Rhodes to Travel Accepting Reservations for Trips to Quebec and Antarctica

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Publication Date: 5/5/2008


The Meeman Center for Lifelong Learning at Rhodes is offering “The Louvre in Quebec: Arts and Life” Sept 22-26, 2008 as part of its Rhodes to Travel program. The trip will be operated by Canadian Cultural Landscapes, among whose clients are the Smithsonian Associates, the Museum of Television & Radio (New York), and the NATO Parliament.

This year Quebec celebrates the 400th anniversary of its founding. To honor this anniversary, the Louvre is loaning 277 masterworks—few of which have ever been seen outside the Paris museum—for an exclusive exhibit, “Le Louvre à Québec. Les Arts et la Vie.” It has been described as the most ambitious and generous loan that the Louvre has ever made, and Meeman travelers can enjoy the privilege of before-hours access to the exhibition.

Quebec is a city of beauty with a European atmosphere and French-speaking citizens. This special trip offers four nights at the charming Auberge St-Antoine, listed as a “World’s Best Places to Stay” and recently voted the best hotel in Canada; superb French cuisine in some of the city’s finest restaurants; and a farewell reception and dinner in the city’s most exclusive private club.

Other stops on the itinerary include an artist’s studio; the Museum of Civilization with the major exhibition Gold of the Americas; the Ile d’Orleans, know as the Garden of Quebec; and Montmorency Falls. Lectures by architectural historian David Mendel round out the tour.

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The Meeman Center also is accepting reservations for “Antarctica: A Journey to the White Continent,” January 10-23, 2009. If you have ever wanted to receive a firsthand education on this remote and beautiful wilderness, this is your opportunity.

Guided by Lindblad & National Geographic experts, see up close enormous tabular icebergs, seals wallowing on the beach and penguin covered hillsides. The schedule is designed to give travelers the best experience possible. Travelers will have the opportunity to cruise on the National Geographic Explorer, a state-of-the-art expedition ship; paddle kayaks and take hikes; and sail through the incomparable Lemaire Channel, where a hush falls over onlookers as they take in the beauty.

For travel costs, contact the Meeman Center (901) 843-3964 or download a brochure. (PDF)