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Aventure en Famille à Paris: The City of Light With Your Family

Bienvenue! Experience the best of Paris with your family as you weave your way through awesome neighborhoods, discover iconic landmarks and even learn to speak a little French.
Rating (5)
Program No. 20814RJ
Length
9 days
Starts at
3,599 / ADULT
2,999 / CHILD
Flights start at
1,200
France

Aventure en Famille à Paris: The City of Light With Your Family

Bienvenue! Experience the best of Paris with your family as you weave your way through awesome neighborhoods, discover iconic landmarks and even learn to speak a little French.
Length
9 days
Starts at
3,599 / ADULT
2,999 / CHILD
Length
9 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
3,599 / ADULT
2,999 / CHILD
Flights start at
1,200
Program No. 20814RJ

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Age 10 - 18
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Jun 25 - Jul 3, 2022
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Jul 9 - Jul 17, 2022
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At a Glance

Spark your love of adventure in the City of Lights with your family! Get swept up in the magic of the glittering Eiffel Tower and explore one of the most iconic cities in the world together. Be the first group to find the Mona Lisa on a fun scavenger hunt through the Louvre and hear the story behind the hunchback of Notre Dame at the cathedral where it all took place. Learn to “parle un peu français” (speak a little French) practice your culinary skills while creating your own chocolate at the chocolate museum. Alongside your family, experience the magic Paris before waving “au revoir” to France at the tip top of the Arc de Triomphe.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking up to 3 miles daily over varied terrain; some stairs. Extensive use of Paris Metro.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Learn the basics of French before putting your skills to the test by ordering your dinner in French!
  • Soar to the highest point in Paris, La Tour Montparnasse, to see incredible views of the entire city, including the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.
  • Strike a pose as you and your family get your portrait painted by an awesome French artist in Montmartre.

General Notes

This is a Family program for participants, their adult children and grandchildren ages 9 and up. Current Events in Paris: Due to the fire at Notre Dame, the cathedral is closed to visitors. Road Scholar programs that visit île de la Cité will be able to see the outside of the cathedral, but we will not be able to go inside.
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Bill Snowden
Bill Snowden was a geography master at Harrow school, a boy's boarding school that counts Lord Byron and Winston Churchill among its former pupils. In 2014, he retired from teaching to devote more of his time to travel and leading travel adventurers. Since 1984, Bill has worked during spring and summer breaks as a group leader. He is fluent in French and Spanish, providing him the opportunity to lead educational travel programs across Europe, most notably in France and Spain.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Bill Snowden was a geography master at Harrow school, a boy's boarding school that counts Lord Byron and Winston Churchill among its former pupils. In 2014, he retired from teaching to devote more of his time to travel and leading travel adventurers. Since 1984, Bill has worked during spring and summer breaks as a group leader. He is fluent in French and Spanish, providing him the opportunity to lead educational travel programs across Europe, most notably in France and Spain.
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Jo Lurie has been a Group Leader since 1989. She has a passion for travel as that is when she is happiest. She speaks several European languages fluently and enjoys traveling through Europe with American participants. She has a strong affinity for France, Spain and Italy and can't wait to share her knowledge. She has extensive experience in ensuring that travelers' expectations are met and exceeded. In her spare time, she enjoys independent travel, listening to music and playing chess.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
A Traveller's History of Paris
by Robert Coles
A fast-moving, short survey of French history with a focus on Paris from its foundation, through the heady days of revolution and up to modern times.
The New Paris
by Lindsey Tramuta
Move past the clichés and learn about what makes up Paris today. Explore the open-minded sensibility, diverse populations, and hidden corners of The New Paris.
F is for France: A Curious Cabinet of French Wonders
by Piu Eatwell
An alphabetized catalogue of quirky French culture and history tidbits.
A Moveable Feast
by Ernest Hemingway
A treasure for anyone interested in Parisian cafe society and its luminaries circa 1925. Hemingway includes sharp portraits of Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford and others who idled on their way to greatness.
The French Impressionist
by Rebecca Bischoff
Rosemary, 15 years old, is in France on her own for the first time on an exchange program. What an adventure!
The Secret Life of the Seine
by Mort Rosenblum
After losing his Paris apartment, Rosenblum, a born storyteller, takes to a houseboat moored on the Seine. The result is this entertaining tour of the places and people he encounters during his explorations along the river.
The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris
by John Baxter
Australian critic and writer Baxter draws on his second career as a literary tour guide in his adopted city for this witty memoir, laced with terrific tales.
Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light
by Tyler Stovall
A history of black Americans who settled in Paris, France, from 1900 to the present.
Paris Pratique Par Arrondissement
by Atlas Indispensable
This pocket atlas contains detailed maps of every neighborhood in Paris, as well as details about bus and metro stops.
The Flaneur: A Stroll through the Paradoxes of Paris
by Edmund White
A 'flaneur' is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles through city streets in search of adventure and fulfillment. Edmund White, who lived in Paris for sixteen years, wanders through the streets and avenues and along the quays, into parts of Paris virtually unknown to visitors and indeed to many Parisians.
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
Two stories of adolescents in World War II, of a blind French girl and a bright German boy. Emotionally gripping and engagingly told.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
A story told through stunning hand-drawn images of a young orphan and clock-keeper living in the walls of a Parisian train station.
Edible French: Tasty Expressions and Cultural Bites
by Clotilde Dusolier
French food-related idioms are explained and delightfully illustrated in this playful meditation on the French language.
The Food & Wine of France: Eating & Drinking from Champagne to Provence
by Edward Behr
Behr seeks out the best of French food, in encounters from Champagne to Provence, to tell the stories of French artisans and chefs who work at the highest level. He shares what he learns from these experts on French traditions and how to best enjoy this food.
The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint Exupery
Antoine de Saint-Exupery's modern fable, enshrined in the hearts of many. First published in 1943, it tells of a naïve extraterrestrial who wanders from planet to planet, learning wisdom as he goes.
Markets of Paris
by Dixon Long & Marjorie Williams
An in-depth guide to the best markets in Paris. Dive into the heart of French culture and navigate the markets like a local with maps, tips, and handy phrases.
The Hotel Majestic
by Georges Simenon
The most famous fictional detective in France, Maigret, tackles a case in the heart of Paris.
Murder in the Marais
by Cara Black
Literate and thrilling, with a strong sense of the geography and flavor of Paris, the first in a series of mysteries starring Aimee Ledoc shows off the French-American detective's wit and wile. The series continues with Murder in Belleville (FRN562), Murder in the Sentier (FRN563) and many more.
Lonely Planet French Phrasebook
by Marie-Helene Girard, Anny Monet
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City
by Joan DeJean
A captivating history of the growth, design, and planning of Paris, telling the story of how the modern city came to be.
My Life in France
by Julia Child
The touching and famous story of Julia Child in France, where she learned to cook and fell in love with French cuisine, all in her own words.
Meals
17 Meals
7 Breakfasts
4 Lunches
6 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Low Salt, Low Fat
Lodging
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Jul 09, 2022 - Jul 17, 2022
  • Jun 25, 2022 - Jul 03, 2022
  • Jul 09, 2022 - Jul 17, 2022
  • Jul 23, 2022 - Jul 31, 2022
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7 nights
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Located on Paris' left bank, near the Jardin des Plantes and the Latin Quarter, the Best Western Plus Hotel La Demeure offers a cozy retreat in the heart of the city's 13th arrondissement.





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