Provence is well known for its art. Experience painting Provencal scenes, like Vincent Van Gogh, try your hand at pottery, basket-weaving, land art and visit an art gallery in Aix-en-Provence.
Dates and Prices
* All prices are inclusive of flights, accommodation, meals, activities, transport and support staff. Prices are subject to support needs.
A soothing and creative holiday that will help you express yourself. We are pleased to announce that English artist Christine Long, who lives in Provence, will be leading this holiday. You will be sketching the famous Provencal lavendar fields, soaking up the atmosphere of the local market and capturing it in your painting. We will also be painting French village life in Moustiers Sainte Marie, a fountain or a French balcony and shutters perhaps? Travel in to Europe's biggest canyon, Gorges du Verdon and paint the beautiful gorge from the village of Rougon. You will also get the chance to participate in basket weaving and pottery in the local workshops.
Book now and get creative.
Our recent film of our Art Holiday in 2016.
In more detail
Painting the lavender fields
You will be taken upto the famous Provencal Lavendar fields where you will be use pastels colours to create your own art works.
Sketching at the market
Find a good spot to sketch scenes from the local market using your sketch pad and pencils.
Gorges du Verdon
High up in the Gorges du Verdon you will observe the mighty canyon at it's biggest. Use crayons to create your interpretation of this geological wonder.
Take a lesson in the ancient art of basket weaving with local basket weaver, Francoise Constant. Create your own sculpture, which you can take home with you.
Find a hidden gem in nearby village Moustiers Sainte-Marie and use the media of your choice. Back at the house you can draw the view of the whole village..
Get the chance to exhibit your work in the nearby restaurant.
Go Provence holidays are based in a large country house one kilometre outside the beautiful village of Moustiers Sainte-Marie. The house was restored in the winter of 2013/14 and all the interior feels fresh and new. It has a lovely garden with views over to Moustiers Sainte-Marie and The Gorges du Verdon.
Most of our bedrooms sleep two or three people, and you'll be sharing with someone of the same sex. All bedrooms have easy access to bathrooms and toilets, and most have en suite bathrooms. The house is split over two levels and the stairs are very shallow and have handrails to enable easy access to the first floor.
A birds eye view of our accommodation and surrounding area near Moustiers Sainte-Marie and the Gorges du Verdon, Provence.
To ensure that we give you the correct level of support we rely on the information that you supply to us. You must complete our questionnaire, which you can download or we can send to you in the post, and we encourage communication by telephone to guarantee we have all the information we need. From this information we build a care plan/risk assessment for your supported holiday. This maximises your opportunity for a fun and safe holiday with us.
We can arrange that you are supported on your trip from the UK to the South of France. We will meet you at your nearest airport or train station and support you on the aeroplane or train. We make sure you will be supported back to the UK again after your holiday.
Our staffing levels are at a ratio of 4 staff to 7 holiday makers. Staff will be present at all times throughout the duration of your holiday. Staff are able to administer your medication including insulin, and we have access to the village nurse should you require specialist medication. Should we decide that you require some additional support from home we will suggest this in your care plan. We keep the price to a minimum for any support staff that accompany you. We will keep a Quality Care Journal that records, in a diary like format, your day to day activities as well as any medication you take or additional medication that you take , for example, if you need paracetamol for a headache. All is recorded and we will email this home to you after your holiday.
Meet some of the staff and see they type of support they give.
Rocky canyons, ancient villages, lakes and mountains: the Gorges du Verdon (Verdon Gorge) is the perfect setting for your holiday. The Gorges du Verdon is the biggest canyon in Europe, towering 700m above the River Verdon, and the river itself has the cleanest water. This unspoiled land is famous for its three hundred days of sunshine, fields filled with rows of purple lavender, cheerful bright red poppies, olive groves, sunny pockets of sunflower fields, and vineyards.
Our holidays are based near the village of Moustiers Sainte-Marie (pictured). Perched high in the mountains, it's been named as one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Join a group of Go Provence holiday-makers on a tour of the Gorges du Verdon, and see this amazing area for yourself.
Enjoy a chocolate croissant and French coffee for breakfast. Grab a picnic lunch when you're out and about, with home-made salad, French baguette, cheese and fresh fruit. And take your time over dinner with dishes such as ratatouille with pasta, or roast chicken with potato wedges and seasonal vegetables.
All of our meals are made from scratch, and fruit and vegetables are sourced locally. If you have particular requirements (vegetarian, diabetic etc), just let us know and we'll adapt the menu.
Meal times at the house normally take place in the garden or on the terrace, so you can enjoy the sunshine, fresh air and good company to the full.
Neil Manser is the Go Provence chef and often welcomes holiday makers into the kitchen to help out. See him in action making his famous vegeburgers.