Travel with the go to art teacher who makes painting a breeze. Jacqueline Coates shares her passionate love of France and French Impressionist artists and their painting techniques. Tour & paint & stay in true French style accommodations. Her knowledge ensures you get the best of your stay in France. Described as a life changing experience, the tours are for small groups only . Paint in the very place Monet painted in the Creuse.
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Follow in the Footsteps of Monet & the French Impressionists
JUNE 14-26, 2017
Combine touring with painting and the art of relaxing!
PARIS, GIVERNY & THE
Ile de la Cite, on the Seine, Paris
Your guide and art tutor, Jacqueline Coates
Immerse yourself in art and inspiration with a small group, and an
experienced guide and floral art tutor who will show you how to paint up your
No experience necessary! This delightful ART HOLIDAY incorporates
touring, inspiration and painting, in Paris, Monet’s garden and house in Giverny
and then a restful and artistic stay in the stunning Limousin region.
Starting in Paris be inspired by the Impressionists
paintings at the Musee D’Orsay and a day visit to Giverny and Monet’s garden. Enjoy
the waterlilies, Japanese bridges, the peonies, roses and irises then take in
the Nympheas panoramique paintings at L’Orangerie, Paris.
VISIT CHATEAUX OF THE LOIRE VALLEY ALONG THE WAY
After three days soaking in the culture and atmosphere of Paris,
our private driver collects us and we spend the day travelling in comfort
through the Loire Valley to the naturally stunning region of the Creuse in the
Limousin, where Monet and the impressionists painted. We will stop at two stunning
chateaux and gardens on the way to the Limousin.
THIS TOUR IS UNIQUE –
IT’S THE ONLY FRENCH ART TOUR WITH IT'S OWN PAINTING
ATELIER & ART
TUTOR SO YOU CAN PAINT LIKE AN IMPRESSIONIST ON TOUR
Admire the art, AND engage with colour as you paint some
of your own masterpieces under the guidance of well-known artist and author Jacqueline
Coates. Jacqueline has been painting for 30 years and teaching for 16 years. She has a global following and is known for her generous teaching method.
Take this rare opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the
inspirational experience. All artwork materials have been planned for ease so
you can take your paintings home easily.
In the Limousin we will be staying at two French Villas
nearby each other, which includes a painting studio or atelier, easels and art
supplies, specially created for the tour. Jacqueline will be showing how to
paint using a modern and easy approach to the Impressionists style that anyone
can do and get beautiful results. Jacqueline is well known for her
compassionate teaching methods.
SAVOUR THE SPRING GARDENS, PEONIES, ROSES AND IRISES AS
THE FLOWERS AND GARDENS ARE AT THEIR PEAK DURING THE TOUR
As a passionate floral artist, Jacqueline has included
several gardens including the Tuileries, some Parisian florists, the potager gardens of Chateau de Villandry,
the Love Garden of hedges, the gardens of Chateau de Chenonceau and the amazing
floral displays throughout the chateau itself.
At Monet’s garden in Giverny, breathe in the roses, the
peonies, the iris and poppies.
Take in the spectacular waterlilies. In the town
itself there is a field of wild poppies and cascades of fragrant roses.
In the Limousin, take in the wildflowers, the forests
of chestnuts, hazelnuts and oak, the beautiful vistas and scenery featuring
some of the most beautiful villages in all of France.
Whilst in the Limousin, paint en plein air, visit the
tapestry town of Aubusson with it’s stone bridges spanning the river, the terraced
gardens surrounding the Limoges Cathedral, and paint in the orchard of the
villa La Tonnellerie!
YOU’VE HEARD OF MONET’S GARDEN. DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MONET’S
Literally walk in the footsteps of Claude Monet who painted
28 paintings of the confluence of the river Creuse and the Petit Creuse in all
sorts of weather conditions as he was determined to understand the effects of
light and changing atmosphere on the water.
Read the sign posts along the scenic walk by the river, including
excerpts from his letters, and come to know that even Monet had difficult days
with his paintings!
You can stand where Monet painted his paintings along the
walk, and literally experience the landscape as Monet did. A unique and
Visit the VALLEY OF THE PAINTERS, at Crozant where ma other
French Impressionists were inspired to paint the spectacular landscape, and the
Ruins of Crozant.
LIVE THE FRENCH LIFESTYLE!
We have our own live-in cook in the Limousin.
lunches and dinners made with the fresh local produce prepared by a true connoisseur
of flavour and great food.
Delicious picnics are prepared for us when painting
outdoors. All breakfasts provided.
Enjoy walks in the hamlet where we are staying. Surprise a
wild deer or hedgehog!
Visit the outdoor local markets, brocantes, the nearby
villages known as some of the most beautiful villages in France.
üThe tour is 13 days and 12 nights
üGuests have their own room in Paris and the
Limousin in two charming French villas
üAll breakfasts are included
üIn the Limousin nearly all of the meals are
üAperitifs and wine supplied in the Limousin
üPrivate professional driver just for our group
üPrivate live in cook in the Limousin
üAll art supplies, and painting tuition are
included and provision of easels etc.
üA licensed professional driver is supplied.
üEntries to art museums and Giverny, plus lunch
in a restaurant at Giverny
üComprehensive series of e-lessons supplied
before and after the tour including background French artists information and
step by step e-lessons
üTwo French cooking lessons included
üSome free time included
Total land package $7850
includes art workshop component and
online bonus e-course
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