As part of your active vacation, we will organize a number of Discovery Tours and, if desired, a more serious half-day or one-day course.  Again, the choice of Discovery outings will be made in consultation with the group as part of the pre-trip planning.  The number of Discovery Tours will vary according to the group’s interests and itineraries.

Some ideas for Discoveries follow. If you have an idea for a Discovery suited to your group, we will be happy to try to arrange it.


   Visits to Local Wineries

   Mediterranean Plants and Local Gardens

   Mont Ventoux, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

   Olives and Olive Oil

   Provençal Markets

   Site Visits, such as

                      the Palais des Papes in Avignon,

                      the Roman ruins in Vaison-la-Romaine,

                      the Antique Theater in Orange


More in-depth courses might include:


   Frescoes and Trompe l’Oeil

   Drawing and Painting

   Local Buildings and Architecture

   Wine Tasting

   French Language

   Provençal Cuisine

“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”

Miriam Beard


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