Art Untour Provence
In the Footsteps of Cezanne and Van Gogh
Join us June 3, 2020.
Learn about these post-impressionist masters in the places where they lived and worked. Tour the landscapes and towns that inspired them, and explore their work with local experts.
This trip is for anyone who loves art!
The Provence Untour Includes
- One week of private apartment rental (extend to two weeks at an extra cost)
- A rental car
- Local staff support throughout your stay
- Transfer assistance and local orientation
- Maps, guidebooks, and local advice and info
- All activities listed below
Provence Art Untour ItineraryThis is a sample itinerary.
Wednesday: Arrival in Provence, time to settle in and explore.
Thursday: Untours afternoon orientation session, followed by traditional Provençal dinner.
Friday: A Day with Cezanne and visit to Aix-en-Provence
Take a deep dive into the artists seduced by Provence with a lecture by Pamela Morton* followed by a lesson on keeping a travel sketchbook. Have lunch in Aix-en-Provence on your own. Afterwards, visit Cezanne’s studio and the Field of the Painters to see the views that inspired some of his most famous works. (Anyone uninterested in the art lecture and lesson can use that time to explore Aix independently.)
Saturday: A Day with Van Gogh
Start with a morning walking tour of Arles, where Van Gogh had a very productive but turbulent period. Spend time enjoying the city’s Saturday morning market and lunch (on your own). Then visit the Carrières de Lumières for an immersive multimedia experience with images projected onto the stone walls of huge galleries dug into rock. Finally, make your way to Saint Rémy de Provence where Van Gogh spent a year in the asylum and painted some of his best known works.
Sunday and Monday: Time to explore on your own.
Visit the picturesque village of Lourmarin for an outdoor drawing class with Pamela Morton*. (Anyone uninterested in the drawing class can explore the village and/or the Chateau of Lourmarin.) After lunch in Lourmarin, spend time in the afternoon visiting the nearby Chateau la Coste with options for a wine tasting or a walk focused on modern art and architecture.
Wednesday: Depart for home, or relax and stay another week.
Please note that this schedule is subject to change at any time, based on number of participants, availability and season.
*Pamela Morton teaches art history, painting, and drawing to American university students in Aix-en-Provence. A working artist, Pamela has lived in the south of France for over twenty years, long fascinated with the regions's history and culture. A frequent lecturer on Cézanne and Van Gogh, Pamela is also keen to discuss the formative effects the distinctive light, lifestyle, and landscapes of the Mediterranean had on modern artists like Bonnard, Derain, Braque, Matisse, Cocteau, and Picasso. She enjoys connecting with learners of all ages and backgrounds and moving beyond the classroom, visiting sites, studios, and museums connected with the artists to promote a fuller appreciation of their work. Pamela has studied at Bennington College, California College of the Arts, the International University of Florence, and the University of Aix-Marseille. She also has a background in museum education and art restoration, has worked for museums and galleries in the US, and has exhibited in the US and France.