An Exciting Experience
Experience an unforgettable adventure by joining us for a 13-day stay in France. While staying in Nice, students will live with typical French families, allowing them to participate and be immersed in the culture. They’ll gain an intimate knowledge of two historic and cosmopolitan cities; Paris and Nice, while at the same time enjoying conducted trips to nearby attractions such as the Louvre Museum, Monaco and Sanremo, Italy.
What to expect on this amazing tour
Students stay in twos or threes with carefully selected host families for their stay, thus immersing themselves in the culture in a way not possible if they stay only in hotels.
Lessons Come to Life
Programs in language and history are specifically tailored to our students’ needs and levels. All students will receive a certificate from an internationally accredited school.
We Take Care of Everything
From airline tickets, consent forms, and payment forms — to host families and hotels, entrance fees, all meals, all transportation, and all the tips. We take care of everything so teachers, parents and tour organizers don’t have to.
Great Benefits for Teachers
CSLI offers the best reward points program for teachers available in the industry. We also make it possible for teachers to relax and enjoy their evenings with peace of mind knowing their students are taken care of.
Nice & Paris
Nice, capital of the French Riviera, is located in the Côte d’Azur region on the south east coast of France. Often called “Nice la Belle”, the city has a very distinct culture with its relaxed, carefree lifestyle and noticeable Italian and Corsican influences. The local language Niçard, is still spoken by a considerable minority, and in the past, Nice welcomed many immigrants from Italy, Spain and Portugal who have also left their mark in the city’s unique culture. The natural beauty of the Nice area with its mild Mediterranean climate and picturesque surroundings make it the perfect place for not only those in search of relaxation, but also those seeking inspiration.
Paris, the capital and largest city in France has been one of Europe’s major centers for art, fashion, gastronomy, science, music and commerce since the 17th century. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. With an illustrious artistic pedigree – Renoir, Rodin, Picasso, Monet, Manet, Dalí and Van Gogh are but a few of the masters who have lived and worked here over the years – Paris is one of the world’s great art repositories, harbouring treasures from antiquity onwards.
A Beautiful Setting
Highlights of what you’ll experience on your 13-day trip to France
The LouvreThe Louvre is the world’s largest museum and houses one of the most impressive art collections in the world. It is one of Paris’ biggest tourist attractions with a collection including Egyptian antiques, ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, paintings by the Old Masters, and crown jewels and artifacts from French nobles among other things. More than 35,000 works are on display at any given time.
Sanremo, ItalySanremo is located only 55 kilometers east of Nice, on the Mediterranean coast of western Liguria in north-western Italy. The city is famous for its long stretch of beautiful beaches and the hillside medieval section of town called La Pigna. It has been attracting visitors from all over Europe since the 18th century, partly because of its pleasurable Mediterranean climate.
MonacoMonaco is an independent city state on France’s coastline located between the foot of the Southern Alps and the Mediterranean, less than an hour’s drive from Nice. Known for its glitzy casinos, yacht-lined harbor and famed Grand Prix motor race, it’s only 2 square kilometers in size making it the second smallest sovereign nation in the world.
Spring Break and Summer
Day 1-2: Arrival in NiceFly to Nice and meet your CSLI tour director at the airport. Then meet your host family and go home for your first French home-cooked meal.
Day 3: Nice city tourPlacement test and first French class in the morning. Guided tour around the old town of Nice, Promenade des Anglais and the Castle Hill. Visit to the Musée Matisse in the afternoon.
Day 4: AntibesClasses in the morning. Afternoon trip to Antibes, a walled in city from the 16th century. Tour of the marina, the old town, the port and the Picasso museum.
Day 5: Saint-Paul de venceClasses in the morning. Guided tour of Saint-Paul de Vence in the afternoon with free time to explore. Guided visit of the Maeght Foundation — a museum of modern art.
Day 6: Sanremo, Italy (Optional)Guided tour of the old town and free time to explore. Visit to the shopping district and market with free time in the afternoon.
Day 7: Monaco (Optional)Visits to the cathedral, the palace to watch the change of guard, the ocean graphic museum and aquarium, and free time at the beach in the afternoon.
Day 8: ÈzeGuided visit to Èze, a medieval village from the 13th century situated on a narrow rocky peak overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Guided visit to a perfume factory in the afternoon.
Day 9: ParisCatch train (TVG) to Paris and check-in at your hotel. City tour visiting the Eifel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomph and Champs Elysées. Seine River cruise (Bateaux Mouche).
Day 10: Louvre MuseumFull-day guided visit of this incredible museum with free time.
Day 11: Musée d'OrsayGuided visit of the museum which houses collections from the Louvre, the Musée du Jeu de Paume and the Musée National d'Art Moderne.
Day 12: Centre PompidouVisit the Centre Georges Pompidou, one of the world's leading references for art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Afternoon visit to Galeries Lafayette to do some last-minute shopping.
Day 13: Departure from FranceTransfer to the airport — End of trip.
Canada’s Best Educational Tours
CSLI has provided educational tour programs in Canada since 1997. Our main goal has always been to improve students’ language skills and self-confidence abroad while obtaining a unique first-hand look at the culture and people of the places they are visiting. Our focus on value and affordability, along with making our trips the most complete and of highest quality compared to our competitors is what truly makes a CSLI tour the best. We make all of the necessary arrangements for our tours, alleviating headaches for teachers and trip organizers making the trip more enjoyable and giving you time to truly explore the wonders abroad.
Canadian-owned and run
CSLI Tours is a family-owned Canadian company based in BC, driven by values and a real passion for travel. We have an excellent track record for the best customer satisfaction and have never compromised on the quality of the services we provide. Every tour we offer was designed to inspire your students and enrich their learning experience, while increasing their self-confidence and understanding of other cultures.
Safety & security
For more than 22 years the safety of our groups has been our top priority. All of our tour directors are first aid certified and well-trained to manage challenging situations. We always have contingency and emergency plans in place and we are always available 24/7 through our direct contact line to provide assistance to teachers, students, parents and school administrators if anything comes up before or during the trip.
As a group leader, your travel is absolutely free and includes all meals and accommodation at carefully selected hotels. Because one of our representatives will stay with you 100% of the time, the teachers get to relax during the evenings and explore the sights and sounds of the cities they visit. We’ll make all the room checks and ensure that each evening, the students are safe in their hotel suites or with their host families.
The CSLI Experience
Program price includes
Round-trip airfare from Vancouver on major carriers
All entrance fees to attractions as per itinerary
Three meals per day
All transportation by comfortable private motor coach
All the tips
All guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary
10 overnight stays with host families and at hotels
Language and history lessons
24/7 services from our professional tour director
Professional tour guides at all attractions as per itinerary
A deposit of $300 per person at the time of registration is required. A cancellation, medical insurance is mandatory, and can be purchased at time of enrollment. Payments can be made by cheque, Visa, MasterCard or American Express – a surcharge will apply for credit card payments. Taxes not included.