Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never truly be elegant. -- Honoré de Balzac
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    July in Paris!

    ESA has the staff, the experience, and the willingness to make your experience in Paris worthy of one of the world's great capital cities. And with a month in town, you'll soon feel like a local.

  • Visit the Chateaux of the Loire Valley!

    Enjoy the company of other ESA participants; explore France with other francophiles!

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  • Full-Day Excursion to Giverny & Rouen

    Monet's beautiful gardens were the inspiration for many of his paintings. You'll have the chance to spend a few hours here before heading on to a visit of the beautiful medieval city of Rouen.

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  • Art Tours

    Whether it's the extraordinary treasure housed in the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay or the contemporary work of Parisian street artists, you'll have plenty of time to discover why Paris is an art lover's paradise!

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  • Architectural Wonders

    Walking through Paris is like taking an architectural history tour from the moment you step outside your dorm! From remains of the Roman town of Lutetia to the medieval masterpiece of Notre Dame to the most modern renovation of Les Halles, Paris will intrigue you with its architectural diversity.

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  • The Secret Side of Paris

    Most tourists only spend a few days in Paris and are overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle. With ESA, you have the luxury of a full month to explore-- which leaves you plenty of time to relax and enjoy a picnic in a park, find your a favorite bakery or ice cream vendor, and see how Parisians really live.

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Language Program

You can choose between the Survival French program taught by ESA faculty or courses at the prestigious Institut Catholique, just steps from the ESA residence.

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Civilization Program

Along with your language study, ESA offers a complete introduction to French civilization, as well as special lectures and seminars designed to enhance your understanding and enjoyment of France’s rich cultural heritage.

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Cultural Activities

Want a little night life? ESA offers you a multiple cultural activities: a ballet at the Garnier Opera House, a full day excursion to Monet's home in Giverny and the medieval city of Rouen, as well as a weekend visiting the Chateaux of the Loire Valley at no additional cost!

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