The “normal” guests pay 280 euros per bottle of Dom Pérignon. Matching: Beluga caviar for breakfast. The 50-gram can costs 580 euros.

If you feel even more of an appetite for luxury: In Paris, not only the spoiled clientele climbs in, but also boxes of Breton lobster. Other, fresh ingredients are loaded along the route.




Is it possible to travel even more luxuriously by train? Almost not! Or is it? In 2011, Jolie – still happy with Brad Pitt (57) at this station of her life – rented an entire train for a trip from London to Glasgow (price: 50,000 euros). At that time, however, the other five children were also allowed to travel with them.

Legend Orient Express


In the 1974 film adaptation based on Agatha Christie's classic

In the 1974 film adaptation based on Agatha Christie’s classic “Murder on the Orient Express”, Albert Finney († 82, l.) played the master detective Hercule PoirotPhoto: Everett Collection/picture alliance


Thailand's ex-King Bhumibol (1927–2016) and his wife Queen Sirikit (88) on the Orient Express in 1951

Thailand’s ex-King Bhumibol (1927–2016) and his wife Queen Sirikit (88) on the Orient Express in 1951Photo: picture alliance/ASSOCIATED PRES


2019: One of the restored carriages of the Orient Express

2019: One of the restored wagons in the Orient ExpressPhoto: AFP


Map: Route of the Venice-Simplon Orient Express (Paris to Venice) – Infographic


Arjun Sethi
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