Provence, France: Top 10 Highlights For Curious Travelers with Pamela Morton

Provence, France: Top 10 Highlights For Curious Travelers with Pamela Morton


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Provence, France – a region of picturesque villages, lavender fields, vineyards, olive trees, colorful outdoor markets, café terraces, sunshine, and more… Our interactive seminar will provide participants with the tools they need to plan the perfect trip.
Based on first-hand insights into local history, geography, culture, and cuisine – as well as practical details to consider – our discussion considers when to go, where to go, what to see, and how to get from A to Z. Our time together will focus on key sites – Aix, Arles, Avignon, Marseille, and Nice – but suggestions for further exploration in France will also be included.
Our journey begins in Aix-en-Provence. A lively and attractive city of manageable size and convenient location, Aix makes a perfect base from which to explore the region. As a university town and former provincial capital, Aix takes pride in its numerous historic buildings, decorative fountains, art museums, and cultural events. Aix is equally celebrated for its busy cafés, fresh food markets, elegant cake shops, and a wide range of restaurant choices.
From Aix, travelers might enjoy day excursions to Arles (van Gogh/Roman monuments), Avignon (popes/gothic architecture), Marseille (19th-century port city), and Nice (Riviera resort), can be done easily on transportation. For each of these very different and unique destinations, a walking tour of the sites will be presented with information about restaurants, shops, and local specialties.
For those interested in renting a car or tackling more ambitious connections on transport, we will also look at destinations such as Cassis (picturesque fishing port), the Luberon (Provençal countryside and hilltop villages), Les Baux (castle ruins atop a rocky crag/giant slide projections on quarry walls) and Saint-Rémy (market town/van Gogh asylum/Gallic-Greco-Roman archeological site). Some of these sites can be visited on day trips organized by the Aix tourist office as well as by private tour operators.
Led by Pamela Morton, an American professor of art and art history and longtime resident in the South of France, this interactive seminar seeks to provide participants with ideas and information to help them develop travel plans for Provence. Participants will come away with a clear sense of what the region has to offer and how best to take advantage of these offerings for a rich and rewarding travel experience.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

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C. (Chicago, US)
Terrific overview of Provence's highlights

Pamela Morton is an American artist/teacher who has lived in Provence for a long time. She is both knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her subject, with an emphasis on history, architecture, and art.. This session is highly recommended as an aid for travel planning -- as well as an opportunity for a vicarious adventure.

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Annie Peterson (Lake Stevens, US)
Best Things to See in Provence

Another presentation chock full of good and relevant information. The pictures were beautiful but would have been even more but would have been more impressive if they had been a bit larger.

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Karen Field (Columbus, US)
Provence is Calling

What a wonderful presentation by Pamela Morton! She was well informed and warmly charming, and her accompanying photos were exciting. Had my sister and I not already booked a tour with another concern we would have loved to have had Patricia as our guide, and would definitely do so on future travels to the region.

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susan (Bradenton, US)
Excellent presentation!

Ms. Morton presented Provence in a very clear and orderly way using maps and excellent photos. She labeled each slide with the names of each photo which was very instructive. I've traveled to Provence many times and her presentation brought back good memories of my trips there.

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Maruchi Santana (Brooklyn, US)
Great Presenter!

I'm traveling to Provence next April and Pamela's seminar was a great way to understand the region and all it has to offer! Pamela is a great presenter, love her pace, it gives me time to write down information and type questions on the chat box! Looking forward to visiting Aix and meeting Pamela!

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C. (Chicago, US)
Terrific overview of Provence's highlights

Pamela Morton is an American artist/teacher who has lived in Provence for a long time. She is both knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her subject, with an emphasis on history, architecture, and art.. This session is highly recommended as an aid for travel planning -- as well as an opportunity for a vicarious adventure.

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Annie Peterson (Lake Stevens, US)
Best Things to See in Provence

Another presentation chock full of good and relevant information. The pictures were beautiful but would have been even more but would have been more impressive if they had been a bit larger.

K
Karen Field (Columbus, US)
Provence is Calling

What a wonderful presentation by Pamela Morton! She was well informed and warmly charming, and her accompanying photos were exciting. Had my sister and I not already booked a tour with another concern we would have loved to have had Patricia as our guide, and would definitely do so on future travels to the region.

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susan (Bradenton, US)
Excellent presentation!

Ms. Morton presented Provence in a very clear and orderly way using maps and excellent photos. She labeled each slide with the names of each photo which was very instructive. I've traveled to Provence many times and her presentation brought back good memories of my trips there.

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Maruchi Santana (Brooklyn, US)
Great Presenter!

I'm traveling to Provence next April and Pamela's seminar was a great way to understand the region and all it has to offer! Pamela is a great presenter, love her pace, it gives me time to write down information and type questions on the chat box! Looking forward to visiting Aix and meeting Pamela!