Led by historian and author Annette Gordon-Reed, immerse yourself in late 18th-century Paris. This unique tour allows alumni and friends of Dartmouth College and Harvard University to experience the Paris in which Jefferson, Hemings, and their early American contemporaries lived--tracing their footsteps, reliving their encounters and triumphs, retelling personal anecdotes in the very places they occurred and visiting the places that inspired them.
* Immerse yourself in Jefferson's Parisian experience on a walking tour of the city's timeless Left Bank and learn about the buildings that inspired Jefferson's own designs.
* Step inside the Royal Chapel at Versailles and gain special access to the palace's private Royal Chambers.
* Discover an outstanding collection of old and rare books, as well as maps dating back to the late 1700s at the city of Versailles' historic library.
* Explore the artists of Jefferson's era during a focused tour of the Louvre Museum.
* Dine on the Seine, pairing a delicious meal with splendid views of old Paris.
* Leave the bustling city to enjoy an exclusive private luncheon within the interiors of the historic Chateau de la Roche-Guyon, where Jefferson was received several times.
* Gather for a wonderful evening reception and meet with local alumni.
Day 1: Depart US for Paris, France
Day 2: Welcome to Paris
Day 3: Paris' Left Bank
Day 4: The Right Bank & the Louvre
Day 5: Versailles
Day 6: La Roche-Guyon & Giverny
Day 7: Marly & the Desert de Retz
Day 8: Depart Paris for US
Annette Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and a Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, and formerly the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (2010-2016) and the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at Queen's College, University of Oxford (2014-2015). She won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2009 for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton, 2009), a subject she had previously written about in Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy (University Press of Virginia, 1997). She is also the author of Andrew Johnson (Times Books/Henry Holt, 2010). Her most recently published book (with Peter S. Onuf) is "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination (Liveright Publishing, 2016). Her honors include a fellowship from the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, a Guggenheim Fellowship in the humanities, a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Humanities Medal, the National Book Award, and the Woman of Power & Influence Award from the National Organization for Women in New York City. Gordon-Reed was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011 and is a member of the Academy's Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences.