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The Best of Southern France: Provence and the Cote d'Azur

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Program #21096RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.
Start of Program
Sep 12, 2014
The program starts with the orientation in Aix-en-Provence at 6 p.m.
You will be staying at the Hotel Artea that night.
Location: Aix en Provence
Nearest highway: A7, A46, A54, A9 and A8
Nearest airport: Marseille-Provence International Airport
Transportation to site: A transfer from the airport in Marseille to the hotel in Aix is provided for all participants who purchased air from Road Scholar and arrive on the program start date. If you arrive early or want to make your own way to the hotel, taxis from the Marseille (MRS) airport to the hotel in Aix en Provence are available and cost about 40 Euro. We do not recommend using buses. Taxis from the Aix en Provence TGV station into the city will cost about 20 - 25 Euro.

End of Program
Sep 19, 2014
The program ends after breakfast at the hotel in Nice. Check out is 11:30 AM.
You will be staying at the Hotel Brice the night before.
Location: Nice
Nearest airport: NCE
Transportation to site: A transfer from the hotel to the airport in Nice is provided for all participants who purchased air from Road Scholar and depart on the program end date. If you are departing later or want to make your own way to the airport, taxis from the hotel in Nice to the airport are available and cost about 25 Euro. We do not recommend using buses. Taxis from the Hotel to the TGV station will cost no more than 10 Euro.
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: The former house of the music composer Darius Milhaud, Hotel Artea combines the charm and the quality of an old Aix townhouse with modern facilities. Just a few minutes from the pedestrian heart of Aix-en Provence, the Théâtre de Provence and the Cours Mirabeau, Hotel Artea is the perfect base for exploring this lively town. The SNCF train station is only a five minute walk from the hotel.

Contact info:
4 Boulevard de la République
Aix-en-Provence, 13100 France
phone: +33 (0)4 42 27 36 00
web: http://www.hotel-artea-aix-en-provence.com/en.php

Room amenities: All 50 rooms are spacious, simply furnished with traditional style and have air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable television with English language channels, a direct-dial telephone, a mini-fridge, soundproof windows, and a private bathroom with a bathtub and a hairdryer.

Facility amenities: The htoel includes a bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, elevator, soundproof rooms, heating, baggage storage, air conditioning, a meeting room, and free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. The entire hotel is non-smoking.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and reservations.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Brice Hotel is located in central Nice, just a 5-minute walk from the Promenade des Anglais and the beach. It offers a sauna, a solarium and grounds with a fountain. A buffet breakfast is served in the breakfast room every morning. On sunny days, guests can enjoy a drink from the hotel bar on the terrace under the orange and lemon trees. The hotel is just a ten minute walk from the tram line and Nice’s central train station. It is ideally located for exploring the city and nearby town such as Monte-Carlo and Cannes.

Contact info:
44 Rue du Maréchal Joffre
Nice, 06000 France
phone: +33 (0)4 93 88 14 44
web: http://www.nice-hotel-brice.com/

Room amenities: Each guest room at Brice Hotel is equipped with satellite TV, a mini fridge and a work desk. Each has a private bathroom with a hairdryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel includes a bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, newspapers, terrace, elevator, safe, baggage storage, air-conditioning, a sauna, meeting/banquet facilities, airport shuttle, bicycle rental, car rental, tour desk, fax/photocopying, and 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

Additional nights after: TBD
Contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and bookings.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
7 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips

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4.6
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