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Aventure en Famille à Paris: Three Generations Discover the City of Lights

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Program #20814RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jul 26 — Aug 3, 2014

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Day One: Saturday, July 26 - Departures from the U.S.
Depart From: International flights to France.

Type: Hotel

Description: Situated in the center of Paris, the Best Western Jardin de Cluny will charm you with its warm welcome, its calm and contemporary atmosphere and it's respect for the environment. On a quiet street in the heart of the Latin Quarter, the hotel is the ideal place to discover Paris: Saint-Germain-des-Près, the Louvre, le musée de Cluny, Notre-Dame de Paris are all nearby.

Contact info:
9 RUE DE SOMMERAND
Paris, 75005 France
phone: +33 (0)1 43 54 22 66
web: http://www.hoteljardindecluny.com/

Room amenities: Entirely renovated, the 40 bedrooms at the Best Western Jardin de Cluny offer you serenity and comfort in a sophisticated setting made up with warm and colorful materials. All the rooms are non-smoking and air-conditioned and include a bathroom with a bathtub or shower. You will also enjoy free WiFi access. Amenities in the bedrooms include: Hair-dryer Slippers Mini bar Welcome basket Desk Telephone Flat Screen TV Ironing board upon request

Facility amenities: Enjoy the salon & bar from 7 a.m. to midnight. Organic wines and champagne are offered. A flat screen T.V. is available for your viewing. Free, secure, high-speed WiFi and a computer with a printer is available for use. Breakfast buffet served from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in a stone cave. Organic and fair trade products are offered. Daily newspaper (Le Monde, Figaro, International Herald Tribune).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Sunday, July 27 - Arrival and Orientation
Arrive To: Arrivals to Charles de Gaulle Airport and transfers to the program hotel in Paris.

Afternoon: Check in at your hotel and take time to settle in. We will gather in our private meeting room in the early evening where the Group Leader will greet you with a warm welcome and introduce everyone. We will review the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: Welcome dinner.

Lodging: Best Western Jardin de Cluny

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Situated in the center of Paris, the Best Western Jardin de Cluny will charm you with its warm welcome, its calm and contemporary atmosphere and it's respect for the environment. On a quiet street in the heart of the Latin Quarter, the hotel is the ideal place to discover Paris: Saint-Germain-des-Près, the Louvre, le musée de Cluny, Notre-Dame de Paris are all nearby.

Contact info:
9 RUE DE SOMMERAND
Paris, 75005 France
phone: +33 (0)1 43 54 22 66
web: http://www.hoteljardindecluny.com/

Room amenities: Entirely renovated, the 40 bedrooms at the Best Western Jardin de Cluny offer you serenity and comfort in a sophisticated setting made up with warm and colorful materials. All the rooms are non-smoking and air-conditioned and include a bathroom with a bathtub or shower. You will also enjoy free WiFi access. Amenities in the bedrooms include: Hair-dryer Slippers Mini bar Welcome basket Desk Telephone Flat Screen TV Ironing board upon request

Facility amenities: Enjoy the salon & bar from 7 a.m. to midnight. Organic wines and champagne are offered. A flat screen T.V. is available for your viewing. Free, secure, high-speed WiFi and a computer with a printer is available for use. Breakfast buffet served from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in a stone cave. Organic and fair trade products are offered. Daily newspaper (Le Monde, Figaro, International Herald Tribune).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Monday, July 28 - The Louvre / Château de Vaux le Vicomte / French ...
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy a course to learn about the rich history of art in France. Next, take delight in a discovery of the Louvre, one of the most important collections of art in the world. You will divide into teams and be given a list of masterpieces to find.

Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: We will travel by coach to the château de Vaux le Vicomte.

Dinner: Enjoy a BBQ dinner with a French family.

Lodging: Best Western Jardin de Cluny

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Situated in the center of Paris, the Best Western Jardin de Cluny will charm you with its warm welcome, its calm and contemporary atmosphere and it's respect for the environment. On a quiet street in the heart of the Latin Quarter, the hotel is the ideal place to discover Paris: Saint-Germain-des-Près, the Louvre, le musée de Cluny, Notre-Dame de Paris are all nearby.

