Join us in France
with Art Historian, John Paul Thornton, on an adventure in the South of France...

visiting the legendary cities of Lyon, Avignon, Arles, Nice, Saint Tropez, Menton and more. Tour the regions that inspired Roman emperors, Popes, kings, painters and sculptors, as we see the most beautiful museums, grand chateaux, sparkling harbors and lavish villas.

Itinerary At A Glance

Highlights of the day-to-day itinerary...

Day 1: Welcome to France! 

Day 2: Lyon & The Saone River

Day 3: Vienne & Avignon

Day 4: Avignon & The Pope's Palace

Day 5: Arles & Van Gogh Foundation

Day 6: Baux-de-Provence, Maussane, Fontvielle 

Day 7: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence 

Day 8: Visit to Hotel de Caumont - Art Center, Aix-en-Provence

Day 9: Nice with stop over in Saint-Tropez 

Day 10: Nice & Palace Lascaris

Day 11: Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat & Menton

Day 12: Antibes & Saint-Paul-de-Vence

Day 13: Chagall & Matisse Museums

Day 14: Adieu! 

About your host
John Paul Thornton

Award-winning historian John Paul Thornton has led art and travel tours throughout Europe, Egypt, Russia, Jordan and Israel.

He was recently honored by the United States Congress praising his accomplishments as an American artist, educator and speaker. John Paul has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the United Nations Foundation and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Having enjoyed decades of global adventures, John Paul is convinced travel, with an emphasis on art, architecture, and culture can be life changing. He believes travel promotes understanding, sparks inspiration, and enriches our lives like nothing else.