2024 Washington Latin France Program

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2024 Washington Latin France Program!  To learn more,  you have two webpages at your disposal. The Pre-Enrollment page shares exciting highlights and important info that you will want to know before signing up. Once enrolled, you'll begin using the Post-Enrollment page which offers a greater level of detail.  Please be sure to review the information thoroughly and get excited for France!! 
Travel Dates: March 20, 2024 - March 30, 2024
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Program Tuition: $2,750 USD

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There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan.  Follow whichever works best for your family. If we are within 90 days of travel, only the pay in full option is possible.

Program Tuition: $2,750

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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:

$2,250.00

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* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed when your enrollment is processed.

All prices in United States Dollars.

France Cultural Journey

Vive la France! A bucket list destination for any traveler, the country beckons with history, culture, and unique flare for life. Paris is legendary and vibrates with energy while the rolling hiles, pristine beaches, rustic chateauxs and towering cathedrals of the countryside provide calming balance. Regardless of where in the country you find yourself, le patrimoine, or the millennia of history and culture that imbues every corner of France, will leave you with a powerful sense of the place, even after a short visit.

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!

Improve your French speaking with locals

Marvel at the Palace of Versailles

Window shop on the Champs-Élysées

Visit Normandy's American cemetery

Climb the Eiffel Tower

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 and given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

DayLocationDescriptionLodging
March 20USA - ParisThe group will departe the US and take an overnight flight to ParisAirplane
March 21USA - ParisToday the group will arrive in Paris where we will meet our program leader and head to our hotel. Once we've checked into our hotel, we will walk around our neighborhood and have dinner at a local restaurant. Tonight, we will have our orientation meeting where we will discuss details for the following days, before heading to bed for a well deserved night of rest.Citadines Montmartre Paris
March 22ParisToday we will start our day with a visit to visit Musee d'Orsay. We will continue with a wonderful walking tour of Paris. First, we will explore the Latin Quarter; the Sorbonne; the Pantheon of illustrious men where Napoleon's mausoleum is located; the Luxembourg Palace and Gardens. We will walk along the Champs Elysees and finish up the day up at the Arc de Triomphe. We'll have dinner at a local restaurant in the area.Citadines Montmartre Paris
March 23Paris - VersaillesAfter breakfast we will leave to Versailles Palace with our local guide. This one of the most visited French sites in Paris, for its architecture, its gardens and above all for its history. Symbol of the absolutist power of the French monarchs and especially of Louis XIV, the main architect of what is today the Palace and its Gardens. We will have a picnic lunch at Versalles before heading back to Paris. In the afternoon, we will head towards the “Champs de Mars”, where we can continue taking photos. If time allows, we can climb the Eiffel Tower and enjoy the panoramic view that it offers us. We will then head to the Palais du Tokyo, Paris' exciting contemporary art museum. We will have dinner in the area afterwards.Citadines Montmartre Paris
March 24ParisWe will have a morning tour of one of the most important museums in the world: Louvre, Inaugurated in 1793, it has a collection of more than 300,000 pieces, among them the Mona Lisa, the Virgin of the Rocks and the famous sculpture of the “Venus de Milo” along with the “Victory of Samothrace” stand out. In the afternoon we will visit one of the most emblematic places in Paris, Montmartre, also known as the "painters' quarter", its small, steep streets constitute a network that includes from the oldest cabarets to the surroundings of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. We can visit the most emblematic corners of the neighborhood, such as the Bateau Lavoir, or the Cafe au deux Molins famous for the movie Amelie, the Place du Tertre or the Je t'aime wall.Citadines Montmartre Paris
March 25Paris - MetzToday, we will have an early departure by train to Metz to visit our sister school, Lycée Georges de La Tour. Once in Metz, we will be guided by the local students to the high school facilities where we will be welcomed by the highs school staff and students. During the morning, participants will tour the high school, attend clases and have lunch at the cafeteria to get the full experience and interact with other students. In the afternoon, the group will visit the Centre Pompidou, a museum of modern and contemporary art. If time allows, students may visit the Muse mall nearby before heading to their homestays where they will spend the night. Today will be a great opportunity for students practice some french and bond with a their french host family. Homestay
March 26Metz - ParisAfter breakfast with our host families, participants will attend a couple more clases before heading out for a walking tour of Metz. After lunch, participants will get ready to head back to Paris and say goodbye to our host families. In the evening, we will take the train back to Paris. Once in Paris, we'll hop onto a Bateau Mouche cruise and enjoy a tour down the Seine river, seeing the capital’s iconic monuments before heading back to our hotels to leave the city the following morning.Hotel Aida Opera
March 27Paris - CaenIn the morning we'll depart by bus towards Caen, Normandy, arriving at the Atlantic coast by early afternoon. Once on the beach, students would have the chance to bike or stroll along along the D-Day beaches, stopping at the American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, and Utah Beach to learn about the events that led to the Allied victory in World War II. We'll have a picnic along the way. In the evening, we’ll head to the medieval city of Bayeux. We’ll have dinner and check into our lodging in Caen or Bayeux.Grand Hotel du Luxembourg
March 28Caen - St. Malo After breakfast, we will take a look at the famous Bayeux Tapestry from the 11th century, which depicts William the Conqueror’s conquest of England. Then we’ll hit the road, traveling southwest toward St. Malo. We’ll take a guided tour of the Mont St. Michel, an enchanting island monastery. In evening, we’ll take a guided sunset hike on the bay. Then we will leave to St. Malo, where we will find our hotel.Mercure Saint Malo Balmoral
March 29St. Malo - ParisToday we will visit a dairy farm or marine farm and learn about the importance of those industries in northwest France. Then, and will have free time to have lunch and check out the inner city and explore the oceanfront. In the evening we’ll head back to Paris by bus and check into the hotel before enjoying final celebratory dinner ahead of our flight home the next morning.Citadines Montmartre Paris
March 30Paris - USAToday we head to the airport for our flight back home. Bon voyage!Your own bed, eventually!

