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13 Days | 12 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.
Start of Program
Sep 26, 2015
The program begins with orientation at 5:00 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
Oct 7, 2015
The program ends after breakfast in Arles.
You will be staying at the Hotel Le Calendal the night before.
Location: Arles
Nearest city or town: St. Gilles
Nearest highway: A 7
Nearest airport: Marseille Provence International Airport
Transportation to site: A coach transfer will depart to the Marseille Airport. TGV trains depart from Arles to Marseille.
Type: Hotel

Description: The Villa Beaumarchais is located in the heart of the Marais district and is just a short distance from the Carnavalet Museum.

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

Room amenities: All the rooms include satellite television, air conditioning, a telephone, internet access, a minibar, a safe, and a private bathroom with a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a bar, a business center, and a fitness room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Road Scholar can reserve additional nights at a special rate at this program hotel. Please contact Road Scholar at 1-800-241-1404 for our special rate and to make a reservation. Please call at least 45 days prior to your program departure to ensure availability of the Road Scholar special rate which includes taxes and breakfast.

Type: Hotel

Description: Le Calendal is ideally located in the heart of the historic center of Arles, between the Roman theater and amphitheater. Formally a 17th century house, it is surrounded by gardens.

Contact info:
5 rue Porte de Laure
Arles, 13200 France
phone: +33 4 90 96 11 89
web: www.lecalendal.com/

Room amenities: All rooms include air conditioning, a direct line telephone, television with Canal + and 15 satellite channels, free Wi-Fi connection, a safe, a bath or shower, and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Le Calendal has laundry service available seven days a week and includes washing and drying 8 € for 6 kg. There is free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel as well as ready to use computers. The hotel also includes a shop with local specialties, tourist guides, and basic necessities. A self-service buffet breakfast includes juice, fresh fruit, pastries, fresh bread, a variety of jams and preserves, and cereal. There is also a dining area serving sandwiches and salads

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

Our Value Promise To You

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at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
27 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 6 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
19 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences


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