France

Provence Canal Voyage: The Flavor of France by Barge

Program No. 21556RJ
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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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.
Activity Level
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 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • 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.
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Dominique Monteil
Dominique Monteil was born in southwest France, near Toulouse, and currently resides in Paris. In between, she has lived in Great Britain, Spain, Switzerland and Cyprus. During her 20 years in the tourism industry, she has gained experience working on ocean cruise ships and most recently on riverboats traveling along the Seine and the Rhone. On a personal note, she grew up on a farm and is very fond of horses. She spends her free time hiking.

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

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Dominique Monteil was born in southwest France, near Toulouse, and currently resides in Paris. In between, she has lived in Great Britain, Spain, Switzerland and Cyprus. During her 20 years in the tourism industry, she has gained experience working on ocean cruise ships and most recently on riverboats traveling along the Seine and the Rhone. On a personal note, she grew up on a farm and is very fond of horses. She spends her free time hiking.
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