About This Program
France is consistently one of the most visited countries in the world, and it’s no surprise why! With its extraordinary culture, fascinating history, and incredible style and grace, there is endless opportunity to immerse yourself in all things Français. This program is a wonderful balance of rural exploration and city adventure.
Dive straight into La France profonde (“Deep France”, a term describing aspects of culture in rural France that are not present in urban areas like Paris) in noble Normandy, where traditional French provincial culture reigns and country folk still live life as it used to be. Immerse yourself in the language and culture as you study on wide stretches of white sand and cycle along the coast, visiting historic and charming seaside villages famed for cider, Camembert cheese, and brioche.
Explore the former kingdom of Brittany, which has a storied and rich history dating back to prehistoric times—the entire history of human life is found in this unique region! Follow in footsteps thousands of years old and climb to the top of Mont Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This rocky island is home to an incredible medieval abbey and winding cobblestone alleyways with tiny souvenir shops and cafés. Hike the coastal paths overlooking the Bay of Biscay, taste the famous regional crêpes, and swim in clear ocean waters.
While in the countryside, visit some of the sites that display Canada’s historic ties to France, including the D-Day landing beaches, the Juno Beach Centre, and the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, an impressive monument to those who fought and gave their lives in the First World War.
No visit to France would be complete without a stop in the City of Light, Paris, where you can visit the Louvre Museum, picnic on the banks of the Seine River, stroll the cobblestone streets of Montmartre, see the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, gaze in awe at Notre-Dame, and reflect on your time in one of the world’s oldest and richest cultures.
Included in your program
Other Inclusions of this Program:
- Round-trip group airfare from Toronto, arranged by Blyth Academy
- Group airport transfers at location
- Transportation for moves between cities with the group
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- Farewell Banquet
- Pre-departure briefing and materials
- Designated outings and activities
- City orientation tours
- Use of free Internet, where available*
- Access to Blyth Academy Travel Journal
- Access to Vidigami photo sharing
- And much more!
* Most hotels have Wi-Fi in common areas. Please note Internet access may not be available in bedrooms.
Flight details for 2018 will be updated when available.
Groups are required to meet at the airport 3 hours prior to departure
Please note: Flights are subject to change by the airline.
Are you flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport to join the group?
Blyth Academy airport staff will meet students flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport from any city with same-day connections to Blyth Academy group flights at no additional charge. Once your student is registered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, June 1st and request an “Airport Meet-and-Greet in Toronto”.
A List of excursions will be made available closer to the date of the program. Don’t forget to check back soon for your chance to register!
July 3rd – 20th 2018*
|Appx. Taxes & Fees||$800|
|Tuition & Supervision||$1,230|
- English (ENG1D)
- Core French (FSF1D)
- Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ1O)
- English (ENG2D)
- Core French (FSF2D)
- Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ2O)
- Normandy: 5 days
- Brittany: 5 days
- Vimy: 1 Day
- Paris: 5 days
Accommodations for the 2018 program will become available at a later date.
*All dates are subject to change.
**Plus $195 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and an estimated $800 in airline and departure taxes, local taxes and fees. Please visit www.blythsummers.com/fees for an explanation of our departure taxes, fees, and surcharges, and when these fees will be invoiced. All itineraries, excursions, dates, departure taxes, fees, and surcharges are subject to change.
***Please visit www.blythpoints.com for more details on funding your program through Aeroplan points.