PROVENCE IN LAVENDER SEASON
SESSION #1: June 12-20, 2020 (sold out)
SESSION #2: June 23-July 1, 2020 (sold out)
Visit southern France at the peak of lavender season! Paint in the gorgeous fields; enjoy quaint local markets; sample all the food and culture the area has to offer; and luxuriate in our private villa with pool.
Discover the picturesque fields of lavender not far from our village of St. Cécile-les- Vignes. From a high vantage point we discover rolling hills of lavender, vine and wheat forming a patchwork you will never forget and might want to capture on canvas. We visit these fields in the morning and at sunset, a magical time of day in this incredible setting.
The villa is a private home, and will become your home for the time that you are here, so that you can unpack and relax. The kitchen is fully equipped if you'd like to cook or just enjoy the fresh goodies you find at the market. We have a pool, small library, TV, WiFi and washing machine for your use. The very large game room is great for painting, yoga, ping pong, pool or meditation. All the bedrooms are large and there are great areas to congregate within the house and property, yet enough space to find some privacy as well. Because of the size of the house, the tour is only available to a maximum of 12 people.
GORDES & ROUSSILLON
Start the morning with a visit to the stunning hilltop village of Gordes, and learn about how this town first grew 'into' the mountain rather than above it. Then it’s on to Roussillon, home of the ochre mines used to tint the plaster of the beautiful buildings of this village of orange and pink. Walk and sketch in the other-worldly Ochre Trail. Then learn about pigment and paint during our private workshop located in the old ochre factory.
AIX-EN-PROVENCE & CEZANNE'S STUDIO
Paul Cezanne is synonymous with the town of Aix-en-Provence. He painted there for nearly his entire career and many of his most iconic paintings capture views in, of, and around the city. We will start the day walking 'In Cezanne's Footsteps,' a tour of sites of significance to the master. We will make a stop into the Musée Granet, home to incredible artworks from the 14th-20th century. Then it's off to Cezanne's Studio with its famous still life arrangements and legendary views of Mont Sainte-Victoire.
VAISON LA ROMAINE
Visit this beautiful village, with many remnants still remaining of it’s Roman past. On market day, experience the sights, sounds and scents of a typical Provencal Market. Cross the Roman Bridge (still in use today) to the Medieval part of the town with meandering streets and alleys, inviting terraces and cool hidden fountains.
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• 8 nights accommodation at our private villa
• Instruction and lectures from Glen Kessler
• Various tours of local cultural hot spots
• Breakfast provided each morning
• 3 lunches and 5 dinners provided (restaurants and country markets are available for other meals)
• All land transportation (to/from airport & daily excursions)
• Organizational meeting (exact date TBA)
SESSION #1: June 12 - 20, 2020 (sold out)
SESSION #2: June 23 - July 1, 2020 (sold out)
Total cost is $3499**. A deposit of $450 is required to reserve your spot. The balance will be due at our organizational meeting in March 2020.
** All prices are per person based on double occupancy. Please email TheCompassAtelier@gmail.com to inquire about single occupancy.