Micefa

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!  Payments can also be made directly via our website, see payment options below.

Spring 2024 Excursions

EXCURSION BREWERY TOUR & BEER TASTING
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28TH

Want to discover more about French beer and the brewing process? Want to taste some amazing beer brewed right here in Paris?

Then sign up to go visit the Gallia Paris 1890 Brewery for a chance to immerse yourself in their glorious universe full of delicious crafted beer!

This trip includes:

  • A private tour of Gallia’s Brewery: this includes learning about all of the stages and process of making the beer.
  • A beer tasting session of 4 of their latest beer creations, each promised to be more unique than the last.
  • Free time in their Taproom where you will have the chance purchase and try more of their tasty treats. This area is known to be where the magic happens and friends can spend time doing one of many fun activities hosted here. Activities such as Foosball, Pinball, Ping-Pong, and more.

Spaces are limited so sign up quick and come make some cool memories with us as we learn, taste, and play at Gallia Paris 1890 Brewery and Taproom together.

For other questions or to reserve your spot, please sign up below or come to the office.

Schedule

Arrival Time - 16:45 pm: Meeting in front of Gallia Paris 1890 Brewery and Taproom, 35 rue Méhul 93500 Pantin

Guided visit and tasting lasts an hour and then free taproom time!

Cost

13€

Sign-up and payment Deadline: February 20th
Fee is already covered for CSU IP students but you must RSVP

ONE-DAY EXCURSION CHATEAU DE CHAMBORD & WINE TASTING SATURDAY MARCH 9TH

France is known for its Renaissance chateau and the MICEFA has prepared an excursion that won’t disappoint.  Get ready to see one of the most majestic of the Loire Valley chateaux: the Chateau de Chambord.  

Chambord is one of the most recognisable châteaux in the world because of its very distinctive French Renaissance architecture, which blends traditional French medieval forms with classical Renaissance structures. The building was constructed by the king of France, Francis I to serve as a hunting lodge for Francis I.  

After the visit to the chateau, we will go to a family vineyard specializing in regional wines: Plou & Fils.  This vineyard has been in the same family since its beginnings in 1508!  You will be shown the caves and bottling factory and will be invited to taste many different wines.  

Please plan to bring a lunch or money to purchase food at the chateau.  You will also have the opportunity to buy wine at the vineyard.

This trip is included and mandatory for CSU IP. 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 AND payment deadline: March 1st, 2024

Schedule

7:40 am: Meeting point by the General Lerclerc statue near the bus stations at Porte D'Orléans, 75014.

10:30 am: Arrive at Château de Chambord : Free time to visit and eat lunch

2:15 pm: Bus leaves Chambord

3:00 pm: Arrive at Vignerons Plou & Fils for tour and tasting

5:00 pm: Bus leaves for Paris

7:30-8:00 pm: Estimated arrival back in Paris

Cost

25€

all inclusive/space is limited/first come first served

ONE-DAY EXCURSION MEDIEVAL CITY OF PROVINS
SATURDAY APRIL 27TH

Provins is a medieval market town that served as a major stop on for vendors on the way to Paris in the Middle Ages.  This walled-city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and boasts many monuments and sites to see. 

During our trip we will explore the medieval city and its history, walk the walls and visit the top of the famous watch tower.  You will also be delighted by a falconry show of rescue birds on the city walls. 

Pack a picnic lunch or eat in the quaint town.

Trip includes: transportation to and from Provins, entry to the sites and falconry show.

Bring your Carte NAVIGO!

This trip is included and mandatory for CSU IP. 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 AND payment deadline: April 10th, 2024

Schedule

8:30 am: Meeting at Gare de l'Est
TBD am: Train leaves Paris - PLEASE BE ON TIME

TBD am: Arrival in Provins

Please bring a lunch or plan to purchase food in town. The quaint town hosts several restaurants, bakeries, and quick bites to go.

Trains leave back to Paris every hour, you may return as you like.

