France: The Grand Tour
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France: The Grand Tour

Immersion in French art, icons, and famous places

Take your students on the grand tour of France. When we say France: The Grand Tour, we do mean “Grand”. You’ll see in-depth a wealth of experiences never to be forgotten. With a local guide, you’ll experience Paris, the Louvre, Mont St. Michel, the French Riviera, and unforgettable Monaco.

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10 Days
Destinations Visited
ParisSt. MaloLoire ValleyNiceMonaco
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from North America
  • Flight to Paris Relax and enjoy your scheduled flight from North America.
Day 2 Arrive in Paris
  • Welcome to France! Fly through the night to the captivating capital city of France. Begin to explore.
Day 3 Paris and Versailles
  • Explore Paris with a local guide From the romantic cafés surrounding the Arc de Triomphe to the sweeping Champs-Élysées, the majestic Eiffel Tower, and Les Invalides, join a local guide for a view of the City of Lights. Visit the interior of Notre Dame Cathedral, home of the famous fictional hunchback.
  • Eiffel Tower Visit Enjoy breathtaking views from atop the Eiffel Tower tonight.
  • Add on: Palace of Versailles An optional journey takes you to Louis XIV's decadent Palace of Versailles.
  • Add on: LEAP Seize the Château! Optional activity.
Day 4 Louvre
  • Add on: LEAP Cover the Canvas Optional activity.
  • Explore the Louvre Museum Take your time exploring the Louvre Museum.
  • Dinner in Montmartre Enjoy dinner in Montmartre this evening.
Day 5 Normandy
  • Explore Normandy Journey to the striking coastal landscape that was the battleground of WWII's D-Day. Tour the American Military Cemetery and the Landing Museum in Arromanches.
  • LEAP Soldiers' Stories
  • Continue to St. Malo area Enjoy the ride to the St. Malo area.
  • LEAP Medieval Merriment! Experience Medieval Merriment: Grab your dancing shoes and learn the visual language of Medieval dance. Discover the important role it played during French Medieval times, where there was a dance for every occasion, and a special meaning behind each step in the choreography.
Day 6 Mont St. Michel
  • Visit Mont St. Michel On the Breton Coast, visit Mont St. Michel, a fortified island of looming spires.
  • Continue to the Loire Valley Relax while traveling through the lovely French countryside to the Loire Valley.
Day 7 Loire Château
  • Discover the Loire Valley Appreciate centuries of history in the beautiful Château of Chenonceau. Explore the Château of Amboise.
  • LEAP Bon Appétit
Day 8 Nice
  • Travel to Paris
  • Board the TGV to Nice
  • Take an evening walking tour of Nice Submerge yourself in the unofficial capital of the Riviera. Enjoy a walking tour of Vieux Nice.
Day 9 Monaco and Eze
  • Explore Monaco View Monaco's sights during an excursion which highlights the palace of Prince Rainier, the Casino de Monte Carlo, and the Cathedrale de Monaco, where actress/princess Grace Kelly is buried.
  • Visit Eze Visit the charming perched village of Eze.
Day 10 Return Home OR Extend your Stay
  • Flight to US Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as our Tour Director accompanies us to the airport on our final day. Or, opt to extend your stay.
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