Say au revoir to the gloomy fall weather and bonjour to lavender fields, vineyards and outdoor markets! Destinations for this Mediterranean adventure include Nice, Cannes and Monaco. This is the fourth fundraising trip hosted by ASCLA. Previous adventures include Paris, Ireland and the upcoming trip to Italy in April 2013, which is sold out. This adventure is open to the library community; there are no membership requirements in order to participate. Previous travelers have brought spouses, siblings and friends along.
Travelers will arrive in Nice on October 6, then transfer to Les-Baux-de-Provence. From Les Baux, the trip will explore the Luberon Valley, full of vineyards, lavender fields, olive groves and charming towns like L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and Gordes; Arles and the St. Paul de Mausole; Avignon and the Palace of the Popes; and St. Remy. On October 10, the group will depart for Cannes, visiting St. Tropez en route. From Cannes, travelers will visit Antibes, Juan les Pins, Vence and Eze. There will also be tours of the Monaco Library, the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, the neo-Romanesque cathedral where Princess Grace and Prince Rainier are entombed; and Jardins St. Martin.
You can download a complete trip itinerary here. (http://www.ala.org/ascla/sites/ala.org.ascla/files/content/asclaevents/asclafrancefall2013.pdf)
Those interested in making a reservation should contact Michael Stillwell at Lyceum Tours (firstname.lastname@example.org) or ASCLA Executive Director Susan Hornung (email@example.com) for information. The cost of the trip is $2,869 plus airfare. A deposit in the amount of $500 is due by May 1 to reserve your space, with the balance due by July 15.