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Calvisson is an old village near Nîmes, a city known for its jazz festival, opera, and bullfighting. From Calvisson you can visit the nearby Mediterranean coast, the Camargue, the Cevennes, Avignon, Arles, Nîmes, Uzés, Montpellier and others.

Régis, your teacher, first studied at the Lille Fine Art School and then pursued his artistic studies in Paris with the American painter Henri Goetz and finally in Rome where he stayed for a number of years perfecting his skills. He has regular exhibitions in France, Europe and the United States and combines professionalism with a long teaching experience. Since 1975, he has taught oil, watercolor, drawing, pastel and “gobelins” techniques of tapestry in his own atelier, with groups of ten people maximum. Painting, drawing, watercolor and tapestry workshops are offered April through the end of October (from Sunday to Saturday).

All year round, Corinne (art historian) and Régis (artist) open their restored 15th century home/B&B to guests wishing to explore this part of France. The house is organized around a central patio. It offers privacy, coolness and the incredible play of light and shade.

Non-painting friends and family are welcome. If you go with a companion(s) who wants to study French, he/she can do so in eduVacations’ Montpellier location and drive to morning class from Calvisson.

Instant email inquiry:

Minimum age:

16 (with parental permission); younger teens and children are welcome for lessons with an adult

Getting there:

Nîmes or Montpellier airports; By train: 7 direct TGV trains each day from Paris (Gare de Lyon) to Nîmes in 3 hours 50 minutes; by road: autoroute A9, exit Gallargues, join the N113 signposted Nîmes and then take the D1 to Calvisson just after the Bas Rhone Canal (once in the village, follow the arrows, the atelier is located just two doors away from the Town Hall going up to the hill); By bus: buses leave for Calvisson from the bus station behind the railway station in Nîmes.

Special Offer When Booking With eduVacations: 1 free cooking & wine lesson!

Suggestions: If you’d like to explore the area after class, we suggest a rental car; you’ll have easy access to beaches and cities and villages of Provence. Companions who want to study French can drive in the mornings to Montpellier (see our Montpellier program for French).

Course price includes:
• workshop
• accommodation (private room with bath & WC)
• breakfasts and dinners
• household linen (bath towels are not provided)
• use of studio easels, folding chairs and drawing boards

Program Information
Program Details
Drawing & Painting (oil, watercolor, pastel) Courses
Special Deals

Special offer when booking at eduVacations:  1 free cooking & wine lesson!

Program Information

What People are Saying

“One of the highlights of our 6-week Europe trip! The group was from Japan, France, Germany...the food was excellent!” Melanie, USA

“It was absolutely delightful. Regis & Corrine are so wonderful. The food was incredible!” Linda, USA

“The farmhouse was very comfortable and clean. Regis was great. Meals were great. The people in the village were great. We’d go back in a heartbeat!” Gloria, Canada

Cultural & Recreational Activities

There are tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool only 10 minutes away on foot from the house. There are also riding centers, golf courses and shops of all kinds in the neighboring area. Visit the nearby Mediterranean coast, the Camargue, the Cevennes, Avignon, Arles, Nîmes, Uzés, Montpellier and others.

Accommodation Choices

Private room or shared room with private bath.

Program Details
Drawing & Painting Courses

Choose from drawing, or painting with oil, watercolor, or pastel. Most courses take place outdoors at various scenic locations (vineyards, villages, the coast) in the local area. Paint or draw from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Monday to Friday. All levels are welcome. You can use your afternoons to relax, explore, paint, and use the on-site studio. You will need to bring your own supplies and you’ll receive a list once you enroll. Language taught in: French, primarily; some English. We’ve had several people with very little knowledge of French attend. They expressed great satisfaction with their experience.

Minimum stay: 1 week.  Additional weeks are optional; please inquire.

Weekday Package
Sunday through Friday
(after painting workshop)

April through October.
Arrive any Sunday.

All prices are quoted in Euros (€)

Deposit:  10% of total package price

Package pice:  € 395

Accommodations for visiting friends and family:
• breakfast is included

double room
€ 50

single room
€ 46

suite:  double
€ 54

suite:  triple
€ 64

• dinner with local wine:  € 18 daily
• garage:  € 4 daily

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