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Roussillon

1 Oct — 8 Oct 2018 | Tour Director: Cathy Oakes

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Tour Directors

Andrew Wilson portrait

Cathy Oakes, PhD, FSA

Associate Professor in Art History at Oxford University.

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Andrew Wilson portrait

Juliet Heslewood, MA

author and art historian

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 1355 on British Airways, arriving Toulouse 1645. Transfer to Hotel Les Jardins du Cèdre, Port Vendres for seven nights.

Day

2

Short introductory lecture followed by excursion to Collioure: harbour, Church of Notre Dame des Anges, Chateau Royal. Afternoon: continue to Elne (pre-Roman Iberian citadel of Ilíberis).

Day

3

Whole day excursion into Pyrenees along Valley of the Tech: Arles sur Tech (Church of St Marie), Col d’Ares (views of ruined forts and chapels), stone-built house of Besalú in Spain, returning to France via border town of Le Perthus (Fort de Bellegarde).

Day

4

Whole day excursion via St Genis des Fontaines (Romanesque sculptures) and Céret (provincial town frequented by turn of the century artists) for the Modern Art Museum (Picasso). Continue to Perpignan: Hotel de Ville (Maillol sculpture), Palace of the Kings of Majorca.

Day

5

Whole day excursion to Catalonia: St Pere de Rodes (superb Romanesque monastery), Cadaqués (picturesque fishing village), Figueres (Dalí Museum).

Day

6

Ille-sur-Têt (sacred art museum), Villefranche-de-Conflent (fortified town), St Michel de Cuxa (10th century Romanesque church).

Day

7

Morning: Museum Maître de Cabestany. Afternoon: free time and Forteresse de Salses (huge complex built to withstand early artillery).

Day

8

Depart for Toulouse (Musée des Augustins) before transferring to to airport for 1740 return flight, arriving Heathrow 1835.

Tour Dates

1 Oct — 8 Oct 2018

Days

8

Cost

£1985

Tour Code

ROU2-18

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Cost includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £290.

 
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