France – Language & Culture Tour
- Guided tour exploring the highlights of Nice
- Tour Monaco – visit the Prince’s Palace, the Royal Cathedral, and the Musée Océanographique
- Time to windowshop and explore on own in Monaco
- Kayak or stand up paddleboard (SUP) tour in the Mediterranean Sea
- Beach time and exploration in Nice
- Participate in a hands-on French cooking class
- Experience the Fête de la Musique festival in Paris
- Embark on a bicycle tour of Paris
- Free time to explore La Jardin des Tuileries, Avenue des Champs Élysées, and Place de la Concorde
- Ascend the Eifel Tower
- Enjoy a night of outdoor French dancing and people watching
- Tour the royal Versailles chateau and grounds
- Scenic boat cruise on the Seine River
- Make our way through the caverns and tunnels in the Catacombs de Paris underground cemetery
- Explore Belleville’s renowned flea markets and produce stands
- Peruse the bohemian neighborhood of Montmartre
- Tour the Louvre Museum
- Final afternoon to explore Paris
This tour truly immerses travelers in French culture, language, and lifestyle – we will travel around like the local using public transit and trains, participate in a number of local activities and festivals, and gain a greater understanding and appreciation for life in France.
France is equally amazing for history buffs, linguists and for those who simply enjoy reveling in the finer things in life!
Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.
Day 1 - Travel to Nice, France
Your student group will board an overnight flight to Nice, nestled along the Mediterranean coastline of southeast France.
Day 2 - Nice
Embark on a guided tour of the city to learn the history and culture of this southern French town.Dinner and a good first night’s sleep in Nice.
Day 3 - Monaco
Learn the fascinating history of this sovereign city-state nestled against France. See Monaco’s famous sites– the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, the Royal cathedral in Monaco, and the Musée Océanographique. Enjoy personal time to explore the city in groups.
Day 4 - Mediterranean Sea, Cooking Class
Enjoy the morning exploring the Mediterranean Sea on either a kayak or stand up paddle board! In the afternoon, practice our French as we shop and eat along the beach promenade. Prepare our own dinner tonight with an authentic French cooking class.
Day 5 - Travel to Paris, Cultural Activity
Train up to Paris today. Enjoy the wonderful views down the scenic Rhone Valley, past Avignon & Marseille and alongside the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Enjoy a cultural activity tonight, such as Fête de la Musique – offering music all over the city of Paris (time dependent).
Day 6 - Enjoy Paris
Take a guided tour of Paris – on bicycle! Our professional guides will provide us with all the necessary equipment and know all the safe routes! Afternoon to explore and experience La Jardin des Tuileries, the Avenue des Champs Élysées, and Place de la Concorde. Tonight, participate in an impromptu dance event that occurs every night during the arm summer months.
Day 7 - Versailles, River Cruise
Tour the Chateau of Versailles – See the royal living quarters including the boudoir of Marie Antoinette and the Hall of Mirrors. Tonight, enjoy a boat cruise on the Seine River!
Day 8 - Catacombes de Paris, Belleville, Montmarte
Visit the Catacombes de Paris: make our way through the caverns and tunnels that make up this underground cemetery. Visit Belleville’s renowned flea markets and produce stands, filled with bustling shoppers, colorful products, and heckling merchants. Explore the bohemian neighborhood of Montmartre, historically home to the studios of famous artists.
Day 9 - Louvre, Final Afternoon Paris
Morning tour of the most famous Museum in the whole world, the Louvre! Final afternoon to explore some of our favourite neighborhoods in Paris. Gather back up for a final group dinner, celebration, and debrief.
Day 10 - Homeward Bound
Board a flight out of Paris Airport and begin our trip back home.
AirfareRoundtrip group airfare to France
MetroPublic transportation for duration of tour, led by Evolve Tours director
TrainTrain transportation from Nice to Paris
HotelCentrally located, student-friendly, acclaimed hotels for the duration of the tour
Daily breakfast and dinner included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants and accommodations serving authentic cuisine sufficient for all appetites.
France is the most popular tourist destination in the world, with over 84 million visitors in 2013!
Places You’ll Visit
Welcome to France!
Prince’s Palace of Monaco
Dates back to the year 1191!
Saint Nicholas Cathedral
Contains the tombs of the Monaco royal family .
World famous aquarium containing 450 species of ocean life.
Famous fortress turned prison, setting of Alexander Dumas' novel, The Count of Monte Cristo.
Historically home to the studios of famous artists, including Salvador Dali, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh.
Catacombes de Paris
Underground cemetery with the remains of 6 million people!
Need we say more?
Arc de Triomphe
At the center of Place Charles de Gaulle.