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 13TH

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 CSU IP and 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 5th 

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, NOVEMBER 10TH

“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!

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CHÂTEAU DE FONTAINEBLEAU

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH

The breath-taking Château de Fontainebleau is one of the largest French châteaux and served as the official residence of many French monarchs including François I, Henri II, Catherine de Medici, Louis VII and Napoleon III.  

Construction of the chateau began in 1137 and was instantly adored by French royalty thanks to the abundant forest that surrounds it which was great for hunting.  

In the 15th and 16th centuries the castle had a major renovations where the embellissements that we see today were added.  

During your visit you will have the time to explore the elegantly decorated rooms of the chateau and its grounds.  After the visit of the chateau and your picnic munch you will get to discover the famous Christmas market (Marché de Noël) of Fontainebleau, a great place to buy souvenirs for your friends or family back home! 

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: December 7th

Schedule

7:45am: Meeting point at Gare de Lyon

(Bring your Navigo)

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

10:15 am: Entrance to the Château de Fontainebleau.

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

2:00pm: Visit to the Marché de Noël

3:30pm: Return to Paris by train

Cost

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

 

Sign up for an excursion:

NB: For paid excursions you place is not fully reserved until you go to the MICEFA office and pay!