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Adventures Afloat: Barging on the Seine: From Paris to Barbizon

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Program #20200ENZ
9 Days | 8 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.
Barge through northern France on the Seine and Loing Rivers to experience the bucolic fields, charming medieval villages and grandiose châteaux that inspired the Impressionists and the Barbizon School. The masterpieces don’t end with paintings and sculptures: learn about gardens by André Le Nôtre, bridges by Gustave Eiffel and sumptuous furnishings fit for Napoléon.


Highlights

• In the village of Barbizon, attend a lecture on the Barbizon School at the Auberge Ganne museum and the home of Millet.
• Venture to the Château de Fontainebleau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site remodeled for Napoléon as a symbol of his grandeur.
• Discover the museum-garden of Antoine Bourdelle, a sculptor known for his larger-than-life figures (and who assisted the great Rodin).
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day and standing for up to two hours a day; some uneven terrain and stairs without railings.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Paris, coach to Montargis, embark Fleur, 7 nights (ports of call include Montargis, Néronville, Nemours, Moret-sur-Loing, Melun, Paris); disembark Paris, coach to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, departure.

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Included
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7 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners
15 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips

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3.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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