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22 Days | 21 Nights
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. 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: 48 total, 20 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 10 dinners

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

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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Churchill Hotel: Bayeux, 3 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in a pedestrian street in the heart of old Bayeux, a medieval town near the D-Day landing beaches, the Churchill Hotel is just a few steps away from the famous tapestry and the cathedral. This charming hotel is in a quaint, rambling old building and is ranked one of the top hotels in Normandy.

Contact info:
14-16 rue Saint Jean
Bayeux, 14400 France
phone: +33 2 31 21 31 80
web: www.hotel-churchill.fr/pageUK/hotel.html

Room amenities: Direct telephone • Cable TV • Hair dryers

Facility amenities: Internet access. Please note that hotel rooms in France are smaller than hotel rooms in the US and often do not have dressers. This hotel does not have an elevator; participants will be staying in rooms on the first or second floor.

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

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Hotel de France: Chinon, 3 nights
Type: Boutique Hotel

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

Hôtel Bordeaux Bayonne Etche Ona: Bordeaux, 2 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: A charming 18th century boutique hotel with an impressive period façade. It is located in the "Golden Triangle," the very heart of town--only 100 meters from the "Grand Théatre." It is completely non-smoking and has Wi-Fi available.

Contact info:
15, cours de l'Intendance
4 rue Martignac
Bordeaux, 33000 France
phone: +33 (0)5 56 48 00 88
web: www.bordeaux-hotel.com/en.html

Room amenities: The rooms include air conditioning, cable / satellite TV, a hairdryer, a safe, mini bar, a modem/data port connection, a private bathroom / Ensuite, a radio, tea and coffee making facilities, and a telephone with voice mail.

Facility amenities: The hotel includes a full service bar and lounge, business services and laundry facilities.

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

Elevator: Yes

Mercure Carcassonne Porte de la Cite: Carcassonne, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Close to Canal du Midi and a stone's throw from the ville basse, the 4-star Mercure Carcassonne Porte de la Cité welcomes you in its green setting at the foot of the medieval city of Carcassonne. Warm and exotic ambiance in the restaurant, outdoor pool, bar with fireplace, you will love the quality services offered. Whether relaxing with the family or after a day of work, in summer or winter, enjoy the friendly atmosphere of this Mediterranean hotel.

Contact info:
18 Rue Camille Saint-Saëns
Carcassonne, 11000 France
phone: +33 4 68 11 92 82
Room amenities: Air conditioning, data port in room, safe deposit box in room, remote control satellite TV, Wi-Fi in your room, direct dial telephone, crib in room, work desk, Pay per view channel(s), room service ordering,manual temperature control, free access with phone card, minibar, coffee/tea making facilities.

Facility amenities: Laundry service, sporting facilities, business services and restaurant- bar.

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

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Le Calendal: Arles, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: A three star hotel SPA, ideally located in the heart of the historic center of Arles, between the Roman theater and amphitheater.

Contact info:
5 rue Porte de Laure
ARLES, 13200 France
phone: +04 90 96 11 89
Room amenities: In all rooms : Air conditioning Direct line telephone Television with Canal + and 15 satellite channels Free Wi-Fi connection Safe Bath or shower, hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Laundry Service available 7 days a week Washing and drying 8 € for 6 kg. Free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel. Spa reserved for adults. Shop with local specialties, tourist guides, and basic necessities. Restaurant with a buffet breakfast and a dining area serving sandwiches and salads.

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

Hotel Best Western Charlemagne: Lyon, 2 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: A charming hotel that upholds the Lyon tradition of hospitality and prestige with an ideal location, it is conveniently located in the center of town just a stone's throw from Lyon Perrache Main Train and Metro Stations. The Best Western Charlemagne Hotel offers a mix of modernity and tradition at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône rivers.

Contact info:
23 cours Charlemagne
Lyon, 69002 France
phone: +33 (0)4 72 77 70 00
web: www.hotel-charlemagne-lyon.com/index.php?lang=en

Room amenities: Each room at the Best Western Hotel Charlemagne is equipped with satellite TV and private bathrooms. Rooms also have AM/FM alarm clock, coffee maker, dataports, and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Newspapers, Terrace, Non-smoking, Elevator, Safe, Heating, Baggage Storage, Air Conditioning, Room Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Fax/Photocopying, Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.

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

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Le Rapp: Colmar, 2 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: This charming hotel is ideally located in the heart of the old Colmar, an historic city known for its delicious wines and yearly Christmas market. The hotel is located in a quiet lane close to the Maison Pfister, the Place de l'Ancienne Douane and restaurants of Little Venice and offers tastefully decorated rooms well equipped and nicely furnished. Enjoy traditional and seasonal cuisine and the tasty wines of Alsace in the comfort of the hotel's restaurant. Also, take advantage of the 40 m² indoor swimming pool with underwater massage. After a strenuous work-out in the fitness centre you can unwind in the sauna and the marble steam bath.

Contact info:
1-3-5 rue Weinemer
COLMAR, 68000 France
phone: +33 (0)3 89 41 62 10
Room amenities: Hairdryer, AC , phone, TV + cable, towels. WiFi. Internet socket. Soundproof. Fully equiped bathroom with bath and shower.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, Newspapers, Elevator, Soundproof Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (Public and Private), Air Conditioning, Restaurant With Dining Menu, Sauna, Massage, Turkish Bath/Steam Bath, Indoor Pool, Indoor Swimming Pool (All Year), Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Dry Cleaning, Fax/Photocopying, Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.

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

Elevator: Yes

Mercure Reims Centre Cathedrale: Reims, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Ideally located next to the Conference Center in the city center and close to the TGV train station, the Mercure Reims Centre Cathédrale hotel is ideal for both business trips and vacations. The hotel offers 126 completely renovated, air-conditioned roomswith free WIFI. It also has a restaurant, champagne bar and a private paying car park. Equipped with 10 meeting rooms, the hotel offers a range of adaptations and services to make your seminar a real success.

Contact info:
31 boulevard Paul Doumer
REIMS, 51723 France
phone: +33 )3/26844949
web: www.mercure.com/gb/home/index.shtml

Facility amenities: 220/240 V Air conditioning Data port in room Emergency exit map Safe deposit box in room Free in-room mineral water Bathroom doors 32 inches wide Radio in room Opening windows Remote control TV Wi-Fi in your room Work desk in all rooms Satellite/cable colour TVManual temperature control Free access with phone card Crib in room 1 Direct dial telephone 1 RJ 45 outlet Coffee/tea making facilities

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

Elevator: Yes

Villa Beaumarchais: Paris, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Nestled at the corner of the Passage du Grand Veneur, the Villa Beaumarchais echoes the charm of typical lanes of the Place des Vosges.

Contact info:
5 rue des Arquebusiers
Paris, 75003 France
phone: +33 (0)1 40 29 14 00
web: www.villa-beaumarchais.com

Room amenities: Cable television, complimentary newspaper, air conditioning, phone, internet access, minibar, wake-up calls, private bathroom, bathrobes, hair dryer, pay movies, in-room safe

Facility amenities: Buffet breakfasts, room service, air conditioning, mini bar, WiFi, safe.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBA
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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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20 nights of accommodations
48 meals: 20 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 10 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
32 Field trips
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