Accommodations


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe.  We vet and inspect the accommodations to ensure they uphold the ethos of our programs, are great values for our travelers and nice places to rest after enriching days of travel.  

Below are the accommodations we anticipate using on your trip, subject to availability. 
Citadines Montmartre Paris

The Citadines Montmartre Paris is located in a residential area in Paris near Place de Clichy at the foot of the Butte Montmartre. It offer furnished studios and rooms, just a 10-minute metro ride from the Champs Elysées. Its apartments are equipped with private bathrooms area and some of them have balconies. Citadines Montmartre Paris has a rooftop terrace that provides a view of the city. Citadines Montmartre Paris is just 200 metres from the Moulin Rouge and 1 km from the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. The property is a 15-minute metro ride from the Gare du Nord and Saint Lazare Station.

Grand Hôtel du Luxembourg

Grand Hôtel du Luxembourg is ideally located in the centre of Bayeux, near the Museum of the Bayeux Tapestry, and few kilometers away from the D-Day’s beaches. Rooms at the Grand Hôtel du Luxembourg are comfortable and well-equipped with modern amenities. This 17th-century mansion has been converted into a charming hotel with an outdoor heated pool which are accessible all year round.

Hotel Aida Opera

Located in the 9th district of Paris, Hotel Aida Opera offers air-conditioned guest rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, a desk and an empty minibar. Each room also includes a private bathroom with a hairdryer, free toiletries and a bathtub or a shower. A buffet breakfast is served daily in the breakfast room. Guests will find in the lobby a afternoon snack service with tea, coffee and milk. Several shops, restaurants and bars can be found within a walking distance from the hotel.

Mercure Saint Malo Balmoral

Located in Saint-Malo, this hotel features contemporary guest rooms with a flat-screen TV. It is set opposite Saint-Malo Train Station and is less than a mile from the beach. All air-conditioned guest rooms are equipped with a work desk and free Wi-Fi access. Some private bathrooms at this Mercure feature an Italian shower. A buffet breakfast is served every morning, and can be taken on the terrace during summer.

Safety and Support


 EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

Our daughter was sick the last two days of the trip. WT and her teachers kept us very well informed. You had a clear plan in place to get her home safely and to the doctor if necessary. The fact that you had a hotel room waiting for her in Lima, upon return from Cusco, was quite impressive. She was able to rest the entire day before travel back to the US. Thank you.

Kathryn
Parent of Isabella, traveler on 2017 program to Peru

Your Adventure Includes

Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on the itinerary.

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