Great Global Get-Together in Paris

Experience the magic of Paris and learn about its local history, explore exquisite architecture and study famous artwork with an enthusiastic group of Road Scholars and instructors.
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Program No. 23291RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

Experience the glamour and grandeur of the City of Light with fellow lifelong learners during this week-long gala event. Alongside our favorite local experts, explore the best of Paris by studying the medieval architecture and historic neighborhoods. Feel like a true Parisian as you learn about a historic chateaux during a private exploration and enjoy the local delicacies at a wine and cheese tasting. Let the creativity of countless painters inspire you while a docent takes you through the Louvre and discover that French living is truly a work of art.
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Walking up to 3-5 miles per day; cobblestone streets and uneven ground. Standing up to 2 hours during field trips. Use of Paris métro, unavoidable stairs as elevators/escalators aren't available in each station. Expect crowds in the métro and at historic sites.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience the Château de Vaux le Vicomte all to yourselves on an exclusive exploration of its historic halls.
  • Dive right into the local medieval art and architecture as you venture through the Île de la Cité, the historic heart of Paris.
  • Discover the world’s most extensive collections of Impressionist art at the Musée d'Orsay with a local expert.

General Notes

This program has a maximum of 80 participants. The large group will be split into smaller groups with a max of 24. To maintain a small group feel amid a large group program, the order of the daily schedule will vary per group. 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 which counts Winston Churchill and Lord Byron among its former pupils. In 2014, Bill 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 or guide. He is fluent in French and Spanish, providing him the opportunity to lead 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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