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—June 19 -28, 2016
Lavender Season
—September 11-20, 2016
Glorious Provence
- France

Slide show from an earlier trip: Impressions of Provence.

This is the view from the chateau.
The Luberon Valley.

Looking up at the chateau walls
from the village.

One of the castle's two swimming
pools, this one is on the lower terrace.

L'isle sur la Sorgue - known as the
Venice of Provence, A nearby
desitnation - for painting and
browsing the market on Sunday.

Avignon Marché

Painted at Chateauneuf de Gadagne

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S U M M E R  &  F A L L
W O R K S H O P S  2015
2 workshops for 2016
Chateau retreat for artists in Provence
10 Days in France.

Rate: $3090 standard price per person.
Special discounts and offers could apply*

SEE for more information about these Chateau Retreats for Aritsts

Location Châteauneuf de Gadagne, Provence.

Painting Gordes
Painting at Gordes - Artist Natalie Lundeen

This workshop is a wonderful opportunity to spend 10 days in idyllic South of France painting with other artists, while enjoying the natural beauty and bounty of France. We have carefully selected a beautiful chateau above a hillside village for this stay. Dinners, transportation and accommodations are included. There will be a day trip to explore the trail of Van Gogh.

Discount available for spouses or partners (painting or non-painting.)

The castle's history is ancient, and the castle too, with its start in the 600s. But as time marched on, it has been successively owned and reowned and brought up to modern standards. Now it boasts full amenities, 2 swimming pools and wifi.

The stay in France is led by award winning painter Julie Snyder, a seasoned traveler and professional artist. See here for more about previous trip to France.

This trip will be unforgettable to artists of all levels.



The main salon, overlooking the village and a view that stretches for miles. After dinner demos, discussions and talks about our painting happen here.

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The castle residence for the stay is ideally located near Avignon and within an hour's drive to the most desirable sites in Provence for painting and enjoyment.

A typical day on this workshop might begin with rising to the sound of the waking countryside and a petit déjeuner where we discuss the day's destinations. The goal is to paint everyday, usually in the morning. A restful lunch in the village or under a tree revives the inner artist. Afternoon sketching takes place in a shady spot by the river. As the sun goes down it's back to the chateau for a farm-style meal with the group as we share the day's highlights and sample the region's wine and take a quick night dip in the swimming pool.

Day trips are planned including one to St Remy, Van Gogh's refuge where he created so many of his paintings, as we walk in his footsteps and visit the landmarks made famous by his work.

Video on our dinner












Dinner on the terrace!

A partial itinerary include these sites for painting and enjoyment

* Lavender fields (June tour)
* Chateauneuf de Gadagne
* Chartreuse de Bonpas
* Vineyards
* L'isle sur La Sorgue
* Avignon
* St. Remy
* Roussillon
* Gordes
* Les Baux
* Tree lined avenues
* Open air markets



Video: Shot on location from the
Chateau's terrace, overlooking the village.



Interior shot, one of the rooms.


This excursion into France is perfect for those who have a desire to follow in the tradition of many artists who traveled to France for a painting retreat. Provence offers exceptional light, warm weather and delicious food and wine. The Southern region of France ranks as one of the most picturesque and charmingly beautiful areas to paint.
Join us, a group of like minded artists and art lovers, to share inspiration and camaraderie as we partake in an adventure of a lifetime.

The Village of Châteauneuf de Gadagne!

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