Winter in France: Culture & Charm on the French Riviera

Renowned artworks, sumptuous local fare and the beauty of the French Riviera are yours to explore on this inspiring adventure in Nice.
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Program No. 22606RJ
8 days
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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.
Our Flex learning adventures offer more flexible schedules than our traditional programs, with ample independent time and several meals on your own. Enjoy the camaraderie of the group while also getting time to explore on your own.

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

Give us a call to combine this learning adventure with select dates of "Winter in France: Artistic Elegance in Aix-en-Provence" (#23503) for even more learning in Southern Europe! We’ll even transfer you for free between locations.
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Julian Brown
Born and educated in England, art historian Julian Brown holds a PhD in the ancient art of Southeast Asia and has lived in Paris for almost thirty years. He began showing visitors around Europe in the early 1980s and today spends much of each year sharing the wonder of France’s capital and provinces. When not in France, he shares his knowledge in Spain or Asia and lectures on his research around the world. Books and classical music compete with travel as his main passions.

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

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