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Three Faces of France: Paris, Lyon and Provence

Program Number: 12141RJ
Start and End Dates:
5/16/2014 - 5/28/2014; 9/12/2014 - 9/24/2014; 9/26/2014 - 10/8/2014; 10/24/2014 - 11/5/2014; 4/24/2015 - 5/6/2015; 5/15/2015 - 5/27/2015; 6/5/2015 - 6/17/2015; 9/25/2015 - 10/7/2015; 10/25/2015 - 11/6/2015;
Duration: 12 nights
Location: France
Price starting at: $3,599.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type:
Meals: 26; 11 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 6 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

The architecture that enlivens your mind. The vistas that inspire your inner artist. The chocolate truffles that melt in your mouth. Experience these impressions of France and more on this journey to three delightful regions and into the mind, heart and spirit of a country that means many things to many people. Expert insight and insider access offer you more reasons to love and to understand La Belle France.




Highlights

• Explore Paris’ Latin Quarter, one of the oldest university districts in the world, with its Pantheon and the Sorbonne, while discussing French society and its political system.
• Walk through Old Lyon’s traboules, unique covered passageways once used by silk merchants, and savor traditional Lyonnaise cuisine.
• Explore the historic city of Aix-en-Provence and learn the traditions of the Camargue.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to two miles a day on mostly flat terrain and standing in museums.



Extensive use of Paris Metro (subway system); Métro tickets provided.




Date Specific Information

5-16-2014, 9-12-2014, 9-26-2014, 10-24-2014, 4-24-2015, 5-15-2015, 6-5-2015, 9-25-2015, 10-25-2015

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Itinerary Summary

Arrival Paris, 4 nights; train to Lyon, 3 nights; coach to Arles, 4 nights; coach to Marseille Airport; departure.



Overnight flight from the U.S.A.
1 night
Arrival Paris
4 nights

Immerse yourself in Paris, the intellectual and cultural capital of France, during field trips to the Louvre, the Latin Quarter and Montmartre. Gain an overview of Paris during a narrated coach excursion and an evening Seine River boat ride that highlights the illuminated city monuments. Local experts introduce the history of Paris, the political system, French society and artistic life.



Highspeed train to Lyon
3 nights

A local expert discusses the city’s evolution and unique architectural features. Walk through Old Lyon to see the city’s numerous traboules, the historic passageways once used by silk merchants to transport their wares. Sample some outstanding wines in the Beaujolais vineyards.



Coach to Arles
4 nights
Coach to Marseille Airport
Departure

Experience vivid scenes of Provence from XVII and XVIII century mansions façades in Aix-en-Provence to the ancient streets of Arles and Avignon. Learn about France's Roman roots and see where Van Gogh spent the last year of his life in Saint-Remy-de-Provence.




France

The epicurious and the curious find much to admire in Western Europe’s largest nation, whose agricultural riches and terrain of beaches, mountains and fertile fields have drawn residents for thousands of years. The northern region hosts the nation’s Parisian capital, as well as unique Breton culture, while the sun-drenched Mediterranean coast sports the chic beach-goers and the terraced vineyards of the interior.



Accommodations
Paris: Centrally located four-star hotel. Lyon: Centrally located modern hotel. Arles: In the heart of the historic center.
Meals and Lodgings
   Villa Beaumarchais
  In Flight
Paris, France
5 nights
   Hotel Best Western Charlemagne
  Lyon, France 3 nights
   Hotel L'Esplan
  Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux, France 4 nights
 Villa Beaumarchais
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 allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: TBA Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and availability.

