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June 1-8 in 2025. 
This is a fully-escorted tour with your experienced tour manager and guide Kate Stedman .
Kate 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. Our tour group will practise covid-safe measures where at all appropriate whilst on tour. We value your health and safety.

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 100,000 followers on Instagram and 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

  • 7 nights (June 1-8 in 2025) in Provence staying in a charming rural hamlet with boutique accommodation with a pool.
    All rooms are air-conditioned and have ensuite bathroom facilities.
    Daily excursions to local sites in the area for sketching and visiting.

We have been taking tour groups to this region for over 20 years.sketching in Provence with Ian Fennelly June 2025
We stay in a medieval perched village which is quite simply magic for sketching.
Our hotel has its own pool and private garden, views and is right in the middle of the town for easy strolls to enjoy the sites.

Provence is France's land of olive trees, lavender, sunflowers and poppies with little historic cobblestoned villages.

OUR TOUR BEGINS  on JUNE 1 in Avignon at the TGV train station where we will collect you by private bus and take you to our lovely accommodation for 7 nights. 

  • TRAIN: you are free to organise your own travel to Avignon if you would prefer or we can organise for you to take the specified TGV train from Paris down to Avignon where we will meet you.
  • The tour ends on JUNE 8 after breakfast where our private bus will collect us all to take us back to Avignon train station where you are free to make your own travel arrangements back to Paris or elsewheresketching in Provence with Ian Fennelly June 2025

Daily excursions to local villages, vineyards, towns and historic sites. The sketching, the markets, the shopping, the cuisine is all BREATHTAKING.

We price all our tours in EUROS to accommodate exchange rate fluctuations but you will be paying for your tour in AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS as we are an Australian tour company.

-All 4 star accommodation with ensuite bathrooms whilst on tour
-Swimming pool in hotel
-Daily breakfasts
-4 dinners
-5 lunches
-All entries
-All transport on tour in private bus
-Your Tour Manager
-6 demos & workshops with IAN FENNELLY

TOUR COST:   based on TWO people sharing a room
3,450 EUROS per person 
( go to www.xe.com to see an approximate tour cost based on TODAY’s exchange rate  in your currency)

3,950 EUROS per person
( go to www.xe.com to see an approximate tour cost based on TODAY’s exchange rate in your currency)

Non-sketcher cost (must be sharing a room with a sketcher) is 3,200 euros

DEPOSIT AMOUNT of $1,000 AUD per person to secure your reservation. 

Final tour payment is due 120 days before travel. We will invoice you at the time this is due for the correct amount to pay in AUD according to the market rate on that day.

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  • Travel outside tour dates (ie before June 1 and after bus return trip to Avignon TGV station on June 8)
  • All other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance which is mandatory on all our tours


3 -4 star "charme"boutique quality in the centre of Bonnieux. All ensuite bathrooms and air conditioned for comfort with swimming pool.

There is a TGV fast train Paris to Avignon train station where our private bus will meet you at the designated time. People not travelling from Paris on this train on June 1 will also need to meet the coach at the Avignon TGV train station at the deisgnated time on the afternoon of June1 in 2025

No. This is NOT a confirmed tour departure until minimum numbers have booked and deposited. We will let you know well in advance when this occurs and then we will confirm the departure. Do not book travel until you are assured this tour is a confirmed departure. Please ask if you are unsure.

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