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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 your own and with the experts while on a special journey through Nice.
Rating (4.86)
Program No. 22606RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
1,999
Flights start at
800
France

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 your own and with the experts while on a special journey through Nice.
Length
8 days
Starts at
1,999
Flights start at
800
Length
8 days
Rating (4.86)
Starts at
1,999
Flights start at
800
Program No. 22606RJ

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Nov 17 - Nov 24, 2022
Starting at
1,999
Dec 8 - Dec 15, 2022
Starting at
1,999
Jan 19 - Jan 26, 2023
Starting at
2,149
Feb 16 - Feb 23, 2023
Starting at
2,149
Mar 16 - Mar 23, 2023
Starting at
2,149
Apr 20 - Apr 27, 2023
Starting at
2,549
Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2023
Starting at
2,149
Dec 7 - Dec 14, 2023
Starting at
2,149
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Nov 17 - Nov 24, 2022
Starting at
2,249
Dec 8 - Dec 15, 2022
Starting at
2,249
Jan 19 - Jan 26, 2023
Starting at
2,399
Feb 16 - Feb 23, 2023
Starting at
2,399
Mar 16 - Mar 23, 2023
Starting at
2,399
Apr 20 - Apr 27, 2023
Starting at
3,149
Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2023
Starting at
2,399
Dec 7 - Dec 14, 2023
Starting at
2,399

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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Nettah Yoeli-Rimmer
Nettah Yoeli-Rimmer studied French and Spanish literature before going on to get a master’s in European culture at the University of Cambridge. He has traveled extensively and has many years of experience leading educational adventures in France, Spain and Italy. He has recently completed a PhD in 19th-century Spanish literature. In addition to his principal research, he regularly writes for a number of publications on urban history and architecture.

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

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Nettah Yoeli-Rimmer studied French and Spanish literature before going on to get a master’s in European culture at the University of Cambridge. He has traveled extensively and has many years of experience leading educational adventures in France, Spain and Italy. He has recently completed a PhD in 19th-century Spanish literature. In addition to his principal research, he regularly writes for a number of publications on urban history and architecture.
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F is for France: A Curious Cabinet of French Wonders
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Four Queens, the Provencal Sisters who Ruled Europe
by Nancy Goldstone
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A Year in Provence
by Peter Mayle
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Lonely Planet French Phrasebook
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Cezanne and Provence: The Painter in His Culture
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The Markets of Provence: Food, Antiques, Crafts, and More
by Marjorie Williams
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Provence: Food, Wine, Culture and Landscape
by Lars Boesgaard
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The Road from the Past: Traveling through History in France
by Ina Caro
Time travel through France by way of its finest castles, chateaux, cathedrals and monasteries. This unusual travelogue is an invaluable companion for traveling in Paris, southern France, the Dordogne and the Loire Valley, combining personal observation with large doses of well-presented history.
My Life
by Marc Chagall
A memoir of Chagall's early life and influences, with whimsical illustrations by the artist
Provence A-Z
by Peter Mayle
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