FRANCE | PARIS SERA TOUJOURS PARIS 

8 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: USA / PARIS

  • Fly overnight to Paris.

DAY 2: PARIS 

  • On arrival in Paris, your French Forum Tour Manager will greet you at the airport and remain with you throughout your tour.
  • Transfer by private bus to your hotel and drop off your bags.
    This afternoon, stroll down the most famous avenue of the capital, the Champs-Elysées. Climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe to admire the view. See the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  • You will walk through “le Trocadéro” and view “la Ville Lumière” from the third floor of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Afterwards, board a glass-topped Bateau Mouche and enjoy a refreshing cruise on the Seine River.
  • Have dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Enjoy a night stroll of the illuminated Paris before returning to your hotel for night accommodation.

DAY 3: PARIS 

  • Have breakfast at your hotel before you visit the gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame. Climb the towers for an amazing view of Paris and to catch a glimpse of the famous gargoyles.
  • Discover the Latin Quarter with your tour manager, starting with a visit of “La Sorbonne”, one of the oldest and most famous universities in France You’ll then enter the Sainte-Chapelle, a breathtaking gothic style chapel built in 1238.
  • Free time for lunch.
  • Discover the Palais du Luxembourg, home of the Senate, the upper house of the French Parliament. Built in 1625 by Salomon de Brosse for Queen Marie de’ Medici, the Palais du Luxembourg was originally used as a residence for the Royal Family.
  • Dine in the Latin Quarter before returning to your hotel.

DAY 4: PARIS 

  • This morning after breakfast, you will head to the Celestin’s district and see the training area of the cavalrymen of the French Republican Guard. You will start your guided tour with the Traditions Room, housed in a former stable, dedicated to the history of the Republican Guard from 1802 until today.
  • Free time for lunch.
  • Enter the Musée du Louvre. The Louvre is the world’s best-known, biggest, and busiest museum. Its famous collection of art and antiquities includes the Mona Lisa along with 35,000 more works of art on display in 300 rooms.
  • Dinner in a typical “Brasserie Parisienne.” 
  • Night accommodation in Paris.

DAY 5: VERSAILLES 

  • After breakfast, depart by RER train for Versailles.
  • Spend the day at The Palace of Versailles, the hunting lodge that King Louis XIV converted into a baroque château in the 17th century. You will tour the Grand Stables, the opulent Grand Apartments, the King’s Chamber and the Hall of Mirrors and surrounding gardens.
  • Return to Paris for dinner and night accommodation.

DAY 6: PARIS 

  • After breakfast, your tour manager will take you to the heart of Paris, to the Marais district.
  • Visit the Musée Carnavalet, which is dedicated to the history of Paris from its origins to present day. Opened in 1880, the current museum occupies two mansions from the 16th and 17th centuries. You’ll have the chance to see the many rich collections of the museum: medieval and Gallo-Roman archeological collection, mementos of the French Revolution, paintings, sculptures, furniture and items of art.
  • Later, explore more of the Marais Quarter, which takes its name from the marshes on which it was originally built.
  • Visit the home of Victor Hugo. He wrote some of his major works there and hosted other famous authors such as Lamartine, Vigny, Dumas, and Gautier.
  • Explore the ancient burial grounds, the Catacombs, underneath Paris. Hear tales of the haunting history of the underground cemetary as your guide takes you on a journey through more than a kilometer of tunnels.
  • Dine in a typical “Bistrot Parisien.”
  • Night accommodation in Paris.

DAY 7: PARIS 

  • This morning, you’ll visit a local boulangerie. This tour offers a great and rare opportunity to step into the kitchen of a typical Parisian boulangerie and see how the famous French baguettes are made!
  • Later on, you will visit the magnificent Musée d’Orsay and its extensive collections of 19th and 20th century paintings, sculptures, architecture and literature.
  • Continue on to the area of Montmartre. You will head up to the highest point in Paris, known locally as “La Butte.” Climb the steps to reach the Sacré-Cœur, Montmartre’s hilltop church and most famous landmark.
  • Enjoy a delicious fondue dinner in Montmarte.
  • Night accommodation in Paris.

DAY 8: DEPART

  • After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport to catch your flight back home.

Bon voyage et à bientôt!