France – Culture
Venir avec nous à La Ville des Lumières! Immerse yourself in the authentic French lifestyle with Parisian culture, cuisine, language and fashion. Walk down the iconic boulevard Champs-Élysées and find yourself at the base of the Arc de Triomphe, built to honour the victories of Napoleon Bonaparte. Cruise the River Seine, and visit the Eiffel Tower by the sparkling lights of night. Catch a glimpse of Mona Lisa’s elusive smile the Louvre, visit the gloriously gothic Notre Dame Cathedral, or walk up to Montmarte, the workplace of notable artists like Picasso, Dalí and Van Gogh, and home of the majestic Sacre-Coeur Basilica located on its summit. Acclaimed as the romantic capital of the world, you will fall in love with the cobbled street and the art and the architecture that makes this city so wonderfully French.
France – Battlefields and Canadian History
A number of the most significant events in Canadian history took place on the battlefields of France. Feel the flames of Canadian patriotism as you stand at the base of the Vimy Ridge War Memorial, planted on Canadian soil, a gift from France after WWI. Absorb the grandeur of the Palace of Versailles and enter the Hall of Mirrors to walk among the giants who negotiated and signed the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, sealing the end of the First World War. Walk the shores of Normandy Beach, where Canadians stormed the coastline in the most critical hours of D-Day. Pay respects to the unknown soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of Canadian citizens on the vast green fields of Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.
Nice and Monaco
The city of Nice is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, located in the French Riviera on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Sunbathe on one of the many beaches, cool down in the blue waters of the Sea, or eat local specialties like bouillabaisse. Take a short ride into the Principality of Monaco to the city of Monte Carlo, or journey atop of the Rock of Monaco for breath taking views of the Mediterranean Sea below.