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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

Best Western Atrium: Arles, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Best Western Hôtel Atrium is situated in downtown Arles. Constructed in 1987 around an authentic 19th century arlésienne house, the hotel has been entirely renovated and today offers you comfort, modernity, and technology. The common areas, as well as the bedrooms, include free unlimited WiFi for all the hotel and restaurant guests to use. The hotel offers 90 bedrooms, a lounge bar with a piano, a large, flat screen, LCD television, 5 meeting rooms, a pool with an unobstructed view of Arles, and a well-lit restaurant where you will be served light and inventive cuisine with influences of the southern region. The hotel is accessible for persons with disabilities.

Contact info:
Arles, 13200 France
phone: +33 04 90 49 92 92
web: www.hotelatrium.com/

Room amenities: All guest rooms are soundproofed and air-conditioned, and have private bathrooms. Each bedroom has a hairdryer, a telephone, a desk, a closet, a flat screen, satellite TV with 9 international channels: (Rai uno, Rai tre, TVE, ZDF, BW, RTL, CNN, Eurosport and Viva), and WiFi Internet access. There are also rooms available for persons with disabilities. The entire hotel is non-smoking. Snacks are available upon request and breakfast can be taken back to your hotel room.

Facility amenities: Discover and enjoy Provencal cuisine at the beautiful restaurant. The restaurant has two dining areas. One is bright and spacious, with a glass dome ceiling; the second is more cozy, with intimate lighting and decorated with a neo-baroque style. The lounge bar lounge invites you to enjoy a cocktail, update yourself on today's news, watch the LCD television, read a newspaper, or even play a tune on the Atrium's mythical, white grand piano. The swimming pool is open from May to September. The start of each summer season heralds the opening of the beautiful roof terrace. The hotel also includes: Dry Cleaning and Laundry service (24h turnaround) Massage Service (by appointment) Free daily newspapers in French, English, Spanish and German. A business center with a postal service and fax and copier.

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

Elevator: Yes

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 Hannong: Strasbourg, 2 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Hotel Hannong is located in the heart of medieval Strasbourg, within a 10 minute walk of la Petite France, Place Kleber and Strasbourg Cathedral. The hotel has modern furnishings throughout with charming public spaces decorated with an ecclectic mix of fine art.

Contact info:
15, rue du 22 Novembre
Strasbourg, France
phone: +33 3 88 22 63 87
web: www.hotel-hannong.com

Room amenities: Rooms features a safe, cable TV, desser and closet, bathrooms have hair dryer and soap and shampoo.

Facility amenities: 24-hour reception desk staff with fluent English. The hotel has a wine bar where participants can relax and talk about the day's activities. High speed Internet WIFI is free of charge throughout the hotel. Room-service and laundry service are available.

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

Elevator: Yes

Suite Novotel Reims Centre: Reims, 1 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Suite Novotel Reims Centre is a modern, all-suites property located in the heart of Reims, in close proximity to the train station and conference center.

Contact info:
1 rue Edouard Mignot
Reims, 51100 France
phone: +33 (0)3 26 89 52 00
web: www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-7237-suite-novotel-reims-centre/index.shtml

Room amenities: 80 efficiency suite-style rooms measuring 30 square meters with air-conditioning, data port for High-Speed Internet access, Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable / satellite television with English language channels, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, tea and coffee tray, microwave, in-room safe, mini-bar, bathrobe, slippers, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer. The fourth floor has designated smoking rooms, the rest of the hotel rooms and all public areas are non-smoking.

Facility amenities: Breakfast Room, bar, Free Wi-Fi Internet access, 24-hour reception desk, snack and gift shop, laundry service, fitness center.

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
2 Hands-on experiences


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