Provence: The Art of Living

Alongside experts, immerse yourself in the heritage, architecture, culture and artistry of Provence, enjoying unique access to some of the region’s most fascinating landmarks.
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Program No. 3729PRESS
13 days
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At a Glance

Open markets of regional produce, lively sidewalk cafés, the old stone and tile of hilltop villages, the rugged virility of Marseille, the feminine charms of Aix — the many facets of Provence have made it a coveted destination for centuries. Discover its simple elegance through an insider’s view of the places, people, architecture, food, wine and décor, all imbued with a seductive philosophy of life that has inspired writers and expatriates worldwide. Come to understand the special provençal relationship with the present and past, the seasons and the earth, the family and its traditions.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking 3-5 miles each day on cobblestone and irregular terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the 14th-century palace of the popes in Avignon.
  • Gain rare access to one of the oldest family ranches in the Camargue, France’s national wildlife reserve near Arles.
  • Enjoy a taste of local life in Aix-en-Provence. Peruse the stalls overflowing with fresh flowers and produce on market day and sit down to dinner with locals.
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Josephine Lurie
Jo Lurie has been a Group Leader since 1989. She has a passion for travel as that is when she is happiest. She speaks several European languages fluently and enjoys traveling through Europe with American participants. She has a strong affinity for France, Spain and Italy and can't wait to share her knowledge. She has extensive experience in ensuring that travelers' expectations are met and exceeded. In her spare time, she enjoys independent travel, listening to music and playing chess.

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

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