Parisian Sam and Brit John...
The combination of our Guides, Parisian Sam and ex-pat Brit John, our World War One hands-on- historian (you should see his spectacular collection of artifacts from 1918- and we will!), gets you deep into the nuances of the Parisian vibe contrasted with the sublime countryside we explore through their complementary yet unique lenses.
Far off the tourist path...
Even on an historical tour, given our relationships with small-town folks who have astonishingly uncrowded and surprisingly intact private battlefield sites loaded with relics from the Great War… we get far off the tourist path. We still experience some of the classic sites but in a more profound way in the context of an immersion in this special countryside landscape loaded with intriguing people we have found, who love sharing their passion with kids!
Whether it’s an incredible World War One historical expedition or a deep dive into Parisian culture with our insider‘s perspective, you cannot beat the experiential outcomes of our non-tourist, hands on experiences in La Belle France. Whatever you wish to achieve here with our delightful guides and our relationships with locals in special places, we can create for your students.
FRANCE: SAMPLE ITINERARY
We customize each experience… options are endless!
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN PARIS AND THE OLD PORT
Welcome to Paris and to the experiential learning adventure of a lifetime! Your bilingual guides will meet you at the airport and begin orienting you to the new geography, culture, and cuisine, and they will set the tone for students owning their experience with active and engaged learning.
DAY 2: OLD MARITIME MARSEILLES
Today, you will take a boat ride to the Chateau d’If, a fortress located on If, the smallest island in a chain of islands near the Bay of Marseilles. The Chateau was at one time a prison, which became famous after being featured in Alexandre Dumas’ “The Count of Monte Cristo.”
DAY 3: AUBAGNE AND ARLES
In the morning, you will hike the Provence trails that inspired a generation of artists, such as Marcel Pagnol- writer and director.
DAY 4: ARLES, VAN GOGH, AND ROMAN HERITAGE
Today, you will paddle in kayaks under the Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct designed to bring water into cities and towns from distant locations.
From personal experience, I know how rewarding travel can be. CE will broaden your intellectual horizons and deepen your knowledge of our world and our role as informed global citizens. CE offers a life-transforming experience that will change or challenge the way you think, especially about environmental issues and you will realize the sustainable solutions.
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