Dates

April 14 to 22, 2019

Starting Price

$3,495

Deposit per Person

$600

8 Days
Land
AHI
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Questions?

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Trip Highlights

Discover the reach of African-American culture in Paris, the City of Light, and walk in the footsteps of luminaries such as Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, Eugene Bullard, Miles Davis and many more. From jazz musicians and club owners to writers and scholars, many African-Americans felt welcome and accepted here in Paris, thousands of miles from home, in the years following World War I. During this seven-night journey, trace the rich history of the city’s African-American community on specially designed walking tours and talks, watch a documentary about the African-American influence in 1920s’ and 1930s’ Paris and meet the filmmakers for a Q&A session, and listen to the music that entranced the city at a jazz concert. Along the way, enjoy quintessential Parisian experiences: the cuisine, a Seine cruise and traveling on the Métro. This small-group program, ideal for active travelers, features first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan, including wine with dinner.

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart gateway city

Appropriate in-flight meal service

AHI FlexAir passengers depart for Paris, France. Please check your luggage from your gateway city to your arrival city. Your claim checks should have the following airport code: CDG.

Day 2

Paris, France

Hotel Les Jardins du Marais, Appropriate in-flight meal service and dinner

Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Proceed through immigration to the baggage claim area and retrieve your luggage. After completing customs, AHI FlexAir passengers traveling on flights that qualify for the group arrival transfer and Land Program passengers who have purchased seats on the group transfer should exit the baggage claim area and proceed to the designated meeting spot, where an AHI Travel representative will meet them. The meeting location will be provided with your final documents.

Transfer to the Hotel Les Jardins du Marais. Please note, if you arrive before check-in time, your room may not be immediately available.

Discovery: Welcome to Paris. Get to know the neighborhood around your hotel and learn how to use Paris’ famous Métro subway.

Tonight, at the hotel, join your fellow travelers at a Welcome Reception and Welcome Dinner.

Full Itinerary
Meet Your Trip Host

Shelly Conner

Shelly is the Executive Director for Alumni Education and Enrichment at the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan. The Alumni Association is focused on building Alumni Connections to support Alumni Success through strong partnerships with the University of Michigan. She works with all of the schools and colleges to help capture the ongoing educational resources and opportunities — and share them with all alumni. Within the Alumni Association, she oversees the Alumni Career, Alumni Education, and Alumni Travel programs.

Prior to working at the Alumni Association, Shelly learned about the breadth and depth of the University of Michigan as an Assistant Dean in the Rackham Graduate School, focusing on improving the quality of our graduate programs, and an Assistant Vice Provost, working on the University’s budget and facilities teams. She first joined the University of Michigan community as a graduate student and earned her Ph.D. in Psychology in 2000.

Shelly is happily married to Ricky, has two grown step-children and one daughter who wants to be an opera singer. In her spare time, Shelly enjoys reading, singing musical theatre, jewelry shopping and traveling.

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By participating in an Alumni Association of University of Michigan travel trip, you have stated that the Alumni Association has the exclusive right to use video and other visual/audio portrayals of You or Your likeness taken during Your trip in any medium of any nature whatsoever for any purpose, including advertising or promoting the services of the trip without any compensation being paid to You. Any such portrayal or likeness shall be the exclusive property of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan.

Dates

April 14 to 22, 2019

Starting Price

$3,495

Deposit per Person

$600

8 Days
Land
AHI
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064