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Painting Holidays, Cultural Tours and Cooking Vacations.

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We offer not just painting workshops but painting holidays!

The difference? It includes much more!
You will be be taken care of from start to finish. In addition to improving your painting skills with world-renowed artists who will give you on-to-one guidance, you will also enjoy the company of a tour leader, all day, taking care of every detail.

- Small group size allowing personal help from the art teacher.
- Transportation to painting sites in a comfortable A/C van.
- Gourmet Food with attention given to special dietary needs.
- Cultural immersion with planned cultural visits.
- Escorted tours by a tour leader throughout.

Painting Holidays

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Choose one of painting workshops: watercolor, oil painting or journal sketching. Our painting adventures are co-ed tours.

Our cultural and cooking tours are women-only tours while the painting vacations are co-ed.

Join our intimate and friendly groups of 6 to 12 travelers and experience the fun on one of our unique getaways.

Cultural Tours

Explore the unexpected and delight in authentic cultural experiences.

Culinary vacations

Get hands-on cooking lessons with professional chefs in Provence and Barcelona.

With French Escapade, you're not a tourist. You are our guest.

Why does that really mean? It means that traveling with us is the most personalized and unique experience. And here is how:

Small group tours

Such a small group environment of a maximum of 12 persons per tour ensures a personalized and authentic local experience for each guest. It allows each traveler to get to know each other at a deeper level and creates relationships, that last way beyong the length of the tour. It is common to see women becoming travel buddies.

For the plein air painters: The small size of the group will allow you to get plenty of one-on-one instruction from the teacher.

Authentic visits neither available for big groups nor for independant travelers.

Because of the small size of the group, we will take you into the lives and homes of famous Chefs, artisans like olive oil makers, wine makers, chocolate makers but what is really unique, we will also take you into the homes of regular people. Because we are from France and from Belgium, we know people who live there. Therefore, we will show you the behind the scene and immerse you in the real culture, not the tourist trap.

Fully escorted tours.

You will have a tour leader throughout and when we say throughout, we really mean it. From breakfast till dinner, our guide will be with you at all time. She will eat with you, translate for you, drive you, take care of you and make your stay a one-of-a-kind experience.

On the art workshops: The tour leader will bring you lunch so you don't have to stop painting, she will drive you to the painting locations and she will accompany you to shops and museums when you are done painting.

Only one accommodation during the tour.

On most trips, we stay at the same accommodation for the entire tour so you can feel at home without having to pack and unpack every day. Best of all, we always choose an ideal base location from where we can take you on a wide variety of nearby daily excursions without having to drive for long periodes of time.

Transportation in a comfortable van with A/C.

Because of the small group environment, you will be driven in a 9 seater van, not in a huge monster motorcoach. The guide/driver will stop anytime for pictures or any other stop needs you request.

For the painting artists: You will be driven to the painting sites, so no need to carry your painting supplies on long walks.

One-on-one teaching experience

One accommodation for the whole trip

Meeting local artisans

Meeting local artisans

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With French Escapade, you will have fun and really feel at home. Because you are not a tourist, you are our guest !

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Tel: 1-510-483-5713

CST # 2091909-40