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French Art Voyage: Paris, the Rhône and the French Riviera

Discover French artistry from the Mediterranean to Paris, reveling in museums, sculpture gardens, vineyards and the timeless landscapes that inspired many of Europe’s masters.
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Program No. 22040RSBLOG
Length
14 days
Starts at
4,799
Flights start at
850
France

French Art Voyage: Paris, the Rhône and the French Riviera

Discover French artistry from the Mediterranean to Paris, reveling in museums, sculpture gardens, vineyards and the timeless landscapes that inspired many of Europe’s masters.
Length
14 days
Starts at
4,799
Flights start at
850
Program No. 22040 RSBLOG
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A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
May 1 - May 14, 2021
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 4,799
Sep 2 - Sep 15, 2021
Ship Outside 4,799
Itinerary Note

This departure is exclusive to Road Scholar.

DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
May 1 - May 14, 2021
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 6,699
Sep 2 - Sep 15, 2021
Ship Outside 6,699
Itinerary Note

This departure is exclusive to Road Scholar.

At a Glance

Van Gogh. Renoir. Monet. Picasso. Matisse. Cézanne. Chagall. On this voyage through France, learn about these masters — and many more — who were inspired by this beautiful country. Begin with three nights in the sun-splashed city of Nice, then navigate through regions including Provence and Burgundy by riverboat. Complete your artistic adventure with three nights in Paris.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to three miles per day on city streets, cobblestones and gravel paths. Some stairs without railings. The Paris metro will be used on some field trips.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the artists who were inspired by the South of France: Matisse, Chagall, Renoir and more.
  • Walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh in Arles and those of Paul Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence.
  • Experience Paris’ renowned museums including the Picasso Museum, home over 5,000 pieces of Pablo Picasso's work.

General Notes

Current Events in Paris: Due to the fire at Notre Dame, the cathedral is closed to visitors. Road Scholar programs that visit île de la Cité will be able to see the outside of the cathedral, but we will not be able to go inside.
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Markus Stuckelberger
Markus is Swiss and came to Paris in 1977 to study theatre and mime. Now based in the Ardèche (Southern France), he organizes walking holidays with his wife from their historic restored farmhouse. For years, Markus has been travelling through Europe with American students, using his linguistic skills and being inspired by the diversity of European culture. He loves meeting people and enjoying the relaxed French way of life. In his spare time he is a jazz trumpet player.

