Destination West

Destination West

15 Day Spring or Summer Itinerary

Day 1

Depart from USA.

Day 2-7

Family Stay – During their immersion into French family life, each American student will learn firsthand about French culture as they interact throughout the day with their ‘family’ and improve their language skills!

“My French family was amazingly kind and generous! I could not have asked for a better home-stay family and was disappointed when it came time to rejoin the group.” ~ TJ, Massachusetts

Day 8

Tours – Travel to Chartres for a guided tour of the cathedral, famous for its stained glass windows. Continue toward Tours, visiting François Premier’s château, Chambord, along the way. Spend the evening in le Vieux Tours.

Day 9

Loire Valley – Tour the châteaux of Chenonceau and Amboise. Visit Le Clos Lucé, the museum dedicated to the inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci. Learn about wine production in a cellar in Vouvray.

Day 10

St Malo – Scenic drive to Brittany. Stop to see the gardens of Villandry and the medieval château in Angers en route to St Malo.

Day 11

Brittany – Visit the village and abbey of Mont St Michel in the morning. Afternoon to explore the city of St Malo, known for its pirate history and ramparts.

Day 12

Honfleur – Learn about D-Day history while visiting the Landing Beaches, the American cemetery and the Musée du Débarquement in Arromanches. Enjoy a walking tour of the picturesque port town of Honfleur.

Day 13

Paris – Visit the Place du Marché in Rouen where Jeanne d’Arc was burned at the stake. Tour Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny. Evening boat ride on the Seine to see the “City of Light” from a different perspective.

Day 14

Paris – Shop and sightsee in Paris. Early Sign-up students enjoy a dinner at “58 Tour Eiffel” on the first level of the Effel Tower.

Day 15

Return flight to USA.