Art Walk France with Jane LaFazio Reunion Tour
French Riviera and Paris
A reunion of The Art Walk France 2012 participants.
$4190 based on double, $895 single supplement
Experience this very special Art Walk sketching and watercolor program of the French Riviera and Paris. How time flies! It’s been 5 years since the first Art Walk with Jane LaFazio on the iconic French Riviera. To celebrate, join Jane for 4 nights on the Côte d’Azur revisiting favorite places with favorite people. Then travel by rail to Paris for another 4 nights and together discover the City of Lights.
Imagine meeting up with old Art Walk friends, and meeting new ones, on our friendly, small group walks along the French Riviera and avenues of Paris. Add a full program of Jane’s incredibly popular, on-site art classes where you will receive instruction and translate inspiration into your own collection of watercolors. Use sketching and watercolor to capture the myriad blues of the Mediterranean, the warm palette of sun-soaked villas, and the cheerful blooms and bounty of the French markets. See your vacation as you never have before.
- 1st opportunity to reunion participants
- 2nd to Art Walk participants
- 3rd open invitation
What to Expect
(Suggested itinerary. All programs are subject to change).
We begin with introductions at our unique, art-inspired hotel where we will spend our first 4 nights. Perfectly situated between Nice’s waterfront and train station, our hotel is close to everything, has a magical garden restaurant, and a soothing full service spa. Included in the tour is a regional rail pass we use to explore surrounding areas. Guided walks are optional, varied, and breathtaking.
Day 1: Arrival Day. We’ll have an orientation meeting in the afternoon to learn about the program, get acquainted, and then head out for a guided walk around Nice of the lively pedestrian areas and Place Massena.
Day 2: For those who’d like to, we’ll ramble from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Cap Ferrat and walk it’s gorgeous sentiers. The entire group will meet up for class with Jane at the Rothschild Villa & Gardens. This is truly a spectacular day. Evening: Welcome dinner and a walk to Nice’s Old Town for a gelato.
Day 3: The day begins with a train ride to Roquebrune/Cap Martin to walk the coastal sentier and visit the old town of Menton. This charming village by the sea will provide the day’s sketching and watercolor inspiration. For the enthusiastic, options are an easy walk to the Italian Border, and /or a guided tour of the Principality of Monaco. (Three countries in one day!)
Day 4: Visiting Antibes old town, our art class will find color and lively details in it’s Marché provençal. The afternoon is free for several great options: self-guided sentier walk, visit the hilltop artist villages of Eze, or St. Paul de Vence, Grasse, etc.
Day 5: Paris beckons and this morning we board the fast train and head north. After checking into our 4-star hotel, a guided orientation walk will reveal the essentials of our charming Parisian neighborhood. We reconvene after an arrival supper for a sunset river cruise on the Seine to view the city at twilight.
Day 6: To get an overview of the city, ride the HOHO bus by all the major sites, including a stop at the Paris Opera house. There we’ll tour it’s famous interior and magnificent, spiraling staircase, then find a quiet corner to sketch and paint it’s architectural beauty. The afternoon is free to paint and explore on your own the sights and neighborhoods of Paris.
Day 7: Together we’ll ride the Metro to the Musée d’Orsay where you will be free to wander its incomparable collection of impressionist and post impressionist works. Later that day, the Père Lachaise Cemetery will provide new inspiration as we wander it’s serene paths and ancient tombs.
Day 8: Discover the Promenade of Paris as we saunter the Champs-Élysées from the Arc de Triomphe to the Louvre. Find the perfect spot for a bistro lunch before convening with your fellow traveling artists at the incomparable Angelina’s. A farewell dinner filled with memories, laughter, and friends new and old will create the perfect ending to this very special Art Walk tour.
Day 9: Last breakfast at the hotel, departure day.
- Four nights at our unique, 4-star, art-inspired hotel in Nice with lovely gardens pool
- Four nights at our 4-star Paris hotel located in the center of it all
- Daily buffet breakfasts
- Gorgeous guided coastal walks and urban wanders
- Welcome dinner in Nice
- Visit to Antibes’ “Marché Provençal”
- Entry to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
- One-week unlimited use train pass in Nice taking us to and from our walks
- Transfer via train from Nice to Paris
- Paris arrival dinner
- 2-day Hop On Hop Off bus to see all of Paris’ highlights
- Entrance to the Paris Opera House and Musée D’Orsay
- Sunset river cruise on the Seine
- A serene stroll through the lovely Pere Lachaise cemetery
- Farewell dinner in Paris
- All customized itineraries and maps
- A full program of art classes with Jane LaFazio
- Assistance of your hosts throughout
- All hotel taxes, fees and service charges
For those who would like a longer visit, we are holding rooms prior to tour start at our hotel in Nice and after group departure at our hotel in Paris. We would be happy to reserve your extra nights at our carefully selected accommodations. Just mention it in your reservation request form.