my first trip with Road Scholar. will be doing many more. was a great introduction and learning experience
Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.
Activity note: Hotel check-in is available from 2:00 p.m.
Afternoon: After arriving at the hotel, check in and get your room, then take some time to unpack, freshen up, and relax. Orientation: 5:30 p.m. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions including our resident instructor. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date Daily Schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have. Road Scholar “Independent” programs are designed for participants who want high-level Road Scholar instruction, a few group activities, and who are capable and comfortable setting out on their own for a significant part of the day/night. There will be several hours each day of educational content, a number of meals on your own (excluded from the program cost) to enjoy what you like, and substantial free time for personal independent exploration. Our Group Leader and resident instructor will accompany scheduled field trips. We have also set aside some free time for personal independent exploration. The Group Leader will often be available during free time to accompany informal excursions, activities, or meals that have been excluded from the program cost. You are welcome to join if you like, with any associated costs on your own. In addition to expert led lectures and field trips, two outstanding benefits of this program are the included Paris Visite Pass and Paris Museum Pass we will use for some field trips. They will make your free time and personal independent exploration easier and more rewarding. Indicated times are approximate. Program activities, schedules, and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Dinner: At a nearby restaurant, enjoy a welcome dinner featuring traditional French food with plated table service including choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert, plus a glass of wine; other beverages available for purchase. In France, meals are accompanied by complimentary bread (“pain”) and water (“eau” or “l’eau”), so you need not ask for them.
Evening: At leisure. Continue getting to know your fellow participants, settle in, and get a good night’s rest for the day ahead.
Activity note: Afternoon field trip via Paris Métro, accessed by walking up and down flights of stairs; elevators/escalators not available in most stations.
Breakfast: At the hotel, the breakfast buffet offers cold and hot choices including eggs, breads and pastries, juice, coffee, and tea.
Morning: We begin the day with a lecture by our resident Instructor (who is also a licensed Guide) on the origins of Paris from Roman development through the Middle Ages. Archaeologists estimate that the area has been inhabited for about 9,000 years. What eventually became Paris began in the 3rd Century BCE when members of the Parisii tribe settled on an island in the Seine River. We will then board a motorcoach for a panoramic view of some of the most famous monuments and Paris sites as our Paris expert continues to present aspects of the city's history and architecture through the ages. We will also stop for photos as permitted in approved areas. Our motorcoach exploration concludes on the Île de la Cité in the vicinity of Notre-Dame Cathedral.
Lunch: As a special highlight, we will see a chef demonstrate his culinary art then have lunch featuring the dishes he has prepared.
Afternoon: Join the Group Leader on an excursion to the Sainte-Chapelle and Notre Dame. Begun in 1239, the Sainte-Chapelle, one of the glories of Gothic architecture. Construction on the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris began in 1163 and was not finally completed until 1345. Damaged and restored a number of times, it remains one of the largest and finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere. Afterwards, enjoy a free afternoon for independent exploration.
Dinner: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.
Evening: At leisure.
Activity note: The night when the Seine River cruise actually takes place depends on local schedules and circumstances, and will be discussed during Orientation.
Breakfast: At the hotel.
Morning: Our local expert will help you experience the Latin Quarter like a student during a walking field trip through the neighborhood. The University of Paris and its core college, the Sorbonne, were founded on the Left Bank (Rive Gauche) about 1257, one of the first universities in the world. This quickly became the intellectual heart of the city, called the Latin Quarter as Latin was the language of the educated classes. Over succeeding eras, it attracted artists, writers, and bohemians. Among the highlights we will see are the Sorbonne, Cluny Museum, and Boulevard St Michel.
Lunch: On your own to enjoy what you like. There are many options to choose from in the Latin Quarter.
Afternoon: Free afternoon for personal independent exploration. This would be a good opportunity to spend more time in the Rive Gauche neighborhood known as St. Germain des Prés. Once a gritty haven for artists, philosopher, and writers, many of whom frequented the famed Café Les Deux Magots or the Café de Flore, it has become an upscale neighborhood that still retains much of its historic ambience. It is also the home of Café Le Procope, the oldest café-restaurant in France (1686) that was a favorite — at different times! — of Voltaire, Danton, Hugo, Balzac, Rousseau, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson.
