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Special AACI Kosher Paris Getaway!   

11 November 2019 - 14 November 2019
Locations: Loire Valley, Paris

You’d be hard-pressed to find a European city that offers more to please as many disparate tastes as Paris. The capital and the most populous city of France is also known as the City of Lights. It lies on the banks of the Seine River, in the northern part of France, in the heart of the province of Il De France.

Join AACI as we tour this magical city and enjoy museums, Chateaus, gardens and world famous café lined streets.

Day 1: Monday November 11.  PARIS

Upon arrival at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, meet our English-speaking guide who will escort us to the coach.  Welcome to Paris! The beautiful city of lights!

Enjoy a Panoramic Tour. We will get an opportunity to see the French capital’s top attractions by bus and get an introduction too all we will be seeing over the upcoming days. . Drive past Paris’ most famous sites, Eiffel tower, Champs Elysees,  the Louvre and the  Opera House.
Check into our centrally located 4 star hotel. Dinner in a kosher restaurant.

Head out to the Quai de la Bourbonnais in front of the Eiffel Tower to board our boat for a 1-hour Seine River evening cruise with Bateaux Parisians.

Return to our hotel.  Overnight in Paris.

Day 2: Tuesday November 12.  PARIS
After breakfast, full day excursion of Paris. Spend the morning learning about the fascinating history of the Jews of Paris. Enjoy a walking tour of the Jewish Quarter – Le Marais, and visit to MAHJ Museum (Museum of Art and History of Judaism). Enjoy a kosher Falafel lunch. Visit D’Orsay Museum and view its paintings and objects from the nineteenth century. The various artistic movements represented include Academism, Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism and Art nouveau…

End the day with a visit to Montparnasse Tower –a 59 story building with commanding views of the city.
Dinner in a kosher restaurant.

Enjoy a Paris tour by night to discover the magic of the “City of Lights”.
Overnight in Paris.

Day 3: Wednesday November 13. PARIS / LOIRE VALLEY/ PARIS
After breakfast, full day excursion to Loire Valley.  A day devoted to discovery of castles of the Loire Valley.

Travel to and visit Chenonceau Castle and its gardens.
The history of the Château de Chenonceau is defined by an almost uninterrupted succession of women who built, embellished, protected, restored and saved it. The first château was a medieval château dating from the 12th and 13th centuries, of which only the dungeon remains: The Tour des Marques. The château in its current form was built between 1513 and 1517, by Thomas Bohier and above all his wife, Catherine Briçonnet.

In the afternoon we will visit the Chambord Castle. 

Commissioned by King Francis I and imagined by the great Leonardo da Vinci, the Chateau de Chambord is the largest and most majestic castle of the Loire. It is a symbol of the French Renaissance and of the power of a passionate ruler who revered the arts. Return to Paris.

Dinner in a Kosher restaurant.  Overnight in Paris.

Day 4: Thursday November 14. PARIS/ VERSAILLES/ AIRPORT
After breakfast depart for Versailles.

Versailles visit of the Palace and Gardens.  The Palace of Versailles has been listed as a World Heritage Site for 30 years and is one of the greatest achievements in French 17th century art. Louis XIII’s old hunting pavilion was transformed and extended by his son, Louis XIV, when he installed the Court and government there in 1682. A succession of kings continued to embellish the Palace up until the French Revolution.

Today the Palace contains 2,300 rooms spread over 63,154 m2.

Visitors looking through the central window in the Hall of Mirrors will see the Grande Perspective stretching away towards the horizon from the Water Parterre. This unique east-west perspective originally dates from before the reign of Louis XIV, but it was developed and extended by the gardener André Le Nôtre, who widened the Royal Way and dug the Grand Canal.

Return to Paris.  Afternoon at leisure if time permits.  Early dinner in a kosher restaurant.

Leave for the airport for flight at 22:30.

Price: AACI members €2545 per person in a double room
             Non-AACI members   €2620 per person in a double room
             Single supplement       €350

Price Includes:

  • Flights from Israel
  • 3 night’s at 4 star hotel accommodation: Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center
  • Transportation in air conditioned coach as per itinerary
  • Kosher meals: daily breakfasts of hotels + 3 days of products for preparation for lunch + 1 falafel lunch, 4 kosher dinners in restaurants
  • Local tour guide
  • Tips for driver, local guides, waiters
  • Entrance fees
  • Whisperers
  • Water on the bus

Not included:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Expenses of a personal expenses
  • Any activity not included in above itinerary

Highlights:

  • Bateaux Mouches Seine River Cruise 1 hour
  • MAHJ Museum
  • Orsay Museum
  • Chateau de Chenonceau (UNESCO listed)
  • Chambord Castle
  • Versailles Palace and Gardens

PARIS Registration Form 2019

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