Explore France

Explore France  – Travel Only

15 Day Summer Itinerary

Day 1

Depart from USA.

Day 2

Paris – Arrival and welcome in Paris. Transfer to your Paris hotel. Afternoon to discover with your teacher the places you have studied in your French classes.

Day 3

Paris – Day of visits in the French capital. Possibilities include: the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, Jardin des Tuileries, and Arc de Triomphe!

Day 4

Paris – Continue your exploratio of the monuments, museums, quartiers and shops of Paris. Enjoy an evening boat ride on the Seine where you will view the “City of Light” from a new perspective.

Day 5

Chamonix – Departure by motorcoach for Chamonix in the beautiful French Alps.

Day 6

Chamonix – Day of visits in the Alps, including the picturesque city of Annecy. Optional excursions by train to La Mer de Glace, a giant glacier, or by cable car to l’Aiguille du Midi.

Day 7

Cannes – Head for the Côte d’Azur by way of Italy. Enjoy a late afternoon swim in the Mediterranean.

Day 8

Cannes – Morning to visit the city and museums of Nice. Afternoon excursion to a perfume factory in Eze and a scenic drive to Monaco.

Day 9

Uzès – Head for Provence, stopping to visit the city and a “fabrique de santons” in Aix-en-Provence.

Day 10

Uzès – Morning to discover la Camargue, the wildlife refuge of the Rhone delta. Optional horseback riding excursion. Afternoon to explore the Roman ruins in Nîmes. Evening in Les-Baux-de-Provence.

Day 11

Vichy – Stop to marvel at the Pont du Gard, a famous Roman aqueduct, before continuing on to Vichy in Auvergne, the center of France’s ancient volcanic region.

Day 12

Tours – Early morning departure for the Loire Valley to visit the châteaux of Chenonceau and Amboise. Evening in le Vieux Tours.

Day 13

Paris – Morning at leisure in Tours. Afternoon visit of the immense château of Chambord with its 365 chimneys. Continue on to Paris and transfer to your hotel. Evening in Paris.

Day 14

Paris – Day of final sightseeing and shopping in Paris. Special farewell dinner at “58 Tour Eiffel” on the first level of the Eiffel Tower for Early Sign-up students.

Day 15

Return flight to USA.