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Intergenerational in the City of Light: À la Découverte de Paris (age 10-13)

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9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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. 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.
Kathleen from Needham, MA Number of programs attended: 23
Date attended: 07/11/15 - 07/19/15
This program is a wonderful introduction to a truly fabulous city, for grandparents as well as grandkids. But be sure you are well prepared to walk a lot and be on your feet for hours. And then just enjoy!

Paula from Rockville, MD Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/18/15 - 07/26/15
My granddaughter and I had the most wonderful trip to Paris. Caroline and Louis were excellent guides, helping us explore monuments, museums, cathedrals, neighborhoods, and restaurants that held everyone's interest. I would highly recommend this trip .

James from Miramar Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 07/18/15 - 07/26/15
I really enjoyed this program as a grandfather because I saw my granddaughter learning in a casual but effective manner. Her feed back to me was very favorable. My wife and I always felt safe and that our granddaughter was also because of the presence of two guides most of the time. Also, by using the Metro and buses for transportations many times, I felt we experience Paris well. Also, the visit to the market place also was a good experience. I would recommend this tour to other grandparents who want a special experience with a grandchild.

Barbara from Miramar Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 07/18/15 - 07/26/15
To take a grandchild on a trip is wonderful and this trip, Paris the City of Light, was just the perfect one for our granddaughter. What memories we share!

Josephine from Santa Fe, NM Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 07/11/15 - 07/19/15
It was a fun, fabulous trip. We never could have accomplished so much in a week on our own. And it wouldn't have been as much fun!

Suzanne from Paradise Valley, AZ Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/04/15 - 07/12/15
I had heard from friends who attended in previous years how special this Paris trip was, but our adventure far exceeded my expectations! It was beautifully planned and organized, and as my 11- year old granddaughter said "We didn't even have time to get homesick"! Our guides were knowledgeable, fun, and thoughtful to both kids and adults. We could not have had more fun, nor learned more. I would recommend it highly. Suzanne from Phoenix, AZ

Madeleine from Doylestown, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/04/15 - 07/12/15
Paris was not a new destination for me, but our marvelous guides made the City come alive in new ways. The program was superbly designed to appeal to both grandchildren and grandparents. I am grateful that the program introduced Paris to my granddaughter in such an engaging way, and I'm sure that she will always feel affection for Paris. This week increased her cultural understanding and expanded her worldview ... as well as impressing upon her (and the other kids) the importance of saying "merci" and "s'il vous plait" in any language.

Donna from Chapel Hill, NC Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 06/27/15 - 07/05/15
My husband and I and our grandchildren just returned home from the Intergenerational trip to Paris. We had a fabulous trip. Our guides, Caroline and Louie, were the best!! I would highly recommend this trip for grandparents and with granddaughters. It might not be the best fit for many grandsons. Our grandson was the only boy on the trip.

Reinhard from Elmira, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/28/14 - 07/06/14
The best thing I ever did with my Grand-daughter. Fun to see how much she loved every moment. As for me, like everyone else I now LOVE Paris. Learned a lot of interesting history. Gained a fuller appreciation for French art. (which is everywhere, not just the Impressionists) Also for their admirable sense of style and pleasant surrounding wherever you go. Have found the French people to be charming, killing an old prejudice I harbored. Feels good! Bring comfortable shoes.

Janet from Bradenton, FL Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 07/12/14 - 07/20/14
This was the best of the five programs I have attended. The hotel was well located, the food was good, and the activities were well planned. Caroline and Louis were a wonderful team of guides. They made the experience fun and educational.

Laura from Duxbury, MA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 07/12/14 - 07/20/14
It's a wonderful opportunity to get to know one of the major cities in the world, see your grandchild in a different perspective and, perhaps, learn a little more about yourself!

Doris from Flemington, NJ Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 07/05/14 - 07/13/14
My almost l0 year old granddaughter and I had a wonderful time on this trip. The activities, pace and variety were perfect for us. The guides were fabulous -- Louis organized our travels around the City of Light so smoothly, and Caroline provided a guided narrative to the museums and sights which captured the attention and imagination of the grandchildren, as well as the grandparents. The variety of activities was excellent, and we also very much enjoyed the Hotel Pantheon, where we stayed. We would definitely recommend this trip.

Harriett from Woodridge, IL Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 07/05/14 - 07/13/14
This was by far the best of the three intergenerational programs my granddaughter and I have attended. Caroline and Louis are an outstanding team as director and guide. I am sure they set the standard for quality for Road Scholar. We had such a variety of experiences that were delightfully and expertly executed.

Sasha from Albany, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/05/14 - 07/13/14
Fantastic experience! The quality of the guides was exceptional. We learned more and did more than we would've on our own and all with the joyous enthusiasm and expertise of our guides and the camaraderie of our fellow group participants. I'd never done a tour before and this completely changed my stereotypes of tours. I would highly-highly recommend.

Karen from Williamsburg, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/05/14 - 07/13/14
An outstanding experience for both my granddaughter and myself. Not only was Paris presented in an engaging way for both the children and the adults, but the interaction with the other children attending was a unique and most valuable opportunity. They had formed, by the end of the week, a cohesive little group of happy travelers, which was wonderful to witness.

Molly from Omaha, NE Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/05/14 - 07/13/14
The Road Scholar program provided just the right structure for a joyful sharing of learning with my granddaughter, many delights under the skillful and loving guidance of Louis and Caroline. A once-in-a-lifetime experience for the both of us that will resonate and grow in value with each passing year.

Linda from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/28/14 - 07/06/14
Our IG Program to Paris was marvelous and I would recommend it to anyone. The guides were exceptional, the kids were all delightful as were the grandparents. I just think for some grandparents (me) the pace was a bit too much.

Connie from Tulsa, OK Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/28/14 - 07/06/14
Connie from Tulsa,Oklahoma What an exceptional program! Louis and Caroline were the best of the best and made everything FUN and educational at the same time - a difficult undertaking with half children and half grandparents. Senna and I were happy 24/7.

Linda from Iowa City, IA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/28/14 - 07/06/14
We highly recommend this exceptional grandparent-grandchild experience.

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