Paris & Normandy
June 10 - 18, 2013
A Seine river cruise through France is ideal for art, history, and wine lovers. Enjoy a magical combination of time spent in Franceʼs splendid capital and discoveries of quaint villages in the picturesque region of Normandy. View architectural marvels like the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Visit the Normandy Landing Beaches or delve into the agriculture of the rural regions of France's countryside. Take in the gardens that inspired Monet at his home in Giverny, or visit Château de Malmaison, formerly the residence of Napoleon and Joséphine. At the end of the day, relax in the delightful retreat of the deluxe, 140-passenger Avalon Creativity, savor the gourmet cuisine, and enjoy the space, comfort, and views characteristic of all its staterooms.
Cost: from $3,495
Tour Operator: Orbridge
Call: (866) 639-0079
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw is Associate Professor of American Art. She received her PhD from Stanford and was an assistant professor at Harvard for five years before coming to Penn in 2005. Her research and teaching focus on the art and material culture of the New World; from Canada to the Caribbean and from Taos to Tahiti, she is interested in the confluence of cultures since Columbus landed on the Island of Hispaniola in 1492. Professor Shaw loves to travel for both research and relaxation, spending as much time as possible in Latin America, Bermuda, and Europe.
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