Sunday to Sunday. Includes outdoors tutoring in a small group, unbelievable excursions, art equipment provided, 7 nights single room accommodation.

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Join us on one of Europe's best art vacations. This plein-air painting class in NICE with excursions to Monaco, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Menton, and the magnificent village of Eze will be sure to thrill you as an artist. All artistic levels. Watercolor, acrylic, oils, drawing, pastels.  

Dates: Sun June 16th - Sun June 23rd 2019

France painting vacation

Price: £590

(Non-painting guests sharing a room join us for free).

This South of France painting holiday, like our other destinations, is about painting in superb renown destinations with fabulous painting / drawing sites. 

Details of what's included in this South of France painting art workshop:

  • Sunday to Sunday on site dates with 6 full days of plein air painting / drawing.

  • Plein-air (outdoors) tutoring in a relaxed environment. Our art holidays are ‘plein-air’ watercolor workshops, but  you can also choose acrylic, oils, drawing or pastels.

  • Art equipment provided: Board, stool, easel (if need).

  • Different exciting excursions every day.

  • 7 nights single room accommodation at a comfortable condo/flat (shared among guests and tutor) .

Non-painting partners or friends sharing a room with painting guest are welcome to join the groups's outings.


Nice, French Riviera art vacation schedule: 

Day 1. Tutor and group members meet up at Nice airport. Off to our accommodation to drop off our luggage and freshen up. Then when ready, group and tutor will slowly head to dinner at a local restaurant. There will be delicious local wine & an introduction to the painting holiday by your tutor. Let the fun begin!



Day 2. Finally our first painting day. We’ll start by breakfast together at the condo, then before taking off for exciting painting/drawing adventures, the tutor will give a relatively quick briefing about the morning's painting / drawing. Nothing boring, just enough to get guidelines. Then group and tutor head for the renown area of Nice called the PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS, one of the most famous sea-side promenades on the planet. It is great fun sketching and painting/drawing until lunch. (Those who wish to go their own way, or stay and paint can most certainly do so). After lunch, just when you thought you'd seen the prettiest view of Nice on the Promenade des Anglais, the tutor will take the group up for a strikingly beautiful sight to "Le Château" also called Castle Hill (thankfully they have an elevator/lift!).

We will paint/draw the awe-inspiring view of the whole of Nice from the  Bellanda Tower overlooking the city, as well as the beautiful nearby waterfall. After the day's art, tutor and group usually talk about everyone's pieces in a constructive manner. We’ll then pack-up at about 4 or 4:30 pm, then you’ll have free time to explore Nice or to get back to the condo for a rest. Around 7 PM, dinner at a local pizzeria (Nice is also famous for its pizzas!)

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Day 3:  Breakfast, briefing and off around 9:30 am. This morning, it is ‘plein air’ sketching/painting at the COURS SALEYA, an important flower and fruit / vegetable market where colors and scents will flood your senses! Group and tutor will then have lunch (local food) in the pittoresque old part of town (Vieux Nice) close by. Afternoon painting and sketching will be at the very picturesque VIEUX NICE. Then you’ll have free time after the afternoon painting/drawing. We will then meet for dinner at a local restaurant in the evening.

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Day 4: A fabulous excursion is planned for Day 4. We’ll head for the sublime bay of SAINT JEAN CAP FERRAT where we will spend the day and have lunch. This millionaire’s bay will be sure to make your brushes tingle. You will no doubt enjoy spending some time there with your group.

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The cherry on top will be visiting the sumptuous VILLA ET JARDINS EPHRUSSI DE ROTHSCHILD, a jewel of the Mediterranean. We will sketch in its magnificent gardens. After this memorable day, we’ll head back to Nice for some free time and dinner.

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Day 5: We’ll spend the day painting small colorful boats at the VIEUX PORT. Such fun getting giddy color on our pallets! Group and tutor will have lunch near-by. Free time around 4 pm. Group dinner.

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Day 6: Another explosively colorful ALL DAY excursion is planned in MONACO, where we’ll stroll, then settle and paint. We’ll also visit a spectacular village overlooking the Riviera called EZE which we'll reach by bus from Monaco. We’ll stroll and do some sketching and painting there. Then back to Nice around 6:00 pm. Group dinner.

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Day 7: Breakfast. This will be our final day, which we’ll spend painting in MENTON. This wonderful city by the water has kept its Mediterranean charms and simplicity. Painters love painting its vibrant colors. Graphite artists enjoy its architectural intricacies. Lots of painting subjects to fill the day. Lunch there. Free time to visit. Then back to Nice for dinner.

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Day 8: Breakfast. Tutor accompanies group to Nice airport. Goodbyes. 

Please note: Should weather conditions be unexpected (doubtful though), or a site temporarily unavailable, we'll always find exciting alternatives.


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Not included: Your flight to get to Nice, meals (budget depends on what you order), local transportation (£20), entry to Villa Ephrussi (£12).

Our PAINTING (& DRAWING) HOLIDAY in Nice, South of France:

On this 2019 French painting trip, Azenart will show you an inspiring week in the heart of one of Europe's most sublime scenery setting, amongst the bluest of blues of the Mediterranean. We've planned divine excursions to the surrounding coasts leading to Montecarlo, Monaco.

We'll stroll, sketch and paint on the PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS , as well as in the VIEUX NICE (picturesque old part of town), and in the COURS SALEYA (typical and renown Nice flower, vegetable and fruit market). You'll love local delicacies like Le Pan Bagnat (very Niçois tuna and veggies sandwich), La  Pissaladière (caramelized onion tart), La Socca (a lip-smacking chick-pea snack), and more. But let's get back to art and painting...  A quick train ride away, and we will spend some time painting / drawing at the very breathtakingly scenic SAINT JEAN CAP FERRAT, and visit LA VILLA EPHRUSSI DE ROTHSCHILD where our hands will be itching to spread some color on our paper! As promised, we will go to the very chic MONTECARLO, MONACO and the village of EZE with its absolutely head-spinning beauty, where we will sightsee and sketch/paint. We’ll also paint/draw in colorful MENTON, known for its delicious lemons.

Have you been looking for a holiday art course in France? Azenart's 2019 South of France art holiday on the French Riviera is it. Come paint (or draw) with us. Alone or accompanied, beginner or more advanced, you'll love our exciting French art break, with fabulous excursions to Monaco and majestic Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. Don't miss out! Our groups are small, tutoring is tailored to each artist. Painting in beautiful South of France with like-minded people is an experience you’ll never forget. This unforgettable art holiday workshop is open to beginners, intermediate and advanced level artists. Book your art break in France today or contact us.