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France Magnifique, a Trip to Paris, The Normandy Beaches and The Riviera

June 19 - 30, 2014

Credit and Non-credit

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* Please look below for information on the companion course we are offering. This course can help prepare you for the trip.


Related Course: "Tour de France"a non-credit course is being offered at CCBC Hunt Valley to compliment this trip.
Topics include the history, culture and foods of the regions of Normandy, Loire Valley, Provence and Paris. Discover cathedrals, castles and historic sites. Learn about the splendor of Monaco and landmarks along the River Seine. We'll also discuss Memorial Peace Museum, Cezanne, Chateaux and traditional French gardens, the walled city of Avignon, Provence and the Popes move there in 1309, Monaco's Casino of Monte Carlo, the 13th century Prince's Palace and the Cathedral of Monaco where Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace are buried
Course #: HIT 286
Course Title: Tour de France
Dates: Saturday, March 15, 2014 and March 22, 2014, 1-3p.m. Hunt Valley Campus, Room TBA
Instructor: Lucie Poirier, The instructor is both French and American and has taught French at CCBC, Coppin State University and Towson University and lived in Paris as well as Provence.
Cost: $75.00 (Tuition:$30 and Fees:$20)
Call to register with a credit card: 443-840-4700

Overview of Trip: Join us for a fabulous 12-day trip to France. The 70th anniversary of the Allied landings on the Normandy Beaches is a good year to visit these beaches and to remember what happened there. We will fly to Paris, where we will tour the famous sights in this "City of Lights." From Paris, we will travel to the famous beaches: Caen, Omaha, Juno and Utah Beaches, as well as see the Memorial Peace Museum, which was built to commemorate the epic battle of Normandy in 1944. We will visit La Pointe Du Hoc Ranger Memorial where the 2nd Ranger Battalion scaled 100-foot cliffs on D-Day. This was depicted in the epic film "The Longest Day." From there we will travel south to The Loire Valley and visit the wonderful Chateau de Chenonceau and its lovely French gardens, the Chateau du Clos, where Leonardo da Vinci spent his last years, Amboise and finally Vouvray for a wine tasting. From there, we will hop on to the TGV speed train to Avignon, Provence, Aix-en-Provence, St. Paul de Vence, Grasse, Nice and Monaco to enjoy the wonders of the famous French Riviera. Our journey will end in Nice, leaving us with the wonderful memories of a trip of a lifetime.

Don't miss out! Book by December 19, 2013
Double, $4,749; Single, $5699; Triple, $4719
First deposit of $250 per person due upon reservation. Reservations are made on a first come first served basis.
Reservations made after 12/13/2013 are based upon availability.

Regular Rates after December 19, 2013
Double, $4999; Single, $5949; Triple, $4969

Final payment: Due 4/10/14


  • Round trip air fare from Washington, Dulles, air taxes and fees/surcharges of $150 (subject to change until paid in full)
  • Transportation from CCBC, Essex will be provided.
  • Hotel transfers
  • Professional guide
  • Three and four star hotels
  • 15 meals, 10 Breakfasts, 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
  • TGV (speed train) from the Loire Valley to Avignon

Not included:

  • Cancellation Waiver Insurance $230 P.P.
  • Tips
  • Lunches

Ingrid L. Bortner, 443-840-1933
Coordinator of International Travel Studies,
Essex campus
Terry Walter. 443-840-1717
Coordinator of Domestic Travel Studies, Essex Campus

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