• Our voyage includes a visit to Giverny to see the Museum of Impressionisms and Monet's house and gardens, a picnic by the Seine in nearby Vernon, and possibly a stay overnight to meet up with friends for potluck dinner ;
  • two nights in the fabulous countryside of Dordogne including a visit to Josephine Baker's chateau and falconry, and nearby cliff-dwellers' village of La Roque St. Christophe,
  • back in Paris, a raucous evening of song at the famous Montmartre cabaret Lapin Agile,
  • a neighborhood sing-along at the foot of rue Mouffetard,
  • and an exclusive and private dinner-concert cruise in Paris on the Seine, on the houseboat of our friend and world troubadour Eric Vincent.

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The land package includes:

  • 5 or 6 nights of lodging at a three-star boutique hotel in the Latin Quarter near the Jardin du Luxembourg.
  • a possible stay at the Hotel Musardière and family homes in Giverny
  • 2 nights at an exquisite country manor in Dordogne
  • 8 breakfast buffets and 8 other ample meals
  • Entrance to 8 museums and musical events
  • Airport transfer and orientation tour of Paris
  • Transportation to Dordogne (by train) and Giverny (by van)
  • And Claudia as your bon vivant throughout
The May 2016 land-package of $3060 per person is based on twin or double occupancy and a minimum of 8 participants.

The Package does not include airfare, passport, travel insurance, one meal per day and items of a personal nature, (laundry, souvenirs, individual inner-city transportation, tips and drinks).

Individualized airfares allow you to leave from the city of your choice, to return home at leisure and to earn or use reward miles. Whatever you choose, we'll be happy to help you find and book the best airfare available. As of December 2015, economy fare direct flights from Chicago have been running between $1200 and $1600. We recommend checking many sites to find the best fare ( leads to many cost-cutters, though often the airline's own site offers the least expensive) and to to find the best seats within each fare.

CLUB EUROPA of Urbana, Illinois operates this trip for us. Andy Benz, our agent, advises getting trip cancellation insurance (should YOU need to cancel! If Claudia has to cancel for any reason, you'll get a 100% refund.) The agency will send you further information after receiving your booking form and deposit.

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