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The Best of Northern France: Paris and Normandy

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Program #21095ENZ
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. 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.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.
Experience two faces of France on this journey that combines field trips led by top-notch Road Scholar experts with plenty of time for independent discoveries. Begin by discovering Paris’ grand boulevards, Gothic architecture and world-class museums. Then venture to Normandy to explore its Celtic-influenced culture, medieval history, natural beauty and tantalizing cuisine.


Highlights

• Explore Paris’ markets, museums and cafés and take a field trip to the opulent Palace of Versailles.
• Learn the story of the Allied Invasion of Normandy as you explore the landing beaches in period military vehicles.
• Discover Mont Saint-Michel, a medieval island fortress and abbey that is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Program Notes

This learning adventure is one of our FLEX programs. It offers a more flexible schedule than our traditional programs and includes ample independent time and several meals on your own.

Activity Notes

Substantial walking; cobblestones and uneven and hilly terrain. Use of the Paris Métro, accessed by stairs.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Paris, 3 nights; coach to Bayeux, 3 nights; coach to Paris, 1 night; departure.

Date Notes
10/3/2014
This date we will stay in Caen instead of Bayeux.10/9/2014
Please note on this date we will stay in Caen instead of Bayeux.5/14/2015
This date will visit Caen instead of Bayeux.10/8/2015
For this departure date only, you will be staying in Caen instead of Bayeux.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
7 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips

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4.8
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