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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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. Also, because of the ongoing “Yellow Jackets” 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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Julian Brown
Born and educated in England, art historian Julian Brown holds a PhD in the ancient art of Southeast Asia and has lived in Paris for almost thirty years. He began showing visitors around Europe in the early 1980s and today spends much of each year sharing the wonder of France’s capital and provinces. When not in France, he shares his knowledge in Spain or Asia and lectures on his research around the world. Books and classical music compete with travel as his main passions.

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

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