The Ancient Studies Department is pleased to announce its 47th study/travel program over Spring Break 2013. Participants will travel to France on Friday, March 15, and return Saturday, March 23. The trip is open to all UMBC community members.
Our travels take us first to southern France, where we will see spectacular monuments of Roman architecture: the amphitheater in Orange, the aqueduct Pont du Gard, and the best-preserved of absolutely all Roman temples, the Maison Carrée. In Avignon, we will visit the town’s celebrated medieval bridge and the Papal Palace, home to the popes in exile in the fourteenth century. We will also participate in a private wine-tasting in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one of the most famous wine-producing regions in France.
Our visits in and around Paris will include the museums of the Louvre and d’Orsay, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, the Holocaust Mémorial Shoah, an excursion to Versailles, an excursion to tour some of the châteaux of the Loire Valley, and a relaxing Seine River boat ride at night on a Bateau-Mouche to see Paris from the calm waterway which divides the city.
Please contact Abigail Granger at firstname.lastname@example.org or at ext. 5-6265 for more details and to register.