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Embark on a half-day excursion into the Camargue. Lined with sandbars and reed-covered marshes, the Camargue is Europe’s largest delta, a dramatic landscape caught between land and sea. The keepers of this land are its gardians, akin to our cowboys. They live here with their families, often several generations together, carving out lifestyles in sync with the land, following the ...
When you awaken this morning, you'll find yourself in Avignon. Set off on a walking tour to discover the City of Popes. For most of the 14th century, the popes left the turmoil of Rome and installed themselves in this calm possession of the Catholic Church. In Avignon, beginning with Clement V (who was born here), they built residences, chateaux, a ...
Your ship cruises through the early morning hours to Arles, where you'll disembark for a tour of the town which was so beloved by Vincent van Gogh. As you explore, you'll encounter signs indicating places rendered in Van Gogh's works. Here you'll find still standing the Cafe l’Alcazar, the establishment where the artist stayed and used the manager, Madame Ginoux, as his model for his painting ...
... where you can enjoy light lunches or is a breezy place to write your notes and enjoy the sun on your face. For our first dinner on board we sat with two American couples bent on telling us stories of their families wartime dramas and their religious leanings. Our servers are Lucas and Ivo who have already memorized our names and strive with grins and laughter to satisfy our culinary desires. I have lamb done to perfection and Rose tries the sea bass. Why is it Americans will often ...
... as a result it's university.
Van Gogh lived here for about 1 1/2 years and it was here that he cut off his ear.
There was also a wonderful museum in a private mansion that had a small really
good collection of post impressionist paintings including Van Gogh and Cezanne's
I was surprised by the mix of old and new.