DISCOVERY OF FRANCE: BORDEAUX TO CLERMONT-FERRAND AUGUST 8-20, 2010 (12 DAYS)

From: Ann
Sent on: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 6:37 PM
DISCOVERY OF FRANCE: BORDEAUX TO CLERMONT-FERRAND AUGUST 8-20, 2010 (12 DAYS)

This trip will combine an exploration of France?s rich cultural and historical heritage with hiking in one of the country?s most scenic and unknown national parks.

? Start your stay on the Atlantic coast near Bordeaux, where
you will be able to relax and recover from jet lag.
? Visit Bordeaux, with its beautiful 18th century architecture.
? Discover the lives of two 16th century French enlightened
philosophers in their native environments.
? Stay near the village of les Eyzies, the capital of pre-
history, where you will visit famous caves and sites.
? Follow the path of the Hundred Years War and explore splendid
medieval villages and castles along the sinuous and picturesque Dordogne river.
? Hike in unspoiled nature in the national park of the Volcans
d?Auvergne.
? Participate in the famous annual street festival of Aurillac.
? Go to Lafayette?s birthplace.
? And, in addition to this program, practice your French!

Our group will comprise 11 participants maximum. We will stay in charming, comfortable two-, three- and four-star hotels; for traveling, we will share three SUVs with four people maximum in each vehicle.

The price includes:
? 12 hotel nights;
? 11 breakfasts, 3 dinners;
? rental cars and gas;
? services of French professor/guide who will also provide a
French-language immersion environment during our entire stay.

Excludes airfare, drinks.

$2650 per person single occupancy
$2000 per person double occupancy
(Subject to possible adjustment in the event of significant exchange rate fluctuation.)

For more information, please contact Fabienne Spier [masked], [address removed]).

Reservations will require a $500 deposit and must be made by February 15, 2010.

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