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Ursuline Spring Break in France

April 8 – 24, 2022

Trip ID: 60022

Program Info

Total Program Price:

  • 8-11 participants: $4,600
  • 12-15 participants: $4,375
  • 16 participants: $4,250

Registration Deadline: October 21, 2021

Group Leaders: Sarah Tardivon (, Murielle Benros  (

Please contact your group leader with any questions you have about the trip.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Paris 

Days 2-9: Homestay

Enjoy the authentic experience of living like a French teenager in the region surrounding Paris as your family welcomes you into their home and shows you the French way of life.

Day 10: Avignon

Travel to the city of Avignon, the gateway to Provence, and explore its fairy-tale-like charm on a gourmet food walking tour, tasting the city’s delicious specialities and discovering its winding alleyways full of fun shops and artisans.

Day 11: Avignon / Village Tour

Take a journey through the French countryside, along the way stopping by some quaint villages off the beaten path.

Day 12: Kayaking / Arles

Kayak down the lovely Gardon River and take in the picturesque surroundings and rolling hillsides. 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 13: Parc Naturel De Camargue / Saint Maries De La Mar

Take a drive through Parc Naturel de Camargue, a nature reserve full of wildlife, then go horseback riding. Continue on to Saint Maries de la Mar, a seaside resort town, and dip your toes in the Mediterranean Sea.

Day 14: Paris

Travel to Paris and start the day meandering through the cobblestoned streets of the trendy Les Marais district. Visit Notre Dame and explore the vibrancy of the Latin Quarter. Finish the day learning how to make authentic French cuisine in a hands-on cooking class.

Day 15: Paris

Discover the enchanting village of Montmartre and walk in the footsteps of famous artists like Picasso and Renoir, passing by famous landmarks like Moulin Rouge and Sacré Coeur. Then, take a tour of the catacombs and delve deep into the history behind the labyrinth of ancient graves beneath the streets of Paris. End the day enjoying the sunset by the Eiffel Tower, waiting for it to light up the night sky.

Day 16: Versailles

Travel to the Palace of Versailles, the luxurious royal residence built in the 17th century, and explore what was once home to French royalty like Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI.

Day 17: Au revoir! Fly home to the US

Included in Trip

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Travel medical insurance
  • 7 nights in centrally-located hotels
  • 8-night family homestay
  • All meals during homestay
  • All meals but 2 during tour
  • Entrance fees and tour guides
  • Transportation during tour
  • Bilingual Program Director 24 hrs/day while in Spain
  • 1 teacher chaperone per every 6 students

Not Included in Trip

  • Optional Cancellation Insurance
  • 2 meals during tour
  • Free-time activities
  • Tips for Tour Director, busses, restaurants, etc. ($10/day)