Alumni Travel

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CIP Alumni

Join alumni and friends for Centenary in Paris: Alumni College! August 6-12, 2016

Take part in this faculty-led excursion offering outings to museums and cultural landmarks mixed with informal learning opportunities exploring the theme Americans in Paris. Centenary in Paris: Alumni College gives you the chance to experience the best that both Paris and Centenary have to offer!

Your tour package price of $3,649* includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from Shreveport to Paris
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • Customized tours and lectures by world-class Centenary faculty
  • Museum and Metro passes
  • The services of an English-speaking tour director
  • Door to door transportation to and from airports

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Overnight flight | 1 night

Day 1: Travel day
Board your overnight flight to Paris today.

Paris | 5 nights

Day 2: Arrival in Paris
Included meals: welcome dinner
Welcome to Paris! Enjoy some free time this afternoon or rest up. Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Paris
Included meals: breakfast
A guided tour introduces you to the architecture, scenery and history of the City of Light’s many neighborhoods, called arrondissements.

  • Drive down the sycamore-lined Champs-Élysées in view of the Arc de Triomphe
  • Pass the legendary Notre-Dame Cathedral, located on an island in the Seine River
  • See the Eiffel Tower, the Palais Garnier opera house and Place de la Concorde
  • Marvel at the eclectic and iconic architecture of the Louvre

Day 4: The Louvre and Central Paris
Included meals: breakfast

  • The Louvre contains one of the most important art collections in the world with a history extending back to medieval times.
  • Walking tour and lunch on Île Saint-Louis. One of two natural islands in the Seine River, this island was mapped and built from end to end during the 17th-century reigns of Henri IV and Louis XIII. Enjoyed by walkers in search of great food and the world’s best ice cream!
  • Walking tour of Île de la Cité. The origins of Paris are here on the Île de la Cité. There is no older place in Paris. Visit St. Chapelle, the Conciergerie, Notre Dame and the Memorial to the Martyrs.
  • After our touring, those who are interested may climb the 387 step bell tower of Notre Dame for a bird’s eye view of the bells and gargoyles. An experience you will never forget.

Day 5: Museums and sights on the Left Bank
Included meals: breakfast

  • Musee D’Orsay which is housed under the soaring roof of one of Paris’s grand old Beaux Art railway stations. This museum contains the world’s largest collection of Impressionist masterpieces by the likes of Cezanne, Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Degas, Gaugin, and many others.
  • Lunch and tour the Rodin Museum and Gardens. Some of Rodin’s most celebrated sculptures are on display in the gardens: The Thinker, The Gates of Hell, Balzac and The Burghers of Calais.
  • Napoleon’s Tomb at Les Invalides. There was no expense spared for the tomb and Napoleon Bonaparte's body lies within six separate coffins. They are made of iron, mahogany, two of lead, ebony, and the outer one is red porphyry. The tomb sits on a green-granite pedestal surrounded by 12 pillars of victory. Le Dôme des Invalides took 27 years to build and is impressive to say the least.
  • Eiffel Tower. Those who wish can take the elevator to the top or spend a few hours your own.

Day 6: Day trip to Versailles
Included meals: breakfast, farewell dinner

  • The glory of the Sun King’s reign and the largest palace in Europe. We will tour the formal gardens as well as the lavish palace famous for the Hall of Mirrors. The palace was built to impress and it still does to the day. Travel by train for approximately 9 euro.
  • Arc de Triomphe. After his greatest victory, The Battle of Austerlitz in 1805, Napoleon promised his men, “You shall go home beneath triumphal arches.” Every year during the Tour de France riders pass making their final laps on the Champs-Elysees.
  • Or time on your own.
  • Centenary in Paris Alumni College “Graduation” Dinner Celebration (included in trip price)

Day 7: Departure
Included meals: breakfast

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or extend your stay to continue exploring Paris.

* Deposit before September 30, 2015 to lock in this price!

Note: Deposits are non-refundable and we must have 12 travelers for the trip to proceed.

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For more information, contact Centenary staff member David Henington at email or 318.869.5151.