The color - the fragrance - the views - Provence in Lavender Season

Lavender Season Provence

Dreams do come true - I'm painting in Provence

Lavender Season

7 Day Château Retreat for Artists near Luberon

July 12-18, 2020

Our July retreat is located near Aix en Provence. It is a wonderful opportunity to paint with other artists and spend 7 idyllic days in the South of France. All while surrounded in the natural beauty and bounty of Provence in Lavender Season.

We carefully selected this location on a beautiful château estate. Dinners, transportation and accommodations are included.

Aix is a university town with a thriving cultural center. Here we will visit Cézanne’s studio, left just as it was when he painted there. July is lavender high-season! You will paint fields awash in lavender. Of course, we make time to explore vineyards and even have special permission to paint there. We paint at the most beautiful villages in Provence. A couple of those spectacular villages are featured in the movie, A Good Year, with Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard (based on the Peter Mayle book). We always make a point of visiting Les Baux for the spectacular show at Les Carrières de Lumières, which you can read about on our blog. And we paint where Vincent van Gogh painted at St Rémy de Provence. 

Your itinerary includes markets, vineyards and visits to breathtaking hilltop villages. We’ve chosen locations where we have access to our vehicles, materials and cafés. Bring your camera because you will be truly inspired by your surroundings and want to snap references to paint later.

After dining together in the great room, we take up various painting related topics for discussion and demos. Although the workshop is not instructed, when painting side-by-side with other artists, you’ll leave the retreat with stronger skills and lifelong connections. Wonderful guests from across the world have joined us for Workshops in France, including painters, photographers, writers, and a sculptor. Hear what they had to say about their experience.

Price based on double-occupancy. Single rooms are available. Airfare not included. Discounts available for spouses or partners (painting or non-painting.) $500 Deposit required to hold your space.

July in Provence can be quite warm. We tend to start painting earlier in the day during this retreat. We can paint more in the afternoon in the shadier spots. There is no limit on painting. 

Have questions about Workshops in France? We have answers on our Frequently Asked Questions.

This Workshop Includes:

  • 7 days of artistic immersion.
  • All Inclusive: Fine food, wine, accommodation and ground transportation with one lunch and one dinner at your own expense.
  • Paint, sketch and enjoy the good life in beautiful European surroundings.
  • Daily painting locations: Private vineyards with wine tasting, charming hill-top villages, markets and lavender-filled views.
  • Balanced itinerary of painting, exploring and relaxation for artists of all media – all skill levels!
  • Learn, live and paint side-by-side with artists.
  • Uninstructed workshop. Mentoring Available.
  • Plenty to do for non-painting partners!

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Lavender Season in the Luberon


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