2023 Nueva School France Cultural Journey

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2023 Nueva School France Cultural Journey! We have created two webpages dedicated to this exciting program so that travelers are as informed as possible throughout the process. The first page, Pre-Enrollment, is meant to share exciting details, highlights and pertinent info that participants will want to know before enrolling. Once enrolled, the Post-Enrollment page, is meant to prepare travelers for participation on the adventure ahead. Please be sure to review the information on the appropriate page thoroughly and we can't wait to start our enriching adventure!
Travel Dates: May 19, 2023 - May 26, 2023
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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

Cultural Journeys

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.

Program Highlights

Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!

Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends

Marvel at the Palace of Versailles

Enjoy a picnic lunch in the Jardin des Tuileries

Window shop on the Champs-Élysées

Visit the Eiffel Tower and other iconic sites

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

The Itinerary

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. 

May 19USA - ParisToday we will travel overnight from SFO to Paris.Airplane
May 20ParisUpon arrival to Paris, we will meet our program leaders and head to the hotel to drop our bags and freshen up. We will have a walking tour in the afternoon that will include stops at the Notre Dame, Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter (Sorbonne, Pantheon, Sainte Chapelle, Shakespeare and Co) and Musee de Cluny. Tonight we will have a welcome dinner in Quartier Latin.Paris Hotel
May 21ParisToday we will bring seeing more of Paris. We will have a city tour of the highlights of Paris, then head to Chateau Versailles for a tour of the structures and gardens.Paris Hotel
May 22ParisAfter breakfast, we will have some free time and the possibility of visiting the catacombs, then continue the day with visits to Le Bon Marche, Luxembourg Gardens, St Germain Continue the day with visits to Le Bon Marche, Luxembourg Gardens,  St Germain des Pres, and Eglise Saint-Sulpice. Tonight, we will enjoy dinner together in Rive Gauche and end your day with a Seine River cruise.Paris Hotel
May 23ParisWe will start our day strolling through Marais, then visit Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme  and continue to Goutte d ‘or, via Tuileries gardens. Next, we will visit the Chateau Rouge and Goutte d’or. In the afternoon we will explore Sacre Coeur and Montmartre at night where we will also have dinner.Paris Hotel
May 24ParisToday we will have a full day excursion to Giverny with entrance to Monet Gardens. We will visit Rouen and the square and monument where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake as well as the famous Le Gros Horologe, and of course the Cathedral Notre dame de Rouen, also painted by Monet numerous times.Paris Hotel
May 25ParisWe will have a great last day in Paris. We will start with a visit the Eiffel Tower (2nd floor guaranteed, skip the line group entrance booking) in the morning and then explore the market on Rue Cler and onwards to Champs Elysée and Etoile in the afternoon. Tonight, we will have a cooking class and farewell dinner.Paris Hotel
May 26Paris - USATravel home. Your own bed…eventually.

Safety and Support


This being my first experience with an international trip for my child I have nothing to compare it to. However I feel Walking Tree did an excellent job from conception to completion with informing me on costs, what to expect, safety concerns, and sharing the experience through their blog. While I was worried about how safe my child would be on a trip… on the other side of the world, she told me that she felt safer than school safe.

Parent of Brigid, traveler on Japan Cultural Journey

Your Adventure Includes

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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Resource center

Resource Center

Why should high school students travel abroad? What happens if a participant gets sick? How quickly do we need to enroll? We’re sure you have plenty of questions and we’ve got you covered! Visit our Resource Center to discover the answers to your most pressing questions and contact us anytime with additional questions.

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