21266
France

Paris & Normandy: A Fantastic French Voyage With Your Grandchild

Explore Paris’ famous landmarks as the city sweeps you and your grandchild off your feet before sailing the River Seine to discover the gardens, cathedrals and the beaches of Normandy.
Rating (5)
Program No. 21266RJ
Length
14 days
Starts at
4,299
Flights start at
1,150

At a Glance

When you think of France, there’s probably one city that comes to mind first: Paris. While the City of Light is definitely dazzling, with the glittering Eiffel Tower, priceless artwork and tasty pastries, venture beyond the city with your grandchild on this two-week adventure to the coolest parts of France. You’ll experience life in the city as you learn about magical Paris, but then you’ll board a riverboat to the colorful gardens that inspired one of the greatest artists on the world. Let the River Seine take you both to the beaches of Normandy, where the epic D-Day battle took place, as you learn all about one of the most important moments in American history. Sail into the past while exploring medieval cities on exciting treasure hunts through the twisting streets. Alongside your grandchild, explore the best along the Seine, while learning about its famous landmarks and surprise treasures that make this country très magnifique.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Extensive walking on cobblestone and paved streets, some unpaved terrain. Walking and standing in museums; some stairs without railings.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Montmartre, where all the artists live, through an exciting treasure hunt past easels, painters and funky shops.
  • Feel like you’ve fallen into a fairy-tale at Mont St. Michel, a floating island monastery that looks like a Disney castle.
  • History jumps right off the page at the beaches and memorials of Normandy, where you and your grandchild will learn about the D-Day battles that took place there.

General Notes

The program is for grandchildren ages 9-14. 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. Also, because of the ongoing protests in Paris, we may need to make last-minute changes to the itinerary to avoid visiting areas blocked by protesters.
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