2021 Montessori School of Evergreen France Program
|Travel Dates:||March 9, 2021 - March 17, 2021|
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$2,990 USD with discount if paid in full
Airfare not included in program tuition
|Deadline(s):||Enrollment deadline forthcoming|
There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan. Follow whichever works best for your family.
Program Tuition: $3,090
Pay in Full
Pay in full at the time of enrollment and receive a $100 discount off your program tuition! Payment with the discount would be:
Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish an interest-free monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:
All prices in United States Dollars.
France Cultural Journey
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!
Cultural Journeys allow travelers to gain insights into the heritage, history and modern realities of their destination by offering a broad diversity of experience. We rely on the expertise of our local staff to plan itineraries which not only explore the prominent sites but also make time for the lesser-known local gems and are intentional about regular interaction with local people.
Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!
Explore the Palace of Versailles, one of the most opulent places in the world
Window shop on the Champs-Élysées
Visit Normandy's American cemetery
Visit the Eiffel Tower and other iconic sites
Visit the Arc de Triomphe, the Pantheon, the Louvre and more!
We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group.
|March 12||Denver - Paris, France||Today we catch our airplane from Denver, CO to Paris, France!||Airplane|
|March 13||Paris||Today we arrive in one of the most enchanting cities on earth! You'll meet your leader at the airport before heading to our local hotel to settle in, grab some food and have a short orientation meeting. We'll spend the remainder of the day the Montmartre District including the incredible Sacre Coeur. Dinner near out hotel.||Fiap Jean Monnet|
|March 14||Paris||In the morning we'll visit the Louvre and you will have your chance to see the Mona Lisa, Winged Victory and many other amazing works of art. After the Louvre we will walk to the gardens of the Palais Royal and eat our picnic lunches. From there, we will walk up to the Opera and admire the beautiful Palais Garnier. We'll pop up to Galeries Lafayette to admire the stained glass ceiling in the classic department store. Next, we'll walk on to see the Madeleine, the famous neoclassical Roman Catholic church. We'll stop for well-earned Laduree macarons, classic French treats, for our afternoon snack. We'll head back to our lodgings and have some time to rest before we head out again for dinner in the neighborhood.||Fiap Jean Monnet|
|March 15||Paris||Today we will take the RER just outside of Paris to see the palace of Versailles , one of the most opulent palaces in the world, with gardens equally as beautiful. We'll enjoy a nice picnic in the gardens and you'll also get the chance to visit the historic Hall of Mirrors - the treaty of Versailles was signed here, ending World War I. We'll take the RER back into Paris and head back towards our accommodations to eat dinner.||Fiap Jean Monnet|
|March 16||Normandy ( Bayeux)||We'll have an early breakfast in Paris and then we'll hop on a train to Bayeux, drop our bags at our hotel, and head to the Bayeux Tapestry museum and then have a leisurely lunch. From there we'll be off on our guided bike tour for the afternoon to see the American Cemetery and Omaha Beach. Once back we'll have time to take a rest at the hotel before we have dinner. Tonight we'll sleep in the center of historic Bayeux.||Hotel in Bayeux|
|March 17||Normandy-Brittany (Bayeux, St. Malo)||We'll have a later rise this morning to recup from yesterday's adventures and a leisurely breakfast at our hotel, then we'll take off on a bus to visit a cheese farm to learn about the artisanal cheese-making process and do a tasting. We'll have a picnic lunch at the farm then we'll get back on the bus and head over to see a panoramic view of Mont St Michel (in anticipation of our visit tomorrow!), and then on to St Malo where we'll walk around the old town, have dinner and get a good night's sleep.||Hotel in St. Malo|
|March 18||Brittany (St. Malo)||We'll be up again for an early morning, have breakfast, then bus off to Mont St Michel to see the famous Abbey! We'll return to St Malo in the late afternoon, have dinner in the quaint old town again and head back to our lodgings for a good night's rest.||Hotel in St. Malo|
|March 19||Paris||Today we'll be up again bright and early for a quick breakfast on the go and our train to Paris. On arrival we'll drop our bags and then off to the Arenes de Lutece, the Pantheon and a picnic lunch in the Jardin des plantes. In the afternoon we'll walk around the neighborhood and have a stop at the Grand Mosque for tea. We'll have just enough time to get back to the hotel for a bit to rest before we head out for the evening to enjoy the hubbub of the Rue Mouffetard where we will have a typical brasserie dinner for our last meal together and finally a night boat ride along the Seine to sum it all up!||Hotel in Paris|
|March 20||Paris - USA||Today we will head to the airport for the flight home. Bon Voyage!||Home|
In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe.
FIAP Jean Monnet
More than just a hotel, this international youth accommodation also functions as a conference center, a cultural venue, and a space to meet up with friends from all over the world. A truly unique experience for students in Paris. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.
Hotel Reine Mathilde
Hotel Reine Mathilde is located at the heart of city centre. Breakfast and Wifi are provided. Students will be split between gender in either double, triple or quadruple rooms.
The hotel Garance is located a few steps from the Pantheon the Gobelin’s Museum and the popular Saint-Germain district. Breakfast and Wifi are provided. Students will be split between gender in either double, triple or quadruple rooms.
Saint-Malo, Bretagne, France
We’ll be staying in style in a newly renovated, turn-of-the-century house close to the sea in the Courtoisville neighborhood. The house is fully equipped and within walking distance to the center of St. Malo. Students will be split between gender in either double, triple or quadruple rooms.
Safety and Support
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
This was our daughter’s 2nd trip with Walking Tree. In 2016, she took her school’s first trip with Walking Tree to Ecuador, and absolutely loved it. Once again, the Walking Tree representative was excellent. My daughter said Ben really made the trip, and worked hard to keep the group happy. Other positives: communication before the trip, website outline, daily blogs and trip photos. Very professional organization. We feel very secure sending our student out into the world with Walking Tree.
Parent of Olivia, traveler on California Cultural Journey
Your Adventure Includes
In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. Once confirmed, you will be invoiced for the flight roughly 75 days prior to travel.
Program Tuition Excludes: Premiere Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.
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