JUNE 28-JULY 7 in 2022
A tour out of The Box. Sketch with legendary UK artist Ian Fennelly in a gorgeous Fairytale chateau in the Loire Valley.
6 nights in the peace, beauty and luxury of our own private Chateau. Local walks in the woods, visit our medieval “village fleuri”, the walled potager garden and hothouse, the cows in the fields and sketch from the hundreds of ornate details in our own private chateau.
Gourmet cuisine, daily workshops at the chateau, secret 4 star restaurants, French wines, our own private swimming pool, splendid scenery and then….
3 glamorous nights in Paris sketching the iconic sites with Ian! And everything is INCLUDED in this one extraordinary price!
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JUNE 28 to JULY 7 in 2022
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ian studied painting at Wimbledon School of Art and gained a 1st Class Honours degree, is a professional artist whose artwork sells worldwide, has over 75,000 followers on Instagram ans is a qualified teacher as well as a senior instructor for Urban Sketchers. See more of his unique pen and watercolour artwork on Instagram at @ianfennelly
SEE MORE OF HIS WORK HERE
Each day we have a sketch demo and sketching workshop as well as orientation, walking and history tours and free time to do what you like in each wonderful town we visit.
This is a tour for anyone and everyone. You do not have to be an experienced sketcher at all. Ian will show you his easy style and help you to achieve your own wonderful results in your own way. Those non-sketchers are welcome if they are travelling sharing with a sketcher as there is just so much to see and explore in this trip.
Your experienced tour manager and guide Kate Stedman is an historian, art lover and avid sketcher and she will take you to her favourite spots and regale you with fun facts and historic gems each day as well.
6 nights in our beautiful Chateau in the Loire Valley.
Our tour begins the morning of June 28, 2022, when we meet at Paris Montparnasse train station to take the train to the Loire Valley. (details nearer departure time)
Tour ends in Paris the morning of July 7 in 2022
We travel down as a group to spend 6 nights in our 19thC French Chateau set on 25 acres. We will wander around the exceptional property, sketch the walled garden, the parterre, the pepper-pot towers, the croquet lawn, the woodland, the vast rooms and salons etc. Endless vistas and time to just absorb it all. All meals are included as well as alcohol each day and lots of snacks and digestifs and aperitifs to keep the creative juices flowing!
We will dine locally one night in the tiny local village just down the road on the fine produce grown in our own chateau garden. 2 excursions to local sketch sites included in tour price
3 nights in Paris on the Left Bank in our boutique hotel to sketch the icons of Paris with Ian Fennelly.
Date : 28/06/2022
Meet at Montparnasse this morning to head down by train as a group to the Loire Valley
Day 2 - 7
Date : 29/06/2022
Chateau Loire Valley
6 heavenly days sketching and exploring on our own massive estate together.
Date : 28/07/2022
We train back to Paris to day to our lovely hotel on the Left Bank
Date : 28/07/2022
Date : 28/07/2022
Paris sketching today and our final group dinner tonight together
Date : 07/07/2022
Our tour ends after breakfast in our Paris hotel. You are free to organise your onward travel.
Twin Share room throughout tour: 3,350 euros pp sharing a room
Solo Traveller throughout tour : 3,920 euros
Non-sketcher sharing a room with a sketcher: 3,150 euros
- all tour accommodation – grand home chateau with ensuite bathrooms, all excursions, a swimming pool and boutique 4 star accommodation in our Parisian hotel on the Left Bank.
- all meals whilst on tour
- all transport whilst on tour
- all art tuition with Ian Fennelly ( 8 morning workshops)
- tour manager services throughout
- The night of June 27 in Paris (we recommend the Hotel Littre in Paris which is walking distance to Montparnasse station) is NOT included
- International flight to Paris is NOT included
- Travel insurance cover which is mandatory for our tours is NOT included
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At this stage NO, because of covid travel restrictions. We will inform you when we have reached minimum tour numbers and when we feel safe to ask you for payment for the tour.
We are at present only taking booking forms to register your reservation. The first people to send in their online booking form for this tour will be the first to to be invited to confirm their place on the tour with payment.
We will be asking for payment at a time when we believe it is reasonable to assume the tour will go ahead safely for our clients in regards to covid.