FPRI, in coordination with Academic Arrangements Abroad, would like to invite you to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime cultural cruise through France’s rich Bordeaux region. This is the land of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France, Queen of England, and one of the most powerful and charming women of the Middle Ages. Bordeaux’s fame as a capital of culture and wine has only grown since her day. During the autumn vendange, ply the Dordogne, Garonne, and Gironde rivers, stepping ashore to admire timeless architecture, learn about contemporary politics and culture, meet local winemakers, and enjoy haute cuisine.
T R A V E L I N G W I T H Y O U
Ronald J. Granieri is the Executive Director of FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West and is the Director of Research for the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute for Management & International Studies. He is a specialist in European and International History with degrees from Harvard and the University of Chicago. The recipient of a Federal Chancellor Scholarship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Ron has taught at the University of Tübingen as well as the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Syracuse University, and Furman University. He is the author of The Ambivalent Alliance: Konrad Adenauer, the CDU/CSU, and the West, 1949-1966 (Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2003), and is currently completing a book entitled The Fall and Rise of German Christian Democracy, From Detente
to Reunification, for Oxford University Press.
D E S T I N A T I O N S I N C L U D E
Many cultural and wine tasting experiences in Pauillac, Bergerac, Cadillac, Bordeaux, and more.
An exploration of La Cité du Vin, an exciting new museum devoted to the two millennia of wine history in the region.
A visit to Château d’Arsac, an award-winning wine estate celebrated for its Margaux wines and sculpture garden.
A backstage tour at the elegant Grand Théatre, one of the finest theaters in France and a model for the Paris Opéra.
An optional 3-night postlude in the Dordogne region.