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Chateau retreat for artists in Provence.

Slide show from The 2012 trip: Impressions of Provence.

sun flowers franceSunflowers at the monastery in St Remy, Van Gogh's home for a year. One of our daily painting destinations.

Castle Wall from below

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

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

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Painted at Chateauneuf de Gadagne

Partial itinerary include these and other sites for painting and enjoyment.

* Vineyards
* L'isle sur La Sorgue
* Avignon
* Arles and St. Remy
* Aix en Provence
* Gordes and Roussillon
* Tree Lined Avenues
* Medieval Village
* Antique Market

* Les Halles - indoor food market
* Wine tasting
* Chateauneuf de Pape
* Cheese tasting
* Les Baux - Carrières de Lumières
* The Rhone river






P R O V E N C E,    F R A N C E
2  W O R K S H O P S   2016


Workshop Schedule 2015:
Paint Provence: Lavender Season
France, June 19 -28, 2016

Paint Provence: September Bounty
France, September 11 - 20, 2016 more...

Chateau retreat for artists in Provence
10 Days in France.

Chateau retreat for artists in Provence
$ 2750 - $3090
standard price.
Additional discounts and offers may apply*

Located in 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 and is was successively owned and reowned it has been brought up to modern standards and boasts full amenities, 2 swimming pools and wifi.

Led by Julie Snyder, seasoned traveler and professional artist. See here for more about previous trips 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 Provencal sites for painting and enjoyment.


Video on our dinner







in van gogh's garden


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

Top terrace - the entry into the

Dinner on the terrace!

Interior shot, one of the rooms.


This excursion into France is perfect for those who have a desire to follow in the footsteps 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, share inspiration and camaraderie as we partake in an adventure of a lifetime.

The Village of Châteauneuf de Gadagne

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 Arles, Van Gogh's home base for so many of his paintings, as we walk in his footsteps and visit the landmarks made famous by his work.



Register now, space is limited.

$500 deposit to reserve your place

*5% Spouse/Partner discount. Bring a friend!
Prices based on double occupancy.
There are also economy rate rooms - please ask if interested.
Volunteer to be one of our drivers and get an additional discount.

There are 2 single rooms - please enquire. These rooms are assigned in the order they are fully paid. We try to accommodate everyone's needs within the limitations fo the space.

We have one grand suite, very private with ensuite bathroom, available for an upgrade. Enquire here.

See WorkshopsinFrance.com for refunds & cancellation policies: