The regions of Provence and Languedoc-Rousillon are examples of Mediterranean diversity at its best. There is considerable geographical diversity ranging from the spectacular limestone canyons of the Gorges du Tarn, pretty hilltop villages of the Luberon and the Rhone delta of the Camargue. A truly fascinating area, the region provides ample opportunities for study, exploration and relaxation in this area renowned for its variety and beauty.
Study options include tourism, decision-making exercise at the Pont du Gard, and the Luberon villages. A visit to the Roman towns of Nimes, Arles and the Camargue are also unforgettable.
With its reliable climate and variety of study opportunities, Provence is a perfect destination throughout the year.
Day 1: Arrive at your accommodation in time to settle in and for dinner.
Day 2: Visit the Gorges du Tarn - an area under pressure from tourism and examine the effects of its popularity. Return by the beautiful "Bridge in the Clouds" at Millau
Day 3: Settlement study in the town of Cassis and a coastal boat trip along the Calanques to understand more of the coastal geography. Alternatively visit Aigues Mortes for a similar study.
Day 4: A visit to the Camargue and the visitors centre to appreciate the natural and human aspects of the delta environment. Continue to Saintes Maries de la Mer for a tourism study or simply relax on the beach.
Day 5: A day in the Luberon where hilltop villages dominate the landscape. Explore the ochre fields of Rousillon and a processing plant. On return visit the caves of Thor or Fontaine de Vaucluse for some souvenir shopping.
Day 6: Possible local visit before departing after lunch for the return journey to the UK.
While popular, this itinerary is indicative and entirely flexible; any programme will reflect the group leader's preference and can be of any duration and emphasis.
Ideally located for access to a wide range of study options.
- This hotel is designed for groups and offers accommodation in a large bourgeoise house situated between Nimes and Arles.
- Student rooms are for 2-4 persons with adults accommodated in twin/single rooms; all have private facilities.
- Meals are full board with a packed lunch.
- There is a good restaurant, meeting/study rooms, a games room and small swimming pool for guests.