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Provence: The Art of Living

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Program #3729RJ
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.
Open markets of regional produce, lively sidewalk cafés, the old stone and tile of hilltop villages, the rugged virility of Marseille, the feminine charms of Aix — the many facets of Provence have made it a coveted destination for centuries. Discover its simple elegance through an insider’s view of the places, people, architecture, food, wine and décor, all imbued with a seductive philosophy of life that has inspired writers and expatriates worldwide. Come to understand the special provençal relationship with the present and past, the seasons and the earth, the family and its traditions.


Highlights

• Enjoy a privileged, by-invitation-only visit of Provençal mansions and their private gardens.
• Explore the 14th-century palace of the popes in Avignon.
• Gain rare access to one of the oldest family ranches in the Camargue, France’s national wildlife reserve near Arles.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles, about 2.5 hours a day on cobblestone and irregular terrain.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Marseille, coach to Aix-en-Provence, 6 nights; coach to Arles, 5 nights; coach to Marseille, departure.

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Included
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11 nights of accommodations
22 meals: 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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4.8
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