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
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
Instant email inquiry:
16 (with parental permission);
younger teens and children are welcome for lessons
with an adult
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
Special Offer When Booking With eduVacations:
1 free cooking & wine lesson!
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:
• accommodation (private room with bath &
• breakfasts and dinners
• household linen (bath towels are not provided)
• use of studio easels, folding chairs and drawing
Special offer when booking at eduVacations: 1
free cooking & wine lesson!
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!”
“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!”
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.
Private room or shared room with private bath.
& 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.
Sunday through Friday
(after painting workshop)
April through October.
Arrive any Sunday.
prices are quoted in Euros (€)
Deposit: 10% of
total package price
visiting friends and family:
• breakfast is included
• dinner with local
wine: € 18 daily
• garage: € 4