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Enchanting Journey to France Booked for Spring Break 2014

August 20, 2013

Mississippians yearning to see fabulous attractions like the Palace of Versailles, the Eiffel Tower, the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Louvre are invited to sign up for a spring break trip to France.

Leading the way for the March 6-15, 2014 tour will be Beth Stapleton, who chairs the Mississippi College Department of Modern Languages.

“We are excited to offer a spring break trip each year because travel is one of the best ways to learn about your destination,” Stapleton said.

“You can always read about a place or watch videos, but until you see it first hand by absorbing art, exploring castles, tasting the food and meeting locals, you never really know a place,” added Stapleton, an MC graduate.

“If you are a history buff, if you love art, if you dream about the romantic chateaus and castles of the Loire Valley, and if you love the city of lights, Paris, then this trip is for you.”

For those taking the journey to France for college credit, there will be required reading, papers and journals to keep. The trip from the Magnolia State to Paris can be taken by travelers for non-credit as well.

Retired Mississippi College administrator Edward McMillan began the overseas trips as the tour director in 1990. He led 15 trips over the years. As of today, more than 500 people have participated in the Mississippi College-led spring break travels to other countries.

The study tour is open to Mississippi College faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and others in the community wishing to take in many of France’s top cultural attractions. Notable highlights include stops at Normandy and other nearby World War II sites. The final evening concludes with a farewell dinner and cruise on the Seine River in Paris.

The cost of the trip is $3,250. The deposit is $550 and is due by September 16th. Half of the spots have been reserved.

Costs include roundtrip airfare from Jackson to Paris, all transfers, a deluxe motor coach and nationally certified guide, plus 4-star centrally located hotels. Full breakfast each morning, the river cruise in Paris, all entrance fees on sightseeing stops on the agenda are covered, too.

For more information, go to the website springbreak.mc.edu or contact Beth Stapleton at 601.925.7664.

Photo: Chambord Castle, Loire Valley

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