Dinner: On your own.
Evening: We will re-group at the hotel for an evening cruise along the Seine to view the magnificent illuminated monuments lining the river. If you have other plans for this evening, the Group Leader will provide you with a cruise ticket you can use at your leisure.
Breakfast: At the hotel.
Morning: With our Group Leader, enjoy an optional market visit. We will head out to experience the sights, sounds, and scents of a traditional open-air market and experience Paris like a Parisian.
Lunch: On your own to enjoy what you like. You might want to create a picnic lunch from specialties at the market or dine at a nearby café. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.
Afternoon: Free afternoon for personal independent exploration. You are also welcome to join the Instructor on an informal excursion in the Marais District, or return later on your own. The Jewish Quarter here was once the most populous Jewish community in Europe. Perhaps the most famous feature is the superb Place des Vosges, the oldest planned square in Paris, built by King Henri IV in the early 1600s. Among the highlights of the Marais is the Carnavalet Museum, one of the capital’s most distinctively “Parisian” museums situated in the remarkable architectural setting of two townhouses. Here you can trace the story of Paris from pre-history (4600 B.C.E.) to the present day. The Musée Carnavalet is also an art gallery exhibiting mostly original works inspired by Paris.
Dinner: As a special highlight, we will see a chef demonstrate his culinary art then have dinner featuring the dishes he has prepared.
Evening: At leisure.
Activity note: We will depart on our day’s journey via Metro. Explore the Louvre at your own pace.
Breakfast: At the hotel.
Morning: With your Instructor, take the metro to the Palais-Royal. This “village in the city” that faces the Louvre was a seat of power and high position for centuries. It was built by Cardinal Richelieu in 1629 and bequeathed to King Louis XIII. It went through a series of royal owners and became the focal point of a lively social scene with notable theaters, restaurants, and promenades that attracted many visitors. The Palais-Royal was also a center of free speech in the period leading up to the Revolution. We will explore some of the covered passageways, hidden courtyards, and learn about its history through the centuries.
Lunch: On your own to enjoy what you like.
Afternoon: Free afternoon for personal independent exploration. You are welcome to walk to the Louvre, which is nearby. The Musée du Louvre is the largest museum in the world. Its unrivaled collection includes the most famous painting, the “Mona Lisa,” and the most famous sculpture, the “Venus de Milo” as well as thousands of other masterpieces.
Dinner: On your own to enjoy what you like.
Evening: At leisure.
Breakfast: At the hotel.
Morning: Our group field trip this morning is to the Musée d'Orsay. Led by our Instructor, explore the world's largest collection of Impressionist paintings at the Orsay Museum on the Left Bank (Rive Gauche) of the Seine. The first work of art is the building itself, the former Gare d’Orsay railway station, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. The collections of painting, sculpture, and decorative objects show the tremendous diversity of artistic creation in the western world from 1848-1914, showcasing many of the most remarkable works of the early modern era including the Impressionist, post-Impressionist, and Art Nouveau movements.
Lunch: On your own. The museum has three options for dining, or you might like to eat at a nearby brasserie.
Afternoon: Free afternoon for personal independent exploration. Today is a good opportunity to go via Métro and walking to the church of Les Invalides in the Musée de l’Armée with the extraordinary Tomb of Napoleon. Another highlight is the Rodin Museum and sculpture garden. The story of how this museum developed is almost as fascinating as some of Rodin’s iconic sculptures, such as “The Thinker.” It is housed in the exquisite Hôtel Biron, an architectural jewel amid nearly 7 acres of gardens and grounds.
Dinner: On your own.
Evening: At leisure.
Breakfast: At the hotel.
Morning: Led by our instructor, we will take a field trip to explore the collections of the Musée de l'Orangerie and view Monet's magnificent Nymphéas (Water Lilies). Situated in the heart of Paris at the corner of the Tuileries Gardens, the museum was constructed in 1852 as an actual orangery (shelter for orange trees), with a variety of uses in subsequent eras. When it was repurposed and refurbished after 1921, the great Impressionist artist Claude Monet began work on eight huge panels of “Les Nymphéas” (Water Lilies) — regarded as the ultimate expression of his artistic ideas — that were installed after his death. The museum also contains works by Cézanne, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso, Renoir, and other great artists of Impressionism and Modern Classicism.
