Experience the essence of France through its rich culture, beautiful countryside, and stirring history.

Begin your 15-day tour in Toulouse discovering medieval Carcassonne and the market town of Albi and its Toulouse-Lautrec Museum. Stay in charming Sarlat and explore the remote Dordogne region, including a visit to the famous caves at Lascaux II and a leisurely afternoon cruise on the Dordogne River. Tour the Loire Valley's impressive Château de Chenonceaux. Visit dramatic Mont St. Michel, the famous D-Day landing beaches, and the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach and walk among Monet's painterly gardens in Giverny. Conclude your journey in Paris with a tour of the city's highlights. An optional three-day/two-night posttour extension on your own in Paris is available.

To book this trip, contact Odysseys Unlimited at 888.370.6765.

Trip Scholar

Victor A. Friedman, LAB’66, AM’71, PhD’75

Victor A. Friedman is Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities, with appointments in the Department of Linguistics, Department of Anthropology, and the College at the University of Chicago. He is also Director of the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, a National Resource Center at the University of Chicago. He has taught courses on language and identity in France at UChicago’s Paris Center and has lectured and served on dissertation committees at the Sorbonne (Paris-IV), Centre national de la recherche scientifique - Langues et civilizations à tradition orale, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, and the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales. He has also consulted for the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, and other government and non-governmental organizations. His research has been supported by fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Fulbright-Hays, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, and the American Philosophical Society, among others, and he has published extensively on the role of language in society.