Zone de Texte: Art and Gourmet Adventure in France 
   Painting in Provence 

Day 4 (Thursday) Painting Experience 4 & Gourmet Dinner

- Painting on site at Châteauneuf-du-Pape

- Free Visit and Painting Site Suggestion:



Gourmet breakfast on the terrace.

8.30 a.m.: Departure from B&B (you can follow

Marie-Pierre with your own car)


9.30 a.m.: Painting on site with Marie-Pierre. Enjoy sketching in the village of the summer residency of the Popes. Pope John XXII ordered the construction of the château (14th century) which lies in ruin today. Vineyards and wine-making dominate village life. Wines dégustation with comments at Vinadea (house of wines) where 80 Châteauneuf-du-Pape makers are represented

11.30 a.m.: Departure to Orange

Noon: Time free at Orange: Visit the exceptional Roman theater (built

on the first century B.C.). Today, the stage is still in good condition as

well as the huge wall behind it. This monument has the privilege to be

the best preserved in Europe (note the incredible quality of acoustic!).

During summer it hosts thousands of music-lovers for the world famous

lyrical festival (Choregie d’Orange). Lunch on your own.

4.30 p.m.: Cheese degustation.  Another cheese with fresh fruits, olives

and  olive bread.

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Painting workshop from one of the sketches of the day

to work it out and discover the oil pastels technique, for example, or keep

working on your master piece.

7.30 p.m.: Dinner under the stars, wine and digestif.


Day 5 (Friday) Painting Experience 5 & Gourmet Dinner

- Painting on site at Lourmarin.

- Visit of the Market of Provence

- Painting Site Suggestion: the Château


Gourmet breakfast on the terrace.

8.30 a.m.: Departure from the B&B

(follow Marie-Pierre with your own car).


9.30a.m. to 11.30a.m.: Painting on site with Marie-Pierre Time free: Enjoy a bustling Market of Provence! Lourmarin, at the foot of the Montagne du Luberon, is an other lovely village ranked as one of “the most beautiful villages in France” Before your lunch (on your own), you will stroll along the animated streets where stand the colorful and fragrant “Marché de Provence”, art galleries and restaurants. Have a look at the numerous boutiques: this is the right place to buy local art crafts and Provençal souvenirs. Visit of Château de Lourmarin (15C-Renaissance style).

4.30 p.m.: Cheese degustation. Apéritif and an other cheese with fresh fruits, olives and another type of French bread, such as Pain aux Figues.

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Painting workshop. Time to put the final touch to your master pieces.

7 p.m.: Diploma & Champagne Ceremony followed by...

7.30 p.m.: Gala Farewell Dinner. The specialty of the day: a traditional festive dish such as Bouillabaisse, Paella Valenciana, le Grand Aïoli, etc… served with great wine, digestif.

Day 6 (Saturday) Farewell Day and Departure

Farewell breakfast on the terrace. Before leaving, enjoy a last gourmet breakfast and saying au revoir to your newly found friends.



















Five (5) nights' accommodation in bed and breakfast
Five (5) breakfasts

Four (4) dinners with beverage
One (1) gourmet lunch without beverage
All hands-on painting lessons and everything mentioned in itinerary

Participants must have their own car and, if so, their own painting materials they are used to work with; for beginners, pastels and other useful painting tools will be provided


Important: June to August can be very hot, so be prepared to use solar cream, hats,…

Airfare, transportation, transfers and insurance or meals and beverages not listed in the program are not included.


2016- 2016 DATES

Available year round.

Weeks begin on Monday afternoon and end on Saturday morning.

Other alternative:

 « Just Painting Program » 

Same Program without accommodations, lunch, dinners and beverages. Please, ask for more details.



1950 Euros /person/double occupancy

Group discount on request




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