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Online Program

Adventures Online: A Journey Through the Many Faces of Provence

Program No. 24177RJ
Immerse yourself in the art and history of Provence from the comfort of your own home as local experts share their knowledge during online field trips and online presentations.

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DATES & PRICES

Online Program
Learn from the comfort of your own home.

DATES & PRICES

Online Program
Learn from the comfort of your own home.

At a Glance

Delight in the art de vivre — the art of living — during an online immersion into the best of Provence! From the masterpieces of great artists like Cezanne and Van Gogh to the architecture of the Aix en Provence Cathedral, get a first-hand look at some of the region’s greatest treasures as local experts share their vast knowledge during online field trips and presentations. Trace Provencal history from Roman and Medieval times until today, with online field trips to Roman theaters and arenas, the Aix en Provence Cathedral and Aigues Morte, where you’ll learn about King Saint Louis and the Crusades. Explore the varied landscapes of Provence and learn about the lives of famous artists that were inspired by the region. Throughout this educational adventure, enjoy exclusive access to our local experts, take part in informative Q&A sessions and bond with other Road Scholars like you.

What You'll Learn

  • Discover why so many artists were inspired by Provence as you learn about the life and works of Cezanne, Van Gogh, Chagall, Matisse, Renoir, Monet and more.
  • Trace the history of Roman influence in Provence during online field trips to the Gallo Roman wonders of Southern France, including Roman theaters in Orange and Arles, the arena in Nimes, and the Pont Du Gard.
  • Learn about the “art of living” during an online field trip to villages of the area to explore wines and lavender, local crafts, architecture, literature and famous landscapes in Gordes, Lourmarin, Lacoste and beyond.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly.
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Caroline Buizza
Caroline was born and raised in Lyon, the capital city of French gastronomy. After completing her Masters degree in Canada, she became a teacher and worked in Finland, England, and France. However, she was meant to be on the road and thus decided to go back to school to become a tour guide. She has always been in love with French history, art and culture and she takes pride in sharing her country's wonderful heritage with groups. Caroline has been leading tours for six years now and visitors have been enchanted with her dedication, her depth of knowledge and her enthusiasm. When not working, Caroline can be found hiking or snowboarding in the Alps, baking or traveling the world. She started traveling when she graduated from high school and has never stopped since then. So far, she has visited 37 countries, but her bucket list seems never-ending!

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

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Caroline Buizza View biography
Caroline was born and raised in Lyon, the capital city of French gastronomy. After completing her Masters degree in Canada, she became a teacher and worked in Finland, England, and France. However, she was meant to be on the road and thus decided to go back to school to become a tour guide. She has always been in love with French history, art and culture and she takes pride in sharing her country's wonderful heritage with groups. Caroline has been leading tours for six years now and visitors have been enchanted with her dedication, her depth of knowledge and her enthusiasm. When not working, Caroline can be found hiking or snowboarding in the Alps, baking or traveling the world. She started traveling when she graduated from high school and has never stopped since then. So far, she has visited 37 countries, but her bucket list seems never-ending!
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Martin Penicaud View biography
Martin was born in Paris, and grew up in Lyon, the French capital of Gastronomy. At the age of 11 he caught the travel bug when he visited the US for the first time. He has been exploring new places ever since. Martin worked in a variety of professional fields including (but not limited to) theater, insurance, construction, hospitality, sales, real estate in several different countries such as Germany, Spain, Australia, South America, before discovering his passion lies in educational tourism. Since 2015, he has been a Group Leader leading learning adventures in Europe and elsewhere, on boats, bikes and buses. Apart from traveling, Martin enjoys literature, sports, good food, and spending time with his beautiful nephews!
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