Anyone else going to Aix-en-Provence in Feb 2018?

This will be my first RS program and I chose this one in Provence.  Anxious to freshen up on my French language skills (or lack thereof) and learn a little French cooking as well.  It would be nice to get to know some of the other participants on this trip and where they are from.

I'm a single lady living outside of Phoenix AZ.  I love to travel and hope to take advantage of the weekends to see some of the places in France that I haven't been to yet.

Hope to hear from my other classmates.

Lanie

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  • Doug, thanks for the info regarding the bus and rental cars. That's great to know. I really would like to explore places on the weekends. I'm flying in and out of Paris and taking the train down to Aix. the fare was better and I'm staying a week after the program to visit Strasbourg and then a few days in Paris. Don't worry about your French. I'm sure we all can help you. Looking forward to meeting the group. I'm sure we all will have a great experience!
  • Hi Lanie

    I think you will enjoy the train ride from Paris to Aix. Every time I'm in Europe I require a TGV fix! In April, I took the train from Sicily to Paris; 2 Italian trains (1 overnighter) and the French TGV from Turin to Paris. Yup, Sicily is an island ... train rolled onto a ferry, then rolled off on the mainland ... neat experience!

    By the way, the TGV station in Aix is a ways out of town. The regular (non TGV) train station in Aix is about a 1/2 block from where we'll have our language courses; a bit of a walk to our hotel. It's probably too long a walk with luggage.

    Cheers, Doug
  • Hi Doug,
    I totally understand your need for a TGV fix. My first train in Europe was when I was 16 and I have quite a story for you when we all get there. I wish we had the same great transportation system here in the US. The TGV system sure makes things fast and easy. I also have a trip to Lyon booked for one of the weekends and possibly another one to Dijon, so I'll be using the trains regularly.

    Getting excited for this trip!
    Au Bientot!
    Lanie
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  • Hi Doug,
    I totally understand your need for a TGV fix. My first train in Europe was when I was 16 and I have quite a story for you when we all get there. I wish we had the same great transportation system here in the US. The TGV system sure makes things fast and easy. I also have a trip to Lyon booked for one of the weekends and possibly another one to Dijon, so I'll be using the trains regularly.

    Getting excited for this trip!
    Au Bientot!
    Lanie
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