France

Bonjour, mon ami!

France

Bonjour, mon ami!

France conjures up images of glamour, sophistication and the smell of freshly baked croissants. Home to world-class art galleries, awe-inspiring museums, Roman temples and Renaissance châteaux’s, France delivers culture in spades. Add in the fresh produce from the Loire Valley in the South to the lands still bruised from war in the North – We can tailor an itinerary to to suit an array of subjects in this mesmerising country.

Art & Literature
Language & Culture
History & Classics
Music & Performance
Business & Commerce

LANGUAGE, FOOD TECH & CULTURE

The ultimate way for students to naturally absorb a language or culture is through complete immersion.

  • We have language schools across France to provide tailor-made language lessons for our travelling students, either in the capital cities of France or the surrounding towns and villages. Options include Paris, Lyon, Normandy, Nice, Montpellier.
  • Travel north to south, east to west to experience the very heart of French cuisine. Chocolate, pastries, cheese and cured meats, bread and wine; Visit secret locations with expert guides on your own private tour to see the country’s gastronomic heart.
  • Experience cultural classics; the Eiffel Tower, Seine River cruise or a ballet performance or cultural secrets
  • Enjoy homestay immersion with French families across the country

HISTORY & CLASSICS

Dominated by trench warfare, the historic sites of northern France and western Belgium were the locations of the gruelling fighting in WWI and yet, despite 100 years since the beginning of the war, many opportunities still exist to see how these areas are still impacted.

  • Plunge your students back into the era of the First World War.

MUSIC & VISUAL/PERFORMING ARTS

France is dripping with opportunities for your students to experience the glory of the arts and performances.

  • Visit the Louvre; originally a palace and now one of the world’s top art museums- a must for anyone with a passion for art. The Louvre holds some of the world’s most famous works of art, such as the Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child and the Venus de Milo.
  • Picasso Gallery, Orangerie Museum, Musee D’Orsay or the Centre Pompidou – all centrally located within Paris.
  • See Paris’ best street art, learn about the culture, visit a street art gallery, meet the artists or do a graffiti art workshop.

Suggested itinerary - Paris by mouth

Day 1:

 

AUSTRALIA TRANSIT

·         Depart Australia

·         OVERNIGHT FLIGHT

Day 2:

 

TRANSIT PARIS

·         Arrive Paris

·         Meet and greet by Travelbound Education representative

·         Transfer from airport to accommodation to check-in and drop luggage.

·         Sightseeing

– Chocolate & Patisserie Walking Tour

– Seine River Cruise (evening)

Day 3: PARIS

·         Sightseeing:

– Eiffel Tower

– Arc de Triomphe

– Champs Elysees

– Louvre Museum

Day 4:

 

PARIS

– Paris By Mouth!

– French Cooking Class

Day 5: PARIS

·         Sightseeing:

Walking Tour of Montmarte & Sacre Couer (self-guided):

Le Musee Gourmand du Chocolat

– Parfumerie Fragonard Guided Tour

Day 6:

 

 

 

PARIS

·         St Germain Chocolate and Pastry tour (3 hrs)

·         Macaroon making class

·         Moulin Rouge

Day 7:

 

PARISLYON

·         TGV to Lyon – Private transfer to accommodation

·         Sightseeing:

Institut Paul Bocuse

– Explore the Vieux

 Lyon’s Vieux (old townDine in a bouchon)

Day 8:

 

LYON PARIS

·         Breakfast at Ortholan Bakery (across the road from Accent Francais)

·         TGV to Paris

·         Free time

Day 9:

 

PARIS – TRANSIT

·         Private transfer to airport

·         Depart Paris – Arrive transit – Depart for Australia

·         OVERNIGHT flight

Day 10:

 

TRANSIT AUSTRALIA

Arrive Australia

The Highlights of France

PARIS

The-Seine.-Paris-Tourism

  • Eiffel Tower: This huge iron monument is named after its architect Gustave Eiffel and has become an icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. This is a ‘must do’ for first time visitors to Paris.
  • Disneyland ParisHas five enchanted lands, set in over 600 hectares of parkland. Walk down Main Street, USA, to the bygones days of small town America, visit Frontierland, to relive the legends of the Wild West, Adventureland land of Pirates and Treasures,  Fantasyland and Discoveryland a journey through time, space and imagination.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral Gargoyles and wild sculptures by Violet Le Duc decorate this famous old cathedral that sits alongside the River Seine. The Cathedral is still open to the public and serves as a fine example of French Gothic architecture.

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