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Bjِrklunden Seminar Travels to France

Bjِrklunden is once again proud to present an opportunity to perpetuate lifelong learning. This spring, from May 14 – 25, Tim Crain will lead a tour to majestic France.

Crain, who conducts seminars at Bjِrklunden for Lawrence University, has guided over 25 educational tours to Europe for the University of Wisconsin System and Marquette University. His area of specialization is European history, and he is an adjunct assistant professor in the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Celtic Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Participants travelling with the group will first take in Normandy, where a highlight of the trip will be visiting the beaches of Normandy. Stops will be made at the landing beaches of World War II, at Ste. Mere Eglise – the first French town to be liberated by the American troops – and with a visit to the American Cemetery, participants will take in sweeping views of Omaha Beach, as well as Gold, Juno, and Sword Beaches.

The trip continues on to Mont. St. Michel, one of the most famous pilgrimage centers since the Middle Ages. Next the trip will visit the Loire’s largest residence, with its very distinct French Renaissance architecture. The next stop is the town of Orleans, where travelers will enjoy a walking tour of this most northern town of the wine regions.

The next five days will be spent in glorious Paris. These days will be filled with the famous sights of the city, including the Champs-Elysees, the Eiffel Tower Quarter, as well as Versailles. After heading into Champagne country, participants will come back to tour the Louvre and Museum d’Orsay. The trip winds down with walks through the Latin Quarter, Montmartre, and a cruise down the Seine.

For more information contact Mark Breseman at 920.839.2216 or [email protected].