Xperitas - Outline Itinerary
La Provence, c'est Magnifique 4/18/2026-5/2/2026

La Provence, c'est Magnifique

15-Day Program | There is so much to see along the Côte D’Azur! Visit medieval cities, museums, and more! A unique French language immersion experience begins for your student group upon your arrival in Paris. Start with a beautiful Seine river cruise, then, the TGV will whisk you to Aix-en-Provence or Toulon to enjoy la vie provençale en famille. Students meet their host family where their French language skills learned in the classroom come to life in this in-depth language immersion experience in France. Our unforgettable Family Stay Experience® allows students to become temporary locals and appreciate the French lifestyle. Discover the countryside that inspired Van Gogh and Monet. Students find themselves dancing sur le pont d’Avignon before taking a bus to Nîmes for more fun sights.

Dates listed are tentative, pending teacher approval and airline confirmation.

Program Overview

15 Days
Teacher Led
Family Stay: Xperitas Family Stay
From $4,269.00 pp from


Round-trip airfare
Overnight accommodations per itinerary
In-country transportation per itinerary
24/7 emergency support while abroad

Program Itinerary

Day 1 Departure

En route to France
Included meals: None
Day 2 Paris

Arrive and enjoy a bus tour of the “City of Lights” before your excursion to the Château de Versailles. Enjoy a walking tour of the Jardin des Tuileries, continuing to the Place de la Concorde and the Champs Elysées. Climb the Arc de Triomphe.
Included meals: None
Day 3 Paris

Visit the Musée d’Orsay and/or the Musée Rodin on your way to Les Invalides. Go to the Catacombes. Have a complimentary welcome dinner and climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower to view Paris at dusk!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Included meals: None
Day 4 Paris

Experience the quaint Montmartre district. Visit the Basilique du Sacré Coeur and celebrate French artistry at the Place du Tertre. In the afternoon you can shop near the Opéra Garnier or visit the Père Lachaise Cemetery. Take in the city by night during your Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 5 Paris

Take the métro to the Quartier St. Michel and lunch on your own in the Quartier Latin. Afternoon visits to l’île de la Cité, Cathédrale de Notre- Dame, la Sainte Chapelle and La Conciergerie. Walking tour of l’île Saint-Louis, l’Hôtel de Ville, le Centre Pompidou and Les Halles.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 6 En Route to Family Stay

Take the TGV to the South of France and watch the beauty of the French Riviera unfold en route to your family stay in Toulon or Aix-en-Provence.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 - 11 Family Stay
Immerse yourself in the French culture by experiencing everyday life with your host family! It’s your opportunity to use your language skills in real-life situations and make new friends.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 Nîmes

Journey to Avignon and visit Le Palais des Papes before sampling la cuisine Provençale. After lunch, visit the Pont du Gard and finish in the Roman city of Nîmes, with its famous arènes.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 13 Nice

In the capital of the Côte d’Azur, visit the Promenade des Anglais and la Vieille Ville with its maze of narrow pedestrian streets. Sample pissaladière, socca or pain bagnat. Enjoy an Xperitas farewell dinner.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 14 Nice

Travel to medieval Èze. Visit a local parfumerie and have fun experimenting with different scents. Continue to Monaco. See the Musée Océanographique and the changing of the guards at the Palais du Prince. Ride the public elevator to the Jardin Exotique or view the Prince of Monaco's private classic car collection. Overnight in Nice.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 15 Return

Transfer to airport and return to the U.S. with lifelong memories!
Included meals: Breakfast

The Family Stay Experience®

We believe that spending time 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 spending time with a family was the best part of their experience!

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Xperitas is a community of lifelong intercultural learners who believe in a world built on deeper understanding between cultures. Our values are reflected by our commitment to increasing accessibility to language immersion programs. We provide aid and merit-based scholarships to qualified participants. Xperitas also achieves this goal by providing grants to schools, better helping to promote global communication through language learning.