Art Studio in Paris and the French Riviera
- Excursions and Day Trips
- Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk
- About France
- Weather and Climate
- Research Your Destination
While in the French Riviera, you will be living in a beautiful château. The estate resembles a medieval castle, complete with crenellated towers, and is situated on a sandy beach overlooking the Mediterranean. The Château is a living museum which displays sculptures on the grounds, the atelier, and in the elegant rooms of the castle, as well as various works by other artists in a program of changing exhibitions.
In Paris, students will live in single rooms in a dormitory in Paris’s 5th Arronsidssement near the Sorbonne.
UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange comparable lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.
At the Chateau, buffet-style dinner is provided on the garden terrace overlooking the water on Mondays through Fridays, and breakfast is provided daily. The food is not geared for vegetarian (especially vegan) diets and no substitutions will be permitted. There are stores and markets nearby where fresh fruits and vegetables are available and shaed kitchen facilities in the villa.
In Paris, breakfast is served daily and students will enjoy a farewell meal together. Otherwise, meals are not provided in Paris. Shared kitchens are available at the dormitory in Paris.
Here is a tentative list of museums and studios we plan to visit:
- The Louvre
- Musee d'Orsay
- Centre Pompidou
- Musee Picasso
- Musee Marmottan
- Musee Bonnard
- Matisse Chapel and Museum
Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.
According to Lonely Planet's description of Paris, there's something for every kind of visitor: "Paris probably has more familiar landmarks than any other city in the world. As a result, first-time visitors often arrive in the French capital with all sorts of expectations: of grand vistas, of intellectuals discussing weighty matters in cafés, of romance along the Seine, of naughty nightclub revues, of rude people who won’t speak English. If you look hard enough, you can probably find all of those. But another approach is to set aside the preconceptions of Paris and to explore the city’s avenues and backstreets as if the tip of the Eiffel Tower or the spire of Notre Dame wasn’t about to pop into view at any moment."
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Language Spoken: French
It will be warm summer weather in the south of France, which means that it will be hot during the day and will cool off a bit at night. It is a good idea to bring along a sweater or a light jacket. Rain showers sometimes occur so come prepared. The average daily high/low temperature in July and August is 83/68, however days can be as hot as 90+ degrees Fahrenheit with humid conditions. For women skirts and dresses are cooler in this climate than shorts or jeans.