French Studies in France

French Studies in France
What better place to take French classes than on the glittering Mediterranean Côtes d’Azur? Perfect your French accent in a fully accredited language school and get the chance to practice your skills at a local crêperie in Paris or a seaside café in Nice.
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Day 1 Start tour (must depart North America on a Tuesday)
Day 2 Bonjour Paris
Meet your tour director and check into hotel
Paris city walk
Île de la CitéNotre Dame Cathedral visitÎle St. LouisLatin Quarter visit
Dinner in Latin Quarter
Details: Paris city walk
This city was made for walking. Stroll grand boulevards with sweeping views of the city, pristine parks with trees planted in perfect rows, and narrow streets crowded with vendors selling flowers, pastries and cheese. Then head to the Île de la Cité, a small island in the Seine, to see Notre Dame Cathedral.
Details: Louvre visit
The world's largest art museum, the Louvre is housed in a Medieval fortress-turned-castle so grand it's worth a tour itself. You walk through the 71-foot glass pyramid designed by I.M. Pei and added in 1989, and step into another world--one with carved ceilings, deep-set windows, and so many architectural details you could spend a week just admiring the rooms. The Mona Lisa is here, as well as the Venus de Milo and Winged Victory (the headless statue, circa 200 BC, discovered at Samothrace). The Louvre has seven different departments of paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and antiquities. Don't miss the Egyptian collection, complete with creepy sarcophagi, or the collection of Greek ceramics, one of the largest in the world. (Please note the Louvre is closed on Tuesdays.)
Day 3 Paris landmarks
Paris guided sightseeing tour
Arc de TriompheChamps-ÉlyséesEiffel TowerChamp de MarsÉcole MilitaireLes InvalidesConciergerieTuileriesPlace VendômeOpera House
Optional  Versailles guided excursion  $80
State ApartmentsHall of MirrorsGardens of Versailles
Details: Paris guided sightseeing tour
What's that huge white arch at the end of the Champs-Élysées? The Arc de Triomphe, commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 after his victory at Austerlitz. Your licensed local guide will elaborate on this, and other Parisian landmarks. See some of the most famous sites, including the ornate, 19th-century Opera, the Presidential residence, the ultra-chic shops of the Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré, and the gardens of the Tuileries. You'll pass the Place de la Concorde, where in the center you’ll find the Obelisk of Luxor, a gift from Egypt in 1836, and the Place Vendôme, a huge square surrounded by 17th-century buildings. Spot chic locals (and tons of tourists) strolling the Champs-Élysées. Look up at the iron girders of the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World's Fair to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution. See Les Invalides (a refuge for war wounded), the École Militaire (Napoleon's alma mater), and the Conciergerie (the prison where Marie Antoinette was kept during the French Revolution).
Details: Seine River cruise
See the city from the water on an hour-long cruise along the River Seine. The Seine cuts right through Paris, dividing the city in half. See the Eiffel tower rising up on the Left Bank, the walls of the Louvre on the Right Bank. A guide will point out other monuments and architectural marvels as you pass, many of which are illuminated by clear white light at night.
Day 4 Paris--Provence
Travel to Avignon on the TGV (Europe’s fastest train)
Avignon tour director-led sightseeing
See Palais des PapesPont d'Avignon
Details: Avignon tour director-led sightseeing
See the charming walled city of Avignon, which for a time was the seat of the papacy. See the town square, where a merry-go-round from 1900 amuses patrons at the surrounding sidewalk cafés
Day 5 Provence landmarks
Provence tour director-led sightseeing
Pont du Gard visitNîmes amphitheater visitLes Baux de Provence
Details: Provence tour director-led sightseeing
Lush lavender fields, olive groves, terra-cotta roofs, and ochre walls lit by golden sunlight...Your Tour Director will guide you through the splendor that is Provence. Explore legacies of the Roman Empire like the Pont du Gard aqueduct, a sophisticated work of engineering that is intact after more than 2,000 years, and visit the Nîmes amphitheater. Built by the Romans, it was once the site of gory gladiator and animal combat, and is still used today for performances and bullfights (some things never change). Also see the medieval ruins of Baux-de-Provence.
Details: Pont du Gard visit
A true masterpiece of ancient architecture, the Pont du Gard aqueduct is one of the most beautiful Roman constructions in the region. Discover more about this startling monument as you follow the course of its history through the ages.
Day 6 Provence--Côte d'Azur
Details: Travel to Côte d’Azur via Aix-en-Provence & Cassis
Journey to the Cote d’Azur by way of the tree-shaded boulevards and carved fountains of Aix-en-Provence and Cassis, where the coast is riddled with Calanques. These deep channels, carved into the white limestone cliffs by ancient rivers, make a perfect backdrop for your cruise through the crystalline waters.
Details: Calanques cruise
From the deck of a boat bobbing on the crystalline Mediterranean Sea, get a dramatic view of the craggy limestone cliffs that line the shores.
Day 7 French school
Details: Learn French on the Côte d'Azur
Study French in the heart of Nice at the Azurlingua school. Lively, fun lessons and a building with spacious, air-conditioned classrooms, a computer room with internet access, and a large central garden provide the perfect setting for learning or improving your language skills. Students learn from degree-holding teachers, all native French speakers, in small-class settings. Six course levels cover everyone from total beginners to proficient speakers, and there are four 45-minute lessons each day with course books (included in the fee) developed by the school. Chaperones may participate in the language lessons for free. Azurlingua is accredited by SOUFFLE Professional French Federation and the Council of Europe (European language framework, European Comenius program). Academic credit is available to students through Truman State University.
Day 8 French school
French classes
Day 9 French school
French classes
Day 10 French school
French classes
Day 11 French school
French classes
Day 12 End tour
Map of French Studies in France Educational Tour
Tour Includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • 10 overnight stays (17 with extension) in hotels with private bathrooms
  • Full European breakfast daily
  • Dinner daily
  • Guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary
  • Visits to select attractions as per itinerary
  • Full-time services of a professional Tour Director (Days 2-6)
  • On-call Tour Director for days spent at Immersion School
  • French language courses
  • High-speed TGV train to Avignon
  • Tour Diary™
  • Note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
  • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.
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