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Paris, Brittany & Normandy

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Brittany Highlights
  • Mont Saint-Michel
  • Ramparts of Saint-Malo
  • Fort National
Normandy Highlights
  • D-Day Beaches
  • The American Cemetary
  • Bayeux Tapestry
  • Battle of Normandy Museum
Paris Highlights
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • The Champs-Élysées
  • Seine River Cruise
  • Versailles Palace & Gardens
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral & Crypt
  • Sacre-Cœur Basilica
  • Louvre, Orsay & Rodin Museums
  • Napoleon's Tomb

Introduction

Since 2009 we’ve been offering all-inclusive international travel programs for students interested developing core travel skills while exploring some of the world's most interesting places as part of a small group.
Our programs focus on the students, constantly challenging language, navigation, collaboration, and budgeting skills with real world activities like acquiring maps, finding hotels, navigating public transportation, evaluating restaurants, and eating well while staying within a meal allowance.

Itinerary

While in Brittany we stay in Saint-Malo, a walled city in a commanding position overlooking the English Channel, it was home of the Corsairs and notorious for piracy. From Saint-Malo we’ll take a day trip to explore the enchanting Mont Saint-Michel.
Normandy has played a part in two significant invasions: William the Conqueror departed for England from Bayeux in 1066, and the Allied Forces arrived in 1944. The Norman Conquest is depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry and we’ll tour the battlefields with a private historian.
The most beautiful and romantic of all cities, the "City of Light" is also the world’s most popular tourist destination. From the comfort and convenience of our centrally located hotel all the sights of the city are a short walk or metro ride away - the iconic Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, the magnificent Notre-Dame Cathedral and Sacré-Cœur Basilica, the Louvre, the Bateaux-Mouches, and Napoleon’s Tomb.
Day City Overview
1 Airborne Meet your Program Director at the airport for an overnight flight to France!
2 BayeuxTrain to Bayeux and navigate to hotel. Check in, unpack, meet in lobby for an orientation walk around town. Kickoff Dinner and a good nights sleep to recover from jet lag. Tomorrow we visit some of the D-Day Beaches.
3 Bayeux "Morning tour of Omaha Sector, brought to life by Spielberg/Hanks in “Saving Private Ryan”. Afternoon following the actions of “Easy Company” highlighted by Spielberg/Hanks in “Band of Brothers”.
4 Saint-Malo See the story of the Norman Conquest of England depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry, and then visit Musée Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie. Train to Saint-Malo and navigate to the hotel. Check in, unpack, then meet in the lobby. Visit Fort National (depending on the tide), climb the ramparts and walk around the old walled city, find Cathédrale St-Vincent and explore Château de St-Malo.
5 Saint-Malo Explore Mont-Tombe island, enjoy a relaxed lunch, and then tour the Abbey. Dinner back in Saint-Malo.
6 Paris Train to Paris and navigate to the hotel. Lunch at Jardin des Tuileries, stroll along the Champs-Élyssés, and climb the Arc de Triomphe. Explore Musée de l’Armée and find Napolean’s Tomb. Visit Cathédrale de Notre Dame, descending into the Crypt and climbing the South Tower. Dinner, then night ascent of the Eiffel Tower.
7 Paris Explore Versailles Palace & Gardens, enjoying lunch on the Grand Canal and finding the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon and Hameau of Marie Antoinette. Dinner in Montmartre, and view Paris from the Sacré-Cœur Basilica.
8 Paris Explore Musée du Louvre and enjoy lunch at one of its cafés. Visit Musée Rodin and Musée de l’Orangerie des Tuileries. Explore Musée d’Orsay. Dinner, then night cruise on the Bateaux-Mouches.
9 Airborne Flight from Paris. Au revoir!