Paris Immersion

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SEP. 1-12, 2015 $3,545
Paris, Dijon, Reims, Rouen
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Paris Immersion

SEP. 1-12, 2015
Paris, Dijon, Reims, Rouen

Experience an unprecedented program of cultural immersion in the City of Lights. See the best of Paris and provincial France while residing in your own apartment in the heart of the 12th arrondissement. Take a cruise down the Seine, tour the Palais Garnier opera house and spend a day exploring the opulent Château de Versailles. Visit the historic towns of Dijon, Rouen and Reims, and indulge in a special champagne tasting. This unique French adventure includes an extensive meal program, furnished accommodations, 20 single tickets for the Paris Métro and bus system and ample independent leisure time to pursue your individual interests.

Cost: $3,545
AHI Travel
Activity Level: Moderate Activity
COVID-19 Information:
  • Your exclusive Small-Group experience is limited to 25 travelers to maximize your travel experience.
  • Enjoy 10 days of apartment living with modern amenities, including a kitchenette and Wi-Fi, centers you in the business district near ample public transportation.
  • Twenty single Metro tickets.
  • Three regional rail journeys highlight the delightful destinations of provincial France: Versailles, Dijon and Rouen.
  • A blend of planned excursions and free time allows you to surround yourself in the culture of Paris and its environs at your own pace.
  • Four lectures provide context and background for your adventures.
  • Walking excursions in three Paris neighborhoods introduce you to the varying personalities and pleasures of the city.
Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (4.1 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
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  • Superior and well planned, always intellectually stimulating and just plain fun. Looking forward to more great adventures with interesting and congenial Bruins."
    John Crowley ’50 and Ruth Hertzberg, Travelers
  • After many trips, we keep coming back for more. Destinations and accommodations are always first rate and we always have an educational and satisfying experience and meet wonderful new friends."
    Raymond ’44 and Lillian Frediani, Travelers

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DAY 1 | Sept. 1.
Depart for Paris, France.

DAY 2 | Sept. 2. Paris
Upon arrival, transfer to the Aparthotel Adagio Paris Bercy Village. In the afternoon, join your fellow travelers for a welcome briefing, featuring an introduction of the Paris’ famous subway system, the Metro, and an orientation walk in Bercy Village. Tonight, attend a Welcome Reception and Dinner.

DAY 3 | Sept. 3. Paris
Educational Focus: The History of Paris.
Excursion: Le Marais. Explore the heart of artistic and cultural life in Paris in this intimate neighborhood. Marais means “marsh,” but this neighborhood is much more elegant than its name.
Independent Exploration: The afternoon is yours to explore Le Marais and beyond. Visit boutiques and art galleries. Step into the Musée Picasso or stroll the regal Place des Vosges, Paris’ first square.
Local Flavor: Enjoy a dinner of French cuisine at a Paris restaurant.

DAY 4 | Sept. 4. Paris
Independent Exploration: The morning is at leisure.
Excursion: Paris by Boat. Cruise the Seine and the Canal Saint-Martin, the waterway created by Napoleon in the early 1800s to provide clean water for Paris. Today, the canal, which is lined with shops, galleries and cafés, is one of the city’s top attractions.

DAY 5 | Sept. 5. Versailles
Excursion: Versailles. Visit France’s grandest palace. See the Hall of Mirrors, where the Treaty of Versailles was signed. Explore at your own pace with an included headset audio guide.

DAY 6 | Sept. 6. Dijon
Excursion: Bourgogne. Travel to Dijon on a high-speed TGV train. Discover the historic sites and culture of this charming Burgundian town. Admire stately stone mansions, a trio of churches, and half-timbered homes from the 15th and 16th centuries.
Local Flavor: Take a break for lunch at a restaurant in Dijon.
Independent Exploration: Enjoy some time at leisure before returning to Paris.

DAY 7 | Sept. 7. Paris
Educational Focus: The Treasures of the Musée D’Orsay.
Independent Exploration: The rest of the day is at leisure. Having learned about the D’Orsay this morning, you can take advantage of a free day to visit the D’Orsay to admire the works of Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and others.

DAY 8 | Sept. 8. Paris
Educational Focus: The Treasures of the Louvre.
Independent Exploration: Spend the rest of the day at leisure. With your newfound knowledge of the Louvre in hand, you may wish to stroll through the halls of this venerated museum.

DAY 9 | Sept. 9. Paris
Educational Focus: Contemporary France.
Excursion: Paris and World War II. Stroll the neighborhood of Saint- Germain-des-Près and learn about Paris during the Occupation.
Independent Exploration: Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

DAY 10 | Sept. 10. Rouen
Excursion: Rouen. Take the regional express train to Rouen, capital of Normandy. See the 14th-century Gros Horloge and Notre-Dame de Rouen, a cathedral made famous by Monet. Hear the haunting story of Joan of Arc.

DAY 11 | Sept. 11. Paris
Independent Exploration: Spend the morning at leisure.
Excursion: The French Revolution. Learn about the French Revolution and the Latin Quarter. See the hall where the radical Cordeliers’ club held their debates, visit the oldest café in Paris and hear about the guillotine and the death of Marat. In the evening, attend a farewell reception
and dinner.

DAY 12 | Sept. 12.
Transfer to the airport for the return
flights to your gateway city.

Accommodations

2015-09-paris-immersion-lodgeAparthotel Adagio Paris Bercy Village
This exciting French immersion experience is grounded in comfort and convenience. Your home away from home is in the Bercy neighborhood in the 12th Arrondissement along the right bank of the River Seine. Modern and stylish, the hotel is a short stroll from the Parc de Bercy and the Metro station for Paris Line 14, which takes you to the heart of Paris. The Musée de la Cinémathéque Française and the Gare de Lyon are within walking distance, and a grocery store, a pharmacy, a dry cleaner and restaurants are just around the corner. The well-equipped studios and one-bedroom apartments all feature satellite TV, Wi-Fi access and a kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker and tableware.

What to Expect

Pricing: $3,545

VAT is an additional $295 per person

Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (4.1 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • Superior and well planned, always intellectually stimulating and just plain fun. Looking forward to more great adventures with interesting and congenial Bruins."
    John Crowley ’50 and Ruth Hertzberg, Travelers
  • After many trips, we keep coming back for more. Destinations and accommodations are always first rate and we always have an educational and satisfying experience and meet wonderful new friends."
    Raymond ’44 and Lillian Frediani, Travelers

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How to Book

STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $600 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to AHI Travel. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.

Terms & Conditions

Written cancellations from time of booking up to 90 days prior to departure will be assessed a minimum administrative fee of approximately $250; within 90 days of departure, refunds vary according to the policies of each tour operator. Please read the cancellation clauses contained within the brochure for this tour carefully.

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Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover the possibility of trip cancellation or interruption, emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses and baggage loss incurred while traveling. All confirmed passengers will receive travel insurance information in your confirmation packet. It’s one of our many membership benefits! For information about travel insurance, visit alumni.ucla.edu/travel-insurance. Coverage for pre-existing medical conditions, terrorist incidents and travel supplier financial insolvencies will be provided if the insurance is purchased within 15 days of your trip deposit. Please read the insurance brochure carefully.

Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (4.1 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • Superior and well planned, always intellectually stimulating and just plain fun. Looking forward to more great adventures with interesting and congenial Bruins."
    John Crowley ’50 and Ruth Hertzberg, Travelers
  • After many trips, we keep coming back for more. Destinations and accommodations are always first rate and we always have an educational and satisfying experience and meet wonderful new friends."
    Raymond ’44 and Lillian Frediani, Travelers