Explore the art, history, and joie de vivre of Paris during this cultural stay program showcasing the City of Light, where you'll enjoy insightful excursions and time to follow your own pursuits.

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 The Eiffel Tower overlooking the Seine   Notre Dame Cathedral, along the Seine River  Gargoyle from Notre Dame looking out over Paris  Traditional French breakfast or <i>petit-déjeuner</i>  Parisian cafe. Credit: Paris Tourist Office / Photographer Daniel Thierry  The Tuileries gardens near the Louvre  Relaxing in the Jardin des Tuileries. Credit: Paris Toursim Office, David Lefranc  Entrance to the Louvre, Paris  Stained glass windows in a medieval chapel, Paris. Credit: Vincent Cheng  The Hall of Mirrors at Versailles  The Palace of Versailles  Traditional square in Dijon, Burgundy

Paris

A One-Week Stay in France

9 days from $4,290

Explore the art, history, and joie de vivre of Paris during this cultural stay program showcasing the City of Light, where you'll enjoy insightful excursions and time to follow your own pursuits.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

Our other tour members were an interesting mix of people with different backgrounds from around the country. We enjoyed spending time with everyone and now feel they are our new friends.

- Mary Anne K.

We really like the 'city break' concept. You get the best of both worlds: the study leaders (always excellent) and time on your own. And, as always with Smithsonian tours, wonderful travel companions.

- Previous Journeys Traveler

You can count on Smithsonian for quality and excellence. First class all the way! 

- Carolyn D.

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Hotel l’Echiquier Opéra Paris

Paris, France

Located in the center of Paris, the hotel offers upscale comfort and convenience in a style that’s Art Nouveau yet contemporary. Recently renovated with 88 rooms, it is evocative of the Belle Epoque with wood paneling, mosaic floors and decorative modern and period art. Welcoming rooms are warm with a contemporary flair and afford the ambiance of a Parisian pied- à-terre with all the amenities like individually controlled air-conditioning, international TV, slippers, bathrobes and free WiFi. The hotel is just steps away from the Grands Boulevards and close to the Opéra Garnier; the department stores Galeries Lafayette and Printemps; the Louvre museum, and other city highlights. 
Number of nights: 8

Les Jardins du Marais (October 2018 and all 2019 Departures)

Paris, France

The Hotel Les Jardins du Marais is located across several buildings surrounding an attractive courtyard garden. The hotel provides a comfortable base from which to explore the Marais district and central Paris. Enjoy attentive service and well-appointed rooms.

Each of the Jardins du Marais' nine buildings has its own small lobby area and is named after a famous French historical figure; the Eiffel building was actually the former workshop of Gustave Eiffel, engineer, architect, and designer of Paris' best-known landmark, the Eiffel Tower. Amenities include a 24-hour health club, a full-service spa and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Number of nights: 8