Ethics: Business, Religion and History in Paris

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Length

9 Days

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Dates

June 1-9, 2024

Program includes

7 Nights of Accommodation:
– 3-4 people per room for participants, each with their own bed and ensuite bathroom
– Single for faculty/program leader with ensuite bathroom
– Free wifi and daily continental breakfast
All Ground Transportation
Walking Tours
Full Time On Site Program Director Available 24/7 in case of Emergencies
24/7 On-Ground Emergency Support
SAA’s Mandatory Health Insurance* (see next page)
SAA’s $5m Liability Insurance (COI available upon request)
Tips & Gratuities

NOT INCLUDED

International Airfare
Meals Not Specified
Passport and Visa Fees (if applicable)
Single Room Upgrade Costs for Participants
Classroom/Meeting Space
Optional Activities and Suggestions
Optional Travelers Insurance and/or CFAR/IFAR
Personal Expenses

Program Highlights

Historical Churches
Jardins du Luxembourg
Les Invalides (entrance fee not included)
Musée Rodin (entrance fee not included)
Eiffel Tower (entrance fee not included)
Montmartre – Sacré Coeur and Moulin Rouge
Panthéon
St.Etienne du Mont
Catacombs
Musée nationale de Port-Royal des Champs
Versailles
Parc Zoologique de Paris
Château de Vincennes
Louvre

Itinerary

DAY 1 – DEPARTURE – Saturday, June 1

Depart Home for Paris, France

 

DAY 2 – PARIS – Sunday, June 2

Arrive in Paris, France

Airport Transfer

On-ground Briefing
Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. Additionally, an in-depth safety briefing will be provided for what to do incase of an emergency. 

Saint Sulpice – Famed for the Chapel of Angels and striking murals painted by Eugène Delacroix.

Jardins du Luxembourg – Colloquially referred to as the Jardin du Sénat, it is located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. The creation of the garden began in 1612 when Marie de’ Medici, the widow of King Henry IV, constructed the Luxembourg Palace as her new residence.

Lunch Break – Jardin du Luxembourg gives you a great green plain (on the south point) in which to have a nice picnic and play!

Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets. 

 

DAY 3 – PARIS – Monday, June 3

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Sunday Mass (optional)

Morning: Historic Church Visit – St. Medard Church OR St. Jacques du Haut Pas Church

Late Morning: Les Invalides (entrance fee not included)Explore the history of France here, through the Musée de l’Armée’s collections and the Tomb of Napoleon I in particular.

Afternoon: Musée Rodin (entrance fee not included) Art museum that was opened in 1919, primarily dedicated to the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin.

 

DAY 4 – PARIS – Tuesday, June 4

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Morning: Eiffel Tower (entrance fee not included)For 130 years, the Eiffel Tower has been a powerful and distinctive symbol of the city of Paris, and by extension, of France. At first, when it was built for the 1889 World’s Fair, it impressed the entire world by its stature and daring design, and symbolized French know-how and industrial genius.

Afternoon: Montmartre –

Sacré Coeur – Consecrated in 1919, is one of the most iconic monuments in Paris. At the top of the Butte Montmartre, it has one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the capital, from 130 metres above ground. In a Roman-Byzantine style, the Sacré Coeur is recognizable by its white colour.

Moulin Rouge (outside sight) – Best known as the 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.

DAY 5 – PARIS – Wednesday, June 5

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Morning:
Pantheon – The Panthéon was reconsecrated and resecularized several times during the 19th century, serving as a church in 1828–30 and in 1851–70. Today it is a civic building that serves as a repository for the remains of great French citizens, including Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Èmile Zola, and Marie Curie.
St. Etienne du Mont – Located at the rear of the Pantheon, this particular spot has a rich and long history that reaches back to the very early days of Paris. In 508 A.D., Clovis I, at the request of his wife and of Geneviève (who was later to be canonized “Saint”) began a church in honor of Saints Peter and Paul. Clovis died in 511. Geneviève died the following year. Her relics were enshrined in the church and it soon came to be known by her name. The church of Sainte Geneviève became the center of a great monastic abbey and the surrounding area swelled with laborers and craftsmen who worked in and around the compound. The Abbey and the cult of Sainte Geneviève grew in popularity until the area became a main pilgrimage center.
Lunch outside the Sorbonne
Afternoon: Catacombs – The Paris Catacombs are known as the world’s largest gravesite. The underground tunnels were put to use in the late 17th century when all of Paris’ cemeteries became overcrowded. What once was a series of mines stretching for miles underneath Paris, now holds an estimated 6 million dead bodies throughout its tunnels.

DAY 6 – PARIS – Thursday, June 6

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Full Day Tour by Private Bus

Morning: Musée nationale de Port-Royal des Champs – This art museum features 17th and 18th-century paintings and engravings, including a series that depicts the religious life of the former abbey.
Afternoon: Versailles – One of the largest and most opulent palaces in the world. A fine example of 18th-century French architecture and art, it is one of the most visited attractions in France, as well as being a UNESCO World Heritage site and must-see French landmark.

 

DAY 7 – PARIS – Thursday, Friday, June 7
Breakfast & Day Briefing
Morning: Parc Zoologique de Paris (entrance fee not included) This is a facility of the National Museum of Natural History, which covers an area of 14.5 hectares (36 acres) in the bois de Vincennes. Designed to complement the Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes, this zoo is dedicated to the observation of animal behavior in a more suitable environment. Since its opening in 1934, it is remarkable for its large artificial 65 m (213 ft) high rock, iconic scenery of the park, visible from afar and popularly called the “Big Rock”. This zoo include a greenhouse of 4,000 m2 (43,000 sq ft) sheltering a tropical rainforest climate.
Afternoon: Château de Vincennes (entrance fee not included) Former fortress and royal residence next to the town of Vincennes, on the eastern edge of Paris, alongside the Bois de Vincennes. It was largely built between 1361 and 1369, and was a preferred residence, after the Palais de la Cité, of French Kings in the 14th to 16th century. 

DAY 8 – PARIS – Saturday, June 8
Breakfast & Day Briefing
Morning: visit to a historical church or Bibliotheque de Port-Royal (with Elissa) or business (with Michael)
Afternoon/Evening: Louvre Museum – Home to some of the most famous artworks in the world, such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Virgin of the Rocks. The museum also has a vast collection of sculptures (including Venus de Milo) and other objects from ancient civilizations.
Farewell Dinner and Program Closing

DAY 9 – RETURN – Sunday, June 9

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Airport Transfer

Depart Paris, France for Home

 

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