Join this exclusive, nine-day French sojourn in world‑famous Provence and in the Burgundy and Beaujolais wine regions during springtime, the best time of year to visit. Cruise from historic Lyon to Provençal Arles along the fabled Rhône and Saône Rivers aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus Provence, launched in 2017.
Grace Gary, an architectural historian with degrees from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and the University of Virginia, is a veteran leader of more than 30 Trust tours. Most recently she served as the executive director of Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, DE, where she oversaw an award-winning, multi-year, $70 million restoration of building and gardens. She and fellow National Trust lecturer Dwight Young are the authors of Nemours: A Portrait of Alfred I. DuPont’s House. Grace also is the author of two volumes in the Trust’s “Information” series and has also served as director of the Trust’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, Preservation PA, and Longue Vue House and Gardens. She was the first director of Colonial Williamsburg’s Tourism Leadership Center. Grace has led more than forty tours over thirty years to countries on four continents.
1 Depart the U.S.
2 Lyon, France/Embark Amadeus Provence
3 Chalon-sur-Saone for Beaune/Macon for Beaujolais
5 Tournon-sur-Rhone and Tain-l’Hermitage
6 Saint-Etienne-des-Sorts for Orange and Pont du Gard/Chateauneuf du Pape
9 Arles/Disembark ship/Marseille/Return to the U.S.