The program offers an opportunity to live with a carefuly-selected French family in Paris or its environs. There are also limited locations available in Provence.
Stays inculde 6 nights in a comfortable private room. Some homes outside of Paris have private baths.
Six breakfasts and 6 dinners in the home of the host family are included, as are 3 simple restaurant lunches on excursion days.
Stays generally begin on a Saturday, and conclude the following Saturday after breakfast.
Stays include 3 days of excursions to Paris and its environs, accompanied by a family member who will act as your guide.
All homes in the suburbs have access to the city of Paris via public transportation.
Cultural homestays are available in French, English, or a combination of the two languages.
Families have extensive knowledge of French history, art and culture. In addition, they are conversant on a variety of subjects.
During the participants’ independent time, the families will do everything possible to provide them with theinformation necessary to make their visit a special one.
Participants become a part of family life during their stay and share in a cultural exchange, as well as having the opportunity to visit the sights of the area.
Programs are generally designed for individuals, but it is possible to arrange for two participants; couples, family members or friends.
Cultural homestays are an ideal way for individuals traveling alone to visit Paris.
Admission fees to museums, historical landmarks, and public transportation are included during scheduled excursions to Paris.
The following is a sample of possible topics to be discovered with your family:
- “A Brief History of Paris”: Carnavalet Museum; Marais District; Renaissance; Classical and 18th Century architecture
- Versailles”: The Palace, the Park, the Bosquets
- “French Paintings”: Musee du Louvre (new wings), Musee d’Orsay
- “Monet”: L’Orangerie Museum (the Nympheas); Marmotan Museum; Giverny-(Monet’s house and garden)