Provence Canal Voyage: The Flavor of France by Barge
Find out why Provence has inspired artists, writers, poets and chefs as you explore the natural wonders, famed museums, grand architecture and agricultural riches of southern France.
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Program No. 21556ZPP
11 days
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At a Glance

Experience the deep history, sun-splashed environments and local flavors of Provence on this voyage aboard a “hotel barge” exclusively chartered for a small Road Scholar group. Find Roman ruins, fortified medieval towns and cafe-lined streets that inspired artists like van Gogh. Absorb the rhythms of Provencal life along the canals and encounter wildlife from birds to wild horses in the Camargue.
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Let's Go!
Walking up to four miles per day; some uneven terrain and cobblestones.
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 ...

  • Discover the spectacular village of Les Baux-de-Provence, set atop a rocky outcrop topped with castle ruins.
  • Taste the flavors of Provence: sun-ripened vegetables, olives, seafood, fresh herbs, wine and more.
  • Explore the Medieval streets of Avignon and the monumental 14th-century Palais des Papes, home to seven Popes following the Western Schism.
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Amale Bourhim
Born in France, Amale Bourhim holds a master's degree in art history from the Sorbonne in Paris. She is a top-rated certified expert in national museums and monuments in France and can speak six languages. Having lived in the U.S. and Australia, Amale has lectured on art extensively and once enjoyed a career as a journalist for Australian publications. She is the author of a book on art appreciation and created a kit on the art of the Louvre museum for kids.

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

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