7 or 9 days
Paris, extension to Normandy
Program designed to: Immerse yourself in French culture—its food, language, history and art—by living like a local in the fabled City of Light. Enjoy carefully curated experiences that take you to iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and must-see museums like the Louvre. We also take you off the beaten path to connect with Parisians in authentic neighborhood shops, bistros and cafes.

Highlight: Gain a deep appreciation for the fabled City of Light: Paris’s 17th-century streets were the first to be lit in Europe; its 18th-century philosophers ushered in the Age of Enlightenment.

🔹 Curated experiences: Every program is intentionally designed to feature guided learning, cultural engagement, and independent exploration experiences to drive global competency development, denoted on each itinerary with a blue diamond. Learn more about these experiences.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to France

  • Day 2: Paris

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Take a walking tour of the Latin Quarter, so named because the language was once commonly spoken by the Sorbonne students that populated the area

    See Notre-Dame Cathedral, known for its sculptured facade, stained-glass rose windows, and seemingly weightless vaulted ceilings, and see the progress of its restoration following the 2019 fire which damaged much of the building

    Enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter
  • Day 3: Paris

    🔹 Guided learning: Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde, a major public square
    • Champs-Élysées, an elegant boulevard packed with high-fashion boutiques 
    • Arc de Triomphe, a monument honoring those who fought for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 
    • Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World's Fair and an iconic symbol of Paris
    • Hôtel des Invalides, a grand hospital commissioned by Louis XIV 

    Take a guided tour of Versailles, where Louis XIV hosted his royal court to reign in their power and prevent their political rise

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • State Apartments of the King and Queen
    • The lavish Hall of Mirrors which depicts political successes on its vaulted-ceiling murals 
    • Meticulously landscaped gardens and dozens of ornate fountains 

    Enjoy a scenic view of Paris as you sail along the iconic Seine River

  • Day 4: Paris

    Explore art from around the world at the Louvre, home to over 35,000 objects including Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the Mona Lisa

    🔹 Guided learning: Take part in a French language lesson and cultural activity

  • Day 5: Paris

    Visit the Fragonard workshop and see the process of French perfume, from harvesting, to bottling, to the role of master noses

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    🔹 Cultural engagement: Eat with locals

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Eat with locals

    Cultural exchange meets culinary adventure. Join a local Parisian family and enjoy a meal prepared for you by a local in their own home. 

  • Day 6: Paris

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend the afternoon exploring Paris on your own

    Take a walking tour of Montmartre

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Place du Tertre, an artistic center of France, and see street artists
    • Sacré-Cœur Basilica, a white-domed basilica that marks the highest point in Paris

    Enjoy dinner in Montmartre and explore the district has long been a haven for artists

  • Day 7: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 7: Paris • Normandy

    Travel to Normandy, the backdrop for the largest seaborne invasion in history 

    Take a guided tour of Normandy

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Pointe du Hoc, the 320-foot cliff scaled by Allied troops to suppress the German attack
    • American Cemetery, where nearly 10,000 American soldiers are buried
    • Arromanches, another key battleground
  • Day 8: Normandy • Paris

    Visit the Caen Memorial, dedicated to reminding visitors of the fragility of peace

    Travel to Paris

    Enjoy dinner in Paris

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Want to learn more about this program?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to France

  • Day 2: Paris

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Take a walking tour of the Latin Quarter, so named because the language was once commonly spoken by the Sorbonne students that populated the area

    See Notre-Dame Cathedral, known for its sculptured facade, stained-glass rose windows, and seemingly weightless vaulted ceilings, and see the progress of its restoration following the 2019 fire which damaged much of the building

    Enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter
  • Day 3: Paris

    🔹 Guided learning: Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde, a major public square
    • Champs-Élysées, an elegant boulevard packed with high-fashion boutiques 
    • Arc de Triomphe, a monument honoring those who fought for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 
    • Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World's Fair and an iconic symbol of Paris
    • Hôtel des Invalides, a grand hospital commissioned by Louis XIV 

    Take a guided tour of Versailles, where Louis XIV hosted his royal court to reign in their power and prevent their political rise

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • State Apartments of the King and Queen
    • The lavish Hall of Mirrors which depicts political successes on its vaulted-ceiling murals 
    • Meticulously landscaped gardens and dozens of ornate fountains 

    Enjoy a scenic view of Paris as you sail along the iconic Seine River

  • Day 4: Paris

    Explore art from around the world at the Louvre, home to over 35,000 objects including Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the Mona Lisa

    🔹 Guided learning: Take part in a French language lesson and cultural activity

  • Day 5: Paris

    Visit the Fragonard workshop and see the process of French perfume, from harvesting, to bottling, to the role of master noses

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    🔹 Cultural engagement: Eat with locals

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Eat with locals

    Cultural exchange meets culinary adventure. Join a local Parisian family and enjoy a meal prepared for you by a local in their own home. 

  • Day 6: Paris

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend the afternoon exploring Paris on your own

    Take a walking tour of Montmartre

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Place du Tertre, an artistic center of France, and see street artists
    • Sacré-Cœur Basilica, a white-domed basilica that marks the highest point in Paris

    Enjoy dinner in Montmartre and explore the district has long been a haven for artists

  • Day 7: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 7: Paris • Normandy

    Travel to Normandy, the backdrop for the largest seaborne invasion in history 

    Take a guided tour of Normandy

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Pointe du Hoc, the 320-foot cliff scaled by Allied troops to suppress the German attack
    • American Cemetery, where nearly 10,000 American soldiers are buried
    • Arromanches, another key battleground
  • Day 8: Normandy • Paris

    Visit the Caen Memorial, dedicated to reminding visitors of the fragility of peace

    Travel to Paris

    Enjoy dinner in Paris

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Want to learn more about this program?

Learning outcomes on this program

Confidence • Curiosity • Global perspective • Empathy • Adaptability • Relatability • Self-Awareness


EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources

With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development
See the resources you get
EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources


With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development

See the resources you get



Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • EF Global Learning Toolkit

    To capitalize on moments for building empathy, awareness, and adaptability in a global environment, we offer a number of different tools designed to help educators facilitate student growth abroad and on campus, including academically enriched travel programs, industry engagement opportunities, global learning resources, and a Global Competencies Assessment tool.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Notre Dame, Louvre, Versailles, Seine River Cruise; with extension: Caen Memorial

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.


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