Join UW-Madison Alumni and Friends for a event:
On Friday, June 22, those in attendance of the UW-Aix Cinquantenaire Celebration will embark on a journey to rediscover the heart of Provence, beginning with a visit to the northern village of Eygalières. We will take in the sights, sounds and smells of the market and meet our guide, Jane Satow. She will take the group further into the heart of the Alpilles region, giving us a glimpse of Provençal life and culture across the millennia.
From the market we will make our way to Saint Remy de Provence, known for its picture-perfect scenery and uniquely Dutch resident who spent a prolific convalescent year on the peaceful grounds of the asylum of St. Paul de Mausole. While in this village, UW-Aix guests will learn more about the context in which Van Gogh created some of his best-loved paintings, including Irises, Starry Night, and Wheatfield with Cypresses.
From beauty and art we will turn our attention to the culinary delights of the region with a stop at Glanum for a catered picnic lunch and a step back into the early history of Provence, exploring the village’s Roman ruins. Our day will end learning first-hand about the ancient and enduring Provençal tradition of olive cultivation and production at the olive mill of Maussane. Before returning to the ‘big city’ of Aix, the group will take one final glimpse of the region perched high above the jagged valley in Les Baux de Provence.
Join us for this unique tour of the sights, smells and tastes of Provence by registering at www.Aix50years.wisc.eduWhile there, take a peek at the photos other UW-Aix alums have shared and please send us yours. Even if you’re not an alum of the program, you are more than welcome to join us!