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1) What kind of weather can I expect in Paris?
Average daytime temperatures in March range from Low-40’s to Low-60’s.  Rain is fairly common at this time, so participants should bring a lightweight, waterproof jacket or a small umbrella. Average daytime temperatures in July range from low-70’s to mid-80’s, but it can get cooler in the late evenings and night. Rain is infrequent at this time, but participants may want to bring a lightweight, waterproof jacket or a small umbrella.

2) Can I arrive before or remain after the sojourn?
Yes. If you would like to arrive at the start location in advance or remain at the end location after the sojourn has concluded, Scholarly Sojourns can help you arrange your hotel accommodation and is often able to secure attractive rates. Please indicate these preferences to us after you have registered for a particular sojourn.

3) How much walking will be required on this sojourn?
With its wide boulevards and sweeping views, Paris is a city that is made for walking and this sojourn includes many activities that will involve long walks. All participants should be comfortable walking up to a mile at a time and capable of climbing up to three flights of stairs at a time.

4) I am a single traveler, can you help me find a roommate?
Scholarly Sojourns will do everything possible to match single travelers with a suitable roommate if they desire.  Please indicate your interest in this option on the registration form.  Since we cannot guarantee that roommates will be available, all single travelers should register as such and be prepared to pay the single traveler rate if a roommate is not identified.

5) Is this sojourn appropriate for children?
This sojourn is not appropriate for children. Young adults, however, will find the program quite enjoyable, and they may find it gets them extra credit in their history class.

The works below will help to better acquaint you with the subject matter of this sojourn.

Neely, Sylvia, A Concise History of the French Revolution
Scurr, Ruth, Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution
Tocqueville, Alexis de, The Old Regime and the French Revolution

The meeting point for this sojourn is either the Hotel Saint-Paul or Hotel le Clos Medicis in Paris. Participants making their own travel arrangements should plan to arrive between 10:00 and 16:00 on the first day of the sojourn. The first official activity begins at 17:00 that day.

Optional air package from/to New York: $1,315/person. The air package includes round-trip, trans-Atlantic flight, airport transfers in the destination, and 100% travel assurance. This travel package can be booked once you have registered for this sojourn and paid the deposit. Please indicate on the registration from that you are interesting in the optional air package.  Scholarly Sojourns can also help arrange your travel from any US gateway.

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