France - Study Abroad


The tour will start in Paris, where travelers will have the opportunity to walk around, enjoy the endless delights of Paris and rest after traveling.

On the next day, travelers will visit Chartres, home to the greatest Gothic cathedral in France. Then, the tour will head to the Chateau de Chambord, largest castle in the Loire Valley. A wine tasting will follow before heading to the hotel in the gorgeous city of Tours.

Travelers will then continue to explore the Loire Valley, traveling to the Chateau de Chenonceau across the river Cher, then visit the Chateau d’Amboise to witness the residence whose king Francois I introduced the Renaissance to France and brought Leonardo da Vinci to his court.

Next, travelers will head to the Mont Saint Michel in Brittany, rising from the sea on a mighty rock, one of the most recognizable landmarks in France. After walking around, the tour will head to Normandy where they will spend the night.

On the next day, travelers will see the intricate Bayeux Tapestry, woven to commemorate the Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror in 1066. They will then turn their attention to World War II and visit the D-Day beaches, Sainte Mere Eglise, Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery and Memorial. On their way back to Paris, travelers will stop in Giverny to visit Claude Monet’s former house, and eat dinner in a French Bistro in Paris.

Travelers are able to visit the Eiffel Tower, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Les Invalides where Napoleon is buried, the Latin Quarter and the lively Opera district. The afternoon will be at leisure to either continue exploring the city, or head to the Palace and State Apartments Versailles and witness the grandeur of French classical architecture.

Destination:Cultural Immersion in France - Paris
Program date:June 15 - June 23 2019
Deposit amount:$300.00 [non-refundable]
Deposit payment deadline:October 5, 2018
Estimate program cost:$3,000
Program payment deadline:October 5, 2018 [payment plan available]
Program cost includes:- Round trip flights from Charlotte to Paris, and Paris to Charlotte
- 7 nights accommodations at the following hotels: 1 night in Paris, 2 nights in Tours, 2 nights in Bayeux, and 2 nights in Paris
- All transfers, admissions to attractions
- Guided field trips
- 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners with wine
Program cost does not include:Passport fees, some meals, and tuition
Course associate with program:HUM 180 or Continuing Education community travel course
College location:Albemarle, NC
Program point of contact:Liane Honeycutt, 704-991-0257