Wed., May 31st
Hotel in Paris: Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacre Coeur Hotel
- We will drive back to Paris in the afternoon, and the day will end with a sunset river cocktail and dinner cruise aboard a private boat on the Seine.
- Dinner: We will have a group dinner on the Seine River (included).
Thurs., June 1st – Paris Arts District
- See the Arc De Triomphe, one of the most famous monuments in Paris which honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars. The names of all French victories and generals are inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
- Tour the artist quarter of Montmartre where, at the beginning of the twentieth century, artists, including Salvador Dalí, Toulouse Lautrec, Monet, Picasso, Renoir and Van Gogh, gathered and painted.
- Free time in Montmartre to try a crepe for lunch, a specialty of the village.
- We will also tour the Palais Garnier, the 1,979-seat opera house, which was built from 1861 to 1875 for the Paris Opera. It is called the most famous opera house in the world, at least partly due to its use as the setting for Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel The Phantom of the Opera and, especially, the novel's subsequent adaptations in films and Andrew Lloyd Webber's popular 1986 musical.
- Dinner: Enjoy a farewell dinner and a show at the Moulin Rouge, best known as the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance. Originally introduced as a seductive dance by the courtesans who operated from the site, the can-can dance revue evolved into a form of entertainment of its own and led to the introduction of cabarets across Europe (included).