Cruise through picturesque Provence along the Saône and Rhône Rivers while you explore important World Heritage sites, charming villages, and the wine regions of the Rhône Valley and Burgundy.

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 View of Lyon and the Rhône River  The Roman amphitheater in Arles  The portal of the Romanesque Church of St. Trophime, Arles  Palais des Papes, Avignon  The Pont du Gard  Roman theater, Orange  The Roman Triumphal Arch, Orange  The city of Lyon, along the Rhône River  The Benedictine Abbey of Cluny  The 15th-century Hôtel Dieu, Beaune  Vineyards in Burgundy  Landscape of sunflowers in Provence

A River Cruise of Provence

Voyage along the Saône and Rhône Rivers

9 days from $4,990

Cruise through picturesque Provence along the Saône and Rhône Rivers while you explore important World Heritage sites, charming villages, and the wine regions of the Rhône Valley and Burgundy.

or Call 855-330-1542

Experts

Sep 14 - 22, 2022 Departure

Paul Glenshaw

Paul Glenshaw is an independent filmmaker, artist, and writer whose work covers art, history, and aviation and blends multiple disciplines. He is co-director, writer and producer of the World War I documentary The Lafayette Escadrille, distributed nationwide to PBS stations in 2021. His work for the Smithsonian Associates include his popular online series Art+History; Jazz in Paris and other history lectures, as well as drawing instruction and history tours. He is a longtime contributing author and editor for Air & Space Smithsonian magazine, with expertise in the Wright brothers and pre-WWI aviation.

In addition to other articles, films, and exhibits for museums and other institutions around the country, he is the author of the theatrical concert To Swing through the Sky, a commission by George Mason University that traces the twin histories of jazz and powered flight. His drawings made at the Folger Shakespeare Library were featured on their Shakespeare and Beyond blog. He is currently creating a series of drawings made from the remains of Civil War casualties at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. At the start of the 2020 pandemic, he co-created The Seven Tones Project, which paired musicians and filmmakers to create 40 short films based on the music of Duke Ellington. He began his career at the National Gallery of Art, selling postcards in the bookstore, and then printing exhibit labels. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis. More at www.glenshawcreative.com.

Oct 12 - 20, 2022 Departure
Stéphanie Jeanjean

Stéphanie Jeanjean

Stéphanie Jeanjean is an art historian and curator. She teaches Art History at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. She is a regular lecturer, in English and French, at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Stéphanie is a French native, born in Langres, a small historic town in Champagne-Ardennes in North Eastern France. She graduated from Bourgogne University in Dijon and completed a Ph.D. at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York. She curated exhibitions involving French artists, most recently at A. A. Wallace Gallery at SUNY College of Old Westbury, at the Brecht Forum in Brooklyn, and at the Kitchen in New York. She presented on French Art at numerous conferences worldwide, including Tate Britain, London (UK); KAIST University, Daejeon (South Korea), Brown and Cornell Universities, at MIT, and CAA annual conferences in Philadelphia, New York, and Chicago (USA), among others. Her work on French militant video has been published in Afterall Journal, and reprinted in Hilary Robinson ed., Feminism Art Theory (Wiley & Blackwell Editions, Oxford, 2015). Some of her work on Sociological Art, has been published in François Bovier and Adeena Mey eds., Exhibited Cinema an Anthology, by ECAL and JRP Ringier Editions, (Lausanne and Zurich, 2016). Stephanie last curated project WE DISSENT: Design of the Women's Movement in New York, at 41 Cooper Gallery in New York, presented the work of more than 130 women artists and collectives (listed "10 Under-the-Radar Art Show" by Roberta Smith, The New York Times, Nov. 2018).

May 3 - 11, 2023 Departure; Oct 4 - 12, 2023 Departure
Pamela Kachurin

Pamela Kachurin

Pamela Kachurin earned her Ph.D. in Art and Architectural History, with a concentration in 20th Century Art.

Dr. Kachurin has taught Modern Art at Tufts, Northeastern, Harvard, and Duke Universities. She has led dozens of adult groups through world-renowned art museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Harvard University Art Museums, and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Her numerous books, articles and exhibition catalog essays have focused on the deep connections between 20th century art and political movements.

Dr. Kachurin has travelled widely in France, with extended stays in Paris and Provence, and has lectured extensively in the US and abroad. She is thrilled to share her passion for 20th century French art with sophisticated Smithsonian travelers.

Aug 16 - 24, 2023 Departure
Janetta Rebold Benton

Janetta Rebold Benton

Janetta Rebold Benton is the Distinguished Professor of Art History at Pace University, New York. She has lectured for many years at the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has served as the speaker on trips worldwide for both institutions. A former resident of Paris, she was Visiting Professor in the graduate school of art history at European University in St. Petersburg, Russia, and in the graduate school of art history at China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, on two Fulbright Senior Scholar Awards in 2012 and 2018.

Dr. Benton is the author of eight art history books (with translations into French and Chinese), as well as numerous scholarly articles and reviews published in Austria, China, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, and the U.S. She holds degrees/diploma from Harvard University, Brown University, George Washington University, and Cornell University.

Sep 13 - 21, 2023 Departure
Joan Grimbert

Joan Grimbert

Joan Grimbert is Professor Emerita of French and Medieval Studies at Catholic University of America, where she began teaching the language, literature, civilization, and culture of France in 1987. Before completing her graduate studies in Romance Philology at the University of Chicago, Joan lived and worked in Paris for six years as a student, researcher, and translator. Her research is focused on medieval French literature, and she is an expert on Chrétien de Troyes and the legend of Tristan and Iseult from the 12th century to the present.  Joan has published six books and numerous scholarly articles, primarily on Arthurian literature and film. A dual citizen of France and the United States, she was recently named Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes académiques in recognition of her work promoting French culture.