See how and where to experience some of the finest hiking France has to offer. Discover the highlands and canyons of southeastern Provence and the French/Italian Alps, including the Valley of Marvels and its prehistoric pictographs, the mule trail where Nietzsche hiked and wrote, the aqueduct trail known as the Balcony of the Riviera, and the Gorge of Verdon (the "Grand Canyon of France," officially discovered and mapped only in the last century). Learn about the French "Grand Randonnee" trail system, hostel and "gite d'etape" accommodations, ibex and other critters of the region, and historic sites along the trails from PATC guidebook editor Larry Broadwell. This event is free. Preregistration is required at REI's Fairfax, VA store: www.rei.com/fairfax.