Painting Tours: France – French Alps
Painting Tours: France – French Alps
The Alps is a dream destination for a plein air artist because of the spectacular scenery you will encounter: alpine meadows, cobblestoned villages, waterfalls, glaciated peaks, wildflowers, clean lakes, chalet with flowers from windowboxes…
One of the highlights of the tour is Annecy, also called the Venice of the North, a beautiful medieval city surrounded by canals and mountains.
Let us show you these hidden treasures.
We will pick you up at the Geneva airport and drive to our hotel in the Alps. Upon your arrival at the hotel, you will have time to sette in and relax, before our welcome reception, orientation meeting followed by a gourmet dinner.
The village offers a breathtaking 360 degree view towards Mont-Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe.
It will be like stepping back in time: wooden chalets, baroque church, green pastures and grazing cows.
Cheese is of course the specialty of the Alps. You will find it in many local specialties like fondue, raclette, tartiflette, etc…
Chamonix, the biggest ski resort in the world, is surrounded by majestic high mountains and glaciers.
The morning will be dedicated to paining. In the afternoon, you will have some free time to take the highest gondola in the world to the top of “L’Aiguille du Midi” at 12,000 ft. A breathtaking view of the Alps and Chamonix down below awaits you. Or you could take a tram to see the “sea of ice” glacier. If you prefer shopping, or more painting, Chamonix has it all.
Annecy is the French show-piece of lakes-and-mountain beauty. The Canal crossing Annecy brings Venice to mind as you stroll along its banks.
Your choice for the painting site will be unlimited: medieval narrow streets, renaissance houses along the canal, the famous old prison (one of the most photographed monuments in France!) or the Annecy lake surrounded by mountains.
We will also have the opportunity to go to the local market in the old Annecy and shop for the numerous wonderful cheeses, sausages, honeys and all local products.
For the last day, we won’t be driving anywhere so that you will be able to finish up some paintings.
We will end the week with a “Show and Tell” and a gourmet dinner with maybe the best sunset on Mont Blanc.
After our last breakfast together, we’ll drive you back to the Geneva airport.
|2020 Dates-French Alps||Teachers||Painting Medium||Booking Status||Price: $200 off for early sign up|
|June 23-30, 2020||Lynn Ferris||Watercolor Painting Workshop||Open||Starts at US $3,190 before 2/15|
|Aug 25-Sept 1, 2020||Shuang Li||Watercolor Painting Workshop||Open||Starts at US $3,190 before 1/31|
|Aug 31-Sept 7, 2020||Sarah Yeoman||Watercolor Painting Workshop||2 spots left||Starts at US $3,190 before 1/31|
|Sept 1-8, 2020||Kathy Rennell Forbes||Watercolor Painting Workshop||Open||Starts at US $3,190 before 1/31|
|Sept 8-15, 2020||Suzie Baker||Oil Painting Workshop||2 spots left||Starts at US $3,190 before 1/31|
To Make Your Reservation for a French Escapade Tour please follow the steps below and review our Cancellation Policy:
Send us an e-mail to check availability. Include the dates of the workshop you are interested in (not just the destination since we do have several workshops at the same location) and the number of people you will be reserving a spot for.
After receiving confirmation of availability, complete and submit the Reservation Form and send your $600 deposit
3 methods of payment:
We will send you a written confirmation of your reservation along with an information package for your trip (info about pick up and drop off, recommended insurance, name of a travel agent, what to bring, etc…). Do not make any travel arrangement before we tell you that the trip has a guaranteed departure.
Your remaining balance is due 90 days prior to departure. Make sure to review below our cancelation policy in case you need to cancel the trip.
|If you cancel the trip:||Cancellation Fee per Person|
|If French Escapade cancels||You get a full refund|
|More than 90 days before departure||The $600 deposit is forfeited
(however $500 can be transferred-only one time-to another trip with a departure date within 2 years of cancelation date)
|61-90 days before departure||50% of total cost forfeited|
|31-60 days before departure||75% of total cost forfeited|
|0-30 days before departure||100% of total cost forfeited|