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Trip to France planned for May, 2012

Glen Oaks Community College’s Study Abroad tour program for 2012 has already been determined. Students and interested area residents have the opportunity now to sign up at a reduced rate to see France. The trip departs on May 15, 2012. The 12-day Education First Tour includes Paris, Brittany and Normandy at a cost of $3,075 plus insurance. Jeanne Reed, Professor of Sociology and Study Abroad at GOCC, said participants may upgrade rooms if they’d like.

Professor Reed said this year’s tour is to China, however, “We decided to book our tour for 2012. If people act through the end of March they can save $200 on the France trip.” The cost includes round-trip flights, bus transfers, high speed rail, seven overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms, meals, a full-time tour director, and selected guides and entrances to all attractions on the itinerary.

Day One is the overnight flight to France. On Day Two, the group arrives in Paris for a walking tour and visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and dinner in the Latin Quarter. Day Three includes a guided tour of more Paris sights, from the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Elysees and a visit to the famed Louvre. Day Four is also in Paris, but with an optional trip to Versailles. Day Five is Chartres and St. Malo, including the Chartres Cathedral. Day Six at St. Malo includes a city tour, visit to Mont St. Michel and travel to the Normandy Coast. Day Seven at Normandy includes a memorable tour of the D-Day Beaches, Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery, Arromanches, and visit to the Caen Memorial. Day Eight is Rouen and Paris, including traveling to Paris via Rouen, seeing the Rouen Cathedral and Paris to visit to Giverny. Day Nine the group travels by TGV train to Nice for a walking tour at the French Riviera. Day Ten includes an excursion to Monaco and the medieval city of Eze with a tour of a perfume factory. Day Eleven is filled with free time in the French Riviera. Day Twelve finds the group departing and the flight home.

“I know people will delight in the culture of Paris, see the masterpieces of the Louvre, explore the island town of Mont St. Michel and reflect on the events that took place during World War II at the beaches of Normandy, and experience the French Riviera,” said Professor Reed.

Those wishing to learn more about the Glen Oaks Study Abroad Tour should contact Professor Reed. Professor Reed said people can save on their tour cost by making a decision on the tour to France this month.