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.
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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
Let's Go!
Walking up to 3 miles per day; cobblestone streets, uneven and hilly terrain.
Small Group
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.

General Notes

Program includes independent time to explore the city and several meals on your own. Group Leaders will provide directions for self-directed excursions. Suggestions for free-time activities provided in preparatory materials. Give us a call to combine this learning adventure with select dates of "The Best of Northern France: Paris and Normandy" (#21095) for even more learning in France! We’ll even pay your train fare from one program to the other!
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Albert Tshizubu
Albert Tshizubu was born in France near a well-known Gothic cathedral that is famous for its hunchback. Growing up, Albert followed his dream of exploring new places, living in various cities across France and exploring many miles of England. He received his master’s degree in the U.S. and continued to live abroad, mastering five European languages along the way. Building on his experience as an interpreter and a trekking expert, Albert became a group leader to facilitate the discovery and the understanding of cities.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Alexandra Chambon
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