France à la Carte

France à la Carte

22 Day Summer Itinerary

Day 1

Depart from USA.

Day 2

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

Day 3

Paris – Spend the day exploring the monuments and museums of the French capital. Possibilities include the Musée d’Orsay, Jardin des Tuileries, and Arc de Triomphe. See the “City of Light” from a different perspective on an evening boat ride on the Seine.

Day 4-10

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!

“The family stay was the best! It gave us a real taste of French culture while making a life-long friend!” ~ SS, Wisconsin

Day 11

Tours – Depart for the Vallée de la Loire stopping to visit the cathedral and city of Chartres. Discover the enormous château of Chambord built by François Premier as a hunting lodge.

Day 12

Vichy – Morning visit of the château of Chenonceau. In the afternoon, travel to Vichy, the center of France’s ancient volcanic region.

Day 13

Avignon – Discover the Pont du Gard, the famous Roman aqueduct, along the way to Avignon. Spend the afternoon visiting the city, including le Palais des Papes. Dance on the famous Pont St Bénézet.

Day 14

Provence – Explore the Roman ruins in Nîmes. Enjoy the afternoon in the wildlife refuge of the Camargue with an optional horseback riding excursion.

Day 15

Nice – With a stop in Aix-en-Provence, you’ll visit the city and a fabrique de santons. Continue on to the Côte d’Azur. Time for a late afternoon swim in the Mediterranean.

Day 16

Nice – Tour the Chagall Memorial and Matisse Museum in Nice in the morning. Afternoon scenic drive to Monaco, stopping to visit the inland village of St Paul de Vence.

Day 17

Chamonix – See perfume making in Grasse on your way to Chamonix. Enjoy the beauty of the French Alps en route to your destination.

Day 18

Chamonix – Visit the picturesque city of Annecy in the morning. Optional excursions by cog train to La Mer de Glace, a giant glacier, or by cable car to the Aiguille du Midi.

Day 19

Paris – Discover Beaune in the heart of Burgundy. Tour les Hospices de Beaune, built as a hospital in the Middle Ages. Stop to see the medieval village of Vézelay en route to Paris.

Day 20

Paris – Day of sightseeing organized by your teacher: Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame, Centre Pompidou!

Day 21

Paris – Day at leisure in Paris. Enjoy a special farewell dinner at “58 Tour Eiffel” on the first level of the Eiffel Tower for Early Sign-up students.

Day 22

Return flight to USA.