Lunch: On your own.
Afternoon: Free afternoon for personal independent exploration. You are also welcome to take the Métro up to the “village” of Montmartre, home of many artists during Impressionist and post-Impressionist periods. This is an opportunity to explore popular Place du Tertre (Artist Square), Sacré Coeur Basilica, or simply to meander through the neighborhood and see streets that inspired so many artists. Return to the hotel at your leisure.
Dinner: Our congenial farewell dinner in a nearby restaurant features a 3-course meal with choice of entrée and wine; other beverages available for purchase.
Evening: At leisure. Say farewell to new Road Scholar friends and prepare for departure in the morning. If you need assistance with transfer arrangements for travel tomorrow, please consult with the Group Leader.
Activity note: Hotel check out is by 12:00 Noon. Please refer to the “Travel Details/Transportation” section for information on transfers.
Breakfast: At the hotel (unless you need to depart earlier for travel connections). This concludes our program.
Morning: If you are transferring to another Road Scholar program, detailed instructions are included in your Information Packet for the next program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Safe travels and best wishes for all your journeys!
my first trip with Road Scholar. will be doing many more. was a great introduction and learning experience
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We organized our Paris trip around photography and a study group of Americans in Paris in the 1920’s. Knowing this Road Scholar adapted the Independent Paris trip to our needs including sessions with a professional photographer and a scholar knowledgeable about Americans in Paris during that time period. Our guides were top notch and we could not have asked more of them. Highly recommended!
What a wonderful excursion I just had! I was with a smart and savvy group of twenty road scholars and enjoyed my time with them a lot, but I also had plenty of time to explore the unique city of Paris on my own, too. That was truly marvelous. I can honestly say that nothing about this trip was a disappointment. The city, the people, the itinerary, the food, the art, architecture and history, were all a balm -- and a thrill. I learned so much from our group leader and instructor. Louis taught me to get around via subway and bus so I felt safe and comfortable wherever I went. And Malcolm, our charmingly eccentric British instructor, helped me plan all my solo excursions. His recommendations -- and directions -- were spot on. This is my second Independent City journey. I highly recommend both Paris, and Prague. Where to next, I wonder?
Best going with someone. People stick with who they know.
If you want to take a trip that is both entertaining and educational, Road Scholar is the way to go!!
This was a wonderful trip. The leader, Louis Bideau, was very caring and highly organized. He went out of his way one evening to escort a few of us to a concert at Notre Dame. Malcolm, on the other hand, was a bit scattered in his presentations. A power point in the mornings would have enhanced his organization. A brilliant man, he is not really a teacher. The itinerary was well selected. I will do another Road Scholar trip in the future. The hotel was OK. Jane S.
Excellent program, the guides were fantastic!
This trip was wonderful. Many things to see and do.
Our trip was made extra special by our caring and well prepared guides, Malcolm and Louis. We enjoyed this once in a lifetime trip!
Independent Paris was a very well organized progam that was the perfect blend and balance of organized group activities and free time to pursue individual interests and discoveries. The inclusion of a Metro ticket and Museum Pass made all of this possible.
This is a good adventure. You can walk til you drop, explore gourmet foods. Great people watching. Look at the world differently. The capital of the French speaking world is a beautiful mosaic. You'll never look at Africa the same way again. oh yeah & there are elements of this in the Impressionists from Gabon & Cote d'Ivorie. Get lost on the walks near the Sorbonne or the Marais. We even saw two brides whose photographers waited patiently for us--& all the other tourists to pass through. On y va :-)
A fun and extremely useful introduction on what the city of Paris has to offer, and how to access activities in an affordable way.
This is a very interesting, exciting, and educational program. I loved learning about the history of Paris and the people who live there. The guided walks and museum tours were the best. I learned about a side of Paris that I had only ever read about.
"Independent Paris" was the best program I have ever been on. I was apprehensive about being on my own in the afternoon but our guides, James and Louis, always made sure we had accurate information on what to see and where to eat and knew how to return to our hotel. I had thought of skipping parts of the program but realized i didn't want to miss anything. If you go, plan to go to Giverney before the trip starts and Versailles either before or after.
