Travel to France with Notre Dame

Registration is now open for Notre Dame College’s 2013 spring break trip to France.

On Feb. 28, 2013, students, alumni, employees and friends of the College will depart Cleveland to visit Paris, the Provence, Nice and Monaco. If you decide to join them for the 10-day-long trip, you will become acquainted with France’s cobblestoned streets, quaint cafés and lively neighborhoods.

In Paris, you will take a guided sightseeing tour visiting the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Place de la Concorde and the bustling Champs-Elysées. You will visit Louis XIV's Palace of Versailles, where you will tour the Hall of Mirrors before exploring the beautifully maintained gardens.

After four days in Paris, you will take the high-speed TGV to Avignon, where you will view the imposing Papal Palace and the nearby Pont du Gard. Next stop in the Provence is Nîmes, a city full of Roman history and famous for its textiles.

The next day, you will visit Aigues-Mortes, known for its authentic medieval ramparts, before continuing on to Nice, the Côte d'Azur's cosmopolitan capital. There you will see the city's many sights before continuing to the hilltop village of Saint-Paul de Vence, home of painter Marc Chagall.

The following morning, you will visit the perched village of Eze with its castle ruins and steep streets. You will tour the Fragonard Perfume Factory and visit the fragrant Jardin Exotique, before continuing along the corniche to Monaco, the glamorous residence of the rich and famous, including the Grimaldi royal family.

You will spend your last afternoon on the Riviera, relaxing and enjoying the sun, before heading back to Cleveland on March 9.

If all of this sounds exciting to you, contact Roz Scheer-McLeod, associate professor of health science and psychology, at rmcleod@ndc.edu.

For more information, including costs and an itinerary, visit www.notredamecollege.edu/academics/academic-resources/educational-travel.