Quintessential France "Carnet de Voyage": A Date with your Creative Self in Paris and Provence - (half full already!)
13 - 22 April 2019
With Natalia Perera
Join Natalia and Catherine Moullé on this unique journey of discovery and play, to quintessential France to nurture your inner artist... making your very own ‘carnet de voyage' with all the magic in Paris and Provence.
The perfect 'date’ to explore your creativity or to find inspiration in the day to day, to recharge or even to initiate change in your life. You are bound to find 'joie de vivre’ in abundance in the world’s most magical city, with its creative energy, historical riches, majestic architecture, exquisite dining or essential beauty…. And then again, in Provence, with its most enchanting light, the charming villages, the winding roads, the fields of lavender and wildflowers, the scented gardens hidden behind elaborate iron gates, the neat lines of vineyards, the old stone fountains, the local gentlemen chatting and playing boules in ancient squares, the weekly markets bounty with fresh produce of all shapes and colours... beauty every where you set eyes.
Our two bilingual guides Natalia, together with our local travel sketching teacher Catherine, will lead the way through the little hidden gems of Paris as well as the much loved historic and iconic monuments over the first 4 nights and days. We will walk through the city, and stop to sketch, eat, drink and laugh. On the 5th day, we will play some more with our art on the fast train from Paris to Avignon, and spend the next 5 nights and days exploring and sketching in the surrounding country and village alleys, delightful markets, endearing antique stores, clusters of rustic shops, and atmospheric cafes tumbling onto cobblestones sidewalks.
At every step, Catherine will demonstrate and share her ideas around using simple lines, colour and collage, various pens, pencils and watercolour. At the same time, you will be guided in finding your unique style of expression, of capturing every quaint detail that you loved along the way… all to create your very own 'Carnet de Voyage', a fun way to journal your travel experiences and a heart felt truly unique gift to your self, your home or your loved ones.
There will be some free time each day to wander, shop, read a book, 'faire une sieste'… really, to enjoy the simple pleasures. No particular skill or art experience is necessary, you simply show up as who you are and where you are at. This is a space that can be therapeutic and life-changing in that you will discover ways of en-joy-ing and expressing yourself playfully, within a creative, caring and encouraging circle, in memorable, picturesque locations.
We will work with intention, should you have a vision of what you would like to 'create' or should you be seeking inspiration or clarity for a vision that is yet to come... either way, you will be in good company!
To find out more about beautiful Catherine, please check her website here.
Prices for this journey are as follows:
Early Bird: A$2900 if paid before 30th September
A$650 per person, non-refundable deposit is requested to assure your spot.
Please note: All payments through PayPal will incur a 4% surcharge.
This trip is designed for affordability, comfort and charm. A detailed itinerary and materials list will be sent out to interested participants, upon a booking deposit.
We will begin our program in the afternoon on the 13th April, after checking into our hotel in Paris and end after breakfast in our hotel in Avignon, on the 22nd April.
Included in the price
• 9 nights in twin accommodation
• All lessons and guiding fees
• Entry to museum
• Train from Paris to Provence
• All transportation during the program
• All breakfasts and dinners
What is not included in the price
• Travel insurance
• Transfers upon arrival and departure
• Lunch, alcoholic drinks and snacks
• Personal shopping, massages and treatments
For enquiries and bookings, please contact Natalia via email and
Information session for anyone interested in finding out more, you are welcome to join us on:
Sunday 9th September 2018, at 14:00, RSVP Natalia, location to be advised.
* Please note this is for a small group only and a few places on this retreat have been filled already!