The Best of Southern France: Provence and the Cote d'Azur
Discover open-air markets, medieval villages, Roman monuments and renowned museums as you walk and learn about the unique cultural heritage of the French Riviera.
Program No. 21096RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

From the green hills, sunbaked villages and lavender fields of Provence to the brilliant azure waters and billowing white sails of the French Riviera, absorb the colors — not to mention the sights, sounds and flavors — of Southern France on this journey that combines field trips led by top-notch Road Scholar experts with plenty of time for independent discoveries.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Walking up to two miles per day; some cobblestones and uneven and hilly terrain.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Provence’s lively open-air markets, medieval villages and natural environments.
  • Discover the famed medieval city of Avignon and the historic city of Nice on expert-led excursions.
  • Enjoy independent time to experience this beautiful and unique region on your own.
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Robert Andre Harvey
A native of San Diego, California and current resident of Nice, France, Robert André is a filmmaker who enjoys leading groups around France, helping people discover the country's charm, culture and history. After attending school in the U.S. and Belgium, Robert settled in France to study acting, directing, film and video. He has worked as a freelance cameraman on a number of films, and has directed his own short films including “Waltzing,” and “Forbach Opus II.”
Robert Andre Harvey
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