PAINT EUROPE TRIP
Paint in the footprints of the French Impressionist Masters... Monet... Pissarro... Manet... Boudin...
Whether you are a seasoned artist... or you have never painted before and have always wanted to learn... join national award winning artist and instructor Laurie Hendricks for a week in August capturing the breathtaking Normandy countryside and colorful sea coast painting en plein air in your own unique style.
Each day we'll feed our creative souls. There will be daily painting sessions, individual instruction and demonstrations by Laurie which will improve your skills and expand your art experience.
Artists can choose to paint en plein air in oil or watercolor. You will take home your France paintings and a journal filled with treasured memories of your European creative adventure.
We’ll be based in picturesque Honfleur, France, the medieval Normandy sea coast town with narrow cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and beautiful old harbor, where the Seine river meets the English Channel. We'll stay six nights in a choice of personally selected boutique hotels.
We'll paint the colorful 16th-18th century townhouses lining Honfleur's majestic Vieux-Bassin with the array of boats in the old harbor... we'll paint the beautiful landscapes of the Normandy countryside and the spectacular sea coast ...and we'll take a day trip to Mont Saint Michel, the UNESCO World Heritage site, and to stunning Etretat.
We are invited as special guests to a private Normandy manor estate where we'll spend the day painting spectacular landscapes and timbered Normandy buildings.
There will be personal free time to join an optional guided tour with a local historian to see the WWII D-Day battleground beaches and visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.
Plus there will be free time for additional individual painting... taking leisure walks... exploring quaint village shops and galleries... and relaxing at sidewalk cafes.
Optional before breakfast group pleasure walks are organized for travelers who want some morning exercise before starting their vacation day.
The trip will be part of your life's treasured memories!
The Normandy Paint Europe Trip Is Designed To Provide:
A fabulous vacation and painting experience in stunning Normandy... painting each day in Normandy seaports and along the coast..., and in the countryside and in the region's small villages.
Daily painting and art instruction with Laurie Hendricks.
Friendly and fun small group environment limited to 12 persons. Enjoy the camaraderie and begin friendships with like-minded travelers.
Free personal time for added painting... shopping... relaxing.
Optional group morning pleasure walks led by WalkEurope president, Tom Harter.
Recommended restaurants provided should you want to explore on your own, yet everyone is invited to join Laurie Hendricks for local-cuisine group meals.
Connoisseur service & support – fully escorted tour, personal & customized service, for a fun and worry-free vacation!
Daily sketching and painting with Laurie Hendricks.
Six nights in a choice personally-selected hotels:
Charming Boutique hotel -- stay in a charming traditional hotel located in the heart of old town Honfleur.
Premiere/Signature Boutique hotel -- stay in the exceptional setting of a beautiful ancient building, composed of an old salt storehouse and three 16th-century houses located in the heart of Honfleur. Inside is a cozy and elegant décor filled with collector’s objects, warm fabrics and specially chosen furniture.
Daily hotel buffet breakfasts.
Welcome Reception – with French wines and cheeses hosted by Laurie Hendricks and WalkEurope.
Farewell Dinner - with traditional Normandy cuisine and French wines hosted by WalkEurope.
Day trips to the Normandy countryside and small villages... and to Mont San Michel Abbey and Etretat.
Morning Pleasure Walks - optional before breakfast group pleasure walks through Honfleur and along the harbor.
Castle, villa & garden entrance fees for all group activities and day trips.
Round trip group transfer between Central Paris and Honfleur.
Ground transportation for all group activities and day trips.
Arrival & Departure City:
Transfer - Leave Central Paris, Sunday, August 20, to Honfleur
Transfer - Leave Honfleur, Saturday, August 26, to Central Paris
Laurie Hendricks, Artist & Instructor - More About Laurie
Tom Harter, WalkEurope President
Charming Boutique Hotel Option
$3,750 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. For solo travelers, we will try to find you a roommate. Tour cost does not include airfare.
Added cost for private single room accommodation -- $625
Premiere/Signature Boutique Hotel Option
$4,450 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. For solo travelers, we will try to find you a roommate. Tour cost does not include airfare.
Added cost for private single room accommodation option -- $725
Tour cost includes roundtrip group transportation between Central Paris and Honfleur.
Tour cost does not include optional guided tour with local historian to WWII D-Day battleground beaches and to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Added cost for the tour is $75
Space Is Limited!
Limited to 12 persons.
Recommended WalkEurope Trip Combinations:
Travel for 2 Weeks Combining Your Normandy Paint Europe Trip with:
August 27 - September 2, 2017
Cotswold Paint Europe Trip
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Note: Trip itinerary subject to changes.