Painting Destinations for Artists

Instructed and Uninstructed Tours

Make New Friends

With artists and locals

The Rhône Valley

Tasting Côtes du Rhône Wines

Hosted in a Historic French Château

Seasonal Workshops

Sights. Color. Fragrance. Ah, Provence.

Instructed Workshops Available

Côtes D'Azur

Painting experiences from the Luberon hills to the Mediterranean

A wonderful opportunity awaits…

This is a unique invitation to paint, sketch and stay with other artists in a historic French Château.

Let us introduce you to Provence over 10 days of artistic immersion in the idyllic South of France. We are your guides to a distraction-free experience making great art, while enjoying the natural beauty and bounty of Provence.

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Paint in Van Gogh’s Footsteps.

In 1889, Vincent Van Gogh spent a year living in an asylum in Saint-Rémy de Provence and painted many of his most famous works on the property. Our guests get a chance to literally paint in Van Gogh’s footsteps while we visit the asylum.

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*LAST SPOTS* Highlands and Kingdom of Fife, Scotland

June 16 – 28 (2018)


The Kingdom of Fife in Scotland lies north of Edinburgh, the gateway to the magnificent Highlands and within reach of coastal villages. Includes cultural tours to Glasgow and Edinburgh. 13 days.

Château Aix en Provence

Sep 16–25 (2018)


The Glorious September retreat, during the harvest is the perfect time to paint with other artists and spend 10 days in the South of France. All while surrounded in the natural beauty and bounty of Provence.

*JUST ADDED* Encore Provence

Sep 28– Oct 7 (2018)


The final days of Summer in Provence. This is a peaceful and splendid time to celebrate the colors of southern France as the Autumn arrives and the harvest is complete.

Upcoming Workshop Retreats: Instructed

Carol Marine Instructed Workshop Château Near Avignon

July 4 - 13, 2018

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JOIN THE LIST HERE  Carol Marine returns! Daily painting pioneer, author and gifted instructor, Carol, will teach a limited number of guests. This workshop sold out in hours. Join the waitlist to be notified if a free space opens for this workshop.

Tim Horn Instructed Workshop Château near Avignon

September 3 - 12 (2018)


*FINAL SPOTS AVAILABLE* Tim Horn is an internationally admired landscape artist and generous instructor. Most of all, he is a painter of light. Paint with him in the south of France. All levels. More about this workshop here

Guest Reviews

The trip was an artistic journey, so well coordinated all the artists had to do was create. It was a trip of a lifetime for me; from painting in the field with the horses to the warm welcome of the farmhouse lights in the evening after a day of painting. If you take a workshop with Workshops In France you will be in excellent hands. The leaders listen to each person and magically knows how to make every artist comfortable so they can create to their full potential and beyond. I look forward to the day when we can travel again and paint each day dawn till dark.

Laura W, Santa Clarita, CA, Attended twice, September 2010, 2016

It’s the light, it’s the ambiance of it all, it’s the people, it’s the food, it’s the wine, it’s … LA FRANCE!

Dianne B, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania June ‘ 15

What is memorable is the care and attention to most details, the excellent fellow painters, food and enjoyment of environment and companionship of other artists.

Keith L, Sydney, Australia - 5 time attendee, ‘13, ‘14, ‘15, '16, '17

Larry and I have not stopped talking about our trip with you last September.  As you know he is a musician and art appreciator, not an artist himself. It was nice to hear him practice flute on our lazy afternoons at the castle. Thank you Julie. We will join you again.

Larry and Michal C, Santa Paula, California September ‘14

The place that was picked for us to stay was wonderful. For me the most memorable thing was the village where we painted, but a close second was the bond between the artists that was created, allowing us to make friends for life during the trip.

Karla B, Sunland, California, 3 time attendee September ‘10, September ‘14, May '17

Thank you for making this experience a memorable testimony to my artistic growth. What better way to spend time during the summer painting in France the heart of Impressionism.

Fernando P, La Mirada, CA June ‘15

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