Contact info:
9 RUE DE SOMMERAND
Paris, 75005 France
phone: +33 (0)1 43 54 22 66
web: http://www.hoteljardindecluny.com/

Room amenities: Entirely renovated, the 40 bedrooms at the Best Western Jardin de Cluny offer you serenity and comfort in a sophisticated setting made up with warm and colorful materials. All the rooms are non-smoking and air-conditioned and include a bathroom with a bathtub or shower. You will also enjoy free WiFi access. Amenities in the bedrooms include: Hair-dryer Slippers Mini bar Welcome basket Desk Telephone Flat Screen TV Ironing board upon request

Facility amenities: Enjoy the salon & bar from 7 a.m. to midnight. Organic wines and champagne are offered. A flat screen T.V. is available for your viewing. Free, secure, high-speed WiFi and a computer with a printer is available for use. Breakfast buffet served from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in a stone cave. Organic and fair trade products are offered. Daily newspaper (Le Monde, Figaro, International Herald Tribune).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Tuesday, July 29 - Introduction to French Language / Montmartre
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy a course to learn the basics of the French language and to practice pronunciation. This is your chance to master the essential phrases you will need to use during your week-long Parisian adventure!

Lunch: You will receive money for lunch and a list of restaurant choices in Montmartre. Your challenge is to read the menu and order in French. Try not to use your dictionary or guidebook unless absolutely necessary.

Afternoon: After lunch, continue to use your French skills and bargaining skills as you find an artist to paint or draw your portrait in the Place du Tertre. Now that you have mastered the French language, (or at least learned how to order pommes frites!) you will embark on an in-depth discovery of Montmartre. The area is famous for its many artists, as well as for the white-domed Basilique du Sacré-Cœur that rests at the summit of the city's highest hill.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner at a Moroccan restaurant where you will learn about immigration and diversity in France.

Lodging: Best Western Jardin de Cluny

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Situated in the center of Paris, the Best Western Jardin de Cluny will charm you with its warm welcome, its calm and contemporary atmosphere and it's respect for the environment. On a quiet street in the heart of the Latin Quarter, the hotel is the ideal place to discover Paris: Saint-Germain-des-Près, the Louvre, le musée de Cluny, Notre-Dame de Paris are all nearby.

Contact info:
9 RUE DE SOMMERAND
Paris, 75005 France
phone: +33 (0)1 43 54 22 66
web: http://www.hoteljardindecluny.com/

Room amenities: Entirely renovated, the 40 bedrooms at the Best Western Jardin de Cluny offer you serenity and comfort in a sophisticated setting made up with warm and colorful materials. All the rooms are non-smoking and air-conditioned and include a bathroom with a bathtub or shower. You will also enjoy free WiFi access. Amenities in the bedrooms include: Hair-dryer Slippers Mini bar Welcome basket Desk Telephone Flat Screen TV Ironing board upon request

Facility amenities: Enjoy the salon & bar from 7 a.m. to midnight. Organic wines and champagne are offered. A flat screen T.V. is available for your viewing. Free, secure, high-speed WiFi and a computer with a printer is available for use. Breakfast buffet served from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in a stone cave. Organic and fair trade products are offered. Daily newspaper (Le Monde, Figaro, International Herald Tribune).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Wednesday, July 30 - French History / L'Île de la Cité
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: You will learn about French history during an on-site lecture and field trip to the very island where Paris was founded, L'Île de la Cité. Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the iconic Notre Dame cathedral, including one of the bell towers.

Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Take in a unique view of Paris from the water as you cruise along the river and admire the beautiful and historic sites. Later, take the time to explore at your own pace.

Dinner: At a local restaurant.

Evening: Enjoy a performance of the French classic La Belle et la Bête.

Lodging: Best Western Jardin de Cluny

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Situated in the center of Paris, the Best Western Jardin de Cluny will charm you with its warm welcome, its calm and contemporary atmosphere and it's respect for the environment. On a quiet street in the heart of the Latin Quarter, the hotel is the ideal place to discover Paris: Saint-Germain-des-Près, the Louvre, le musée de Cluny, Notre-Dame de Paris are all nearby.

Contact info:
9 RUE DE SOMMERAND
Paris, 75005 France
phone: +33 (0)1 43 54 22 66
web: http://www.hoteljardindecluny.com/

Room amenities: Entirely renovated, the 40 bedrooms at the Best Western Jardin de Cluny offer you serenity and comfort in a sophisticated setting made up with warm and colorful materials. All the rooms are non-smoking and air-conditioned and include a bathroom with a bathtub or shower. You will also enjoy free WiFi access. Amenities in the bedrooms include: Hair-dryer Slippers Mini bar Welcome basket Desk Telephone Flat Screen TV Ironing board upon request

Facility amenities: Enjoy the salon & bar from 7 a.m. to midnight. Organic wines and champagne are offered. A flat screen T.V. is available for your viewing. Free, secure, high-speed WiFi and a computer with a printer is available for use. Breakfast buffet served from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in a stone cave. Organic and fair trade products are offered. Daily newspaper (Le Monde, Figaro, International Herald Tribune).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Thursday, July 31 - Impressionism: Monet's Gardens and the Musée d'Or...
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: We will travel by bus to Giverny, where Claude Monet created and painted his incredible gardens. You will feel as if you have stepped right into one of the artist's famous water lily paintings.

Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Take some free time to explore Paris at your own pace before we take a field trip to the Musée d'Orsay. We will discover some of the masterpieces you learned about this morning, which were considered daring and avant-garde in the 19th century.

Dinner: At the Musée d'Orsay restaurant.

Lodging: Best Western Jardin de Cluny

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Situated in the center of Paris, the Best Western Jardin de Cluny will charm you with its warm welcome, its calm and contemporary atmosphere and it's respect for the environment. On a quiet street in the heart of the Latin Quarter, the hotel is the ideal place to discover Paris: Saint-Germain-des-Près, the Louvre, le musée de Cluny, Notre-Dame de Paris are all nearby.

Contact info:
9 RUE DE SOMMERAND
Paris, 75005 France
phone: +33 (0)1 43 54 22 66
web: http://www.hoteljardindecluny.com/

Room amenities: Entirely renovated, the 40 bedrooms at the Best Western Jardin de Cluny offer you serenity and comfort in a sophisticated setting made up with warm and colorful materials. All the rooms are non-smoking and air-conditioned and include a bathroom with a bathtub or shower. You will also enjoy free WiFi access. Amenities in the bedrooms include: Hair-dryer Slippers Mini bar Welcome basket Desk Telephone Flat Screen TV Ironing board upon request

Facility amenities: Enjoy the salon & bar from 7 a.m. to midnight. Organic wines and champagne are offered. A flat screen T.V. is available for your viewing. Free, secure, high-speed WiFi and a computer with a printer is available for use. Breakfast buffet served from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in a stone cave. Organic and fair trade products are offered. Daily newspaper (Le Monde, Figaro, International Herald Tribune).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Friday, August 01 - Modern Paris and Local Culture
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Please check with your group leader at orientation.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch at a nearby café of your choice.

Afternoon: Take the opportunity to see how real French bread is made and practice your baking skills as you create your own mouth-watering brioche. Take notes on making this delicious bread so that you can amaze your family and friends back home!

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: Enjoy the view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower.

Lodging: Best Western Jardin de Cluny

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Situated in the center of Paris, the Best Western Jardin de Cluny will charm you with its warm welcome, its calm and contemporary atmosphere and it's respect for the environment. On a quiet street in the heart of the Latin Quarter, the hotel is the ideal place to discover Paris: Saint-Germain-des-Près, the Louvre, le musée de Cluny, Notre-Dame de Paris are all nearby.

Contact info:
9 RUE DE SOMMERAND
Paris, 75005 France
phone: +33 (0)1 43 54 22 66
web: http://www.hoteljardindecluny.com/

Room amenities: Entirely renovated, the 40 bedrooms at the Best Western Jardin de Cluny offer you serenity and comfort in a sophisticated setting made up with warm and colorful materials. All the rooms are non-smoking and air-conditioned and include a bathroom with a bathtub or shower. You will also enjoy free WiFi access. Amenities in the bedrooms include: Hair-dryer Slippers Mini bar Welcome basket Desk Telephone Flat Screen TV Ironing board upon request

Facility amenities: Enjoy the salon & bar from 7 a.m. to midnight. Organic wines and champagne are offered. A flat screen T.V. is available for your viewing. Free, secure, high-speed WiFi and a computer with a printer is available for use. Breakfast buffet served from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in a stone cave. Organic and fair trade products are offered. Daily newspaper (Le Monde, Figaro, International Herald Tribune).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Saturday, August 02 - Market Visit and Farewell to Paris
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Visit one of the city's many open-air markets where you can browse the stalls and mingle with Parisians during their morning shopping. Experience the sights, smells and delicious treats of the marché! No visit to Paris is complete without a stop at the Père Lachaise cemetery. Don't be fooled by the ghoulish sound of this outing; this is a unique chance to experience history as you walk along the stone markers bearing the names of Jean Moulin, Jim Morrison, Honoré Daumier, Oscar Wilde, and many other famous artists, musicians, statesmen, and heroes.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Take some free time to explore Paris at your own pace.

Dinner: Farewell dinner.

Evening: Tonight you bid farewell to Paris from the top of the Arc de Triomphe. Take this opportunity to consider all that you have experienced and learned this week as you view the city from up high above.

Lodging: Best Western Jardin de Cluny

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Nine: Sunday, August 03 - Departures from Paris
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Morning transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport for return flights to the USA. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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