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14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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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.
Start of Program
Oct 12, 2015
The program begins in the early evening with an orientation meeting at your hotel in Paris.
You will be staying at the Le Patio Saint Antoine that night.
Location: Paris
Nearest city or town: Gonesse
Nearest highway: A1
Nearest airport: Charles de Gaulle Airport
Transportation to site: A group arrival transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and arrive on the group date. After arrival at Charles de Gaulle in Paris, transfer by coach to your hotel in Paris.

End of Program
Oct 24, 2015
The program ends after breakfast at your hotel in Caen.
You will be staying at the Mercure Caen Centre Port de Plaisance the night before.
Location: Paris
Transportation to site: A group departure transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and depart on the group date. Independent travelers can take a taxi from the hotel to the airport or can ask the hotel for assistance in arranging a shuttle transfer. Paris Shuttle, a third party service, offers discounted shared shuttle and private transfer rates to Road Scholar participants. The rate they offer is about 10% discount off their published rate. By using the web link below, you can take advantage of these rates and book your transfer for departure in Paris. You will need to pay in advance with a credit card to confirm reservations and print your own voucher. www.parishuttle.com/index.php?partner=P60WEN
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: An exceptional setting in the heart of Paris, the floor is covered of jade marble and antique furniture in the hall. A few strides further, the purple velvet seats and the Art Deco works of art light up the eyes. The elegance of the setting combines with a warm and friendly atmosphere to assure an exceptional stay. This hotel is a true oasis of serenity and has many charms: the private gardens nestled in the center of the building appear as the jewel of the establishment.

Contact info:
289b Rue du Faubourg St Antoine
75011 Paris, France
phone: +33 (0)1 40 09 40 00
web: www.lepatiosaintantoine.com/uk/index.php

Room amenities: Alarm clock, Complimentary Newspapers, Desk & chairs, Hairdryer, Individual Air conditioning, Individual Heating, Interconnecting/adjoining rooms, Iron & ironing board, Minibar, Kitchenette stocked with the basics needed for preparing and eating food, microwave, Tea/Coffee making facilities, Bathrooms have bathtubs and showers, Radio, Safety deposit box, Non-smoking rooms, Smoking rooms, Soundproof windows, TV - Pay per view and satellite, Windows may be opened. Please note that hotel rooms in France are often smaller than hotel rooms in the U.S. There are no dressers in the rooms.

Facility amenities: 24 hour Front Desk, Concierge, Fax & photocopying, Garden, Valet laundry service, Luggage room, Meeting rooms, Porterage, Taxi service, Direct telephone line, Phone features: voicemail, Wifi in bedroom, Wifi in lobby/public rooms There is a small set of stairs from the reception and breakfast room areas leading to the first courtyard and elevator. There is a set of stairs to access the meeting room and hotel restrooms. The whole hotel is smoke free. The only spots where people are allowed to smoke are in the private courtyards.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and bookings

Type: Hotel

Description: The Mercure Caen Centre hotel is located in the heart of Caen city center and overlooks the marina. It is in an ideal location for visiting the D-Day sites and the Caen Memorial. It offers a peaceful atmosphere and has modern and comfortable rooms.

Contact info:
1, rue Courtonne, BP 3086
Caen, 14018 France
phone: +33 2 31 47 24 24
Room amenities: The rooms include air conditioning, cable/satellite TV, internet access, a telephone, and a hair dryer in the bathroom.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers dry cleaning, WiFi, tourist information desk, and a restaurant and bar.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
12 nights of accommodations
33 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 10 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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