France: Les Plus Beaux Villages de France
France celebrates the magnificence and beauty of rural life from Alsace to the Loire Valley and Provence. Unlock the secrets of “the hexagon’s” most beautiful and culturally rich regions. Bake a kugelhopf for breakfast, have a flamekueche for lunch and leave room for choucroute garnie at dinner. Stroll past half-timber houses and bike through vineyards. Don’t ask whether you’re in La France or Deutschland, you’re exploring Alsace. In Provence and the Var, walk through Roman ruins and visit ancient towns built into the sides of mountains. During your family stay, canoe down gentle rivers and see the famous chateaux of the Loire Valley with new friends. Learn about the modern challenges facing traditional rural life in France with French experts who help you understand and capture the beauty of these diverse regions. Impressionist artists, Michelin starred chefs, farmers and travelers have been inspired by La Vieille France. You will share their wonder.
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Program: France – Les Plus Beaux Villages de France
Start/End: New York’s JFK International Airport
Dates: Late June – Late July 2023 (4 weeks)
Prerequisite: One year of French