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Explore Paris and French Countryside with AACC

The Louvre (click here!)
Chateau Chambord (click here!)
I.M. Pei’s triangle entrance into the Louvre art museum
Once out of Paris, the trip visits the countryside.

Feb. 12, 2013

Experience world-famous architecture and design firsthand by visiting Paris and the French towns of Chartres and Blois through a unique travel-study program offered this summer by Anne Arundel Community College.

The trip is scheduled July 11-21. The private group will be led by AACC Professor Michael D. Ryan, chair of the architecture and interior design department, and Assistant Professor Robert R. Lowe III, who teaches architecture and design, both of whom have more than 13 years of combined experience leading student groups. The tour includes six days in Paris, visiting such sites as Montmartre, the Louvre, Versailles, Notre Dame Cathedral and Sacre Coeur Church before traveling to the towns of Chartres and Blois to see the contrast of medieval streetscapes with ornate châteaux and cathedrals. An open day for individual exploration is included.

The $3,895 per-person cost assumes double occupancy in the hotels and includes non-stop, roundtrip airfare, hotel with breakfast, ground transportation, all scheduled tour admissions, unlimited-use Paris Metro passes and a Paris Museum Pass with unlimited access to more than 60 museums and monuments. Those interested in the trip should sign up for the noncredit “Paris and the French Countryside” (TRS-311). To earn three transferable college credits, participants may sign up for the optional credit course, “Paris by Design: Classic to Contemporary” (ACH 261). The credit course tuition and fees are an additional cost.  Professionals in the architecture/design field can receive 20 Sustainable Design Learning Units for the noncredit course and an additional 55 general learning units for the credit course, both approved by the American Institute of Architects/CES.

Payment may be made in full online or in partial payments in person at the AACC cashier’s office, with the final payment due no later than March 29. No refunds can be made after that date. Participants also must have a valid passport at least 60 days prior to departure.

For information, contact Ryan at 410-777-2437 or or Lowe at 410-777-7241 or or visit the website,