Magnificat – Spring Break in France
April 6 – 15, 2023
Trip ID: 44123
Day 1: Fly to Paris
Days 2: Avignon
Hop on a train to Avignon, the gateway to Provence, and explore its fairy-tale-like charm. Walk around the city known for its “Palace of the Popes”, the largest surviving Gothic palace in Europe from which seven popes ruled in the 14th century.
Day 3: Avignon / Village Tour
Take a journey through the French countryside, along the way stopping by some quaint villages off the beaten path.
Day 4: Avignon / Pont du Gard
Indulge yourself during a gourmet food walking tour, tasting the city’s delicious specialities and discovering its winding alleyways full of fun shops and artisans. Later, kayak down the lovely Gardon River and under a Roman aqueduct as you take in the picturesque surroundings and rolling hillsides.
Day 5: Saint Maries de la Mer
Visit Sainte Maries de la Mer, a seaside resort town, and dip your toes in the Mediterranean Sea. Take a boat ride around La Camargue to see the wild horses, bulls and birds galore.
Day 6: Arles
Learn how to make authentic French cuisine in a hands-on cooking class. In the afternoon, travel to Arles, once a capital of the Roman empire, and explore the city that inspired many of van Gogh’s masterpieces.
Day 7: Paris
Travel to Paris and see the city in a unique way, on a hop-on/hop-off boat on the Seine river. Visit the Musee d’Orsay to see the world’s largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art and visit the other chic arrondissements of Paris.
Day 8: Paris
Visit a school to meet French étudiantes and experience what school is like for them. Then spend the afternoon meandering through the cobblestoned streets of the trendy Les Marais district and explore the vibrancy of the Latin Quarter.
Day 9: Paris
Soak up the spirit of French fashion at La Galerie Dior and discover all the true secrets of the magical world of haute couture. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower and see The City of Light from more than 900 feet in the air.
Day 10: Au Revoir France! Fly back to the U.S.
Included in Trip
- Round-trip airfare
- Travel medical insurance
- 8 nights in centrally-located hotels
- All meals but 2 during tour
- Entrance fees and tour guides
- Transportation during tour
- Bilingual Program Director 24 hrs/day while in France
- 1 teacher chaperone per every 6 students
Not Included in Trip
- Optional Cancellation Insurance
- 2 meals during tour
- Tips for Tour Director, busses, restaurants, etc. (10 euros/day)