Art and Resistance in WWII Paris and Champagne

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Paris and Champagne, France

May 2025


ACCOMMODATION Hôtel Le Littré, Paris; Reims accommodation TBA

12 to 16 participants

Bryn Turnbull is the bestselling author of The Paris Deception and three other historical novels, including the forthcoming The Berlin Apartment. She studied English at McGill University and has an ML in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews.

Lisa Pasold will lead our custom walks. A writer originally from Montreal, she is the host and co-writer of Discovery World’s TV travel show “Paris Next Stop.” Lisa is the creator of “Improbable Walks”, story-telling walks focusing on legends and place memory. She has created these art walks to critical acclaim for festivals and gallery residencies in cities such as New Orleans, Toronto and Paris.

Melanie Blake is the director of Classical Pursuits. She led her first tour in France in 2002 and never tires of all l'Hexagone has to offer, in all its complexity. She studied English and French at Fordham University and the Université de Montpellier, and linguistics at the University of Nottingham.

The Paris Deception and selected short readings.
Cost includes guides, readings, accommodation in double occupancy, two meals a day, discussions, ground transportation, walking tours, talks, excursions, admissions, and taxes and gratuities.

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