Xperitas - Outline Itinerary
Belle Belgique et Douce France 4/18/2025-5/1/2025

Belle Belgique et Douce France

You will visit two French-speaking European capitals on this 14-day trip! Start your adventure in Brussels and visit its medieval Grand Place, see its quirky comic strip murals and learn about the European Union headquarters. Skip over to Paris for the next part of the trip and master the métro, visit le Louvre or le Musée d’Orsay, l’Arc de Triomphe and Sacré- Coeur. Then, spend a day visiting the Chateau de Versailles. Après, vos élèves disent “bonjour” à leurs familles françaises. Spend one final day in Paris before heading home.
All travel dates are tentative, pending teacher approval and airline confirmation.

Program Overview

14 Days
Teacher Led
Family Stay: Xperitas Family Stay
From $4,299.00 pp from


Round-Trip Airfare
Overnight Accommodations
In-Country Transportation
24/7 Emergency Support While Abroad

Program Itinerary

Day 1 Departure
Enfin! Your flight will take you and your friends to Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the European Union!
Included meals: None
Day 2 Brussels
After your hotel check-in, explore the charming Grand Place, the central square of Brussels, surrounded by guildhalls. Nearby, visit the quirky Manneken Pis statue and savor a delicious Belgian waffle.
Enjoy an Xperitas welcome dinner.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Brussels
Take a tour of the European Parliament and learn about the European political system. Then take a walk or have a picnic lunch at the Parc Cinquantenaire, with its magnificent arch. In the afternoon, visit the Musée Magritte or the Musée des Beaux-Arts, right across from the Palais Royal.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 4 Paris
After a short train ride to Paris in the morning, 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.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 5 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!
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 6 Paris
Take the RER train to Versailles and spend the morning exploring Louis XIV’s magnificent castle and gardens and Marie-Antoinette’s domaine. In the afternoon, climb the towers of Notre Dame and peek inside the Sainte Chapelle.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 7 En route to Family Stay
This is the day you've been waiting for! You will finally meet your famille française.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 - 12 Family Stay
Many adventures await you during this coming week as you spend your days and evenings with your family.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13 Paris
Say “Au revoir” to your new family and head back to Paris for one last day. Take some time to do any final shopping or just enjoy your surroundings. Take a boat ride on the Seine River and enjoy an Xperitas farewell dinner.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 14 Return
You’ll want to stay, but it’s time to go. Your flight from Paris will take you back to the U.S.
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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