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Three Faces of France: Paris, Lyon and Provence

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Program #12141RJ
13 Days | 12 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.
Start of Program
May 15, 2013
The program begins at Orientation at 4:00 p.m. at the program hotel in Paris.
You will be staying at the Villa Beaumarchais that night.
Location: Paris
Nearest city or town: PARIS
Nearest highway: A1
Nearest airport: Charles de Gaulle airport
Transportation to site: A group arrival transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air-inclusive program and arrive on the group date. Independent travelers may join the group transfer or take a taxi directly to the hotel or take one of the Air France buses. Tickets can be purchased by anyone regardless of airline. Paris Shuttle, a third party service, offers discounted shared shuttle and private transfer rates to Road Scholar participants. The rate they offer is about 10% discount off their published rate. By using the web link below, you can take advantage of these rates and book your transfer for arrival in or departure from Paris. You will need to pay in advance with a credit card to confirm reservations and print your own voucher. www.parishuttle.com/index.php?partner=P60WEN

End of Program
May 26, 2013
The program ends after breakfast on Day 13, with transfer from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Marseille Provence Airport.
You will be staying at the Hotel L’Esplan the night before.
Location: Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux
Nearest city or town: Montélimar
Nearest highway: A 7
Nearest airport: Marseille Provence Airport (MRS) or Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
Transportation to site: The closest main line train station to Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux is Montelimar, 15 miles away. TGV and local trains depart daily to Lyon, Paris and other cities. A taxi to Montelimar should cost between 46 to 52 and the rate is metered.
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 before: TBA
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and availability.

Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: In the heart of a village of Provence, this ancient charmingly comfortable mansion, distinctive of the 16th century, displays a contrasting harmony of elegant historic features and contemporary style. The cuisine in the restaurant is traditional and offers many specialties cooked with truffles, olive oil, fresh vegetables and herbs that will give you a real taste of the Drôme Provençale region.

Contact info:
15 PLace de l'Esplan
Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux, 26130 France
phone: +33 (0)4 75 96 64 64
web: www.esplan-provence.com/index2.html

Room amenities: Telephone, television, air conditioning, free WiFi, hair dryer, mini bar

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, Terrace, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (Public and Private), Air Conditioning, Room Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, 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.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
26 meals: 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 6 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
18 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences

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4.7
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