What's included in my

VanGogh Immersiontrip?

Host Sue Ann Hum

Drawing instruction by

SUSAN RUBIN

Sue Ann coaches beginning plein air


Sept 4 - 17, 2017

14 days / 13 nights



FEE INCLUDES:

  • Lodging: 3 nights, Paris; 7 nights, St. Remy; 3 nights Auvers-sur-OiseParis lodging on the Seine, across from the Louvre. Next, we'll sleep in the landscape of Vincent's "Starry Night" -  ! - St. Remy is the village featured in his most popular painting. Here, we're in a lovely hotel and spa with a pool, walking distance to many painting locations and the chic French country village; our final three nights we'll be in the suburbs of Paris, just minutes from all the van Gogh sights in the charming village of Auvers-sur-Oise.
  • 22 meals: all breakfasts; several lunches & dinners
  • Instructor Susan Rubin's drawing classes are instruction tailored to each participant! Beginning plein air painters are coached by Sue Ann Hum.
  • One free massage.
  • Entry to and a private guided tour of Musee d'Orsay  in Paris , to study the works of vanGogh and other Impressionists. Our guide is highly respected docent & Art Historian Jöelle Valette Coat.  (When not working for us, she also does museum tours for that little Rick Steves tour business!)
  • Private guided tour in Auvers-sur-Oise, giving overview of Vincent's life and death in the village.
  • Entry to the Fondation Van Gogh Museum in Arles.
  • Entry to les Carrières de Lumières in Les Baux.
  • A ticket to top of Eiffel Tower​
  • Walk through of Notre Dame
  • Taxi and bus fares for host-planned Paris activities
  • Free Time in Paris
  • Self-guided tour of Paris' Montmartre area
  • Private car from Paris airport to Paris hotel and from Auvers to return to Paris airport (Must adhere to host's arrival and departure times)
  • Private car to all Provence locations
  • Train tickets for round trip TGV Paris / Avignon
  • Market day in St. Remy
  • Links for all itinerary locations
  • One on one concierge-type communication and suggestions from host, prior to and throughout trip
  • Suggestions for packing and equipment
  • Private group discussion Facebook page or emails.
  • Good times, artist camaraderie, cheese, breads, wines, laughter, inspiration! ​

We'll see numerous painting locations where Vincent worked in Provence and Auvers, including: 

  • The Alpilles
  • The vineyard
  • Olive groves
  • l 'Espace 
  • Jardin d'ete
  • Cypress trees
  • Rhone rivers
  • Cafe de Nuit
  • Monastere St. Paul-de-Mausol
  • Glanum Roman ruins
  • The Church in Auvers
  • Auberge Ravoux / the home of Vincent van Gogh
  • The Auvers Town Hall
  • The Wheat field with Crows
  • Daubigny's home and gardens
  • Dr. Gatchet's home
  • Winding paths through the ancient village
  • The serenity of the Oise river
  • The cemetery van Gogh painted and where he and brother Theo now rest

....and SO much more!

Not included:

  • Airfare and insurance
  • Painting supplies, tools & equipment (host will provide mineral spirits)
  • Some meals


Painting in Monet's Gardens


With respect for the public  / daytime visitors,  only photography and sketching,  is allowed during the day. 


We have arranged for you to set up your easel and paint before & after the public hours.


YOU will be virtually alone in Monet's Gardens. Words cannot express how delightfully special this experience is!


"I'm NOT an Artist; but this sounds like a great trip!"

We often have non-artists travel with us, and some are booked for 2017! One of our van Gogh co-hosts is not an artist, either.  My Art Trip does not plan or host additional activities for non-artists. In the past, those not wanting to participate in the drawing or painting times have enjoyed exploring the village where we're staying.

In Provence, there's an inviting pool and a vibrant village filled with galleries and boutiques. In Giverny, there's hiking and biking and places to sit and languish over a book. On either of our trips, you could choose to rent a car to explore a bit on your own. But, honestly, no one has felt the need to find 'something else' to occupy their time!

We love travelers; especially art-appreciators. Come join us!   (and, you should feel free to try drawing or painting!)

What's included in my
Monet Immersion trip?

 Host, Sue Ann Hum

Drawing Instruction by

SUSAN RUBIN

Sue Ann coaches beginning plein air


Sept 21 - October 1, 2017

11 days / 10 nights


FEE INCLUDES:

  • Lodging: 3 nights, Paris; 7 nights, Giverny Paris lodging is on the Seine across from the Louvre; in Giverny we have exclusive use of an ancient flour mill converted to a B & B, just 8 minutes walk to Monet's Gardens
  • 16 meals: all breakfasts; several lunches & dinners
  •  Instructor Susan Rubin's drawing classes are instruction tailored to each participant! Beginning plein air painters are coached by Sue Ann Hum.
  • 20 hours painting time inside Monet's gardens (subject to rules and approval of Fondation de Claude Monet).  Our 2-hour sessions are after closing and pre-opening.
  • An AMAZING welcome meal at an historic Paris  restaurant built in 1512.
  • Entry to Musee d'Orsay, l'Orangerie and Monet Marmatton in Paris , to study the works of Monet and other Impressionists. Entry to Impressionist museum in Giverny.
  • Private tour of Marmatton museum led by highly respected docent & Art Historian Jöelle Valette Coat. (When she's not working for us, she also does museum tours for Rick Steves groups!)
  • Private tour of Monet's property by Giverny expert, local guide, professional photographer and blogger Ariane Cauderlier.
  • Private car from CDG airport to Paris hotel and from Giverny to return to CDG airport (Must adhere to host's arrival and departure times)
  • Private car to Giverny from Paris
  • Day trip to home of Post-Impressionist Pierre Bonnard for photography and painting
  • Painting  and photography aboard the replica of Claude Monet's Bateau Atelier (Studio boat) on the Seine, near Giverny
  • Market day in Vernon
  • A ticket to top of Eiffel Tower​
  • Walk through of Notre Dame
  • Taxi and bus fares for host-planned Paris activities
  • Free Time in Paris
  •  Daytime entry tickets to Monet's gardens
  • Mineral Spirits for oil painters 
  • Links for all itinerary locations
  • One on one concierge-type communication and suggestions from host, prior to and throughout trip
  • Suggestions for packing and equipment
  • Private group discussion Facebook page or emails.
  • Good times, artist camaraderie, cheese, breads, wines, laughter, inspiration! ​


     Not included:

  • Airfare and insurance
  • Painting supplies, tools & equipment (host will provide mineral spirits)
  • Some meals


NOTE: This is YOUR art trip; you are free to participate or skip any / all of the activities planned by the host. Choosing not to participate in an activity does not change trip costs. 


Itinerary details subject to change


My Art Trip is your opportunity to view and study countless paintings by Monet or van Gogh 

(and other Impressionists) and to lift your brush in places which inspired them

My Itinerary

My Art Trip