Explore the art, history, and joie de vivre of Paris during this Cultural Stay program featuring insightful excursions and time to follow your own pursuits in the City of Light.

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 The Eiffel Tower overlooking the Seine   Seine River, 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 $4,790

Explore the art, history, and joie de vivre of Paris during this Cultural Stay program featuring insightful excursions and time to follow your own pursuits in the City of Light.

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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Sep 12 - 20, 2020 Departure
Yves Thomas

Yves Thomas

Yves Thomas is professor emeritus of French Studies at Trent University Peterborough Canada, 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.

A specialist of the French aesthetic avant-garde of the 1920s as well as of French Civilization between Versailles and the Treaty of Versailles, he has recently been appointed Chair of the Arts and Heritage Centre in Trent Hills, Canada where he resides.