Explore the breathtaking splendor of beautiful Southern France, roaming through the majesticProvence countryside of vineyards, olive groves and ancient stone farmhouses. Visit historic hill villages and meander through local provencal outdoor markets. Each day we'll feed our creative souls with drawing and watercolor painting instruction and demonstrations with renowned Southern California artist Eva Margueriette.
Have you always wanted to try painting? If so, this is the perfect time and place to begin. Beginning artists are encouraged to join us, as are non-artists, friends and spouses. Whether you are a new or seasoned painter, Eva will guide you individually in capturing the landscape en plein air in your own unique style. You will take home a painted journal filled with treasured memories of your creative adventure.
We’ll be staying six-nights in the lovely village of Villeneuve lez Avignon located on the Rhone River across from Avignon. We’ll take day trips to small Provence villages in the Luberon Valley where we'll paint and explore local life. Villages we'll visit include Gordes, Bonnieux, Saint Remy de Provenceand Pernes les Fontaines, recognized as Les Plus Beaux Detours de France village, one of the 100 most beautiful villages in France. We'll spend an afternoon in charming Isle-sur-Sorgue, next to the Sorgue River, with more than 300 antique shops.
We'll visit and paint in Provence's two grand UNESCO World Heritage Site cities, Avignon and Arles. We'll take a day trip to Cote du Rhone's most celebrated wine village, Chateauneuf du Pape, for a day of painting and wine tasting. Plus we'll have a French Provencal cooking class and dinner with a local chef.
Before breakfast each day there will be an optional escorted pleasure walks around Villeneuve lez Avignon for those who want to get some morning exercise before starting the day.
PROVENCE PAINTING TRIP IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE:
A fabulous vacation experience in beautiful southern France when the Provence landscape is in glorious full bloom!
Daily art instruction and painting with Eva Margueriette.
A friendly and fun small group environment limited to 15 persons.. Enjoy the camaraderie and begin friendships with like-minded travelers.
Great trip with many activities for NON-ARTIST travelers. Including: structured morning group activities and escorted walks, tour of Avignon's Palais des Papes (Pope's Palace,) Arles' historic Roman amphitheater, colorful provencal outdoor markets, Cote du Rhone wine tasting session, and French Provencial cooking class and dinner with a local chef.
Free time for personal sightseeing, shopping, enjoying French pasties and cuisine, and relaxing at outdoor cafes.
Recommended local cuisine restaurants will be provided should you want to explore on your own, yet everyone is invited to join Eva Margueriette for group meals.
Trip support – Fully escorted tour to provide a fun, worry-free, relaxed vacation!
Provence's Luberon Valley
Charming Comfort Hotel
$3,450 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room.
$825 – Added cost for single room accommodation option (limited availability).
Premiere Luxury - Relais & Chateaux Group Hotel
$5,025 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room.
$1,825 – Added cost for single room accommodation option (limited availability).
Daily sketching and painting with Eva Margueriette.
Six nights in choice of boutique hotels.
Charming Comfort Hotel: Hotel de l'Attlier, personal favorite family owned and operated guesthouse hotel, in character-filled 16th century residence, with a relaxing patio.
Premiere Luxury Hotel: Hotel de Le Prieure, a Relais & Chateaux luxury group hotel.
Daily hotel buffet breakfasts
Daily Morning Walks - optional before breakfast escorted pleasure walks.
Welcome Reception – with local Cote du Rhone wines and cheese hosted by Eva Margueriette and WalkEurope.
French Provencial Cooking Class & Dinner – enjoy an evening of learning about French cuisine, having a cooking class and dinner with a local chef.
Cote du Rhone Wine Tasting – in Chateauneuf du Pope with a local wine expert.
Cocktail Hour Soirees - enjoy before dinner aperitifs and local wines.
Morning Painting in Avignon -- with afternoon free time for personal sightseeing, shopping, afternoon painting, or relax at an outdoor cafe.
Day Trip to Arles & Saint Remy de Provence - visit Arles' ancient Roman amphitheater and historic city centre, and Saint Remy's Vincent Van Gogh trail.
Day Trip to Gordes & Bonnieux -- two of Provence's most beautiful and famous hill villages.
Day Trip to Pernes les Fontaines & Isle-sur-la-Sorgue - charming "not to miss" villages in the Luberon Valley, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue with over 300 antiques shops.
Gala Farewell Dinner – featuring French Provencal cuisine and Cote du Rhone wines hosted by WalkEurope.
All Ground Transportation – private van travel for all group activities and day trips.
Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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LIMITED TO 15 PERSONS.
March 15, 2016 Reservation Deadline
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JOIN US IN SPAIN TOO!
The week before, June 19-25, Eva will also be hosting a painting trip to Barcelona and Madrid. The Spain and Provence trips are designed for travelers to combine both trips to spend two weeks painting in Europe. Join us on both trips!
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Provence Painting Trip with Eva Margueriette