THE JUNE 2018 TOUR is already SOLD-OUT. You can however put your name on the list for JUNE 2019 by sending an email or calling at 506-850-7662.
This unique tour is customized for passionate Acadians, Cajuns and French descendants interested in learning about their French & Acadian heritage. The itinerary is specifically designed to visit and experience the most important Acadian heritage sites in France.
Please note this tour is called LA FRANCE DES ACADIENS in French.
YOU WILL DISCOVER…
Where the French explorers and the founding Acadian families came from….
You will discover LA CHAUSSÉE, MARTAIZÉ, D’AULNAY, LA ROCHELLE. These cities were your Acadian ancestors’ homes before leaving for the New World in the early 1600’s. You will kneel in the church where they prayed before leaving and see the famous Towers of La Rochelle… the last landmark they ever saw of their native land.
You will see where the Acadian founding families of Louisiana stayed during their 25 years of exile in France…
You will also walk in the footsteps of your ancestors in CHÂTELLERAULT, ARCHIGNY, BELLE-ÎLE-EN-MER, NANTES, SAINT-MALO and learn about the lives of the thousands Acadians deported to France during the ‘GRAND DÉRANGEMENT’ and who eventually departed for Louisiana…
YOU WILL EXPERIENCE…
You will travel through four regions of France… Île-de-France, Poitou, Bretagne (Brittany) and Normandie. In addition to the Acadian focus of the trip, you will enjoy over 2000 years of French history while visiting some of the most popular tourist attractions of Europe, including le Château de Chantilly, le Mont Saint Michel, a WWII cemetery and the city of Paris.
YOU WILL MEET… This is a BILINGUAL TOUR with ACADIANS FROM Canada !
This trip is a unique bilingual, in French and in English. You will be traveling with Acadians from Canada and the U.S., some who speak little English, others who are fully bilingual. This is part of the DiasporAcadie Experience : Acadians from everywhere, travelling together to learn about ourselves and our common heritage. Guided tours will be offered in French and in English. When only available in French, we will always translate in English. This is an incredible opportunity to make friends with Acadians from Canada while in France.
You will also meet and share meals with French citizens, some who are Acadian descendants, others who are passionate about Acadian history. You will make new friendships !
YOU WILL ENJOY ! LAISSER LES BONS TEMPS ROULER…in France !
We have planned the details so you can travel in a relaxed, joyful and worry-free environment. There will be many special dinners and activities for you to enjoy at a leisure pace.
- We’ve planned this trip at the beginning of JUNE, to avoid peak tourist season while enjoying the beautiful spring weather of France.
- We will stay in most hotels for 2 nights at a time to avoid the typical one-hotel-per-day european tour.
- You will have some leisure time on your own to stroll the historic towns, have a café or a nice meal.
- Most mornings we will leave the hotel around 8:30 AM so you are not too rushed.
It is important to note that the proposed schedule including hotels, meals, attractions and activities may be modified at any time during the trip due to unforeseen events or circumstances. In the event of such changes, no refunds are given, however a similar activity will be offered.
QUESTIONS and RESERVATIONS :
Claude Boudreau – email : email@example.com Tel.: (506) 850-7662