The French capital certainly lives up to its name, 'City of Lights'. From the Eiffel Tower's lavish size, to the Louvre's legendary halls, to the buzzing Champs-Élysées, Paris is an incredible city flowing with life, culture, love, and beauty. The combination of art, culture, architecture, and nightlife make Paris a perfect destination for a study tour.
Like many other European cities, Paris is separated by a rippling river, the Seine. When the Eiffel Tower or the Notre Dame are on the horizon, looking out on the Seine is like being on a postcard.
The classic attractions in the study trip to Paris
The Louvre museum offers a certain kind of academic content. The museum contains works from all the major artists, ranging from Leonardo da Vinci to Claude Monet. A visit to the museum typically requires waiting in line, but once you step into the great hall, the wait is over.
Paris is often synonymous with its classic attractions, like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Arc de Triomphe. But, the best view of the city is from the Grand Arche de la Defense, which is at the end of the Champs-Élysées. Grand Arche de la Défense is a modern building inspired by the Arc de Triomphe. It is possible to go to the top of the building and look through the huge panoramic windows. From there, you can see an exact straight line see all the way down the Champs-Élysées, through the old archway and beyond. A truly beautiful sight.
Paris is truly a world city and therefore it is a frequently visited group travel destination. Famous names, streets, and events make the city legendary and, in the eyes of many, Paris is where love blooms. Few cities worldwide can compete with the charming street life, whether it's modern and trendy or local and traditional.
See Paris with a local
In 2010, a group of locals formed a business for tourists who want to experience Paris in the most authentic way. You have the opportunity to be guided by a Parisian through the city's sights, with an anecdote to follow each. The difference between this and a regular tour is that you will be taken to the lesser known corners of Paris to experience the locals' favorite places.
Generally, Paris is an easy city to get around in. The metro has been renovated and functions well and the system is easy to understand, even if you are a large group traveling together.
Example activities for your study tour in Paris:
- Arc de Triomphe
- Eiffel Tower
- Notre Dame
- Jardin de Luxembourg
- Sacre Coeur / Montmartre
- Palais de Justice
- Place de Vosges
- Jardin des Tuileries
- Picasso Museum
- Musée D'Orsay
- Pompidou center
- Pont d'Alexandre and Hotel des Invalides
- Latin Quarter
- Marais neighborhood
- Concorde Square
- La Defense
Excursions as part of the study tour in Paris:
- Monet's garden in Giverny
- Visit to a champagne producer
International Student Identity Card (ISIC) in Paris
With an ISIC Card the students will get access to a variety of benefits on the study tour. Contact KILROY to get a quote on ISIC cards for the entire group of students.
Here are a few of the top ISIC savings in Paris:
- French National Museums (Louvre, Picasso etc): Free admission
- Parc Asterix: 18 EUR off admission
- Erasmus parties: Free admission from 23-01 on Thursday parties
- Paris Story: 5 EUR off admission
- Visit Versailles incl. transfer: 10% off