Make The Most Of Your Trip By Exploring Paris

Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. This optional trip will allow you to visit some of its most famous sites, and gain more from your cultural adventure in Europe. There's no need to know any French for this trip, but if you do learn French at school this will provide great opportunities to practice!

Sunday

We will depart Cambridge in the morning and reach Paris by early evening, where we will go for dinner.

Monday

We visit the picturesque Montmartre area of Paris, climbing the hill up to Sacre-Coeur where you may explore the many cafes, souvenir shops and art in the area. We head on to the Trocadero to enjoy fantastic views of the Eiffel Tower, before climbing to the top and having a picnic beneath it. We then enjoy a boat cruise along the Seine before returning to our hotel.

Time Paris - Monday
10 am Depart
11 am Reach the top of Montmartre
1 pm Meet outside Sacre-Coeur to move on
1:30 pm Reach the Trocadero
3 pm Start climbing the Eiffel Tower
6 pm Get food for a picnic under the Eiffel Tower
8 pm Boat cruise
9:30 pm Return to hotel
Time Paris - Monday
Sacre Coeur

Sacre-Coeur

Trocadero

View from the Trocadero

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower

Tuesday

We take a break from historic buildings for a day out at Disneyland Paris!

Time Paris - Tuesday
8:45 am Depart
10 am Arrive at Disneyland Paris for its opening
11 pm Light and Fireworks Show
11:30 pm Regroup outside the Eurostar station to go home
Time Paris - Tuesday
Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris

Space Mountain

Space Mountain

Disneyland Fireworks

Disneyland fireworks

Wednesday

We start the day by visiting the oldest part of Paris and Notre Dame Cathedral. Construction began in 1163 and is one of the most famous buildings in Catholicism, holding the purported Crown of Thorns beneath the building. After climbing to the top and walking around the inside we will walk down the river to the Louvre, the most popular museum in the world (with good reason!). After a few hours exploring the Louvre we will walk up the Champs-Elysees ("The most beautiful avenue in the world" - with the highest retail rents in Europe!) to the Arc de Triomphe, before going back to our hotel.

Time Paris - Wednesday
10 am Depart
10:20 am Get to Notre Dame. Queue for the climb to the top.
1 pm Queue for entering Notre Dame
1:45 pm Walk to the Louvre
2:45 pm Go inside the Louvre
5:30 pm Meet under the Pyramid. Walk up the Champs-Elysees.
7 pm Climb up the Arc de Triomphe.
8 pm Dinner near our hotel
Time Paris - Wednesday
Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Inside the Louvre

Inside the Louvre

The Louvre

Outside the Louvre

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Thursday

We go to the majestic Palace of Versailles, seeing the famous Hall of Mirrors where the Treaty of Versailles was signed to end World War I, and exploring the extensive gardens and fountains. We then visit the Musee d'Orsay to see some of the most famous impressionist art in the world, before visiting the former home of Auguste Rodin where his most famous sculpture The Thinker is placed, then going round the corner to Les Invalides, tomb of Emperor Napoleon.

Time Paris - Thursday
10 am Depart for Versailles
12 pm Get into Versailles
1 pm Go into the Gardens
2 pm Depart for the Musee d'Orsay
3 pm Get to the Musee d'Orsay
5 pm Meet at the exit to walk to the Rodin Museum
5:15 pm Reach the Rodin Museum
5:30 pm Meet at the exit to walk to Les Invalides
5:45 pm Get to Les Invalides. See Napoleon's tomb.
6:15 pm Meet at the exit to walk to the Champs de Mars.
7 pm Return to hotel
Time Paris - Thursday
Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Starry Night Over the Rhone

Starry Night Over the Rhone

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

The Thinker

The Thinker

Friday

We leave bright and early at 7 am to get to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for flights home.