Wonderful itinerary and really appreciated Emmanuel, our tour leader. He kept us on schedule and made excellent choices for meals, had a quirky sense of humor, was patient with us seniors, and took very good care of everyone. Parisian born and bred but lives in Barcelona so he knows both cities well and speaks both languages, also English. He also had great suggestions for activities and dining during our independent time. This tour includes a lot of walking and lots of stairs in Métros and museums. Must have good knees and stamina. The selection of restaurants was way above average, wine and desserts with all meals. Hotel in France with very small rooms, typical for France, but be prepared. Both hotels had good breakfast buffets, comfortable beds and (small) elevators. But they were very comfortable and centrally located. As usual fro Road Scholar, very congenial group of participants.