Walking up and down a hill in St. Paul de Vence (at your leisure); .
Via motorcoach we will go to the hill town of St. Paul de Vence. As one of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera, it is well known for its picturesque, winding streets, modern and contemporary art museums and galleries such as Fondation Maeght. The Maeght Foundation is a private museum of modern art that houses paintings, sculptures, collages, ceramics and all forms of modern art by many important 20th-century artists including Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Sam Francis, Alberto Giacometti, Alexander Calder, Wassily Kandinsky, Ellsworth Kelly, Fernand Léger and Joan Miró. Following this visit, you will have some Free Time to explore the village of St. Paul de Vence on your own.
Participants will be given “tickets restaurant” (or meal vouchers) that can be used at select restaurants, bakeries, brasseries and cafes. Choose what you would prefer to eat from any eatery that has a "TR" sticker on the front window to designate that they accept meal vouchers. Change is not given back if your meal cost is less that the value of the voucher provided. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and directions.
We will continue on to Vence to examine the Chapel of the Rosary, a unique building which was designed and constructed by Henri Matisse as a monument to the gratitude he felt towards his nurse Monique Bourgeois. Matisse designed every element of the building, from the exterior to the details of decoration - a culmination of his artistic life. (Please note the chapel is closed annually from mid-November to mid-December and may not be available on all program dates and will be replaced by the Fernand Leger Museum in Biot).
At a local restaurant near the hotel, we will celebrate our learning adventure with a delicious meal.
At leisure.Say farewell to new Road Scholar friends and prepare for departure in the morning.