Bearded gargoyle overlooking Paris

Histoires en France

10-Day Teacher-Led Language and Cultural Immersion in France
Starting from $ 3439.00
10-Day Program | Student group French language immersion begins with a taste of Paris! After that, our unforgettable Family Stay Experience® allows students to become temporary locals and appreciate the everyday French lifestyle. Immerse yourself in French culture by experiencing everyday life with your host family. We believe that living with a family, speaking their language and participating in their customs is the best and most authentic way to experience another culture. It’s also what makes our programs different from any other travel experience. After 50 years of arranging family stays, we’re no longer surprised when our participants say that living with a family was the best part of their experience! Ask about our guided options.

Includes Family Stay Experience®

10 Day Immersion Program

Most Costs Included in Trip Pricing

Dedicated Planning Assistance

Why You’ll Love This Trip

  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre

Day 1 | Departure

En route to France. Included Meals: None

Day 2 | Paris

Breeze by the crowds with your timed entrance to the Louvre this afternoon and discover the many famous masterpieces that call it home. Admire the Mona Lisa, Winged Victory, Venus de Milo and more as you wander through the galleries. From its beginnings as a royal fortress to its current status as the world's most visited art museum, the Louvre has long been at the center of Parisian culture and home to a collection of 35,000 works of art from around the world. Included Meals: None

Days 3 - 7 | Family Stay

In the morning, explore the charming neighborhood of Montmartre. In the afternoon, travel to meet your famille française! Enjoy getting to know your host family and spending time learning about their daily lifestyle, traditions and regional specialties. Included Meals: Day 3 Breakfast & Dinner Days 4-7 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 | Family Stay

Family Stay Spend one last day with your host family.

Day 9 | Paris

Begin your day by traveling on one of the fastest trains in Europe, the high-speed TGV, to Paris. Discover the magnificent Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Élysées, Napoleon's final resting place at Les Invalides and the Gothic wonder of Notre Dame. This evening, you will enjoy a delicious farewell dinner with your classmates.

Day 10 | Return

Depart for the United States.

Price Includes

Round-trip airfare from city listed (and any airline fuel surcharges)
In-country transportation (air, motorcoach, van, as applicable)
All overnight accommodations
Insurance for accidents or illness and trip cancellation coverage due to medical reasons only
International phone allowance $10 per day for one leader while in country
Xperitas Family Stay with all meals included
Local Family Stay Coordinator on call during family stay
24/7 Xperitas emergency support while abroad
Meals as indicated on the itinerary
Entrance fee allowance of $50 per student
Public transit allowance of $20 per student
Activities Included: Entrance to Tour Eiffel , Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise , Entrance to Musée du Louvre ,

Price Excludes

  • Airline baggage fees
  • Increase in air cost due to requests for specific travel dates or airline
  • Costs incurred due to late or missed flights
  • Passport, visa or other document costs
  • Transportation to/from departure city
  • Any meals not indicated on itineraries
  • Spending money and gifts
  • Any fees associated with advanced seating assignments
  • Small-group supplement when group has fewer than 10 participants
  • Tips for guide(s) and/or bus driver(s)

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Spring Payment Schedule

Payment and cancellation schedule:

Billing and Payments: Xperitas will email a bill for the final payment approximately three weeks before it is due. For all other payments please refer to this schedule. A payment reminder will be sent to you via email a week before a scheduled payment is due. Payments can be made by credit/debit card via the Xperitas portal or by check or money order payable to Xperitas.

Cancellations: Any cancellation made through October 1, 2023 will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after this date will be calculated on an individual basis at the time of cancellation and follow the schedule and terms below. 

Payment Schedule

Spring Programs: March and April, 2024

June 15 (Early Bird); October 1, 2023 (Final)

$500 due with application*

November 1, 2023

$800

December 1, 2023

$800

January 15, 2024

Balance

*Once the online application and $500 deposit are submitted and processed, participants will receive enrollment confirmation.

Cancellation Schedule

Spring Programs: March and April, 2024

Date of Cancellation

Refund Amount

Cancellations received through October 1, 2023

Full refund – No administrative fee charged

October 2 - November 14, 2023

Refund of all money paid

MINUS a $250 administrative fee*

November 15, 2023 or later

Refund of all money paid MINUS a $500 administrative fee* AND any air/land expenses incurred by Xperitas

(Varies by program and cancellation date)

30 days prior to departure

No refund possible

*This fee is to help cover the cost of organizational resources incurred in the planning of the language/cultural immersion experience.

Summer Payment Schedule

Payment and cancellation schedule:

Billing and Payments: Xperitas will email a bill for the final payment approximately three weeks before it is due. For all other payments please refer to this schedule. A payment reminder will be sent to you via email a week before a scheduled payment is due. Payments can be made by credit/debit card via the Xperitas portal or by check or money order payable to Xperitas.

Cancellations: Any cancellation made through October 15, 2023 will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after this date will be calculated on an individual basis at the time of cancellation and follow the schedule and terms below.

Payment Schedule

Summer Programs: May, June, July, August, 2024

June 15 (Early Bird); October 15, 2023 (Final)

$500 due with application*

November 15, 2023

$1000

January 15, 2024

$1000

March 15, 2024

Balance

*Once the online application and $500 deposit are submitted and processed, participants will receive enrollment confirmation.

Cancellation Schedule

Summer Programs: May, June, July, August, 2024

Date of Cancellation

Refund Amount

Cancellations received through October 15, 2023

Full refund – No administrative fee charged

October 16 – November 30, 2023

Refund of all money paid

MINUS a $250 administrative fee*

December 1, 2023 or later

Refund of all money paid MINUS a $500 administrative fee* AND any air/land

expenses incurred by Xperitas

(Varies by program and cancellation date)

30 days prior to departure

No refund possible

*This fee is to help cover the cost of organizational resources incurred in the planning of the language/cultural immersion experience.

Enrollment Information

*Prices are based on a minimum group size of 10 students. When the minimum group size is not reached, a small-group supplement will apply. All activities to be paid on-site using entrance fee allowance provided, unless listed in Program Inclusions. The order of this itinerary, and all itinerary items, are subject to change based on unforeseen circumstances that may arise prior to or during international travel.
La Vie en Normandie
15-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
  • 3 full-day bus excursions
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Crêperie dinner
  • Châteaux de Chambord et Châteaux de Chenonceau
La Provence, c'est Magnifique
15-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
  • Pont du Gard
  • Guided tour of a perfume factory & historical museum
  • 3 Full-day bus excursions
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
  • Versailles
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Musée Rodin
  • Les Invalides
  • Catacombes de Paris
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Sainte-Chapelle
  • Conciergerie
  • Centre Pompidou
  • Palais des Papes
  • Musée Océanographique de Monaco
  • Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Belle Belgique et Douce France
14-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
Allons-y & Auf Geht’s to France & Germany
14-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Castle tour
  • Guided bike tour Munich
  • Guided tour of Nymphenburg Palace
  • Guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
  • Olympic Park Tower
  • Deutsches Museum
  • BMW Museum
Salut la France & Encantada España
14-Day Program
  • Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Musée du Louvre
  • Flamenco Show
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Park Güell
  • Musee Picasso
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
  • Telefèric de Montjuïc
  • Casa Batlló
  • Casa Mila
Découvrons la Suisse & Paris
14-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
Rencontres du Nord au Sud
12-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
Paris, je t'aime!
12-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Histoires en France
10-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
Bonjour Paris
10-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris