Bonjour and welcome to Paris! A driver will meet you at Charles De Gaulle Airport and take you to Hotel Brighton in the heart of Paris. We will have an afternoon welcome reception, followed by dinner together. All guests should schedule to arrive at the hotel by 3:00 pm.
( Dinner included.)
After breakfast at the hotel and a morning teaching session with Amy we will meet our Louvre guide for a private tour looking at how women have been portrayed through Christian art. There will be free time in the afternoon to continue your exploration of the Louvre, do some local shopping, or visit the Tuileries Gardens.
That evening we will embark on a special dinner cruise on the Seine, sailing past many of Paris’ most iconic landmarks while enjoying a three course French dinner.
( Breakfast and Dinner Included.)
We will enjoy breakfast at the hotel, where Rowan will pick us up for our strolling art lesson. We will learn how to sketch as we walk through the city drawing iconic people, places and nature and learning skills we can use throughout the week to create our trip journals. That afternoon we will board our private charter coach for the drive to Mont St Michel. Amy will be teaching on the bus this day as well as from the mont in the evening.
After checking in at Hotel Mecure we will walk to the Mont and enjoy dinner overlooking the bay and have an opportunity to enjoy its medival streets without the hustle and bustle of daytime tourism crowds.
( Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.)
Our day at the Mont will begin with joining the resident monks and nuns of Mont St Michel for their sunrise Laud service. This service is sung in French and is a unique opportunity to participate in worship as pilgrims have done here since the 800’s.
We will enjoy a full day at Mont St Michel with our private guide Virginie touring the village, monastery and bay. Virginie will share the historical, spiritual and ecological importance of this site. We will experience one of Europe’s most important pilgrimage sites that has stood for over 1,200 years. This is truly a once in a lifetime day! We will enjoy lunch and dinner in the village. After dinner we will take our coach to Chateau D’Audrieu.
(Breakfast, lunch and Dinner included.)
This will be a day of rest, deep conversations, and teachings as we enjoy the luxurious surroundings of our own “chateau away from home.” We will have multiple teaching sessions, lunch at the chateau, and afternoon activity options including biking, and hiking.
Dinner will be at the Chateau. A truly special meal!
( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.)
After breakfast we will be picked up by our guide Mike who will take us to important D-Day landing sites. We will hear the untold stories of men and women working with french resistance and allied forces that freed Europe. We will also visit the charming town of Bayeux for dinner.
(Breakfast and Dinner Included)
Our coach will take us back to Paris where we will have some downtime for optional shopping or exploring the city before our farewell dinner near the Eiffel Tower. We will conclude our evening under the Eiffel Tower’s laser show – toasting new friends, and a life changing experience.
(Breakfast and Dinner Included)
Before heading to the airport we will enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Private drivers will take you to the airport as your flight schedule requires.