Cost

TBD €€

Fall 2023 Excursions

ONE-DAY EXCURSION CHATEAU DE FONTAINEBLEAU
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23TH

Fontainebleau is not just one monarch’s palace, it belonged to them all, a “family home” for the kings of France, passed down from generation to generation from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.

While the medieval origins of the castle are still visible in the former keep – which dominates the Oval Courtyard – it was Francis I, seduced by the site and the forest teeming with game, who in 1528 commissioned spectacular redevelopments. He had the medieval palace completely rebuilt and turned it into a large Italianate palace, as a reflection of the power of a learned and art loving king. To this day the château retains significant vestiges of the decoration and ornamentation from the French Renaissance, the principles of which were imported by Italian artists invited to Fontainebleau by Francis I (such as Rosso Fiorentino and Primaticcio.)

Pack a picnic lunch or eat in the quaint town at the foot of the castle. 

Trip includes: transportation to and from Fontainebleau Chateau, entry to the Chateau.

Bring your Carte NAVIGO!

 

This trip is included and mandatory for CSU IP. 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 AND payment deadline: September 23rd, 2023

 

Schedule

9:55 am: Meeting at Gare de Lyon, main departure hall 1 near the Starbucks

10:16 am: Train leaves Paris - PLEASE BE ON TIME

10:55 am: Arrival in Fontainebleau - take the bus from the station to the castle grounds

11:30 am: Guided tour of the Chateau and grounds

12:45-13:45 pm: Break for lunch

14:00 pm: Train tour fo the castle gardens

Please bring a lunch or plan to purchase food in town. The quaint town at the foot of the château hosts several restaurants, bakeries, and quick bites to go.

Trains leave back to Paris every hour, you may return as you like.

Cost

7€

ONE-DAY EXCURSION MONET'S GARDENS - GIVERNY SATURDAY OCTOBER 7TH

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: Private coach transportation to and from Giverny, as well as entry to Monet’s house and gardens.

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

For other questions or to reserve your spot, please sign up below or come to the office.

Sign-up and payment Deadline: September 30th (cash only, exact change please)

Schedule

7:40 am: Meeting point at Porte d'Orleans, 75014 -
in front of the Général Leclerc Statue

8:00 am: Bus leaves Paris

10:30 am: Entrance to the Foundation Claude Monet to see Monet’s house.
Free time to visit the gardens and surrounding village.
Lunch time: Bring a picnic lunch or buy food on site (cafés, restaurants...)

2:30 pm: Bus leaves from Giverny (estimated return to Paris, 4:30pm)

Cost

25€

EXCURSION BEER TASTING AT GALLIA BREWERY
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9TH

Want to discover more about French beer and the brewing process? Want to taste some amazing beer brewed right here in Paris?

Then sign up to go visit the Gallia Paris 1890 Brewery for a chance to immerse yourself in their glorious universe full of delicious crafted beer!

This trip includes:

  • A private tour of Gallia’s Brewery: this includes learning about all of the stages and process of making the beer.
  • A beer tasting session of 4 of their latest beer creations, each promised to be more unique than the last.
  • Free time in their Taproom where you will have the chance purchase and try more of their tasty treats. This area is known to be where the magic happens and friends can spend time doing one of many fun activities hosted here. Activities such as Foosball, Pinball, Ping-Pong, and more.

Spaces are limited so sign up quick and come make some cool memories with us as we learn, taste, and play at Gallia Paris 1890 Brewery and Taproom together.

For other questions or to reserve your spot, please sign up below or come to the office.

Schedule

Arrival Time - 15:45 pm: Meeting in front of Gallia Paris 1890 Brewery and Taproom, 35 rue Méhul 93500 Pantin -

We will begin their tasting at 16:00
Guided visit lasts an hour and then free taproom time

Cost

15€

Sign-up and payment Deadline: November 5th
Fee is already covered for CSU IP students but you must RSVP