Paris at a Slower Pace: Art & Culture in the City of Light

Only Paris is Paris. Enjoy an easy-paced discovery as you join local experts to learn about the museums, art, architecture and renowned cuisine that make this city one-of-a-kind.
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A very nice introduction to Paris - saw more than I expected. Could have used a free afternoon (or another whole day) to do a little private exploring otherwise a good trip. Sylvie Moreau , our Paris guide was excellent - you should pay her double and our Road Scholar Group Leader Penny Old should be paid triple for having to put up with one person in our group of 20 who was constantly complaining about almost everything! What I don't understand is why you counted as a whole day a flight that left NYC at 11:55 pm and then at the end of the trip/ last day, you put me on the very first flight that left Paris CDG airport at 8am - I had to left the hotel at 4:30 am. Others left much later in the morning and also went to New York. Seems like I was cheated out of 2 half-days in Paris.


Paris at a Slow Pace was my first ever tour and a fascinating experience. Sharing the pleasures and delights of Paris, it's history, food and art was like being a grown-up at a wonderful summer camp. With many meals provided and travel by bus, the hassle of constant decision making was gone leaving time to experience sheer delight and awe in the City of Light.


After taking Paris at a Slower Pace you'll love Paris even more than you did before!


An excellent introduction to the highlights of Paris


I thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend "Paris At A Slower Pace: Art & Culture in the City of Light". Be prepared to be dazzled by the Museums, Gardens, and Sights & Sounds of this amazing City! And the food is so delicious that you'll be glad you're staying so active! Susana and Agathe were wonderful, very knowledgeable and very helpful.


This program is just perfect for those who want to spend a week in Paris, see the great art of the Louvre, and painting after painting from all the Impressionist artists you know. Significant cultural sites are included; it is a nice balance of guided activities and free time, and you can soak up the wonderful Paris cafe culture as well. Highly recommended!


We'll definitely look at Road Scholar for our next European vacation.


A wonderful overview of Paris that goes both deep and broad, led by experts .


An excellent overview of Paris. In just a week, we were able to see most of the high points. The group leader and instructor could not have been better, always ready with advice and insights. We ate well -- Road Scholar chose excellent restaurants. My only wish is that we'd spent less time on the bus, but perhaps this could not have been avoided. A week is a good length of time (we've been on two-week trips that felt too long for a group experience). Overall, a terrific, memorable trip.


I can't say enough about our guide and facilitator. Efficient, positive, engaging. Our bus driver was a gem and amazing.


The pace of this program is fast paced but very doable. Penny and Jenny are outstanding group leaders and our bus driver was very good. Wonderful way to see much of Paris.


An exciting way to see the world for retired clientele. All the fun without the fuss.


The Paris at Slower Pace was the best way for me to go to Paris. It was a good deal and was comfortable and I learned much about Paris and French culture.


ADD to your bucket list...…..See the Eiffel Tower at night, when it sparkles.


Paris at a slower pace was a dream come true for us. As educators we had hoped to learn about the history and art and food of Paris in a safe environment. Our expectations were exceeded through a personable group leader and an erudite expert who helped us experience the culture of the city through neighborhood walking tours, museum tours, church visits and through wonderfully varied food experiences. For our first trip to Paris Road Scholars created love at first sight.


If someone loves adventure is is willing to learn in friendly surroundings this is your way.


Well organized and an enjoyable experience. Very competent and helpful staff.


This program was exactly as presented in the material and even more delightful in every way. Accommodations were very clean and nice. Food was outstanding, lectures were informative, bus trips and guides were also outstanding. It was the dream trip I had been looking for to Paris. I will definitely plan more Road Scholar trips.


A great intro to Paris or a trip to revisit this wonderful city. My family had members doing both and we were all very happy. The group leader Pauline was fantastic as was the tour guide,Agathe. I would do this trip again in a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone thinking about it. I did it with my 87 year old mom, 78 year old aunt and my 58 year old self. We all kept up. And loved it. If you are wondering about it, do it!


I recommend going on the Road Scholar trips to Paris!


Loved having the opportunities to photograph Paris from boat on the Seine, top of Arc de Triomphe, ground level, coach, and Montmartre! Appreciated knowledge of instructor and joy of tour leader. Getting into museums and restaurants quickly was a huge benefit.


Absolutely the best way to see Paris for the first time! The tour guides/instructors were incredibly knowledgeable and fun to be with. Made everyday an exciting adventure.

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