Instructor: Maryanne Grebenstein
$5900 PP, $5600 PP/double occupancy
Paris and the south of France
We'll fly out of Logan as a group - destination: Paris, France. Perhaps the only thing better than spending some time in Paris enjoying the cafés, shops, scenery and museums in this incredible city, is following it up with a week in the south of France! After three days in Paris, we'll travel by TGV train to the lovely town of Mandelieu in the south of France. Mandelieu has the geographic good fortune to be situated between Nice and San Tropez. In Mandelieu, we'll be staying at Château de la Napoule for one week. To say that Château de la Napoule is beautiful is an understatement (see photo). Located directly on the Mediterranean, the original structure was built in the 11th century. The château was purchased and renovated by an American expatriate couple, Henry and Marie Clews, in the 1930s. After the death of Henry Clews in the 1950s, Marie turned the château into an art foundation. Our accommodations, studio space and most meals will be at the château. Many beautiful sites and cities are within easy reach of La Napoule via regional train (directly across the street from the château). Our days will be structured so that mornings will be spent in guided studio time, with afternoons free to visit nearby cities such as Monaco, Nice, Cannes, Antibbes, San Tropez, and others. Photos and details about previous trips of this itinerary can be found on our website at www.theabbeystudio.com. Remember that it is not a requirement to participate in the studio time - if you have a travel partner (or even yourself!) who is interested in this trip but not the classroom portion, feel free to sign up. The maximum number of registrants is eight people.