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Program #21095RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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Anne Schaetzke Jan 23, 2015 at 04:20 PM

Sorry I'm coming in via the 'chunnel'.

Anne Marie Conard Jan 23, 2015 at 04:09 PM

I am flying out of O'Hare (Chicago) to go to France on September 10th. Are there any participants leaving from Chicago
Thanks Anne Marie Coanrd

Jacquie Fowler Jan 16, 2015 at 04:14 PM

I am on the April 16th trip. I'm hoping for a chance to get to the Louvre. Any ideas?
Peter Randazzo Jan 16, 2015 at 07:22 PM

We would love to get to the Louvre, but we're not sure how close we will be or how much free time we'll have. I guess we'll have to see what happens.
Carol Hitchie Jan 23, 2015 at 04:56 PM

There is a free afternoon on the trip, in Paris.

Peter Randazzo Dec 09, 2014 at 05:05 PM

My wife and I are scheduled for the April 30, 2015 trip and then we're doing the South of France: Wine and History from Sarlat to Bordeaux beginning on May 8. We're wondering if anyone else is doing either or both of these.

Anne Schaetzke Dec 07, 2014 at 06:19 PM

Does the trip to Normandy include Juno beach where the Canadians landed?
Carol Hitchie Dec 07, 2014 at 07:01 PM

No. It was further down the beach.
Carol Hitchie Dec 07, 2014 at 07:02 PM

No. It was further down the beach
Carol Hitchie Dec 07, 2014 at 07:02 PM

No. It was further down the beach.
Carol Hitchie Dec 07, 2014 at 07:02 PM

No. It was further down the beach.
Carol Hitchie Dec 07, 2014 at 07:02 PM

No. It was further down the beach

Linda C Dec 07, 2014 at 08:58 AM

The Versailles stop comes on the last day of the trip--on the way back from Normandy. We were able to visit the main building but not the gardens and outer lying buildings. We really didn't have the option to do more than we did.
Anne Schaetzke Dec 07, 2014 at 12:09 PM

It sounds like Road Scholar needs to rearrange their program in order for people to really see Versailles. I understand Marie Antoinette's "cottage" is well worth seeing and that a trip to Versailles is not complete without it.
Anne Schaetzke Dec 07, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Anne Schaetzke Dec 06, 2014 at 07:58 PM

Regarding the May 2015 the field trip to Versailles an all-day affair? My French teacher said that I would need a full day to see Versailles. Thanks.
Carol Hitchie Dec 06, 2014 at 08:07 PM

We stopped for almost 3 hours which was plenty of time.

Cheryl Mulvihill Oct 02, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Will be on the October 9 trip, leaving from Atlanta on Air France, and meeting up with a friend who is flying out of Pittsburgh. This is a retirement gift to myself. First trip to Europe. Ginny, I see you're on the same flight, will look for you at the airport. A tout a l'heure!
Ginny Bowling Oct 08, 2014 at 08:07 PM

Hey, Cheryl. I'm printing my boarding pass now!! À remain!
Ginny Bowling Oct 08, 2014 at 08:07 PM

Stupid spellcheck. A demain!

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