2016 French Landscape Workshop Itinerary

July 3 – July 13

July 3rd - Sunday

Arrival at the Toulouse Airport, France.  Pick up & check-in at Montfaucon.  Welcome dinner at home with our personal chef!

July 4 – Monday

Tour & Orientation in Limoux.  Dinner at Tantine et Tonton in town.  Evening slide lecture.

Landscape Composition/History of Landscape. 

July 5 – Tuesday

Drawing from bridge:  Aude River.  After lunch Value Lecture; Drawing on the banks of the Aude.  Dinner at Paillottes at Gayda

July 6 – Wednesday

Excursion to the Gorge de Galamus; touring & easy walking.  Afternoon painting in the “mysterious” town of Bugarach; home of “the upside-down mountain.”  Explore the town.  Dinner at home with our personal chef!

July 7 – Thursday  

Morning color lecture in studioVineyard painting near the town of Magrie; on location.  Late afternoon off ; study work/study or explore.  Dinner at Domaine Gayda winerie.

July 8th – Friday

Limoux market in morning followed by morning Lecture. Afternoon painting at Rennes-le-Chateau.   Pre-dinner Critique.  Dinner at Ducs de Joyeuse; in a medieval preserved castle.

July 9th – Saturday

Day off! Optional trip to Carcassone; dinner on our own in Limoux; perhaps at the Creperie if we can catch it open!

July 10 – Sunday

Painting riverside; banks & bridges in Lagrasse; explore the town; market; lunch at the boulevard cafesDinner Alet-les-Bains.

July 11st – Monday

Field trip to Mirepoix market; shop; lunch; sketch!.  Pre- dinner lecture.  Dinner al fresco on the square in Limoux!

July 12 – Tuesday

Optionalstudio work.  Last-day packing/sorting for departure.  Final pre-dinner Critique; Farewell dinner at home.

July 13th

Departure