My daughter and I went on this trip together. We have a 30 year gap in our ages. We had different interests in the trip and all our interests were satisfied.
Excellent educational program. Staff was supportive, knowledgeable, well organized and very informative. Only take however if you like a lot of "free time." If you want a more structured program, look at another.
Great introduction to Paris, lots of insider information to make your free time more enjoyable. The leaders were interesting and informative with tips to make your stay as fulfilling and fun as possible. The included meals were excellent and you certainly won't leave the table hungry!
Before signing up for this Road Scholar program, I had heard only good things about Road Scholar and this trip confirmed all that I had heard. I participated in the Paris program and even though I had been to Paris on other occasions, I saw the city and the sites in new ways. This was largely due to the guides who were excellent. By the end of the program, they had become friends to participants. The group was 16 in number and the members were very compatible. I and a friend who signed up with me for this trip very much appreciated the overviews of the neighborhoods and sightseeing conducted mainly in the mornings and, in particular for us, the free afternoons - with some ideas from the guides - to wander around the city and pursue our personal interests. I want to recognize Pauline's ability to deal with unexpected events. One participant was ill during most of the program but was checked on constantly and a doctor was provided by Pauline and Road Scholar. Another participant was quite elderly, pretty confused and obviously had special needs - Pauline and Road Scholar provided someone to look after him on sightseeing excursions, which was really necessary but unexpected and therefore her response and the response of the person provided as a helper by Road Scholar was above and beyond the call of duty! My friend and I were very impressed. The fact that these two people were cared for enabled the rest of us to get the maximum out of the program, with no interruptions to the itinerary. It should also be reassuring that if an emergency occurs, that doesn't necessarily require major medical intervention, the guides and Road Scholar are prepared to do whatever is necessary for involved participants without delay, or bother for the group as a whole.
The check my trip section has never worked and has never been fixed, thereby leaving us at the mercy of people who shunt us from one part of the organization to the other. I loved the trip, but was very fed up with the details .
This trip was wonderful, educational, fun, inspiring. The group leader and instructor were great, we'd go anywhere with them! The hotel was lovely and well-located, close to the Metro. The group (16) became very cohesive and we intend to keep in touch with several fellow travelers. Just the best time!
This trip to Paris both met my dreams and made me long for more. The group participants were good travel companions, the activities interesting and informative, and the free time allowed me to experience a new place in a very "on the ground" way. I was able to figure out various modes of transportation and choose casual lunch spots on my own as well as stop at "must-see" and serendipitous shops I would have missed in a more structured program. Our guide was wonderful and the experience exactly what I wanted.
This was a wonderful experience. It was our first tour with Road Scholar and my husband and I were very impressed with their welcoming guides, the level of knowledge that our guides had about Paris. I feel like I had a vacation and a valuable education also. I can't wait to re-visit art history, and anything related to Paris! I honestly can't think of one thing I was not satisfied with. Can't wait to plan our next trip with Road Scholar.
Our experience with Road Scholar was wonderful. Our visit to Paris was informative and stress free. Our guides made us feel like family and it was incredible to share such memories with them and the other members of our group. Our trip was educational and paced perfectly with plenty of free time to explore the city on our own.
AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME! This was our first time out of USA and this could not have been any more perfect. Guides were great. Paris was great. Never felt in fear or worried. Wish there was a "Paris-Part 2" being offered. Can't wait to return to Paris. Sue A.
This trip was more than I expected. I knew the people who would lead us would be knowledgeable and helpful and I was not disappointed in any way. Every day was full of wonderful information, experiences and joyful activities that made us want to stay longer and have more of this beautiful city. There were four of us, myself, husband and two adult children. We had so much fun we were bursting with laughter as well. The days did not have enough hours to absorb all. We want to come again for another week with a more advanced look at Paris, not just the sites beginners expect. We hope that Road Scholar eventually offers this and that we might get the same guides. I hope they get rewarded for their wonderful, special treatment afforded all our group.
The Road Scholar Tour: Independent Paris: People, Places, Culture is a very well organized and run travel event. The leader and instructor were very well informed of Paris and the various museums and art works. Would recommend this tour highly.
