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A typical program is nine days, eight nights in Paris. Although other individualized packages can be arranged for different prices, the breakdown below is for the usual Paris Graves offering.

  • Nine days, eight nights centrally-located lodging* with breakfasts
  • Six guided morning walks through major cemeteries (with a maximum of 10 people), and/or other tailor-made tours. See Itinerary page for the range covered by our offerings (including the choices listed following "Day 9").
  • First Night's (ensemble) dinner
  • Bon Voyage dinner
  • A "second" petit dejeuner/brunch one late morning
  • Carnets of metro/bus tickets, covering most ground transportation within Paris (for typical participants, all), AND shuttle rides to and from the airport
  • Materials required for gravestone rubbings
  • Maps (de premier ordre) of Père Lachaise, Montmartre or Montparnasse Cemeteries
  • Pre- and post-Paris Graves Newsletter (6 issues/twelve months)
  • Three-Day Carte Musées-Monuments Pass that allows free access, without queueing, to 70 museums and monuments in the capital.


  • Assistance in acquiring discount RT-airfare to Paris, help with budgeting
  • Leads provided for customized travel insurance (recommended)
  • Individualized lists (contingent upon advanced notice) for restaurants, shopping, etc., catering to participants' singular interests/needs
  • Recommendations for definitive biographies of any individuals whose graves we visit

Paris Graves Cost = $1984.00

Special note: The price above was slated to be $1985.00, but was lowered in acknowledgement of two death dates and one particular title.  Roger Blin (original director of En Attendant Godot) and Alan Schneider (Beckett's "American director") both died in 1984. We all now know the importance of Orwell's work.

*Single occupancy is available sometimes, upon request, for an additional charge.

Cancellation policy: Four months' advance notice for refund of any deposits/payments. No partial refunds are granted if written notice is not received four months prior to our meeting date in Paris. The singular reservations we sometimes set in place for participants, coupled with our selectivity in registration, preclude our having a more liberal policy.

Payment schedule:

  • $984.00 upon enrollment
  • Payment-in-full within three months of meeting date in Paris
  • Transportation to France and meals not noted above are additional, arranged at your convenience 

C'est ça!

Participants benefit from having some meals not scheduled with the group. We can provide a good guesstimate of what a given individual can expect to spend additionally in this realm...once we get to know someone. The good news is that --contrary to popular misconception-- those on a tight budget can get along quite inexpensively...if our leads are followed.

We try to make it easy for participants to explore as per their particular inclinations, tastes (re: flea markets, birdwatching, etc.) on their own, or with other members of a given group. Paris Graves should be a relaxing, restorative and enlightening experience for independent travelers who desire structure/direction which is not set in stone. Which allows for serendipity and spontaneity to spread their wings. As with life itself, we believe the best things in Paris are free. Or at least... not very expensive.

In Paris to the Moon, it is noted that Oscar Wilde wrote: "When they die...all good Americans go to Paris. Some of us have always tried to get there early and beat the crowds." We believe this all applies to more than just Americans.  And we trust that your investment in Paris Graves will bring "respite from time itself."

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