 Hotel Best Western Charlemagne
Type: Three-Star Hotel
  Description: A charming hotel that upholds the Lyon tradition of hospitality and prestige with an ideal location, it is conveniently located in the center of town just a stone's throw from Lyon Perrache Main Train and Metro Stations. The Best Western Charlemagne Hotel offers a mix of modernity and tradition at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône rivers.
  Contact info: 23 cours Charlemagne
Lyon,  69002 France
phone: +33 (0)4 72 77 70 00
web: www.hotel-charlemagne-lyon.com/index.php?lang=en
  Room amenities: Each room at the Best Western Hotel Charlemagne is equipped with satellite TV and private bathrooms. Rooms also have AM/FM alarm clock, coffee maker, dataports, and hairdryer.
  Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Newspapers, Terrace, Non-smoking, Elevator, Safe, Heating, Baggage Storage, Air Conditioning, Room Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Fax/Photocopying, Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Hotel L'Esplan
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: http://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 allowed: No


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
The program begins at Orientation at 4:00 p.m. at the program hotel in Paris. You will be staying at Villa Beaumarchais that night.
  End of Program:
The program ends after breakfast on Day 13, with transfer from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Marseille Provence Airport You will be staying at Hotel L'Esplan the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
n/a
Transportation (For Independent Travelers)
  Train or bus availability: Commuter Rail: From CDG Airport: Take RER B (Blue) in the Direction of Paris (Robinson, Antony, St-Rmy-ls-Chevreuse). Descend at Denfert-Rochereau Station. Purchase ticket from vending machines before going to the platform. Cost 9.50. 1st train: 4:56am
To Start of Program
  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
  From End of Program
  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 from 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.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Travel to France
(Friday, May 16)
   
 Depart From: Overnight in transit
   
Accommodations: Villa Beaumarchais

Day 2: Arrival in Paris / Welcome Orientation
(Saturday, May 17)
   
 Morning: Arrivals at Charles de Gaulle airport and independent transfers to the program hotel in Paris. Please note that rooms are not generally available until early to mid-afternoon, so you should plan to drop off your luggage at the hotel and then take some time to explore Paris or relax and have a leisurely lunch (on your own). There are Paris maps available at the hotel, and your Group Leader and hotel staff will be present to provide recommendations and directions.
 Lunch: Your choice to explore local fare.
 Afternoon: Check in at your hotel and take the afternoon to unpack and relax. In the late afternoon you will meet with your group at the hotel for introductions, a review of the program itinerary and site orientation.
 Dinner: Welcome dinner at a local restaurant
 Evening: A neighborhood walk introduces you to the area around the hotel.
   
Accommodations: Villa Beaumarchais
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 3: Paris and the Louvre
(Sunday, May 18)

Note: Walking and standing in museum at own pace. Return to hotel by Metro (subway)



   
 Breakfast: In the hotel breakfast room.
 Morning: LECTURE: Delve into the History of Paris from Roman development through the Middle Ages. FIELD TRIP: Enjoy a panoramic overview by coach of Paris' monuments and most famous sites, while your Paris Expert continues the discussion of the city's history and its architecture throughout the ages.
 Lunch: In a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP to the Louvre, the largest royal palace built in the 16th century, enlarged in the 17th C., turned into a museum after the French Revolution. Visit the Louvre at your own pace, using Road Scholar’s exclusively customized MP3 audio-guide. Return to the hotel using the Paris Metro (subway) system.
 Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.
   
Accommodations: Villa Beaumarchais
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Montmartre: History, Art and the Bohemian Life
(Monday, May 19)

Note: Use of Paris Metro (subway), with some unavoidable stairs; visit of Montmartre and Sacre-Coeur on foot includes walking on pavement and cobblestones for up to 1.5 hours at a time, walking up to two miles over the course of the day.



   
 Breakfast: In the hotel breakfast room.
 Morning: LECTURE: “French Society and France’s political system.” FIELD TRIP: Depart on foot and use the Paris Metro and the Montmartre Funicular. At the Basilica of Sacre Coeur (Sacred Heart) examine the history of its construction, the amazing murals that decorate its interior – not paintings, but intricately constructed mosaics – and take in the views over Paris from the city’s highest geographical location.
 Lunch: In a restaurant in Montmartre.
 Afternoon: Continue exploring the tiny streets and squares of Montmartre. Discover the meeting places where the artists gathered at the end of the 19th century and learn about the neighborhood’s Bohemian traditions. Return to the hotel on the Metro.
 Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.
   
