Castle Near Avignon Sept 1—9 , 2023
Join Us at Glorious Provence
Always Something to Discover
There is a painting everywhere in Provence
9 Day Château Retreat for Artists near Avignon, Provence
September 1 — 9 , 2023 ~ Glorious Provence.
All media. All levels.
Provence in the Fall
September is a perfect time for an art retreat in southern France — it is as ideal as it gets.
It’s that time of year when the tourists have left to return to the cities, the children have gone back to school, the traffic has disappeared and the region becomes peaceful in its sun-drenched glory. Artists arrive and venture out to paint the surrounding natural beauty and bounty of Provence. This is an opportunity to paint with other artists while spending 9 idyllic days in Provence.
September boasts the wine harvest, La Vendange. After all, we are in the famous Côtes du Rhônes wine-producing region of France. During Glorious Provence, we explore private vineyards, paint there and go wine tasting. Of course, every day has a unique destination to sketch and paint – while also taking time to stop, explore, and meet the locals. Your itinerary includes visits to local outdoor markets, vineyards and breathtaking hilltop villages or villages perchés. We make sure that all locations have access to our vehicles, materials and cafes. Bring your camera, because you will want to snap references to paint later. Like the impressionists before us, you will be truly inspired by all things Provence and its seductive light.
We are returning to a historic château estate located East of Avignon for this wonderful art retreat. This château has been perched on top of the village in one form or another since the 600s. The estate is beyond charming with the arched entrance, ancient walls, and stunning terraces opening to incredible rooftop views across the Luberon valley. We have a great room for socializing and painting if needed, terraces for eating en plein air, and a splendid swimming pool. You can see images of it here.
We will visit the grounds in St. Rémy de Provence where Van Gogh lived for almost a year and paint where he painted. It is an unforgettable experience exploring parts of this remarkable region that has flourished since Roman times. Today Provence is a culturally thriving agricultural paradise. When you see the quality of light you understand why artists flocked to this region and why several of the Impressionists chose to live here. After dining at the château we take up various painting-related topics for discussion and demos. Although the workshop is not instructed – painting side-by-side with fellow artists provides growth, exposure to new skills and new friendships. Guests travel from around the world to join this workshop, including painters, photographers, writers and sculptors. We welcome non-painting partners, they are included on all our excursions and become part of the group.
Dinners, ground transportation and accommodations are included. Price is based on double occupancy. There are a limited number of single rooms. Airfare is not included. Discounts are available for former guests and also for those traveling together, spouses/partners (painting or non-painting). A $700 deposit is required to hold your space.
All prices are in US dollars.
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Glorious Provence Art Retreat
September 1—9, 2023
All prices are in US Dollars
This Workshop Includes:
- 9 days of artistic immersion.
- Stay in an authentic French château
- 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 Provençal surroundings.
- Daily painting locations: Private vineyards, wine tasting, Les Baux and St Remy, charming villages and markets.
- 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
September 1—9, 2023