Excursion Information

As a MICEFA student you have access to our great excursions provided throughout the semester!  A listing and description of the upcoming excursions are listed below.  If one of the excursions interests you, you can sign up directly via the website using the sign-up form at the bottom of this page!  

ONE-DAY EXCURSION GIVERNY – MONET’S GARDENS SATURDAY, October 14TH

Claude Monet lived for forty-three years, from 1883 to 1926, in his house in Giverny. With a passion for gardening as well as for colors, he conceived both his flower garden and water garden as true works of art. Walking through his house and gardens, visitors can still feel the atmosphere which reigned at the home of the Master of Impressionism and marvel at the floral compositions and water lilies, his greatest sources of inspiration.

Trip includes: transportation to and from Giverny, as well as entry to Monet’s gardens.

 

This trip is mandatory for students enrolled in MIC 220 – 19th century French Painting: Impressionism and Beyond.

 

For CUNY and Rutgers students, please contact your Resident Director for more information about payment details. 

For other questions or to reserve your spot, please sign up below or come to the office. Your payment will make your reservation final.

Sign-up Deadline: October 7th 

Schedule

7:45am: Meeting point at MICEFA

8:00am: Bus leaves Paris (please be on time)

10:15 am: Entrance to the Foundation Claude Monet to see Monet’s house and gardens.

1:00 pm: Lunchtime: every student has to bring a picnic lunch or buy food on site

3:30pm: Bus leaves promptly from Giverny (estimated return to Paris at 5:00pm)

Cost

25€

all inclusive/space is limited/first come first served
friends welcome

GUIDED TOUR OF THE COVERED PASSAGES OF PARIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st

"Paris’s covered passageways give us a glimpse into the city’s past. Although approximately 150 passageways existed by the middle of the 19th century, only a few dozen remain today, most having been destroyed by Haussmann’s urbanism projects. These pedestrian walkways house boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants and each passageway is uniquely decorated. This tour will take students through a number of passages couverts, allowing students to discover and explore these uniquely Parisian spaces."

For other questions or to reserve your spot, please contact info@micefa.org or come to the office. 

Schedule

2:00pm: Meeting at the at the

metro stop “Le Peletier” on line 7

4:00pm: End of the tour

Cost

Free!

ONE-DAY EXCURSION TO BOURGOGNE:

AVALLON et CHABLIS

SATURDAY, December 2nd

Burgundy (Bourgogne in French) is a historically important region of France that is famous for its wine and food (specifically it's escargot!)  In 2015, Burgundy's vineyards were granted Unesco World Heritage status in recognition of the region's centuries-old history of viticulture, combined with the remarkable diversity of its wine growing terroir (land).

You will have the chance to explore the medieval city of Avallon, made famous by the legend of King Arthur.  While in the city you can visit the Church of Saint-Lazare which dates back to the 12th century known for it's clock tower.  

We will finish the day in Chablis, a famous wine town the region.  we will learn about the vineyards and taste white and red wines grown in the region.

For CUNY and Rutgers students, please contact your Resident Director for more information about payment details.

For other questions or to reserve your spot, please sign up below or come to the office. Your payment will make your reservation final.

Sign-up Deadline: November 17th

For this excursion only, please click the button below to sign up and  choose your menu at the restaurant. 

Schedule

Bus leaves from MICEFA at 8:00 am

Arrive in Avallon at 11:00am - viste libre

12:00 Lunch at "Le Relais des Gourmets"

14:30 Depart for Chablis

15:00 Wine tasting in a Cave de vin

16:15 Bus leaves for Paris

18:30 Return to Paris

Cost

45€

Price includes: transportation from Paris (MICEFA), wine tasting, and traditional lunch at a local restaurant.

Space is limited/first come first served

CANCELLED!

THE CHRISTMAS MARKET IN SAINT GERMAIN EN LAYE SATURDAY, December 9th

Le samedi 9 décembre, juste avant de partir en vacance, nous vous proposons de visiter la ville de Saint-Germain en Laye. Cette ville des Yvelines (78) est connue pour son château médiéval et son parc qui étaient une demeure royale avant Versailles. Depuis la terrasse d’André Le Nôtre, surplombant Paris, une vue époustouflante s’offre à vous sur la capitale.

Au fil de son histoire, Saint-Germain-en-Laye a vu naître, vivre et mourir de nombreux personnages célèbres : François 1er, Marguerite de France, la reine Margot, Molière, Debussy, Voltaire …

Après avoir fait un tour panoramique de l’extérieur du château et du parc, nous irons découvrir le marché de Noël et son ambiance festive et bon enfant. Nous finirons notre visite par une ballade au centre-ville où sur la place du Marché Neuf il y aura des stands des marchands locaux proposant des pâtisseries, des jouets, des bougies, des parfums, des boissons et des plats typiquement français consommés à la période des fêtes ... Ce sera peut-être pour vous l’occasion de faire vos cadeaux de Noël pour vos proches, vos amis et vous-même 😉 ?

Schedule

10h00 devant la MICEFA

le départ à 10h15

Cost

Free!

CETTE VISITE EST OBLIGATOIRE POUR LES ETUDIANT-E-S DU COURS MIC 102

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