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Paris, Chamonix, & Lyon ~ France


Paris, Chamonix, & Lyon

March 7-20, 2023

Chamonix is the oldest and biggest of the French winter-sports resort towns and was the site of the first Winter Olympics, held in 1924.  Areas of the Chamonix Valley include Brevent Flegers, Les Graqnd Montests, Les Houches and Saint Gervais, Aiguille du Midi, Mer de Glace, and Tramway du Mont-Blanc.  There is also access to Courmayeur, Italy and Verbier, Switzerland.  Note the optional daily excursions and activities for non-skiers listed below.

Spending the first 3 nights in Paris will enable Sarasota members to explore the magnificent "City of Light" ~ the Eiffel Town, Champs-Elysees, the Louvre, Notre Dame, Montmartre, and whatever interests you .  Following our stay in Chamonix, we'll spend two nights in Lyon, providing yet another flavor of France.  Join us!

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​*Air on Delta and Air France between Sarasota (SRQ) and Charles DeGaulle (CDG) with connection in Atlanta (ATL)

*Transfer between CDG Airport and Paris Hotel via private coach and English-speaking assistant

*3 nights accommodations in standard room at the 4* Novotel Tour Eiffel Hotel.  (March 08-11, 2023) *Breakfast buffet daily in Paris

*½ day city tour, approximately 3 hours, with private coach and English-speaking guide

*Transfer between Novotel Hotel and CDG Airport via private coach and English-speaking assistant *Air on Air France between CDG and Geneva (GVA) Airports

*Transfer between GVA Airport and Chamonix via private coach with English-speaking driver

*7 nights accommodations at the Hotel Alpina Eclectic in superior double or standard single room.  (March 11-18, 2023)

*Breakfast buffet daily

*Welcome Alpina Eclectic

*5 nights with dinner in Alpina Eclectic hotel

*Hospitality desk hotel

*FSC Gala Party.- location to be advised

*Optional excursions for non-skiers (Annecy on Monday, Courmayeur on Tuesday, Montreaux/Castle Chillon on Wednesday, Evian/Yvoire on Friday)

*Lift ticket for skiers at FSC rates

*Optional tours for skiers (Verbier, Switzerland; Chamonix & Mont Blanc <Aiguille du Midi and Montenvers>)

*Transfer between Chamonix and Lyon via private coach with English-speaking driver

*2 nights accommodations in standard room at the 4* Hotel Carlton in Lyon.  (March 18-20, 2023) *Walking city tour of Lyon with local English-speaking guide *Breakfast buffet daily in Lyon

*Transfer between Lyon Hotel and Lyon Airport (LYS) via private coach with English-speaking guide *Air on Air France and Delta between LYS and SRQ with connections in CDG and ATL

*All local taxes

*Passport cases and luggage tags

*FSC decorative pin



FLIGHT SCHEDULES:  (Schedules are subject to change at any time)

DL / 2223        07MAR2023    SRQ/ATL         4:50PM / 6:27PM

AF / 689           07MAR2023    ATL/CDG        8:15PM /10:45AM (Arrives March 8th)


AF / 1442         11MAR2023    CDG/GVA       1:00PM / 2:10PM


AF / 7641         20MAR2023    LYS/CDG        10:35AM / 11:50AM

AF / 688           20MAR2023    CDG/ATL        2:05PM / 7:00PM

DL / 1689         20MAR2023    ATL/SRQ         10:27PM / 11:54PM



TRIP ITINERARY:  (Proposed, subject to change.)

3/7/23 (TU)      Depart SRQ to Paris

3/8/23 (W)       Arrive Paris, Overnight Novotel Tour Eiffel Hotel.

3/9/23 (TH)      City tour of Paris

3/10/23 (F)       Explore Paris on your own

3/11/23 (SA)    Air to Geneva, Bus to Chamonix, Orientation and overnight at Hotel Alpina Eclectic

3/12/23 (SU)    Skiing at Chamonix, Explore town of Chamonix

3/13/23 (M)      Skiing or Optional excursion to Annecy

3/14/23 (TU)    Skking or Optional excursion to Courmayeur

3/15/23 (W)     Skking or Optional excursion to Montreux/Castle Chillon

3/16/23 (TH)    Skiing, no optional excursion, evening FSC Gala Party

3/17/23 (F)       Skiing, Optional excursion to Evian/Yvoire

3/18/23 (SA)    Bus to Lyon, City tour on arrival, Overnight Hotel Carlton

3/19/23 (SU)    Explore Lyon on your own

3/20/23 (M)      Air home to USA


$4600/person, double occ, $5825 single occupancy;

Trip without transportation (no air, no ground transfers): Deduct $1245/person 


Payment Schedule: 

$2000/person initial deposit payable to "Ski Club of Sarasota" submitted with trip reservation form, membership application with dues, and photocopy of picture page of passport with expiration date at least 6 months beyond date of return mailed to trip leader's summer address below.


Final payment due before December 10, 2022. 


Trip Leader:


Barbara Rhawn

cell:     941-951-8516    


Ski Club of Sarasota

c/o Active Lifestyles

5976 S Tamiami Trail

Sarasota, FL  34231

Please print and fill out Both Forms and mail with your payment to:

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Ski Club of Sarasota

c/o Active Lifestyles

5976 S Tamiami Trail   Sarasota, FL 34231