Sojourn South

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!

“This was by far the best part of the trip. I loved being a part of a real family rather than just a tourist. I wish it could have lasted forever!!” ~ JM, Wisconsin

Day 8

Avignon – Travel by TGV to Avignon. Afternoon to tour the Palais des Papes and dance on the famous Pont St Bénézet.

Day 9

Provence – Explore the Roman ruins of Provence: the Pont du Gard, the amphitheatre and the Maison Carrée of Nîmes. Spend the afternoon in the wildlife refuge of the Camargue and the evening in Les-Baux-de-Provence.

Day 10

Nice – Visit a “Fabrique de Santons” in Aix-en-Provence before going to the Côte d’Azur in time for a late afternoon swim in the Mediterranean Sea. Stroll along the famed Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes.

Day 11

Nice – Discover the resort city of Nice, its old quarter and the Promenade des Anglais. Enjoy the Chagall Memorial and the Matisse Museum in Nice.

Day 12

Côte d’Azur – Tour the inland villages: St Paul de Vence and Eze where you will visit a perfume factory before a scenic drive to Monaco on the Moyenne Corniche. Admire Monte Carlo’s skyscrapers, the Grand Casino and the Palais du Prince.

Day 13

Paris – Early morning TGV to Paris and transfer to your hotel. Day of visits in the French capital organized by your teachers. Possibilities include: the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, Jardin des Tuileries and Beaubourg. Evening boat ride to see the “City of Light” from the Seine.

Day 14

Paris – Enjoy the Place du Tertre in Montmartre and a final afternoon to finish your shopping in Paris. Early Sign-up students enjoy a dinner at “58 Tour Eiffel” on the first level of the Eiffel Tower.

Day 15

Au Revoir! – Return flight to USA.