Day 1
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Departure

Enfin! Your flight will take you and your friends to exciting Paris, "City of Lights.”

Day 2
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Paris

After your hotel check-in, explore the quartier and practice your French with waiters and shopkeepers. Learn how to use the métro as you set out to explore this great city! Enjoy an Xperitas welcome dinner.

Day 3
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Paris

Stroll through the Musée du Louvre with its glass pyramid and have lunch at a sidewalk café. Visit the Eiffel Tower or take in the Musée d’Orsay. The Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées are a must. Find a cozy crêperie for dinner.

Day 4
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Paris

Experience Montmartre and take in a bird’s eye view of Paris from the tower of the exotic Basilique du Sacré Coeur. Picnic on the steps and then head to Beaubourg and let the street performers near the Centre Pompidou entertain you! Take in the city by night during your Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise. 

Day 5
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Blois or Tours

Discover the Loire Valley and the beautiful châteaux of Chambord and Chenonceau.

Day 6
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Bayeux

See the Normandy Beaches and relive World War II history by visiting the Musée Débarquement in Arromanches. In the afternoon, view the Bayeux tapestry.

Day 7
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Saint-Malo

Explore this magnificent walled port city and later climb the narrow winding streets to discover l’Abbaye de Mont St. Michel. Be sure to sample some galettes, a specialty of the region.

Days 8-13
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Family Stay

This is the day you've been waiting for! You will finally meet your famille française. Many adventures await you during this coming week as you spend your days and evenings with your family.

Day 14
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Paris

Say “Au revoir” to your new family and head back to Paris for one last day. After visiting the immense Palace of Versailles, spend one final afternoon shopping or just enjoying your surroundings. Enjoy an Xperitas farewell dinner.

Day 15
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Return

You'll want to stay, but it's time to go! Your flight from Paris will take you back to the U.S.

What Others Are Saying

Madalynn, student

France

“All of the excursions that we did as a group were great ways to get to know people we otherwise wouldn’t hang out with.”

Shiyuan, student

France

“My favorite part of my French trip was that I made so many new friends. After this trip, I felt we were like a big family.”

Isaac, student

France

“My favorite part of the trip was getting to experience France without being on the traditional tourist path.”