Walking 4 miles over the course of the day; uneven terrain and cobblestones. Standing up to 1 hour at a time during field trips.
At the hotel, we will enjoy a breakfast buffet offering a variety of options such as eggs, breakfast meats, breads, cheese, cereal, fruit, yogurt, jam, butter. Coffee, tea, juice, water included.
We will begin with an introduction to the French language, led by the Group Leader. We will learn basic French expressions and key phrases to help us throughout our learning adventure. We will depart on foot for the center of Aix. We'll enjoy an introduction to the historic center and the history of Aix-en-Provence: the Saint Sauveur Cathedral, the Museum of Old Aix, the Archbishop's place, Town Hall, Albertas Square, and the Palace of Justice. Together we shall discover medieval streets and the city's architectural heritage, ranging from the 5th to the 14th century.
At a local restaurant, we will enjoy a plated meal from a set menu plus water and choice of a glass of wine or soft drink; other beverages available for purchase.
We will continue our exploration of Aix on foot with a stroll down the Cours Mirabeau, Aix's elegant tree-lined main thoroughfare, dotted with fountains. We will also visit the Mazarin district, with its discretely ornate 17th-century private townhouses, before returning to the hotel.
At the hotel, we'll enjoy a meal dinner featuring local wines and cheeses. We will have the opportunity to mingle with local French guests and discuss what daily life is like in Provence.