Painters like Van Gogh, Picasso, and Monet all spent years painting it, Peter Mayle wrote about it in his classic novel “A Year in Provence”; F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote much of “The Great Gatsby” there; and countless other artists from around the world regularly travel to the Provence region in the south of France to experience the scenic beauty, a slower lifestyle, the clarity of the skies, and the rich history.
Journey to the south of France with us to experience rolling hills of purple fragrant lavender, fields of bright sunflowers, rows of ripening grapes, vineyards, and quaint and quiet villages steeped in tradition.
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2018 Dates: TBD
Workshop begins and ends at: Avignon, France TGV Station
We will adapt our specific daily plans around things like the weather, but each day will bring a new photographic adventure. Our days will take us to remote roads and fields, churches and abbeys, historical villages and their markets, and other local features. We will loosely follow the Lavender Routes, driving routes created to showcase the local landscapes.
We will be out before sunrise and after sunset on most days, but the middle of the day will be free to review your photos, discuss techniques, explore the area, or just take a nap in preparation for our next mini-adventure. Lunches and snacks may consist of local breads and cheeses enjoyed in the field, while dinners will usually take us to one of the area’s many restaurants serving traditional Provencal cuisine.
Areas you can expect to visit include the Valensole Plateau, home to fields of crops and flowers; Rousillon, the painted town and home to the famous ochre quarry; Gordes, awarded the title of "One of the Most Beautiful Villages in France"; Apt, home of a very lively market; Abbaye de Senanque, a 12th century monastery, still functioning today; and possibly visiting a lavender distillery or cheese making factory.
The workshop cost is $2500 and includes hotel accommodations, all breakfasts, ground transportation during the workshop, pick-up and drop-off at the TGV train station in Avignon, and photographic instruction and image critique.
A deposit of $500 will reserve your spot in the workshop. Payment in full is required at least 60 days prior to the start of the workshop.
Our headquarters will be a 3 star hotel located in a small town centrally located in the Luberon region of France. Single and double occupancy rooms are available on a first come first served basis.
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While the level of physical activity will not be high, at times we will walk around villages, many of which are built on hills and have inclining cobblestone streets or stairs. Reasonable physical fitness is expected.
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