Accommodations: Villa Beaumarchais
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: The City Island and Rive Gauche - The Latin Quarter
(Tuesday, May 20)

Note: Use of Paris Metro (subway), with some unavoidable stairs; visit of the City Island and Latin Quarter on foot includes walking on pavement and cobblestones for up to 1.5 hours at a time, walking up to two miles over the course of the day.



   
 Breakfast: In the hotel breakfast room.
 Morning: LECTURE: "May 1968" Learn the history and long-term effects of this eventful period in Paris. FIELD TRIP: "Medieval Art & Architecture in Paris" Explore the Île de la Cité, the historic heart of Paris featuring Sainte-Chapelle & Notre Dame Cathedral, led by your Paris Expert.
 Lunch: In a Left Bank restaurant.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: A walking exploration of the myriad streets of the Latin Quarter, home to the biggest university complex in France and one of the oldest universities in the world - La Sorbonne, dedicated to Literature, Languages, Civilizations, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Walk the streets of this neighborhood to examine the medieval foundations of the quarter’s churches and small pedestrian streets. You may wish to explore Cluny Convent, the Pantheon or the Luxembourg Gardens independently. Return to the hotel on the Metro at your leisure.
 Dinner: In a local restaurant.
 Evening: ENRICHMENT ACTIVITY: View Paris from the Seine River, a completely different perspective, during a boat cruise.
   
Accommodations: Villa Beaumarchais
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: High-Speed Train to Lyon and the Beaujolais Wine Region
(Wednesday, May 21)

Note: Embarking and disembarking train with luggage. Travel by train.



   
 Breakfast: In the hotel breakfast room.
 Morning: Take the TGV or "high-speed train" from Paris to Lyon.
 Lunch: In the Beaujolais vineyards.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Head out into the picturesque villages and vineyards of the Beaujolais. The Beaujolais region is the most southern part of the Burgundy vineyards. Wine has been produced in this region since Roman times. Learn what differentiates Beaujolais from other red wines during a tasting. Return to Lyon late afternoon to check in at the hotel.
 Dinner: In the hotel.
   
Accommodations: Hotel Best Western Charlemagne
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Lyon’s Historic Streets Old and New: Old Lyon, La Fourviere and The Confluence
(Thursday, May 22)

Note: Use of Lyon subway and tramway, with some unavoidable stairs; visit of the historic districe of Lyon on foot includes walking on pavement and cobblestones for up to 1.5 hours at a time, walking up to two miles over the course of the day.



   
 Breakfast: In the hotel breakfast room.
 Morning: LECTURE: "History and economy of the city of Lyon". FIELD TRIP: Explore the old town of Lyon on foot, from the Place de Terreaux to the Place de Bellecour. Walk through the fascinating “traboules”: Although a couple of Old Lyon's traboules date from Roman times, most were constructed by silk weavers in the 19th century to facilitate the transport of silk in bad weather. Resistance fighters found them equally useful during WWII. Take the funicular up to La Fourviere to enjoy the view over the city.
 Lunch: In a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: EXCURSION: Contrast the historic center of Old Lyon with the new architectural developments of La Confluence, on a pedi-cab ride, ending at the hotel.
 Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.
   
Accommodations: Hotel Best Western Charlemagne
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Lyon, the Gastronomic Capital of France
(Friday, May 23)

Note: Use of Lyon subway and tramway, with some unavoidable stairs; visit of the markets of Lyonon foot includes walking on pavement and cobblestones for up to 1.5 hours at a time, walking up to two miles over the course of the day.



   
 Breakfast: In the hotel breakfast room.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Experience the food traditions of Lyon, known as “the stomach of France” on a walk through the market stalls frequented by local and restaurant chefs alike. Learn about the local ingredients, how they are used and the origins of regional customs.
 Lunch: Taste regional specialties.
 Afternoon: Free Time
 Dinner: In a nearby restaurant.
   
