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Paris City Stay

France
student traveler in paris

Paris City Stay

France

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Destination: FranceType: EducationalSubject: Art, History, Literature, Science, College Prep, Social Studies, French, Culinary

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A center for learning and the arts since the 12th century, Paris has epitomized cultural sophistication for centuries. Wander down medieval streets and marvel at architectural feats such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Students can smile back at the Mona Lisa while enjoying a guided tour of the world-famous Louvre. Free time during this international student tour is spent exploring the cafes of the bustling Latin Quarter or shopping along the streets of the “International Capital of Style.” Paris student travel wouldn’t be complete without an excursion to Versailles, where students will tour the palace that epitomized decadence and watched over the French Revolution.

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Highlights

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Louvre Museum
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrive at the airport and prepare for your overnight international flight.

Overnight flight departs. Enjoy dinner and breakfast en route.

students in paris

Day 2

Arrival in Paris

Tour Paris on Foot

While wandering down ancient streets from the Île de la Cité to the Latin Quarter, you’ll pass by the city’s most beautiful sights, including the Cathedral of Notre-Dame and the 15th century Pont Neuf. Learn about Celtic tribesmen, medieval kings and enlightened writers.

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

paris vity stay day 2

Day 3

Enjoy Breakfast at your hotel

Tour Paris on Coach

Take in the best of Paris student travel as you admire the luxury shops and cafés of the tree-lined Champs-Elysees. A tour guide informs students of the rich history behind icons such as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Opera House.

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

Enjoy a Cruise down the River Seine

Peacefully flowing through the heart of this historic city, the River Seine takes you past hotspots such as the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais, the Louvre and the Cathedral of Notre Dame.

paris city stay day 3

Day 4

Enjoy Breakfast at your hotel

Visit the Louvre Museum

Here at the most visited museum in the world, you’ll see famous masterpieces such as Venus de Milo, Liberty Leading the People and, of course, The Mona Lisa. Housed in a historical palace and a Glass Pyramid, the 35,000 piece collection ranges from prehistoric treasures to 21st century works.

Free time to explore Paris

Participate in a Bread and Chocolate Making Class (Optional)

Paris’s boulangeries have spawned many imitations, but no city does baked goods and chocolate like Paris.

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

paris city stay day 4

Day 5

Enjoy Breakfast at your hotel

Tour Versailles

Built in 1682 when Louis XIV moved from Paris, this baroque pleasure ground was enjoyed by decadent royal families until 1789. Famously inhabited by the opulent, soon-to-be-beheaded Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette, it was violently attacked by hungry and dissatisfied peasant women at the start of the French Revolution.

Tour Montmartre on Foot

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

paris city stay day 5

Day 6

Breakfast at your hotel

Visit the Musee d’Orsay

This stunning Beaux Arts railway station has been transformed into a haven for impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces by genre-defining artists such as Monet, Manet, Renoir, Degas, Cezanne and Van Gogh. Located on the River Seine, gilded architectural details adorn this Parisian treasure.

Visit Giverny (Optional)

A mecca for impressionist lovers, this idyllic, rural town was home to Claude Monet from 1883 until his death. Feel inspired while walking through peaceful gardens that rival the beauty of any sight you’ll see on your international student tour.

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

student traveler taking picture in paris

Day 7

Breakfast at your hotel

Free time to explore Paris

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

Ascend the Eiffel Tower

Now a Parisian icon, Gustave Eiffel’s art nouveau tower was once a temporary exhibit for the 1889 World Fair. Although early critics called it “useless and monstrous,” its world-wide acclaim assured permanence. While ascending the 320 meters of latticed iron, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of Paris’s ritzy 16th arrondissement.

students at eifel tower

Day 8

Breakfast at your hotel

Transfer to Airport

Arrive home

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