Welcome on a weekend tour to Paris & Versailles where you can experience the French capital and the magnificent Palace of Versailles in a single weekend.
ItineraryDay 1: Bournemouth & ParisPass By: Eiffel Tower, Paris, Ile-de-FranceLocated on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most well known structures in the world.It is named after Gustave Eiffel, whose company was in charge of the project.The Eiffel Tower is 320 metres (1050 feet) in height.The Eiffel Tower is made of iron and weighs around 10000 tonnes.Eiffel Tower has had over 250 million visitors since its opening.Visitors can climb up stairs to the first two levels or take a lift which also has access to the third and highest level. Stop At: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris, Ile-de-FranceAs one of the most well-known church buildings in the world, Notre Dame de Paris was the home of many of France’s historical events such as the coronation of Napoleon and Josephine and the canonization of Joan of Arc. It is the finest example of French Gothic architecture and houses some of Catholicism’s most important relics such as Crown of Thorns and one of the Holy Nails. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Louvre Museum, Paris, Ile-de-FranceThe Louvre Museum or The Louvre is one of the largest museums in the world as well as a historical monument. This central Paris landmark has some 35,000 objects over 60,600 square meters. It is so large, in fact, that seeing every objectonly a few seconds would take you 3 months. Of course, the main exhibits are daVinci’s Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, as well as works from Italian masters such as Raphael and Michelangelo among others. This is a must see for any aspiring artist and students across all key stages. Duration: 1 hourPass By: Champs-Elysees, Paris, Ile-de-FranceArguably one of the world’s most famous streets, the Avenue des Champs Élysées was originally fields and market gardens until 1616 when it was transformed into an avenue of trees under the wishes of the French Queen Marie de’ Medici. Today, its streets are lined with luxurious shops and plenty of cafes and bistros. Pass By: Arc de Triomphe, Paris, Ile-de-FranceThe Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile is located at the western end of the Champs- Élysées. It honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. Beneath its vault is The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. The monument stands 50 metres tall and the top can be accessed by visitors. Pass By: Sanctuaire Notre-Dame, Lourdes, Hautes-Pyrenees, OccitanieThe Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, or more commonly called Sacré-Cœur Basilica is a popular landmark on the highest point in the city which offers breath-taking views of the city. Constructed from 1875-1914, it is a double monument, political and cultural, and located in the most rebellious neighbourhood Montmartre. Pass By: Place de la Concorde, Paris, Ile-de-FrancePlace de la Concorde is one of the major public squares in Paris and historically significant in the city. It is here that the guillotine stood during the French Revolution and many historical French figures met their fate including Queen Marie Antoinette, King Louis XVI and others. No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: 1 night's accommodation with breakfast includedDay 2: Versailles and BournemouthStop At: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-FranceThe Palace of the Sun King, Louis XIV, which was in built in its current state in the 17th century offers exceptional opportunities for your students to view the magnificent architecture and stunning interior design. Furthermore, the palace offers truly amazing 250-acre gardens which will leave you and your class speechless. The Palace itself houses within its rooms impressive paintings and murals which will astonish all who visit. Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.