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Over the past 17 years, students from El Camino, and students from other schools too, have taken a 12 day, life-changing trip to Paris and the French countryside with Mrs Jones.

Spring 2017: Now enrolling! Informational meeting Sept 15 (back to school night) 5pm B14. Leaving over Spring Break 2017 for our latest French adventure.

Why not think about coming on the 27th trip? Contact Mrs Jones at


NEW! 2017 the very first ever Study Abroad in France.

3 glorious weeks in the French countryside with a three day visit to Paris:

What is there not to like?




See my other website for information on your accommodation in the countryside:

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See the tentative itinerary below .

Sample Itinerary.

Day 1 Depart LAX and fly to Paris

Day 2 . Go directly to Le Presbytère (your home for the next 6 days); We will travel by minibus. Visit to see your country home.

Day 3 Rest, then explore; local visit to private château (Bourgon)

Day 4 Another local day with the chance to buy souvenirs and other shopping. We will start with the medieval city of Sainte Suzanne where we will tour the ramparts and château. After our picnic lunch, we will head to see the ruins of a Roman fortress, baths and theatre at Jublains. After this we will go to Mayenne where we have a chance to shop at the hyper market.

Day 5 We will leave early to drive to the D-Day beaches of the northern coast. We will eat lunch overlooking the English Channel and Mulberry harbour. Then we will go to the 360 degree cinema to see a short and moving presentation of the events surrounding D-Day. We will then go on to Omaha Beach and the US Military Cemetery. In the afternoon we will cross the Cherbourg Peninsula to visit the ancient island monastery town of Mont Saint Michel, which looms out of the sea on the border of Brittany and Normandy. There will be a chance to browse in the quaint, narrow streets before returning home for a late dinner.

Day 6 Hopefully we will be able to visit our correspondants at their schools.

Day 7 In the morning we will visit the local town of Evron and its open air (farmers') market.There will also be a chance to visit the supermarket and basilica. We will have a sack lunch and eat at the small town of Lassay-les-Chateaux where we will visit the small, but exquisite medieval château and enjoy the atmosphere of a medieval château town.

Day 8 We need to leave early once again for a 2 ½ hour drive to the Loire Valley ,to the south. In the Loire Valley, we will visit the Château de Chenonceau, one of the most famous châteaux. Those who would like to may also visit the last home of Leonardo da Vinci , Le Clos Lucé. Then we will visit the château d'Amboise in the town of the same name. This area is also the home of some of the best wine in the world, so we will stop at a vineyard to see how the wine is made. We will return home for dinner

Day 9: leaving quite early for Paris, we will stop en route at the cathedral of Chartres, then an afternoon visit to Versailles. We then drop you off at the hostel in central Paris, and you will settle in. In the evening we will have dinner at a local restaurant and see the Opera house at night.

Day 10 Visit the Louvre museum in the morning followed by Notre Dame cathedral; restaurant lunch in the Latin Quarter; Seine river cruise followed by Eiffel Tower if we have the energy and the weather permits.

Day 11 Shopping in the morning at the Grands Magasins (Galeries Lafayette); afternoon Champs Elysées and Arc de Triomphe; evening and dinner at Montmartre;

Day 12 All good things come to an end! We fly home!


This is a small group tour for selected students. This allows us a flexibility and quality which are lost in large group settings. However, places on the tour are limited to 12 or 13. Applications will be dealt with on a "first come" basis and seniority. In the event that there are more applicants than places, a waiting list will operate.