Paris is the center of French history, culture, and art. During a one-week stay in this European capital, enjoy a balanced program of scheduled activities, talks by experts, and time at leisure to follow your own interests. You'll stay in the well-located Les Jardins du Marais. 

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Paris

A One-Week Stay in France

9 days from $4,340

Paris is the center of French history, culture, and art. During a one-week stay in this European capital, enjoy a balanced program of scheduled activities, talks by experts, and time at leisure to follow your own interests. You'll stay in the well-located Les Jardins du Marais. 

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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Experts

Sep 15 - 23, 2019 Departure
Madeline Díaz

Madeline Díaz

Madeline Díaz has over 15 years of experience creating and leading programs for museums and cultural institutions. She has worked for The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Cloisters, the Frick Collection, the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and the Smithsonian Latino Center for which she currently serves as consultant. She develops and leads education programs for several French cultural institutions including the Grand Palais, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme and the Mona Bismarck American Center. She also teaches museum education and cultural mediation at the University of Versailles. She has traveled extensively through Spain, Italy and France and has a passion for art, photography, languages and flamenco. Madeline holds a BA from Brown University and an MA from Columbia University. 

Oct 6 - 14, 2019 Departure; Sep 12 - 20, 2020 Departure
Yves Thomas

Yves Thomas

Yves was Associate Professor at Trent University from 1990 to 2016.  He wrote his PhD dissertation on luxury in 19th century French decadent literature. His research areas stem from urban development in Paris under Napoleon the third, the Parisian aesthetic avant-garde in the 1920s and 50s and urban decay in contemporary Detroit. From 2010 to 2016, he played an administrative role as Director of the Year Abroad Program in Nantes France and as Chair of the Cultural Studies Department. He has been Chair of the board of Arts and Heritage Centre in Warkworth ON, Canada since February 2017.

Apr 25 - May 3, 2020 Departure
Aneta Georgievska-Shine

Aneta Georgievska-Shine

Aneta Georgievska-Shine is a scholar of the Renaissance and the baroque eras, yet as an art historian, her interests range from ancient to contemporary art.  In addition to her affiliation with the University of Maryland, she frequently presents lectures for museums and art institutions in the Washington D.C. area, including the Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, and the Smithsonian. Her publications include scholarly books and numerous articles in U.S. and international journals, as well as essays in exhibition catalogs.

A popular Smithsonian Journeys Expert, Aneta has led numerous journeys to France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, as well as Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to her art historical expertise, she brings a deep knowledge of the history, politics, and languages of Central and Eastern Europe. Aneta is a native speaker of Macedonian and has working knowledge of several other European languages.