Thomas Jefferson in Paris

Thomas Jefferson in Paris
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - Friday, October 26, 2018


Thomas Jefferson in Paris Trip! (Oct. 18-26, 2018) - Join award-winning Jefferson historian Rick Britton as we experience the Parisian culture Jefferson so admired. He was the American minister to France for five years starting in 1784; perhaps the most memorable years of his life. We'll take in the places Jefferson loved: Versailles (where he was introduced to Louis XVI); the Louvre (where he admired the works of David and Houdon); and the city's many architectural masterpieces, including the Hotel de Salm (for which he was "violently smitten"). We'll also visit sites related to the French Revolution, take a cruise on the River Seine, and much more. Join us! 

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