Walking Tour Provence

    Day 1

    Day 1 - Friday, April 26, 2013 – Explore Cannes; Boat Trip to Ste. Marguerite Island; Visit Fort Royal; Batéguier Pond

    Go Ahead Travel

    WALKING TOUR OF PROVENCE

    Jean-Sébastien Saito

    Our breakfast this morning at the Novotel was very good. A buffet of fruit, cereals, breads, cheeses, and meats gave...

    Day 2

    Day 2 - Saturday, April 27, 2013 - Explore Cannes; Visit Le Suquet and Château de la Castre; Introductory Meeting; Welcome Dinner

    Our Saturday in Cannes was very relaxing. After breakfast we set out to find the Le Suquet or the Old Town and the fortress that one sees up...

    Day 3

    Day 3 - Sunday, April 28, 2013 – Explore the Area of the Perfume Industry and a Factory; Visit Ste. Maximin and Basilica; Walk to the Grotton at Ste. Baume

    We were up and in the breakfast room by 7:30 trying to avoid the crowds. Vanessa had told us they...

    Day 4

    Day 4 - Monday, April 29, 2013 - Stroll Through Avignon and Papal Palace; Visit the Villages of the Luberon Valley; Optional Wine Tasting and Dinner

    After breakfast we began our day meeting the group at the entrance of the Papal Palace at 8:30. Jean-Sébastien took time to give us...

    Day 5

    Day 5 - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - From Avignon to Arles to See Roman Ruins; Home of Van Gogh; Visit Pont du Gard Aqueduct

    We began our morning with breakfast at the hotel. We were the only group there so it was quiet and the staff was very attentive....

    Day 6

    Day 6 - Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - Drive from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence; Visit Hilltop Gordes and the Ochre Mines at Roussillon

    Today we packed up our bags and had them out by our door before 7:30. We left at 8:25, five minutes early; ahhhh, the joys of a small...

    Day 7

    Day 7 - Thursday, May 2, 2013 - From Aix-en-Provence Visit Moustiers-Sainte-Marie's Ceramics; After Lunch Travel to Gorges du Verdon

    The day began with sunny skies and cool temperatures. It was 54° with 78% humidity. We brought our rain coats and our sun glasses with us; always prepared!

    We left...

    Day 8

    Day 8 - Friday, May 3, 2013 - Guided tour of Aix-En-Provence; Home of Cézanne, Drive to the Mediterranean City of Nice; Optional Excursion to Monaco

    How lucky can we get? We started the day with blue skies with a few powder puff clouds. The temperature was 53° and the...

    Day 9

    Day 9 - Saturday, May 4, 2013 - Walk to Cap Ferrat and Cote d'Azur with View of the Mediterranean, Afternoon Time on Our Own, Farewell Dinner

    We had a later start today; the alarm was to go off at 7:00 but the sun woke us up at 6:20. It...

    Day 10

    Day 10 - Sunday, May 5, 2013 - Flight from Nice to Amsterdam to Minneapolis to Denver

    Our wake up call came at 3:26 giving us plenty of time to get ready for our flights home. We had packed and organized the night before so we were in the lobby...

    Day 11

    EVALUATION

    Great WALKING Tour

    My wife and I took this Go Ahead Tour (GAT) Walking Tour of Provence directly following our previous GAT tour of Amsterdam, Luxembourg & Brussels with a post trip to Paris. We did our own connection from Paris to Cannes on the French TGV train. We...

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Day 2: Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve


The Preserve was set aside to buffer some of the ecologically sensitive karsts in the area from encroaching neighborhoods. Karsts are caves that feed directly into the Edwards Aquifer below ground.

Because the three caves can be dangerous to hikers and nonprofessional spelunkers, they are...

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