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Adventures Online: A Journey Through the Many Faces of Provence

Immerse yourself in the art and history of Provence from the comfort of your own home as local experts share their knowledge during virtual field trips and online presentations.
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Program No. 24177QNQ
Length
4 days
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399
Online Program

Adventures Online: A Journey Through the Many Faces of Provence

Immerse yourself in the art and history of Provence from the comfort of your own home as local experts share their knowledge during virtual field trips and online presentations.
Length
4 days
Starts at
399
Program No. 24177 QNQ
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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 virtual field trips and presentations. Explore the lives of famous artists and “walk” along quaint marketplaces to take in the local color and craftsmanship. 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. 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.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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 virtual 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 virtual field trips to local markets and villages to explore wines and lavender, local crafts, architecture, literature and famous landscapes in Gordes, Lourmarin, Lacoste and beyond.

General Notes

Your online program will include 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live and in person experience. This live online experience is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to session to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand.
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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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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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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!
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Two Towns in Provence
by M. F. K. Fisher
Celebrated food writer M.F.K. Fisher contrasts village life in Aix-en-Provence with bustling Marseilles, evoking both with anecdote and loving description.
Waiting for Godot
by Samuel Beckett
One of the classics of English literature, this famous play is set in Provence. Two characters await a third, Godot, who never arrives.
The Yellow House
by Martin Gayford
Gayford chronicles the turbulent three months and texture of the daily lives of Van Gogh and Gauguin in Arles, where they worked side by side in 1888. With 60 B&W reproductions.
The Food & Wine of France: Eating & Drinking from Champagne to Provence
by Edward Behr
Behr seeks out the best of French food, in encounters from Champagne to Provence, to tell the stories of French artisans and chefs who work at the highest level. He shares what he learns from these experts on French traditions and how to best enjoy this food.
Four Queens, the Provencal Sisters who Ruled Europe
by Nancy Goldstone
Transporting you back to back to the apogee of independent Provençal power in the Middle Ages, Goldstone captures the drama of 13th-century Europe in this history of the four daughters of the count of Provence -- future queens of France, England, Germany and Sicily.
A Year in Provence
by Peter Mayle
The original best-selling tale of an ex-pat settling down in Provence, told with warmth and a great deal of humor. It offers a wonderful inside look at the charms and quirks of the people and the countryside in the south of France.
Van Gogh in Arles
by Alfred Nemeczek
A study of Van Gogh in the stunning setting of Arles in Provence, the place of his death.
Provence A-Z
by Peter Mayle
A companion to all things Provencal, from bouillabaisse to lavender and vinaigre, by the British expatriate and Francophile Peter Mayle.
The Markets of Provence: Food, Antiques, Crafts, and More
by Marjorie Williams
An in-depth pocket guide to 30 of the best markets in Provence. Dive into the heart of Provencal culture and navigate the markets like a local with maps, tips, and handy phrases.
Cezanne and Provence: The Painter in His Culture
by Nina Maria Athanassoglou-Kallmyer
Cezanne departed from Paris in 1886 to permanently resettle in his native Aix-en-Provence. This book explores the importance of this place for the artist as well as the regionalist politics of his day.
Provence: Food, Wine, Culture and Landscape
by Lars Boesgaard
A stunning portrait of an alluring, sun-drenched region. Whet your appetite for Provence with over 700 jaw-dropping images of the food, landscape, and local people.
Lonely Planet French Phrasebook
by Marie-Helene Girard, Anny Monet
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
The Popes of Avignon: A Century in Exile
by Edwin Mullins
Grounded in the architecture and papal legacy in Avignon and the surrounding area, this engaging history sets the 70-year period of papal exile in the south of France against the context of Europe's turbulent transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.





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