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Paris & Normandy: Student Battlefield Trip

View of the Eiffel tower at sunset in Paris France

Paris & Normandy: Student Battlefield Trip


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Day 1: Board your overnight flight to Paris           

Day 2: Étretat – Deauville - Caen

Meet your tour leader at the airport

Travel towards Normandy

Hike the high cliffs of Étretat to the gate of Aval

Stop for lunch in Honfleur

Continue on to Deauville

Walk along the Promenade des Planches as you stroll through the city

Finish the day in Caen

Day 3: Juno Beach - Berniéres – Beny-sur-Mer - Caen

Visit the Caen Memorial and Museum

Half-day guided tour of Canadian sites of the landing beaches.

You will see:

·         The Juno Beach Centre

·         Juno Park

·         An underground bunker

·         Pointe du Hoc D-Day remembrance site

·         The American cemetery of Colleville

·         The Ardenne Abbey

Return to Caen

Day 4: Mont Saint-Michel – St Malo

Depart for Mont Saint-Michel

Guided tour of the city

Visit the famous Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel

Travel to St Malo

Guided tour of the St Malo

Day 5: Versailles - Paris

Start the day travelling to Versailles

Enjoy a guided tour of the Palace

You will see:

·         The Gardens

·         The Grand Apartment

·         The Hall of Mirrors

Depart for Paris

Day 6: Paris

Take a 3-hour guided tour through the City of Lights

You will see:

·         La Bastille

·         Les Invalides

·         L’Opéra

Enjoy a guided tour of the Musée d'Orsay

Wander down the Avenue des Champes Élysées

Visit the Eiffel Tower

Day 7: Paris      

Visit the Musée du Louvre

Stroll along the River Seine to the garden of the Tuileries

Discover La Coulée Verte René-Dumont

Wander through Montmartre

You will see:

·         Sacré-Cœur

·         Place Pigalle

·         Moulin Rouge

Learn Pétanque, a traditional bowls game

Day 8: Paris

Start the day in the Latin Quarter

Discover the remains of a Gallo-Roman Arena

Explore Sainte-Chapelle

Experience the Ile Saint Louis and the Ile de la Cité

You will see:

·         Pont Neuf

·         The Conciergerie

·         Square du Vert-Gallant

Free time to stroll or shop at the Grands Boulevards

End the day with an evening cruise on the River Seine

Day 9: Paris

Depart for the airport home

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9-Day Battlefield Trip

Spend a 9-day student battlefield tour immersing yourself in the history, culture and architecture of France. Explore famous landmarks, tour port cities and learn about the Canadians who fought in World War II. This jam-packed educational tour highlights the best this country has to offer and will give you an experience you will never forget!

Trip highlights: Étretat, Deauville, Caen, Juno Beach, Berniéres, Beny-sur-Mer, Mont Saint-Michel, St Malo, Versailles, Paris

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