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.
In a private meeting room, the Group Leader will provide an introduction to the French language. We will learn basic French expressions and key phrases that will help us throughout our learning adventure. We will then set out on a walking field trip with a local expert to explore the center of Aix-en-Provence. We’ll learn about the history of Aix-en-Provence as we stroll the medieval streets and observe the city’s rich architectural heritage, ranging from the 5th to the 14th century. We’ll stop at notable sites such as the Saint Sauveur Cathedral, the Museum of Old Aix, the Archbishop's place, Town Hall, Albertas Square, and the Palace of Justice.
At a local restaurant, we’ll order a plated meal from a set menu with a beverage choice of water, glass of wine, soft drink; other beverages available for purchase.
With a local expert, we will continue our exploration of Aix-en-Provence on foot. We’ll stroll down the Cours Mirabeau, the city’s elegant tree-lined main thoroughfare, and observe the numerous fountains. We will also visit the Mazarin district, with its discretely ornate 17th-century private townhouses, before returning to the hotel. We’ll learn about life in Aix-en-Provence during the 17th century.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.