Poppy Season Provence

Wild Poppies in the French Countryside

Live and paint side-by-side with fellow artists

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9 Day Château Retreat for Artists near Carcassonne

May 6-14, 2023 ~ Poppy Season.


For those who are not interested in instruction, but prefer working side-by-side with fellow artists from around the world we have Poppy Season. 


The magic takes place on the grounds of an authentic 13th-century chateau where the alchemy of classic art and romantic imagination come together to create the ideal workshop and art retreat environment.  Our retreats are so much more than a classroom. You will spend the entire time living and working under the same roof as the instructors and other creative guests who share their passion for art and la belle vie! 

We are not limited to the chateau grounds with plenty of excursions including Mirepoix and Carcassonne. This makes it an ideal destination for couples with non-painting partners, artist friends who want to travel and paint together, or even family members who share their artistry. Plenty to do for non-painting partners.

Get ready for some painting and an immersive experience in the Occitanie region in the south of France. This once-in-a-lifetime inspiring and instructive workshop will be unforgettable.

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 is based on double occupancy. Single rooms are available. Airfare is not included. Discounts available for spouses or partners (painting or non-painting.)

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

For those that prefer instructed workshops see our link here.

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May 6-14, 2023


This Workshop Includes:


  • 9 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, fishing ports and seaside villages on the Mediterranean, charming villages, markets and poppy-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!

Reserve Your Spot Now!

May 6-14, 2023


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