Future Students

Paris and the French Countryside

See the Chateaux of the French Countryside!
Hear from Former Travelers:

“Traveling to Europe proved to be both architecturally and culturally enlightening. It goes without saying that studying architecture in any other manner other than personally experiencing the actual structure is merely a substitute to which a comparison can hardly be made.”

“I think the most exciting part of the trip was when we walked out of the airport in France.  Your nerves are filled with excitement and your adrenaline rushing - then it finally hits you, “You’re actually in Paris.” It’s the greatest feeling!

“It was in Paris that I found a new meaning to my work as an architecture student, artist, and person. One cannot easily erase just how beautiful the culmination of historical treasures that line the streets of this city. This trip taken with Anne Arundel Community College has become a new phase in the way I look to the world for inspiration and knowledge.”

"Paris was an experience that I would not trade for anything." 

Some of the Sites You Will See
  • Mont Martre and Sacre-Coeur Church
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Palais du Louvre
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris
  • San Chappelle
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Champs Elysées
  • Le Centre Pompidou
  • Château de Versailles
  • Château de Blois
  • Cathédrale Blois
  • Château de Chambord
  • Château de Fontainebleau
  • Château de Sceaux
  • Château de Rambouillet
For more information or questions about the trip, please contact Professor Michael Ryan at mdryan@aacc.edu or 410-777-2437.

Journey through the streets of Paris and explore the Chateaux of the French countryside with Professors Michael Ryan and Robert Lowe III, both experienced travelers who have over 13 years of combined experience leading student groups.  Gain a new perspective of city and country life while examining classic and contemporary architecture and space. Sign up for the optional ACH-261 course in the summer and earn three credits that are transferable. The trip is also approved for AIA/CES continuing education units (contact Professor Michael Ryan mdryan@aacc.edu for more details).

Travel Study Destination
Paris, Chartres and Blois, France

Travel Dates
July 11 – July 21, 2013

Those going must have a valid and current passport (required at least 60 days prior to departure)

Register Online or in Person 
Click here for online registration information TRS-311 “Paris and the French Countryside”

Payment Schedule
Online registration requires payment in full.  Partial payments prior to the final payment on March 29 can be made in person at the Cashier’s Office.  No refunds after March 29, 2013.

$3,895 per person (based on double occupancy) plus tuition for those enrolling in the 3 credit option

Trip Details
Visit Paris (one of Europe’s most innovative cities) and the French towns of Chartres and Blois.  Immerse yourself in one of the world’s most exciting cultures and experience world famous architecture and design firsthand.  With ideal hotel locations and outstanding public transit systems, it is the ideal way to see Paris and the French countryside.  Trip includes non-stop round trip airfare, hotels (double occupancy), breakfast, all scheduled tour admissions, ground transportation, unlimited use Metro passes, an open day for individual exploration and the Paris Museum Pass (includes unlimited access to over 60 museums and monuments).

Trip Flyer PDF