France July 2018 Blyth Academy International Summers Program


About This Program

What better way to fall in love with France than to sample all it has to offer, with jaunts to Paris, the Mediterranean, and the French countryside?

To get a real feel for the traditional French way of life, one must begin with an exploration of Aix-en-Provence, the capital of countryside culture. The cobbled main streets, fascinating shops and splendid cafés offer the perfect environment for studies. History is rich in this area, with many Roman ruins dotting the landscape, including the Roman aqueduct at Pont du Gard, where visitors can swim under huge stone archways, and Nîmes, an outpost of the Roman Empire.

Head south to the glamorous Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) for some celebrity gazing, yacht-watching, and relaxing on fabulous beaches that see upward of 310 days of sunshine each year. One of the first modern resort areas, France’s Mediterranean coastline plays host to over half of the world’s superyacht fleet, and one of the most famous film festivals, Cannes. But the area isn’t just a playground for the well-heeled—the French Riviera is also home to 35,000 post-secondary students at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, 25 percent of whom are working toward doctorates.

With a palette suitably calibrated to French culture, you’re prepared to enter picturesque Paris, the City of Light and an epicentre of fashion, art, and cuisine. It also boasts some incredible landmarks: the Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Coeur Basilica, Louvre, Notre-Dame and Arc de Triomphe, among many others. Develop an ear for the language while picnicking on the banks of the Seine and people-watching from the sidewalk cafés of the Champs Élysées, or opt to take in even more history with an excursion to the Palace of Versailles or a day trip to Vimy Ridge.

A veritable feast of food, fashion, philosophy, and more, a thousand years of fantastic culture awaits you in France.

SPECIAL PROGRAM NOTE: Make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes! Many of the places we visit in France will be discovered on foot.


June 29th – July 24th, 2020

Aix en Provence ▸ 4 days
South of France ▸ 7 days
Paris ▸ 13 days
*All dates are subject to change.


Activities included in your program

Musee D'Orsay
Musee D'Orsay
Visit the Louvre
Visit the Louvre
Visit the Eiffel Tower
Visit the Eiffel Tower
Banquet at a French Chateau
Banquet at a French Chateau
Included in your program: Musee D'Orsay
Included in your program: The Louvre
Included in your program: Visit the Eiffel Tower
Included in your program: Beaches
Included in your program: Banquet at a French Chateau

▸ Round-trip group airfare from Toronto
▸ Group airport transfers at location
▸ Transportation between cities
▸ Accommodation
▸ Tuition

▸ Breakfast and dinner daily
▸ Farewell Banquet
▸ Supervision
▸ Pre-departure briefing and materials
▸ Designated outings and activities

▸ City orientation tours
▸ Use of free Internet, where available*
▸ Access to 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.

La Cite Internationale Universitaire de Paris



Aix en Provence: TBA

South of France: TBA

Paris: TBA


Dear Future Student

Imagine learning French in France with all your friends. That’s what this program is! If I had some tips they would be to not under pack because you will run out of clothes really fast, and keep up with your work so you can go out and have fun with your friends! Also, try and live in the moment and enjoy it while it lasts because I can assure you one thing, it’s that the experiences and friendships you make will last a long time!



Flight Details

Groups are required to meet at the airport 3 hours prior to departure

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 complete the Airport Meet-and-Greet application. Applications must be received by June 1st and will be fulfilled as available.

Monday, June 29, 2020Air Transat flight 475Depart Toronto 5:50 pmArrive Montreal 7:05 pm
Monday, June 29, 2020Air Transat flight 414Depart Montreal 8:55 pmArrive Marseilles 10:05 am, June 30
Friday, July 24, 2020Air Transat flight 489Depart Paris 1:30 pm Arrive Toronto 4:00 pm
Please note: Flights are subject to change by the airline.


Optional Excursions

The following are examples of optional excursion our students participated in last summer. Excursions and prices are subject to change. Please check back in April 2020 for a final list and your chance to register!

Optional Excursion: Grasse, French Perfume & St. Paul De Vence
Optional Excursion: Palace of Versailles
Optional Excursion: Diving in the South of France
Optional Excursion: Vimy Ridge and Arras
Optional Excursion: Paris by bike & Boat by dusk
Optional Excursion: Disneyland Paris

Travel Services
(Flights, Accommodation, Meals, etc.)
Tuition & Supervision$3,550
Taxes & Fees$800

Cancellation Protection - click for policy details.$290
Medical Insurance* - click for policy details.$90
Cancellation Protection & Medical Insurance Package*$370

Did you know you can redeem Aeroplan, TD Travel, or CIBC Aventura points to the cost of the program? Click here for more details.***

*Medical insurance is available to Canadian residents only. While Cancellation protection and Medical insurance is optional, we strongly recommend that you purchase both.

**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 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 for more details on funding your program through Aeroplan points.