How about a change of scenery? Step away momentarily from the streets of Paris and head on an excursion to the city of Bruges in Belgium. The “Venice of the North” has been awarded the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. For travelers looking for that distinct medieval, European charm, this is the place to be. Upon setting foot in Bruges, you will have a guided walking tour of the Gothic-style brickwork architecture and learn about the history of this city center for an hour and a half. In your tour through town, you will visit the Grand Palace Square and its opulent guild halls. You will see the Market Hall, the center of medieval fairs and festivals. This is also the perfect opportunity to compare Paris' Notre Dame with Bruges' own 13th century Notre Dame Cathedral. After your visit to the intimidating building of the Town Hall, an exclusive summer cruise over the Burges canal will have you observing lovely Flemish townhouses. You will taste some of Bruges' regional specialties, from mussels and fries to traditional Flemish sweet and sour beef stew. After your fill of the museums and Belgian chocolates, you'll head back to Paris with fresh memories of this beautiful medieval European locale.