Normandy reflecting pool

La Vie en Normandie

15-Day Teacher-Led Language and Cultural Immersion in France
Starting from $ 4199.00
15-Day Program | Your student group French language immersion begins in Paris! You’ll master the métro, visiting the Musée du Louvre or the Musée d’Orsay, l’Arc de Triomphe and Sacré-Coeur. Then travel north to Normandy to the historic D-Day Beaches and Bayeaux. Après, vos élèves disent “bonjour” à leurs familles françaises. Our unforgettable Family Stay Experience® allows students to become temporary locals and appreciate the everyday French lifestyle. French language skills learned in the classroom come to life in this unique language immersion experience. Make lifelong memories with this authentic approach to cultural exchange and language learning. A visit to Versailles provides a fantastic finish. Ask about our guided options.

Includes Family Stay Experience®

15 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
  • 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

Day 1 | Departure

Enfin! Your flight will take you and your friends to exciting Paris, "City of Lights.” Included Meals: None

Day 2 | Paris

After your hotel check-in, explore the quartier and practice your French with waiters and shopkeepers. Learn how to use the métro as you set out to explore this great city! Enjoy an Xperitas welcome dinner.

Day 3 | Paris

Stroll through the Musée du Louvre with its glass pyramid and have lunch at a sidewalk café. Visit the Eiffel Tower or take in the Musée d’Orsay. The Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées are a must. Find a cozy crêperie for dinner.

Day 4 | Paris

Experience Montmartre and take in a bird’s eye view of Paris from the tower of the exotic Basilique du Sacré Coeur. Picnic on the steps and then head to Beaubourg and let the street performers near the Centre Pompidou entertain you! Take in the city by night during your Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise.

Day 5 | Blois

Discover the Loire Valley and the beautiful châteaux of Chambord and Chenonceau.

Day 6 | Bayeux

See the Normandy Beaches and relive World War II history by visiting the Musée du Débarquement in Arromanches. In the afternoon, view the Bayeux tapestry.

Day 7 | Saint-Malo

Explore this magnificent walled port city and later climb the narrow winding streets to discover l’Abbaye de Mont St. Michel. Be sure to sample some galettes, a specialty of the region.

Days 8 - 13

This is the day you've been waiting for! You will finally meet your famille française. Many adventures await you during this coming week as you spend your days and evenings with your family. Included Meals: Day 8 - Breakfast, Dinner | Days 9-13 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 | Paris

Say “Au revoir” to your new family and head back to Paris for one last day. After visiting the immense Palace of Versailles, spend one final afternoon shopping or just enjoying your surroundings. Enjoy an Xperitas farewell dinner.

Day 15 | Paris

You'll want to stay, but it's time to go! Your flight from Paris will take you back to the U.S.

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 $80 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 , 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 ,

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 24 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 24 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