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

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Kate Webb was born in England and spent every summer in France on family camping holidays. After receiving her degree in modern languages from the University of Bristol, she moved to Paris in 1972 to train in dance and theatre. She and her husband have restored an old farmhouse in the Ardèche, where she now lives. Kate has led educational groups as well as choirs and orchestras throughout Europe for over thirty years and loves the new experience each program brings.
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Markus is Swiss and came to Paris in 1977 to study theatre and mime. Now based in the Ardèche (Southern France), he organizes walking holidays with his wife from their historic restored farmhouse. For years, Markus has been travelling through Europe with American students, using his linguistic skills and being inspired by the diversity of European culture. He loves meeting people and enjoying the relaxed French way of life. In his spare time he is a jazz trumpet player.
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You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Cezanne and Provence: The Painter in His Culture
by Nina Maria Athanassoglou-Kallmyer
Cezanne departed from Paris in 1886 to permanently resettle in his native Aix-en-Provence. This book explores the importance of this place for the artist as well as the regionalist politics of his day.
The Flaneur: A Stroll through the Paradoxes of Paris
by Edmund White
A 'flaneur' is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles through city streets in search of adventure and fulfillment. Edmund White, who lived in Paris for sixteen years, wanders through the streets and avenues and along the quays, into parts of Paris virtually unknown to visitors and indeed to many Parisians.
Van Gogh in Arles
by Alfred Nemeczek
A study of Van Gogh in the stunning setting of Arles in Provence, the place of his death.
Matisse and Picasso, The Story of their Rivalry and Friendship
by Jack Flam
Jack Flam explores the compelling, competitive, parallel lives of these two artists and their very different attitudes toward the idea of artistic greatness, toward the women they loved and ultimately toward their confrontations with death.
My Life
by Marc Chagall
A memoir of Chagall's early life and influences, with whimsical illustrations by the artist
Murder in the Marais
by Cara Black
Literate and thrilling, with a strong sense of the geography and flavor of Paris, the first in a series of mysteries starring Aimee Ledoc shows off the French-American detective's wit and wile. The series continues with Murder in Belleville (FRN562), Murder in the Sentier (FRN563) and many more.
A Moveable Feast
by Ernest Hemingway
A treasure for anyone interested in Parisian cafe society and its luminaries circa 1925. Hemingway includes sharp portraits of Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford and others who idled on their way to greatness.
The Popes of Avignon: A Century in Exile
by Edwin Mullins
Grounded in the architecture and papal legacy in Avignon and the surrounding area, this engaging history sets the 70-year period of papal exile in the south of France against the context of Europe's turbulent transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
Markets of Paris
by Dixon Long & Marjorie Williams
An in-depth guide to the best markets in Paris. Dive into the heart of French culture and navigate the markets like a local with maps, tips, and handy phrases.
F is for France: A Curious Cabinet of French Wonders
by Piu Eatwell
An alphabetized catalogue of quirky French culture and history tidbits.
Four Queens, the Provencal Sisters who Ruled Europe
by Nancy Goldstone
Transporting you back to back to the apogee of independent Provençal power in the Middle Ages, Goldstone captures the drama of 13th-century Europe in this history of the four daughters of the count of Provence -- future queens of France, England, Germany and Sicily.
The New Paris
by Lindsey Tramuta
Move past the clichés and learn about what makes up Paris today. Explore the open-minded sensibility, diverse populations, and hidden corners of The New Paris.
The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris
by John Baxter
Australian critic and writer Baxter draws on his second career as a literary tour guide in his adopted city for this witty memoir, laced with terrific tales.
The Secret Life of the Seine
by Mort Rosenblum
After losing his Paris apartment, Rosenblum, a born storyteller, takes to a houseboat moored on the Seine. The result is this entertaining tour of the places and people he encounters during his explorations along the river.
The Yellow House
by Martin Gayford
Gayford chronicles the turbulent three months and texture of the daily lives of Van Gogh and Gauguin in Arles, where they worked side by side in 1888. With 60 B&W reproductions.
How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City
by Joan DeJean
A captivating history of the growth, design, and planning of Paris, telling the story of how the modern city came to be.
French Wine: A History
by Rod Phillips
French Wine is the first synthetic history of wine in France: from Etruscan, Greek, and Roman imports and the adoption of wine by beer-drinking Gauls to its present status within the global marketplace. Rod Phillips places the history of grape growing and winemaking in each of the country’s major regions within broad historical and cultural contexts.
A Traveller's History of Paris
by Robert Coles
A fast-moving, short survey of French history with a focus on Paris from its foundation, through the heady days of revolution and up to modern times.
Paris Pratique Par Arrondissement
by Atlas Indispensable
This pocket atlas contains detailed maps of every neighborhood in Paris, as well as details about bus and metro stops.
The Food & Wine of France: Eating & Drinking from Champagne to Provence
by Edward Behr
Behr seeks out the best of French food, in encounters from Champagne to Provence, to tell the stories of French artisans and chefs who work at the highest level. He shares what he learns from these experts on French traditions and how to best enjoy this food.
My Life in France
by Julia Child
The touching and famous story of Julia Child in France, where she learned to cook and fell in love with French cuisine, all in her own words.
Two Towns in Provence
by M. F. K. Fisher
Celebrated food writer M.F.K. Fisher contrasts village life in Aix-en-Provence with bustling Marseilles, evoking both with anecdote and loving description.
Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light
by Tyler Stovall
A history of black Americans who settled in Paris, France, from 1900 to the present.
The Hotel Majestic
by Georges Simenon
The most famous fictional detective in France, Maigret, tackles a case in the heart of Paris.
Lonely Planet French Phrasebook
by Marie-Helene Girard, Anny Monet
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
The Markets of Provence: Food, Antiques, Crafts, and More
by Marjorie Williams
An in-depth pocket guide to 30 of the best markets in Provence. Dive into the heart of Provencal culture and navigate the markets like a local with maps, tips, and handy phrases.





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