Study Abroad in Paris, France

Excursions / Travel - January Term 2019

Visit to the Château of Versailles

Included in program fee

A marvel of splendor and scale, this beautiful example of French classical art began as a royal hunting lodge before Louis XIV moved his court and government there in 1682 and transformed it into the enormous palace and gardens which is today one of France’s most iconic destinations. Versailles plays a key role in France’s history being a symbol of the then French monarchy’s absolute power and just a few steps from the room where the Jeu de Paume Oath took place and French democracy was founded.

Optional Excursion to the Champagne Region (Day Trip - $145)

Visit Reims, capital of the province of Champagne where this world-famous sparkling wine is produced. The trip starts with a champagne tasting at a French champagne cellar. We will follow this with a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral of Reims, a masterpiece of Gothic art, where French kings were crowned. The tour concludes with a visit to the Museum of the Surrender where Germany officially signed the surrender to end World War II.

Fee includes transportation, a local guide and entrances as indicated. Date is subject to change. A minimum of 12 students is required for the excursion to take place.

Dates and itineraries are tentative and subject to change.