Our Package > Art & CultureArt de VivreSports & LeisureAdventure> IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE GREAT IMPRESSIONISTS

In the footsteps of the great impressionists

Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Raoul Dufy, all these masters found inspiration in the pure skies of Provence.

The program was carefully designed with an art teacher and local artist with a degree in fine arts. Together, we have selected the best places in Provence in the footsteps of the Great Impressionists.

Each day, the group will participate in a 2-hour workshop with an art teacher

This 7 days and 6 nights package include:

Accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels

Half board (breakfast and lunch)

Welcome and farewell dinners

Visits, museums, sightseeing

Workshops including material supply

Tour Guide

Transportation in A /C bus

Designed for groups of 10 to 20 participants

Arrival and departure from Marseille – Provence Airport (MRS)


For price inquiries please contact us

Day 1 : Arles

Transfer from Marseille Provence international airport

4* Hotel in Arles

Welcome dinner

Day 2 : ARLES UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE OF HUMANITY

In the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh:  City of art and history, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, Arles has inspired Great Masters and especially Van Gogh who lived there for 15 months and experienced great productivity before suffering from a mental illness. More than 300 paintings were made during that time.

Highlights:

Visit of the VAN GOGH’S foundation

Lunch in ARLES

The Van Gogh ‘ WALKING TOUR

4* Hotel in Arles

WORKSHOP: Create your own painting inspired by Van Gogh’ sunflowers

Analysis of Van Gogh’s Work of art and artistic style

Focus on acrylic painting and color techniques

Free evening in Arles

4* Hotel

Day 3 : LES BAUX DE PROVENCE

Within the Alpilles Regional Natural Park, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in France with a long and colorful history.

Highlights:

Visit of the village and the castle
Lunch in a local restaurant
Les Carrieres de Lumiere-(Light show featuring Dali’s Paintings)
Free evening in Arles
Overnight at 4* hotel in Arles

Day 4 : GORDES & ROUSSILLON

Le Luberon in its entire splendor

The day will begin with a visit of the picturesque perched village of GORDES followed by SENANQUE ABBEY with its beautiful lavender fields.

In the afternoon the group will take The Ochre Trail in Roussillon to discover the natural pigments, iron oxides color, and sand with shades ranging from yellow to violet.

Workshop on ochre:  Derived from clay rocks it has been used as a natural pigment since prehistory and particularly in ancient Egypt and during the Renaissance period. The egg technique has been used to fill the pigments.  Participants will learn these ancient techniques with their Art teacher and will have to use their creativity to produce their own piece of art using ochre.

Night in Aix en Provence

Day 5 : AIX EN PROVENCE - SAINTE VICTOIRE

In the footsteps of PAUL CEZANNE

Visit of places, streets, and landscapes that have inspired Cezanne’s painting

Highlights:

Guided tour of the GRANET Museum

Visit of “Atelier de Cezanne” and the family house.

Lunch in Aix en Provence

In the afternoon the group will head to Mount SAINTE VICTOIRE.   Cezanne was attracted to its enduring geometric form and the changing views offered by different lights and angles.

Workshop at the foot of  Mont Sainte Victoire:

The technique of pastel, landscape composition, perspective, colors, shadows and light.

Free evening in Aix en Provence

4* Hotel

Day 6 : CASSIS & THE CALANQUES

Auguste Renoir

Renoir discovered the region when he visited Paul Cezanne in 1882. Inspired by the sparkling blue of the Mediterranean’ sea, like others, he had fallen in love with the clear colors and the quality of light in the South of France.

Boat tour in the Calanques

Lunch in a seafood restaurant

WORKSHOP: The afternoon will be dedicated to a pure drawing workshop, emphasizing on the techniques of measurement, perspectives, proportions as well as light and shadows.

Farewell dinner in Aix en Provence

4* hotel in Aix en Provence

 

Day 7 : Marseille

Transfer to Marseille Provence international airport