My wife and I ended our Road Scholar Independent Paris program this A.M. and can't say enough good things about it. We arrived 5 days before the start of the program to acclimate to the 6 hour time change and to see some sites (Versailles, Giverny and Normandy) we thought we wouldn't have time for during the program. Our Group Leader Louis, who was warm and welcoming, did a great job organizing and leading the group and vigilantly caring for our safety and welfare. The Paris public transit system can be very busy at times but Louis made sure we stuck together and he always provided directions to those who wanted to venture off on their own. Our Instructor Julian was extraordinary - extremely knowlegeable about so many things French - art, architecture, history. His classrooms are the streets, arrondissements, historic buildings, churches and museums of Paris. He seamlessly wove stories and facts together and if we retain a small fraction of what he taught us, we will consider ourselves fulfilled. Thanks to Louis and Julian our short time in Paris will be fondly remembered.
Great guides. Great city. Great Food. Great People. Great Culture. Viva La France
As a first time visitor to Paris this program was perfect. The leader were so informative , friendly and helpful they made it a perfect week. The program is accurately desriibed in their info. Road Scholar exceed my high expectations.
Autumn, when the museums are less crowded, is a great time for a visit to Paris. Road Scholar makes it economical. What could be more fun than walking the streets with a dashing French Foreign Legionnaire in a trench coat and being guided to the best of each museum's collection by an art history guru wearing a red tam.
If you want to experience Paris, have only a week to do it, and are in good walking shape, Independent Paris is a great way to do it. No regrets, great value.
The Independent Paris program was so well crafted! By the end of our week we had experienced French culture not only in expert lectures and guidance in museums and other monuments, but also in the restaurant suggestions, the visit to the open air market, the wine tasting, the cooking lesson and even the metro and bus rides.
Just returned from my trip to Paris. Louis-Gabriel Bideau was superb. On more than one occassion he went above and beyond the call of duty. He made sure we were safe at all times. Jennifer had an excellent command of the history and art of Paris. Her lectures were well thought out, informative and educational. An added special touch was Jennifer's wonderful quick wit. This is an excellent trip for those traveling solo, with a friend or as a couple. Wear good shoes, because you will definitely walk a lot.
I just returned from the Independent Paris adventure, and I was very happy with the entire trip. I traveled solo and was a bit apprehensive about traveling to a country where I had minimal language sills and also did not know anyone on the trip, but my fellow participants were friendly and fun, and I really connected with some of them. Jennifer, our instructor, was terrific and I am home now wanting to learn even more about French history. She has so much knowledge about art that going to the museums with her was a joy. Her sense of humor makes me smile still. She gave us such wonderful information about the history of France and Paris that it made seeing the sites even more meaningful. Our Leader, Louis, was so knowledgeable, helpful, fun and just a great guy. He gave us great suggestions for places to eat that had good quality, delicious food at reasonable prices. He was so so helpful in providing directions for independent time and travel on the Metro and many tips for navigating the city. The location of the hotel made travel around the city via metro and bus so easy (with guidance from Louis) and by the end of the week, I was feeling very confident traveling around by myself.There are many cafes and brasseries in the area and also some wonderful bakeries.There are some grocery stores too so its easy to buy some water (or wine) and snacks if you want for the room. There is ALOT of walking, the activity level is accurate in the description, much of it on cobblestones, and lots of stairs every where, so my advice is pay attention to that description. I think most days I walked more than 5 miles ( including the time on my own) and one day I walked over 10. If you speak any French, don't be afraid to use it, people in Paris are polite, and no one laughed at me ( to my face anyway) for attempting to use my minimal French. Paris is an amazing city!
My trip (Independent France) opened up a new world of adventure for me. I look forward to taking another Road Scholar trip very soon.
Great program for giving an overview of highlights of Paris and Local Life.
Paris Independent exceeded my expectations. It immersed me in Parisian life and culture, Introduced me to amazing food and wine and inspired me to explore Paris on my own. Thank you Pauline and Jennifer!!
Paris came alive in the presentation of artifacts from centuries of existence of a community in the Seine river area now know as Paris.
This is a wonderful introduction to the history and art and architecture of one of the world's great cities, with background talks and visits to important neighborhoods and art museums. The use of public transportation and the location of the hotel outside the central area makes Independent Paris remarkably affordable in a city which can otherwise be quite expensive to visit.
This is a wonderful way to see Paris for the first time or as a repeat visitor. Fast paced, knowledge packed lectures and walking tours are coupled with the opportunity to craft some personal time for additional tours, sightseeing, shopping, and eating.
If a program is listed as moderately active (must be able to walk 5 miles per day) please take them seriously! This includes lots of steps, and standing during tours.
A great experience--educational, enjoyable, satisfying. The other group members were delightful and the leaders were superb. I highly recommend the program for anyone you wants a good experience in Paris.
The Independant tour of Paris was a trip won't forget. It was educational and informative. All the people involved from the hotel staff, instructor and program leader were so friendly and helpful. I would not hesitate to so another trip with road Scholar.
This was our first Road Scholar experience and we had a fantastic time. We especially enjoyed our group leader and program instructor and every person in our group was a pleasure to spend time with. This trip provided an excellent and positive introduction to Paris and to Road Scholar.
If you love to learn about the history of a city you are visiting, if you are willing to experience public transportation, if you are ready to walk and learn, and if you wish immerse yourself in the culture of Paris, then Independent Paris is the tour for you!
Our Independent Paris program was well organized, and extremely well presented by our outstanding, engaging, and humorous expert guide, Malcomb. it was all we expected and more! Highly recommend it!
Wear good walking shoes and see Paris like a local. Great opportunity to visit the major sights and attractions of Paris with the support of a group, then venture out solo during free time.
This was my husband's and my first Road Scholar trip but will certainly not be the last. The program itself exceeded both of our highest expectations and both the tour leader and guide were world class-- knowledgeable, capable, and engaging.
I thoroughly enjoyed this trip, Laura (who had to step in at the last minute) and Malcolm knew so much and their love for Paris colored our experience. The participants were friendly and open and I am looking forward to my next Road Scholar voyage.
We were delighted with the experience. Good, helpful tour guides with lots of information.
I liked this program and felt it more then met my expectations. If I could I would do it again.
May 2016 -- Home from the Independent Paris trip and missing Malcolm ( our instructor), Luis (our guide), and the other participants from this great adventure. I had no concerns about my safety while visiting Paris with Road Scholar personnel. Traveling on public transportation was such fun,adding to the Paris experience. I can't believe all I saw and experienced in eight days!
Independent Paris was exactly as described! I had the freedom to visit other sites while still having connections and support from the guides. They made the travel easy and safe and very enjoyable.
Great trip. Louis was fabulous. He kept us on schedule while being flexible when necessary. Good coverage for first-timers and well as for repeat visitors to Paris.
Although I had visited Paris several times in the past, this was my first trip with Road Scholar, and it was truly a delight. Our Group Leader Louis-Gabriel Bideau and Instructor Jennifer Burdon were both extremely competent and knowledgeable; in addition, each has a warm and caring personality and a fine sense of humor. This trip included many experiences I could not have had on my own and taught me a lot more about this exquisite and very historical city.
This is such a fun experience. The balance of independent time and group opportunities is perfect and the experiences are unusual, including some activities that most Paris tourists won't have. We had a great time and felt well cared for by program staff. This was our first Road Scholar trip and when traveling to non-english speaking countries, we will use Road Scholar again.
This program offers a wonderful mix of experiences, including exposure to a lot of great art, architecture, food and history. Our lecturer and museum guide, Jennifer Burdon, was not only very knowledgeable about Paris, particularly about its art and history, but also made the trip a delight through her infectious enthusiasm and quirky sense of humor. Our group leader, Louis Bideau, made sure that the tours ran smoothly and worked very hard to accommodate the individual interests and needs of the people on the trip.
The group leader Louis-Gabriel Bideau is perfect for this responsibility. He was able anticipate and meet the needs of individuals and as a group. His goal was for each of us to have a more than satisfactory experience in Paris. He is an asset to Road Scholar.I always felt well taken care of. Jennifer Burdon-Instructor demonstrated vast knowledge and quick wit.
The program was as described in the Road Scholar literature. It was educational, the staff was informative and professional, the hotel was comfortable. I was delighted.