Dates: July 14 - July 21, 2013
Meet ~ Depart: Paris, France ~Aix-en-Provence, France
Price:$3,495/person (DO)$3,995/person (SO)
Combines With:The French RevolutionThe Canterbury Tales Pilgrimage
Days on this sojourn are punctuated with picturesque walks, museum stops, and visits to the places that inspired the artists of the Impressionism and Post-Impressionism movements. We begin each morning with an informal lecture – in Paris these are held in our classroom at the world-renowned Sorbonne – during which Professor Elkins explores a specific artist or theme. Following the lecture, we head off to visit the very sites the Impressionists & Post-Impressionists used for inspiration and subject matter as well as the museums where their works hang today. A couple of whimsical treats are also on the schedule: one an afternoon balloon flight in Provence which provides a bird’s eye view over Mont Sainte-Victiore and the Bibemus Quarry.
Plenty of time during the week is left free so participants can explore their own interests. During the course of the week you’ll have several afternoons and evenings free. Want to see Paris from a unique perspective? Try a boat trip along the Seine. For evening entertainment options, you couldn’t be in a richer city. In Provence, you may wish to do some shopping or perhaps simply soak up the local atmosphere in a sun-drenched, outdoor cafe.