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Adventures Online: The Best of Alsace, France

If you’re a Francophile, join us for a live, virtual learning adventure in the heart of Alsace that shares the very best of this historic and beautiful region of France.
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Program No. 24228RJ
Length
3 days
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349
Online Program

Adventures Online: The Best of Alsace, France

If you’re a Francophile, join us for a live, virtual learning adventure in the heart of Alsace that shares the very best of this historic and beautiful region of France.
Length
3 days
Starts at
349
Program No. 24228 RJ
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Online Program
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Apr 5 - Apr 7, 2021
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Online Program 349

DATES & PRICES

Online Program
Details
Accommodation Details
Learn from the comfort of your own home.
Apr 5 - Apr 7, 2021
SOLD OUT
Online Program 349

At a Glance

Nestled along the border between France and Germany, Alsace has an essence that is truly its own. Discover the very best of Alsace and its environs on this online learning adventure, live from France! With local experts, enjoy lectures and presentations on the history of the region, its abbeys and cathedrals, and get insight into the French and German border. Embark on virtual field trips to explore Alsace’s main cities of Strasbourg, Colmar and Mulhouse, explore quaint medieval villages, and trace the history of the world wars as you gain insight into trenches, the Strutthof concentration camp and the Kaysersberg cemetery along the border. Throughout your virtual journey, get to know your fellow Road Scholars as you learn about wines and Munster cheese, marvel in castles and learn more about the people who inhabit this truly beautiful region of France.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Get to know the three main cities of Alsace — Strasbourg, Colmar and Mulhouse — during a virtual exploration of their picturesque streets and museums.
  • Journey back to medieval times during a virtual field trip to Eguisheim, a village known for its medieval remains, as well as the villages of Kayersberg, Riquewihr, Ribeauville and Obernai.
  • Learn more about the border between France and Germany during a virtual field trip that offers a look at mountain peaks, castles and iconic landmarks from the world wars.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. 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.
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Frederic Vignot
Frederic Vignot was born and raised in Paris. He studied art history and history at the Sorbonne, earned a Master's in Modern History, and was certified as a National Guide in the early 1980s. After teaching history and geography for more than 20 years, he moved recently to southeast France near Nîmes, and continues to teach. Frederic has served Road Scholar for many years leading groups, lecturing, and sharing his deep passion for art and history in and around Paris, Normandy, Provence, and Alsace.

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

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Frederic Vignot was born and raised in Paris. He studied art history and history at the Sorbonne, earned a Master's in Modern History, and was certified as a National Guide in the early 1980s. After teaching history and geography for more than 20 years, he moved recently to southeast France near Nîmes, and continues to teach. Frederic has served Road Scholar for many years leading groups, lecturing, and sharing his deep passion for art and history in and around Paris, Normandy, Provence, and Alsace.
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.
Michelin Green Guide Alsace, Lorraine, Champagne
by Michelin Travel Publications
A guide to Alsace, Champagne and Vosges in the classic Michelin style.
The Age of the Cathedrals, Art and Society 980-1420
by Georges Duby
French scholar Duby, writing very accessibly, describes both the great cathedrals and the philosophical, religious, and political climate that enabled them to be built in this classic.
A Traveller's History of France
by Robert Cole
This fast-moving survey covers the conquests of ancient Gaul through the heady days of revolution to modern times.
The Food of France
by Waverly Root
An evocative and beautifully written survey of French food. First published in 1958 and revised in the mid-1970s, the book covers the important regions of French cuisine by dividing them into domains of Butter (northern France), Fat (Alsace) and Oil (the south).
A World Lit Only By Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance, Portrait of an Age
by William Manchester
Organized into sections on the Renaissance, Reformation and Discovery, Manchester's popular history evokes in vivid detail the great figures and daily life of the 16th century, including Henry VIII, Magellan, Borgia, da Vinci and Martin Luther.
Cathedrals and Castles, The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages
by Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a brief chronology.
Wine and War, The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure
by Donald Kladstrup
This thrilling account of how the vintners of France saved their crops -- and their bottles -- as the Nazis approached, focuses on the activities of five winemaking families in Burgundy, Alsace, Champagne, Bordeaux and the Loire Valley.
Adventures on the Wine Route, A Wine Buyer's Tour of France
by Kermit Lynch
A delightful and warmly anecdotal book, highly recommended for anyone touring the wine regions of France. Lynch brings the domains and appellations of French wine to full-blown life, and his portraits of the grand personalities who make the wine are priceless.





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