Artistic Adventures


Artistic Adventures are custom-designed experiences for painters and non-painters alike, who want to see France from an artist’s perspective. The common bond is an interest in seeing a slice of the French countryside, in depth, from a rented home base. Mornings are spent either painting or relaxing/exploring independently. Lunch is taken together at a local bistro en route to our afternoon sight-seeing destination. Dinner is shared back at our rented french home, relaxing together cooking dinner and regaling one another around the table.

Groups are limited to 6 participants, so we can all travel easily together. Prices include everything except air fare, personal shopping expenses and possible taxi from our final hotel back to airport: all other land travel from airport and on, room, three meals a day and any museum fees are included.



BRITTANY and NORMANDY June 18-29, 2018

Join me as I return to the quaint coasts of Brittany for a special Artistic Adventure. If you want to see cottages, gardens, castles and coastlines of the Atlantic, join me for this twelve day adventure! We’ll see bits of Normandy traveling back and forth to and from Brittany, where we’ll spend a week in the charming town of St. Renan, in the westernmost “Finistere” region of Brittany. our trip concludes with two nights in Paris.

June 18: Depart for Paris.

June 19: We meet in the morning at Charles de Gaul Airport, then head west into Normandy. Lunch here and spend the night on the border of Normandy and Brittany.

June 20-June 27: Spend the week exploring the charming villages, countryside and coastlines of Brittany, which is as Welsh as it is French. Possible visits to Quimper, Pont Aven and some of the islands which dot this coastline. Stone plinths of Carnac, which rival Stonehenge, are within reach, as well.

June 27: Drive back towards Paris, spending one night in Rennes.

June 28-29: Free days to explore in Paris. Option to see Don Pasquale at Opera Paris Garnier June 29.

June 30: Everyone is on their own to catch return flights home, full of memories of your Artistic Adventure.

12 days Normandy/Brittany 

Private room: $3795    Semi-private room: $3595



Workshop in France: Plein Air Painting for all levels.

June 8-16. Improve your painting skills in the romantic, medieval town of La Charité on the Loire River in Burgundy. We will paint about the town, it’s island and along the river banks. Price includes morning painting lessons and optional afternoon painting sessions, room and all meals beginning with a welcome dinner September 5 and ending with breakfast on September 12. You supply travel to La Charité, which has it’s own train station for your convenience. No need for a car! Email, call me or click here for more information. 

Private room            $1595            Semi-private room   $1495


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Is there a corner of France you’re longing to see but need a guide? I will  guide up to 6 travelers at a time in any part of France that’s calling your name but afraid to take on alone. Contact me to arrange your custom French adventure. Autumn itinerary yet to be announced.




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