Provincial French Countryside

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SEP. 2-16, 2022 $5,195
Toulouse, Sarlat-en-Perigord, Saumur, Crepon, Paris
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Provincial French Countryside

SEP. 2-16, 2022
Toulouse, Sarlat-en-Perigord, Saumur, Crepon, Paris

Experience the beauty, allure, and hospitality of provincial France at an easy pace and in a unique style on this 15-day small group tour. Set out from Toulouse to discover the rich history of Carcassonne and Albi with its Toulouse-Lautrec Museum. During a three-night stay in the medieval gem of Sarlat, see Lascaux IV’s cave paintings, cruise the Dordogne River, and tour cliffside Rocamadour. Saumur offers a picturesque base for a three-night Loire Valley sojourn, with visits to a winery and the impressive Chenonceau château. Traveling to Normandy for a three-night stay, tour the renowned Mont-St-Michel abbey. See the 1,000-year-old Bayeux Tapestry and visit Caen’s Memorial Museum. A poignant day’s touring includes Normandy’s D-Day Landing Beaches and the American Cemetery. Walk through Monet’s famed Giverny gardens, then get acquainted with enchanting Paris during a two-night stay. Savor more time in the “City of Light” with an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.

Cost: $5,195
Odysseys Unlimited
Activity Level: Moderate Activity
COVID-19 Information:

Health and Safety Protocols

  • Odysseys Unlimited will waive the $200 per person penalty associated with tour deposits.
  • Each guest’s $500 deposit will be fully refundable up until the final payment due date: 95 days prior to tour departure.

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Sara Melzer
UCLA Professor of French and Francophone Studies
Department of French & Francophone Studies Professor Sara E. Melzer specializes in the cultural and literary history of France. A faculty member for over 25 years, she has published four books and multiple articles on early modern France. Her most recent book centered on a “forgotten” history in which the French church and state promoted interracial marriages between American Indians and the French. Her current research project now shifts to the contemporary era -- she is now focusing on the social dance scene as a window through which to understand French culture and Franco-American relations. Her research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the UCLA Academic Senate. She spends each summer in Paris and has traveled widely in France.

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Odysseys Unlimited. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Fax 310-209-4271, email travel@alumni.ucla.edu, or mail to:
Odysseys Unlimited, Inc.
Attn: Special Interest Groups
One Newton Place
275 Washington Street, Suite 300
Newton, MA 02458

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover the possibility of trip cancellation or interruption, emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses and baggage loss incurred while traveling. All confirmed passengers will receive travel insurance information in your confirmation packet. It’s one of our many membership benefits! For information about travel insurance, visit alumni.ucla.edu/travel-insurance. Coverage for pre-existing medical conditions, terrorist incidents and travel supplier financial insolvencies will be provided if the insurance is purchased within 15 days of your trip deposit. Please read the insurance brochure carefully.