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Yet_land_bg Languedoc-Roussillon Midi-Pyrenees: The Real South of France

Dates: October 21 - October 29, 2017

Total Duration: 9 days

Cost: $4,495 per person, double occupancy

Deposit (per participant): $1,000

Activity level: Moderately Active

Jeffrey Brenzel
Humanities & Directed Studies

Tour Operator: Thomas P. Gohagan & Co.

Region: Western Europe


Experience the South of France during this one-of-a-kind, nine-day itinerary amid unspoiled landscapes, traditional French villages and lofty Cathar fortresses of the beautiful and historic Languedoc-Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées region. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of medieval Carcassonne and the picturesque hilltop village of Cordes-sur-Ciel. Discover the seldom-visited département of Aude, dotted with quaint towns, lush olive groves and ample vineyards, where medieval monks first produced crisp Blanquette, a sparkling wine that predates Champagne. Enjoy a cruise on the breathtaking Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage site and historic link between the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Marvel at the natural wonders of the Corbières region and the Pyrénées Mountains and walk through the UNESCO-designated "red city" of Albi. Stay in the historic Hotel Mercure Albi Bastides on the River Tarn and the stylish Château de Floure, a 16th-century country estate. Enjoy a forum with local residents who will share insights into their daily lives. Toulouse pre-program and Cathar Country post-program options are available.

Jeffrey Brenzel

Jeff Brenzel '75 returned to Yale in 1997 as the Executive Director of the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA), then later in 2005 named the... more>>