La Belle France

La Belle France

Beloved French icons from the Louvre to Chartres to Versailles

Experience Paris with your students on our La Belle France Tour! Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, and Eiffel Tower. You’ll see Versailles, home to kings of the Golden Age, the magnificence of the Chartres Cathedral, Château de Amboise, the magical Mont St. Michel. Then, the Battle of Normandy Museum, and the American Military Cemetery.

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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 Louvre
  • Explore Paris with a local guide From the romantic cafés surrounding the Arc de Triomphe to the sweeping Champs-Élysées, the Eiffel Tower, and Les Invalides, join a local guide for a view of the City of Lights. Tour the tremendous Notre Dame Cathedral, home of the fictional hunchback.
  • Visit the Louvre Museum Smile at da Vinci's Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum.
  • Travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower Ascend to the top of the Eiffel Tower for a bird's eye view of the city.
Day 4 Paris
  • Add on: Monet's Home in Giverny Visit the beautiful home of Impressionist Claude Monet in Giverny (before April 1 Van Gogh's last home at Auvers-sur-Oise will be substituted).
  • Add on: LEAP Cover the Canvas Optional activity.
  • Take a Walking Tour of Montmartre This evening, enjoy a walking tour of Sacre Coeur and the artists' quarter of Montmartre, recognizable in many of Toulouse-Lautrec's posters.
Day 5 Versailles and Chartres
  • Discover the Palace of Versailles Picture the flow of royalty through the vast grounds and gardens of Louis XIV's Palace of Versailles, and en route Seize the Château! Tour the Hall of Mirrors, the royal apartments and the gardens
  • Visit the Chartres Cathedral Admire the interior of Chartres Cathedral en route to the Loire Valley.
  • Continue to the Loire Valley Enjoy the ride along the French countryside.
  • LEAP Seize the Château!
Day 6 Loire Château
  • Discover Loire Château Appreciate centuries of history in the beautiful Château of Chenonceau. Explore the Château of Amboise.
  • LEAP Bon Appétit
Day 7 Mont St. Michel
  • Visit Mont St. Michel While on the Breton Coast, visit Mont St. Michel, a fortified island adorned by a monastery.
  • Continue to St. Malo Continue to St. Malo, city by the sea.
  • LEAP Medieval Merriment!
Day 8 Normandy
  • LEAP Soldiers' Stories
  • Explore Normandy Admire Normandy's striking coastal landscape, the battleground of WWII's D-Day. At the American Military Cemetery, the Landing Museum in Arromanches, and Pointe du Hoc, pause to remember the soldiers.
  • Return to Paris
Day 9 Return Home OR Extend your Stay
  • Flight to the US Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as our Tour Director accompanies us to the airport on our final day, or choose to extend your stay in Paris or Nice.
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