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Intergenerational France: The Best of Paris, Normandy and Brittany

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Program #18370RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
Meals: 22 total, 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Hotel Printania: Dinard, 4 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Printania Hotel is located directly on the seafront, near the local beaches and with views across the Rance Estuary to the old walled city of St Malo. Each of the hotel bedrooms are individual in style and size, all retaining the original charm and character of a past era. The hotel is full of original decor and artifacts which only enhance the atmosphere of the establishment. As soon as you set foot in the foyer of the Printania you will discover a warm atmosphere with regional furniture and a fine collection of Henriot Quimper porcelain. At the Printania you can enjoy breakfast in the terrace conservatory with its hundred-year-old palm trees dating from the Colonial Exhibition in 1906. Relax in the evening in the lounge, decorated in the style of Napoleon III, with a piano for guests. Discover a varied collection of paintings by regional artists as you walk around the corridors of the Museum Hotel, including etchings by Patrice Morvan, and frescoes by Jim-E-Sevelec in the dining room.

Contact info:
5 Avenue George V
Dinard, 35800 France
phone: +33 2 99 46 13 07
web: printaniahotel.com/index_en.php

Room amenities: Private bathroom with a bathtub or shower, hair dryer, flat-screen TV, complimentary newspaper, free Wi-Fi, phone

Facility amenities: Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and luggage storage is possible at the 24-hour reception. There is a safe-deposit box at the front desk. All rooms have free Wi-Fi access, en-suite facilities, and flat screen televisions. Breakfast is served on the veranda overlooking the small harbor below. Private car parking is available. There are three restaurants on site, each with their own style and presentation. The Printania produces a selection of regional menus, served by staff in traditional Breton costume. La Passerelle is an intimate bistro, while La Gonelle specializes in fish dishes, that you can choose direct from the vivier (aquarium). All the restaurants have incredible views over the bay.

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

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for details.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Mercure Caen Centre: CAEN, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Mercure Caen Centre Port de Plaisance hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city, 109 yards (100 m) from the Tour Leroy and a seven-minute walk from the Abbaye aux Dames. It is also close to the Eglise de la Sainte Trinite, Caen Castle, Universite de Caen, Abbaye-aux-Hommes and Memorial of Caen. Pleasantly situated facing the marina, this fully air-conditioned hotel was renovated in 2009 and offers contemporary and elegant accommodations. Take time to relax in the new bar lounge. The Atrium bar and 6458 sq. ft (600 m²) of modular events rooms are there to make your receptions and seminars a success. There is a private car parking available for a fee and free WI-FI.

Contact info:
1 Rue de Courtonne
Caen, 14018 France
phone: +33 2 31 47 24 24
web: www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-0869-mercure-caen-centre-port-de-plaisance/index.shtml

Room amenities: All of the 126 guestrooms at Mercure Caen Centre Port de Plaisance are air-conditioned and include a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a private bathroom. Also available in the rooms are an alarm clock, a hair dryer and a mini bar with free mineral water. The bathrooms feature a lighted makeup mirror and provide bathrobes, a shower and slippers. Guests can use the in-room complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. All accommodations provide desks and phones. Additional amenities include windows that open and blackout drapes/curtains. In addition, amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards and wake-up calls.

Facility amenities: The Mercure Caen Centre Port de Plaisance offers a convenient 24-hour reception with an elevator and safe. On site, there is a beauty salon, restaurant, and bar/lounge. Business facilities include meeting rooms. The hotel also provides laundry facilities, and a dry cleaning service. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and an Internet point is located on site. Additional amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby and room service (during limited hours).

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

Elevator: Yes

Villa Montparnasse: PARIS, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Villa Montparnasse is a quaint hotel on the left bank of the Seine. The colonial-style residence is located in the 19th century intellectual elite neighborhood opposite the famed Montparnasse Cemetery and next to the apartment where Simone de Beauvoir lived. This hotel is both charming and comfortable and is one block from a pedestrian street featuring restaurants and shops. It is within walking distance of two different metro lines both with direct access to the main monuments of Paris.

Contact info:
2, rue Boulard
Paris, 75014 France
phone: +33 (0)1 56 80 34 34
web: www.villa-montparnasse.com/Villa_Montparnasse/Accueil.html

Room amenities: In each room there is satellite TV, air conditioning, a mini-bar and a safe.

Facility amenities: 24-hour front desk with English-speaking staff, bar / lounge, laundry service, smoke-free environment. Wifi is available in the lobby. Participants should be aware that hotel rooms in Paris are often considerably smaller than hotel rooms in the United States.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for details.

Check out time: 11:00 AM


The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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Included
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10 nights of accommodations
22 meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
23 Field trips
1 Performances

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