MSMU Paris with Dr. Wendy McCredie

On April 29, we will depart Los Angeles to spend 11 awe-inspiring days discovering the splendors of Paris, France. Led by Dr. Wendy McCredie, this study tour provides participants opportunities to visit museums and other culturally significant sites as a group and independently. We’ll “do” Paris as the French do—using public transportation and walking. Bring incredible memories and an enhanced understanding of the Paris’s cultural significance home with you on May 9th.

 Los Angeles – Paris                                                


                                                       April 29 – May 9, 2019

April 29 – Depart Los Angeles for Paris. Plan to dress comfortably as you relax on your overnight flight.


April 30 – Upon arrival in Paris, we’ll be met by our local guide who will take us on a city tour prior to hotel check-in. We’ll see iconic monuments such as the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées, and Notre Dame cathedral.


May 1 – We’ll start our first full day in Paris with a guided visit to the wonderful Musée d’Orsay*.


May 3 – We leave Paris briefly for an excursion to Giverny*, a lovely Normandy village where Claude Monet worked and lived from 1883 until his death in 1926. While in this quaint village, we will explore the artist’s home and gardens, where you will recognize the ponds and gardens that inspired such works as his famed Water Lily series. Upon our return to Paris, you may choose to ascend the Eiffel Tower and enjoy an unparalleled view of Paris by night (free to those who submit their application and deposit by the deadline).


May 5 – Once again, we leave Paris by train to visit the newly opened Musée Camille Claudel, returning in the afternoon.


Other group visits include the Pompidou Center, Picasso Museum, and the Musée Marmottan Monet. Since you’ll have a Museum Pass and a Metro Pass, when there is no group visit scheduled you can visit museums that fit your specific interests. Dr. McCredie will be available to provide assistance and advice on individual projects as well as accompanied visits for those who prefer not to explore on their own. Possible visits include the, Musée de l’Orangerie, l’Espace Dali, l’Espace Brancusi and the Musée Rodin, home to The Thinker and his monumental Gates of Hell.


May 9 – We return to the United States with deepened cultural and global understanding, , fond memories, and perhaps a souvenir or two!



SPECIAL TOUR CONDITIONS: **The tour price, if payments are made by cash or check, is $3,395.00; otherwise, if paying by credit card, the standard non-discounted price is $3,495.00.  If you wish to use a credit card for your initial deposit, you will be allowed to pay the remaining payments by check and still receive the discounted tour price. Trip price is based on double occupancy and includes round trip airfare from Los Angeles, point-to point transportation while in France, including Metro Passes while in Paris and transfers, all breakfasts and 3 lunches. Additionally, *Entrance fees, marked with an asterisk, as well as a city tour in Paris, are included in the tour price (Museum Pass and Metro Pass). In the unlikely event that EA Tours cancels the tour and is unable to operate a substitute itinerary, the tour cost including the initial deposit is fully refundable. Additional items may be offered optionally, are subject to availability and are not included in the tour price.  A guaranteed single room may be available for a supplemental charge of $585.00. Included are the estimated applicable governmental international airline ticket taxes, fuel surcharges, security surcharges, and associated fees. If applicable, unforeseen tax increases will be billed on a supplemental invoice. A minimum number of paying participants may be required to operate the tour. A $500.00 non-refundable initial deposit is required to reserve your space on this tour. All tour participants must submit an online application. Please go to “Student/Traveler Sign Up” on the home page at Your tour number is 219157. A second payment of $1,000.00, will be due no later than 30 days after your initial payment. Final payments are due no later than seventy (70) days before departure. Updated tour details (hotels, day by day itinerary, flights, etc.) are scheduled to be released approximately four weeks prior to departure. Please note: This may not be an officially school sponsored program. Additional tour conditions apply and are listed in the Tour Conditions Section on the Online Application.