Small Group Escorted Specialty Tours with Concierge Service
& PAINTING TRIP
ART INSTRUCTION & PAINTING TRIP
with ARTIST EVA MARGUERIETTE
Avignon, Arles, Gordes, Bonnieux,
Saint-Remy de Provence, Pernes les Fontaines,
Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Chateauneuf du Pape
June 26 - July 2, 2016
Painting with Eva Margueriette
Gordes - Provence's Famous Hill Village
Avignon on the Rhone River
Have you always wanted to try painting? If so, this is the perfect time and place to begin. Beginning and experienced artists are encouraged to join, as are non-artists, friends and spouses.
Whether you have never painted before or you're a seasoned painter, renowned Southern California artist and instructor, Eva Margueriette, will guide you individually in capturing the Provence landscape en plein air in your own unique style. You will take home a painted journal filled with treasured memories of your European creative adventure.
Explore the breathtaking splendor of beautiful Southern France, roaming through the majestic Provence countryside of vineyards, olive groves and ancient stone farmhouses. Visit historic hill villages and meander through local provencal outdoor markets.
Each day we'll feed our creative souls. There will be daily painting sessions, individual instruction and demonstrations by Eva which will improve your skills and expand your art experience.
We’ll be staying six nights in Villeneuve lez Avignon, a lovely village located on the Rhone River across from Avignon. We’ll take day trips to small Provence villages in the Luberon Valley where we'll paint and explore local life.
Villages we'll visit include: Gordes... Bonnieux... Saint-Remy de Provence... and Pernes les Fontaines, recognized as a Les Plus Beaux Detours de France village, one of the 100 most beautiful villages in France. We'll spend an afternoon in charming Isle-sur-Sorgue, next to the Sorgue River, with more than 300 antique shops.
We'll visit and paint in Provence's two UNESCO World Heritage site cities, Avignon and Arles. We'll take a day trip to Cote du Rhone's most celebrated wine village, Chateauneuf du Pape, for a day of painting and wine tasting. Plus we'll have a French Provencal cooking class and dinner with a local chef.
Optional before breakfast group pleasure walks around Villeneuve lez Avignon and along the Rhone River are organized for travelers who want some morning exercise before starting their vacation day.
The Provence Painting Trip Is Designed To Provide:
A fabulous vacation experience in beautiful Southern France when the Provence landscape is in glorious full bloom!
Daily art instruction and painting with Eva Margueriette.
A friendly and fun small group environment limited to 15 persons. Enjoy the camaraderie and begin friendships with like-minded travelers.
Many activities for artist and non-artist travelers, including structured morning group activities and escorted walks… tour of Avignon's Palais des Papes (Pope's Palace)… Arles's historic Roman amphitheater… colorful provencal outdoor markets… French Provincial cooking class and dinner with a local chef… and Cote du Rhone wine tasting session.
Time for personal sightseeing, relaxing at sidewalk cafes, enjoying French cuisine and pastries, and shopping at boutiques and local markets.
Optional morning group pleasure walks led by WalkEurope president, Tom Harter.
Recommended restaurants should you want to explore on your own, yet everyone is invited to join Eva Margueriette for local-cuisine group meals.
Trip support – fully escorted tour for a fun and worry-free vacation!
Daily sketching and painting with Eva Margueriette.
Six nights in choice of hotels.
Charming Boutique Hotel: Hotel de l'Attlier, personal favorite family owned and operated guesthouse hotel in a character-filled 16th century residence with a relaxing patio.
Premiere Signature/Luxury Hotel: Hotel de Le Prieure, a Relais & Chateaux luxury group hotel.
Daily hotel buffet breakfasts.
Morning Painting Session in Avignon – afternoon free for personal sightseeing, painting, relaxation and shopping.
Day trip to Arles & Saint Remy de Provence – visit Arles's ancient Roman amphitheater and historic city centre, and to Saint-Remy's Vincent Van Gogh trail.
Day trip to Gordes & Bonnieux – two of Provence's most beautiful hill villages.
Day trip to Pernes les Fontaines & Isle-sur-la-Sorgue – two charming "not to miss" villages in the Luberon Valley, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue has over 300 antiques shops.
French Provencal Cooking Class – enjoy an evening learning about French cuisine, having a cooking lesson, and dinner with a local chef.
Cote du Rhone Wine Tasting – in Chateauneuf du Pope with a local expert.
Cocktail Hour Soirees – enjoy before dinner aperitifs and local wines hosted by WalkEurope.
Morning Pleasure Walks - optional before breakfast daily escorted group pleasure walks around Villeneuve lez Avignon and along the Rhone River.
Farewell Dinner – featuring French Provencal cuisine and Cote du Rhone wines hosted by WalkEurope.
Ground transportation for all group activities and day trips.
Arrival & Departure City:
Eva Margueriette, Artist
Tom Harter, WalkEurope President
Charming Boutique Hotel Option:
$3,450 – 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.
$825 – Added cost for single room accommodation option (limited availability).
Premiere Signature/Luxury – Relais & Chateaux Group Hotel Option:
$5,025 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. Tour cost does not include airfare.
$1,825 – Added cost for single room accommodation option (limited availability).
Space Is Limited -- Reserve Early!
Limited to 15 persons.
Would you like a copy of the detailed itinerary? Just ask and it will be e-mailed immediately!
Combine Your Provence Painting Trip with...
Barcelona & Madrid Painting Trip...
Join us the week before, June 19-25, on WalkEurope's Barcelona & Madrid Painting Trip. Eva Margueriette will be hosting a painting trip to vibrant Barcelona and cosmopolitan Madrid. Plus we'll take a day trip to majestic Toledo. The Spain and Provence back-to-back trips are designed for travelers to combine trips to spend two wonderful weeks painting in beautiful Europe. We'll travel together from Barcelona to Avignon on Saturday, June 25, on a AVE high-speed train. Join us on both trips! Click here for trip description.
Join us July 3-9 on WalkEurope's Paris Discovery Trip. Enjoy two spectacular summer time weeks in France! In Paris we'll see the city's top landmarks, plus take a day trip to Versailles. We'll travel together from Avignon to Paris on Saturday, July 2, on a TGV high-speed train. Click here for trip description.