From the City of Lights, to beautiful Mediterranean towns, to small villages tucked between picturesque vineyards, to campgrounds in the rugged Pyrenees, France is a country with an enriching adventure for every kind of traveler. With one of the most influential, distinct, and celebrated cultures in the world – combined with a history richer than its famous food – France is a magnificent destination to consider. Our programs will immerse travelers in the French language and introduce them to wonders of France!

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Population: 65,233,271
Language(s) Spoken: French

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Country Highlights


Check out some of the possible featured experiences of your coming adventure! Each customized itinerary is unique, but these are just a few of the activities which may be available during your program.

Explore the Palace of Versailles, one of the most opulent places in the world

Visit the Arc de Triomphe, the Pantheon, the Louvre and more!

Enjoy a picnic lunch in the Jardin des Tuileries

Window shop on the Champs-Élysées

Visit Normandy's American cemetery

Visit the Eiffel Tower and other iconic sites

Travel to Normandy‘s Omaha Beach

Visit the Arc de Triomphe, the Pantheon, the Louvre and more!

Visit Siena's world renowned cathedral and crypt

Take a bicycle tour through the Roman hillside

Tour a local olive farm

Learn to make true Italian food in a private cooking class

Head to Murano Island and witness Venice's famous glass blowing

Hike Mt. Vesuvius and tour the fascinating ruins of Pompeii

Explore the famed Colosseum

Explore Lyon's scenic Farmers Markets

Explore La Basilica di Santa Croce, where greats like Niccola Machiavelli, Galileo Galilei, and Michelangelo are buried

Discover the Loire Valley region with its Châteaux and vineyards

This was a great opportunity for [my daughter]. Thank you for being so professional and for teaching her things we never could. It was awesome to work beside Smithsonian scientists and learn. Travel is such an education that cannot be taught in a classroom.

Kim
Parent of Emily, traveler on 2017 program to Panama

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