Accommodations: Hotel Best Western Charlemagne
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Introduction to Provence
(Saturday, May 24)

Note: Visit of the village on foot includes walking on pavement and cobblestones for up to 1.5 hours at a time, walking up to two miles over the course of the day.



   
 Breakfast: In the hotel breakfast room.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Explore the medieval, walled village of Saint Paul-Trois-Chateaux on foot. The iconic village is one of France’s official truffle centers, where the Black Truffle of Tricastin (Tuber Melanosporum) is found. The village is also famous for having been the start of a stage of the 2011 Tour de France (bicycle race). Medieval remains include vestiges of 14th century ramparts, the Eglise St Jean, rebuilt in the 12th century by the Knights Templars, and the vestiges of a 14th century synagogue. ENRICHMENT ACTIVITY: Learn to play “petanque”, the outdoor bowling game played in the village squares around Provence. Share a “pastis”, the traditional drink of the south with local residents.
 Lunch: In the hotel.
 Afternoon: Learn about an Introduction to Provence in a lecture at the hotel. Then enjoy a guiding walking tour of the old town of Avignon.
 Dinner: In a local restaurant.
 Evening: Enjoy an evening stroll at leisure through the village, taking part in its everyday life.
   
Accommodations: Hotel L'Esplan
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Market Day in Nyons
(Sunday, May 25)

Note: Visit of the village on foot includes walking on pavement and cobblestones for up to 1.5 hours at a time, walking up to two miles over the course of the day.



   
 Breakfast: In the hotel breakfast room.
 Morning: Depart on an EXCURSION through the back roads of Provence, where rows of lavender color the landscape in deep purple and hill towns are capped by medieval castle ruins. FIELD TRIP on foot through charming Nyons, situated on the banks of the River Eygues and surrounded by olive groves. Thursday is market day: delight in the colorful display of local produce and lively activity.
 Lunch: Your choice to explore local fare. Why not pick up some olives, bread and cheese at the market?
 Afternoon: ENRICHMENT ACTIVITY: Taste the wines of the Vinsobres vineyards. Return to Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux in the late afternoon.
 Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.
   
Accommodations: Hotel L'Esplan
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 11: Aix-en-Provence and Avignon
(Monday, May 26)
   
 Breakfast: In the hotel breakfast room.
 Morning: Depart by motorcoach to Aix-en-Provence and Avignon. LECTURE En Route: “Impressionists in Provence”. FIELD TRIP: In Aix-en-Provence, visit Cezanne’s small but airy studio. Walk through the flower market and tiny streets of the historic center.
 Lunch: In a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: Continue to Avignon. Situated on the banks of the Rhone, the city’s destiny changed during the period in the 14th century when it became the seat of the Papacy. Visit the Palace of the Popes to learn about the intrigue, politics and wealth of the Avignon popes. Return to Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux.
 Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.
   
Accommodations: Hotel L'Esplan
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12: Arles and the Camargue
(Tuesday, May 27)
   
 Breakfast: In the hotel breakfast room.
 Morning: Depart by motorcoach to Arles and the Camargue. LECTURE en route: “Romans in Provence”. FIELD TRIP: On foot through Arles, including its Roman Amphitheatre, Antique theater, the 12th - 14th centuries cloister of Sainte-Trophime and the places painted by Van Gogh.
 Lunch: In a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: Continue to the Camargue, famous for its native breeds of bulls and horses. Visit a “manade” (cattle ranch) and learn about daily life, with its roots in the traditions and history of the Camargue. Return to Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux.
 Dinner: Enjoy an “aperitif” with locals then celebrate your journey with a Farewell Dinner in the hotel restaurant.
   
Accommodations: Hotel L'Esplan
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Departure
(Wednesday, May 28)
   
 Breakfast: the hotel breakfast room.
 Morning: Departure by coach from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Marseille Provence Airport (MRS).
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


A Moveable Feast


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Description: A treasure for anyone interested in Parisian cafe society and its luminaries circa 1925. Hemingway includes sharp portraits of Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford and others who idled on their way to greatness.



