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France

Winter in France: Culture & Charm on the French Riviera

Program No. 22606RJ
Renowned artworks, sumptuous local fare and the beauty of the French Riviera are yours to explore on your own and with the experts while on a special journey through Nice.

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Jan 18 - Jan 25, 2024
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Feb 22 - Feb 29, 2024
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Jan 18 - Jan 25, 2024
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2,399
Feb 22 - Feb 29, 2024
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2,399
Mar 14 - Mar 21, 2024
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Apr 18 - Apr 25, 2024
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3,149
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Nov 14 - Nov 21, 2024
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Dec 5 - Dec 12, 2024
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Mar 6 - Mar 13, 2025
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Dec 4 - Dec 11, 2025
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At a Glance

Artists are inspired by it, chefs want to cook there and world leaders have called it a favorite place for a respite. Now, experience the beauty and cultural heritage of Southern France for yourself on this inspiring adventure in the opulent seaside city of Nice. Enjoy an opportunity to learn and explore here during the quieter winter months as you hear about the artists who have called this region home and view their masterpieces at local museums and churches. Gain insight into the history of quaint towns dating back to medieval times, sample delicious local fare and more!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to five miles a day over varied terrain.
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.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Savor the culinary heritage of the region with a culinary exploration of Nice and delightful dining throughout the week.
  • Walk along the winding streets of Nice’s Old Town — then, enjoy the exhibits at the Matisse Museum.
  • Immerse yourself in the life and works of Pablo Picasso at the Picasso Museum in Antibes, housed in the Château Grimaldi where Picasso lived during his final years.

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.
Featured Expert
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Caroline Buizza
Caroline Buizza was born and raised in Lyon, the capital of French gastronomy. After completing her master’s degree, she became a teacher in Europe. Through her teaching experiences, she decided that her purpose was travel education. Therefore, she went back to school to become a certified group leader. She loves French history, art and culture and she takes pride in sharing her country's wonderful heritage with adventurous groups.

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

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Caroline Buizza was born and raised in Lyon, the capital of French gastronomy. After completing her master’s degree, she became a teacher in Europe. Through her teaching experiences, she decided that her purpose was travel education. Therefore, she went back to school to become a certified group leader. She loves French history, art and culture and she takes pride in sharing her country's wonderful heritage with adventurous groups.
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