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Brittany and Normandy: Distinctive Beauty, Proud Ways of Life

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Program #14250RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 33 total, 14 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Hotel Escale Oceania Quimper: Quimper, 3 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Hotel Escale Oceania Quimper is located in the heart of Quimper's city center, close to the Quimper Cathedral, the quais of the Odet River and the pedestrian district.

Contact info:
6 Rue Théodore Le Hars
Quimper, 29000 France
phone: +33 (0)2 98 53 37 37
web: http://www.oceaniahotels.com/hotel-escale-oceania-quimper?lg=UK

Room amenities: The recently refurbished rooms have a warm and cosy atmosphere: parquet flooring, quilt, and modern furnishings. Rooms include a flat screen TV, free Wifi, clothes closet, luggage rack. In the bathroom, enjoy the roomy Italian-style shower, large mirror and all the equipment you need to “travel light”: hair dryer and an extensive range of toiletries (body and hair shower gel, exfoliating soap bar, ladies’ toiletry set with cotton swab, cotton balls, and nail file). For even greater comfort and privacy, the WC is separate from the bathroom.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, 24-hour front desk, Newspapers, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Lift/elevator, Safety deposit box, Soundproof rooms, Luggage storage, Snack bar, Room service, Laundry, Ironing service, Fax/photocopying, Vending machine (drinks), Free Wi-Fi

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and bookings.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Hotel Escale Oceania Vannes: Vannes, 2 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of the historic town centre and very near the Palais des Arts and the port, the Hotel Escale Oceania Vannes welcomes you in its fully-renovated rooms.

Contact info:
Avenue Jean Monnet
Vannes, 56000 France
phone: +33 (0)2 97 47 59 60
web: http://www.oceaniahotels.com/hotel-escale-oceania-vannes

Room amenities: Duvet, closet, free WiFi, wall sockets at desk and headboard levels, a 26” flat screen TV. In the bathroom, enjoy a spacious walk-in shower, a large mirror and all the accessories you need: hairdryer, shower cap, soap, toothbrush glass, shower gel and shampoo. For your comfort, the toilet is separate from the bathroom.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Newspapers, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Soundproof Rooms, All Spaces Non-Smoking (Public and Private), Air Conditioning, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Fax/Photocopying, Free Wi-Fi

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Anne de Bretagne: Rennes, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel Anne de Bretagne is fully air-conditioned. You can spend a pleasant evening in our friendly bar or make use of our function rooms for your professional and personal engagements. Located in the heart of the Breton capital, the hotel provides an ideal base for visiting the charming city of Rennes which its old quarters dating from the 15th and 16th centuries, its pedestrian area and the beautiful botanical garden. This charming, modern hotel offers comfort and quiet privacy of its spacious and soundproofed rooms.

Contact info:
12 rue Tronjolly
RENNES, 35000 France
phone: +33 2 99 31 49 49
web: www.anne-de-bretagne.fr

Room amenities: Rooms are all equipped with full bathrooms, toilet, telephone, color TV with satellite reception, mini-bar, free wireless internet, room service.

Facility amenities: Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Newspapers, Elevator, Safe, Baggage Storage, All Spaces Non-Smoking (Public and Private), Free Wi-Fi

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Grand Hotel du Luxembourg: Bayeux, 3 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: In Bayeux you will stay in a pleasant hotel, the Grand Hotel de Luxembourg, located in the historic center of Bayeux and the pedestrian streets. Rooms are small yet modern and comfortable and has every amenities and services within walking distance.

Contact info:
25 rue des Bouchers
Bayeux, 14400 France
phone: +33 (0)2 31 92 00 04
web: http://en.hotel-luxembourg-bayeux.com/

Room amenities: Cable television, in-room movies, hairdryer, AM/FM radio, alarm clock, iron, ironing board, telephone

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Newspapers, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Safe, Heating, Baggage Storage, All Spaces Non-Smoking (Public and Private), Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area, Restaurant, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Fax/Photocopying, Free Wi-Fi

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Mercure Rouen Centre Cathedrale: Rouen, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Right in the centre of Rouen and in the pedestrian zone near the cathedral which was painted by Monet, the Mercure Rouen Centre Cathedrale is an ideal hotel for exploring the attractions of this medieval city including the Old Market Square and the Gros Horloge clock tower.

Contact info:
7 rue Croix de Fer
ROUEN, 76000 France
phone: +33 (0)2 35 89 41 46
web: www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-1301-mercure-rouen-centre-cathedrale/index.shtml

Room amenities: Hairdryer, phone, air conditioning, cable TV, minibar, towels

Facility amenities: Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Newspapers, Non-smoking , Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Safe, Soundproof Rooms, Baggage Storage, Air Conditioning, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Fax/Photocopying, Free Wi-Fi

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Villa Pantheon: Paris, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located in the Latin Quarter in the heart of Paris, close to Saint-Germain des Près, Notre-Dame, Panthéon, La Sorbonne, Ile Saint-Louis, Thermes de Cluny, Arènes de Lutèce, and the Institut du Monde Arabe, making it an ideal base for exploring the city.

Contact info:
41, Rue des Ecoles
Paris, 75005 France
phone: +33 (0)1 53 10 95 95
web: www.villa-pantheon.com

Room amenities: Private en-suite bathroom with hair dryer, individually controlled air conditioning, TV with international channels and Pay TV, in-room safe, direct dialing telephone, small refrigerator with bar, in-room modem plug for Internet access. Please note that hotel rooms in France are often considerably smaller than hotel rooms in the US.

Facility amenities: The Villa Pantheon offers a traditional English feel with leather easy chairs and relaxed atmosphere.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for availability and rates.

Check out time: 12:00 PM


The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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Included
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14 nights of accommodations
33 meals: 14 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
22 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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