A Traveller's History of France


Author: Robert Cole


Description: This fast-moving survey covers the conquests of ancient Gaul through the heady days of revolution to modern times.



A Year in Provence


Author: Peter Mayle


Description: The original best-selling tale of settling down in Provence, told with warmth and a great deal of humor. It offers a wonderful inside look at the charms and quirks of the people and the countryside in the south of France.



Adventures on the Wine Route, A Wine Buyer's Tour of France


Author: Kermit Lynch


Description: A delightful and warmly anecdotal book, highly recommended for anyone touring the wine regions of France. Lynch brings the domains and appellations of French wine to full-blown life, and his portraits of the grand personalities who make the wine are priceless.



Bocuse in Your Kitchen, Simple French Recipes for the Home Chef


Author: Paul Bocuse


Description: Lyon-based masterchef Bocuse offers 220 of his favorite recipes, all of which are simple to follow and prepare and include many classics of French cuisine such as beef bourguignon, olive tapenade and pears in wine sauce.



Death at the Chateau Bremont


Author: M.L. Longworth


Description: When local nobleman Etienne de Bremont falls to his death from the family chateau, the town is abuzz with rumors. A lively whodunit steeped in the rich and romantic atmosphere of Aix-en-Provence, this novel introduces Antoine Verlaque, the handsome and seductive chief magistrate, and his sometime love interest, law professor Marine Bonnet.



Eyewitness Guide France


Author: Eyewitness Guides


Description: This superb guide to all of France features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry.



Fodor's Paris' 25 Best


Author: Fodor's


Description: This shirt-pocket map and guide includes essential information on the city's history, highlights and sightseeing, ideal for a short visit to the City of Light.



France Map


Author: Michelin


Description: A colorful, accurate and up-to-date map of France at a scale of 1:1,000,000.



France, A Traveler's Literary Companion


Author: William Rodarmor (Editor)


Description: This collection contains literary gems from all corners of France--not just Paris--by a select group of 20th-century French writers, from Colette to Georges Simenon.



Made in France, A Shopper's Guide


Author: Laura Morelli


Description: Both a fascinating history of France's artisanal legacy and an insider's shopping guide, the book includes illustrations, maps, a primer on French shopping culture and craft festivals.



Paris to the Moon


Author: Adam Gopnik


Description: Gopnik writes with candor and humor about Paris and Parisian ways in these charming reflections on adapting to life in glorious exile.



Provence Alps French Riviera Map 527


Author: Michelin Travel Publications


Description: A colorful and detailed map of the region from Lyon to Marseille along the Rhone River, at a scale of 1:200,000.



The Food of France


Author: Waverly Root


Description: An evocative and beautifully written survey of French food. First published in 1958 and revised in the mid-1970s, the book covers the important regions of French cuisine by dividing them into domains of Butter (northern France), Fat (Alsace) and Oil (the south).



The Popes of Avignon, A Century in Exile


Author: Edwin Mullins


Description: Grounded in the architecture and papal legacy of Avignon and the surrounding area, this engaging history sets the 70-year period of papal exile in the south of France against the context of Europe's turbulent transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.



The Roman Provence Guide


Author: Edwin Mullins


Description: Mullin's succinct history and guide to the many monuments, arches and other antiquities of Provincia Nostra, the first Roman territory outside Italy, covers the must-see archaeological sites of Provence and neighboring Languedoc in detail. With 2 maps and 60 black and white photographs.



Two Towns in Provence


Author: M. F. K. Fisher


Description: Celebrated food writer M.F.K. Fisher contrasts village life in Aix-en-Provence with bustling Marseilles, evoking these two favorite places with anecdote and loving description.



Village in the Vaucluse


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Description: A loving portrait of rural Provence and its inhabitants by a sociologist who lived in Roussillon just after WWII. It was a different world then, a traditional village with two telephones and a single cafe.





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