2023 Regis Jesuit France Program
June 1, 2023 -
June 12, 2023
Dates are tentative
Airfare not included in program tuition
There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan. Follow whichever works best for your family.
Program Tuition: $3,490
Pay in Full
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!
Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends
Marvel at the Palace of Versailles
Enjoy a picnic lunch in the Jardin des Tuileries
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.
|1||USA - Paris||We will from Denver, Colorado to Paris, France, arriving the following day.||Airplane|
|2||Paris||Today the group will arrive to Paris and meet their program leader at the airport. Once we get settled into our hotel, we'll have some obligatory croissants and hold an orientation meeting to discuss the upcoming trip in detail. This evening, we'll explore our surroundsings on foot and have dinner as a group nearby before turning in for some much needed rest after our interanational travels.||Hotel in Paris|
|3||Paris||With so much to see in Paris, we'll spend most of the day visiting monuments and amazing sites. We'll start the day at The Orsay Museum followed by a quick trip to the beautiful Tuileries Gardens where we will enjoy a picnic lunch. Next we'll continue on to the Place de la Concorde and the Place Vendome, a square dominated by a decorated column dedicated to the famous Napoleonic battle of Austerlitz. We'll move on to the home of the current French President - the Palais de l'Élysée, where we'll take in the beautiful view from outside. The afternoon will be an excellent chance to do some (window) shopping at one of the most exclusive shopping districts in the world; Champs-Élysées. We'll finish up the day up at the Arc de Triomphe. We'll have dinner at a restaurant and then head to the Palais du Tokyo, Paris' exciting contemporary art museum (open until midnight!). From here we'll catch an evening boatride to see the beautiful sights of Paris by night, including a lit up Eiffel Tower, and conlcude this full day with a late dinner.||Hotel in Paris|
|4||Paris||Today, we will have a wonderful walking tour of Paris. We'll start on the Left Bank or Rive Gauche where we will see the Luxembourg Gardens, the Pantheon, and the famous Latin Quarter, followed by the Holy Chapel and Notre Dame Cathedral. We'll stop for a picnic lunch in the nearby park and explore the Ile de St. Louis, too. Then we will continue up to the Pompidou Center, where we will see an exhibition. After the museum we will walk over to the Les Halles area and explore Rue Montorgueil, the oldest market street in Paris, and the Church of St. Eustache. We will eat dinner at a restaurant in the neighborhood and then head back to our accommodations for some rest.||Hotel in Paris|
|5||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 head on to our language exchange with a group of French students. We will likely visit them in their school or a local activity center for some language and cultural exchange activities. For the evening, we will stroll to the Place de Clichy and onwards to take pictures in front of the Moulin Rouge. We will have dinner in the area and then take the metro back to our accommodations.||Hotel in Paris|
|6||Versailles||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 get out at the Champs de Mars to see the Eiffel Tower up close. We'll then amble onward past Les Invalides then walk along the Seine before heading back towards our accommodations to eat dinner.||Hotel in Paris|
|7||Paris - Bayeux||Today we'll depart by train to Bayeux, changing the city life for a quiter small-town ambience. Upon arrival to our hotel, we'll check in and enjoy a relaxing afternoon strolling around this quaint town. We'll have a group reflection in the square in front of the town's cathedral and enjoy dinner at a local creperie nearby.||Hotel Reine Mathilde|
|8||Bayeux||After a typical French breakfast, we will pay a visit to the local museum and take a look at the famous Bayeux Tapestry from the 11th century, which depicts William the Conqueror’s conquest of England. In the early afternoon we will take a guided bike tour of the Normandy region- winding through small towns and the French countryside, ultimately bringing to Gold Beach. Our guide will explain the significance of this site, one of the five D-Day langding beaches, to learn about the events that led to the Allied victory in World War II. We'll have the opportunity to reflect on the important events that took place in this area even get an inside look at the German bunkers still present to this day. Dinner in town tonight after a full day.||Hotel Reine Mathilde|
|9||Mont St. Michel||Today we’ll hit the road by bus, traveling southwest toward Mont St. Michel. We’ll take a guided tour of this enchanting island monastery. We'll continue onward to St. Malo, stopping at a dairy farm or a marine farm this afternoon to learn about the importance of these industries in northwest France. We’ll arrive in the walled port city of St. Malo by the late afternoon/early evening and will have some free time to check out the inner city and explore the oceanfront.||Hostel in St. Malo|
|10||St. Malo - Loire Valley||We'll have an early start today to maximize time today in the Loire Valley. We'll travel by bus for a few hours, stopping at the Village Troglodytique, a strange 13th-century town built into stone. Just a few more kilometers, and we'll stop in Saumur for lunch. Then we will drive a bit further along the Loire River to Chênehutte-Trèves-Cunault, and to a place called La Cave aux Moines. There, we'll learn about how mushrooms and snails are raised (and perhaps taste some). We will get back on the bus and head further east, towards Chateaux territory, stopping at Amboise to see the castle there. Finally we'll drive to our accommodations, check in, and have a late dinner.||Hostel near Amboise|
|11||Amboise - Paris||After this morning's breakfast, we'll check out, head back on the bus and tour some more of chateau country (by bus and also by bike if time allows). We'll see the beautiful castle of Chambord. After a picnic lunch, we will get back on the bus and return to Paris where we'll check in to our final hotel. This evening, we'll have a festive final dinner where we will cap off the program with some traditional French cuisine: Frog legs, Escargot and Steak Frites. We'll head back to our accommodations early enough so that we can pack and rest up for the journey home.||Hotel in Paris|
|12||Paris - USA||Today we head to the airport and fly back to the USA. Bon voyage!||Your own bed, eventually!|
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.
Domaine La Suisse Normande (Farmhouse)
Enjoy the quieter side of the French countryside in a renovated Farmhouse outside of Caen. The beautiful grounds as well as the friendly and attentive hosts make this an unforgettable stay for student groups.
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.
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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: Travel insurance, baggage fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.
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