Plein-air painting class in NICE with excursions to Monaco and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is one of our painting / drawing art vacations in Europe.

Dates: Sun June 16 (5:00 pm) - Fri June 21 (5:00 pm) 2019

Price: £390 (Non-painting guests join us for free)

This South of France painting holiday workshop, like our other destinations, is about painting in superb renown destinations with fabulous painting / drawing sites. This plein air painting / drawing group will enjoy discovering the city of Nice, and breathtaking excursions in Monaco Montecarlo and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

5 full days of painting / drawing in a small group in beautiful South of France with like-minded people. This unforgettable art holiday workshop is open to beginners, intermediate and advanced level artists.

This South of France painting art workshops in Nice includes:

  • 5 full days of plein air painting / drawing (all media)

  • 20 - 25 hours of plein air tutoring in a relaxed environment. Our art holidays are plein-air watercolour workshops, but  you can also choose acrylic, drawing, oils or pastels.

  • Art materials adapted to your medium (paints, pencils, paper, brushes, eraser/rubber, water cup, tape) 

  • Board and stool provided

  • Tutor's guiding on exciting excursions

Non-painting partners or friends are welcome to join the groups's outings and meals at no cost. 


Have you been looking for a holiday art course in France? Introducing Azenart's 2019 art holiday in the South of France. Come paint (or draw) with us. Alone or accompanied, beginner or more advanced, you'll love our exciting French painting/drawing holiday break on the French Riviera, with fabulous excursions to Monaco and majestic Saint Jean Cap Ferrat.

Our ART HOLIDAY in Nice, South of France:

On this 2019 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, veggetable and fruit market). You'll love local delicacies like Le Pan Bagnat (very Niçois tuna and veggies sandwich), La  Pissaladière (caramelised onion tart), La Socca (a lip-smacking chick-pea snack), and more. But let's get back to art and painting... Two museum visits are planned on different days, and included in our prices; the MATISSE MUSEUM in Nice. A quick train ride away, and we will spend some time in the very breathtakingly scenic SAINT JEAN CAP FERRAT, and visit LA VILLA EPHRUSSI DE ROTHSCHILD where our hands will be itching to spread some colour 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.


Nice, French Riviera art vacation schedule: 

Day -1. Tutors and group members airport meet up -  Off to the group rental (condo / flat) in Nice - Dinner at a restaurant and introduction to the painting workshop.

Day 1.  First painting day, breakfast together "at home", then before taking off for exciting painting adventures, the tutor gives a relatively quick briefing about the morning's painting / drawing. Then group and tutor heads 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, taken as a group. (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 takes the group up for a strikingly beautiful sight to "Le Château" also called Castle Hill (thankfully they have an elevator/lift!). We paint/draw the awe-inspiring view of the whole of Nice from the  belvedere overlooking the city (Nice), as well as the beautiful waterfall. After the day's work, tutor and group talk about everyone's pieces in a constructive manner. This happens every day. We pack-up at about 4:30 or 5 o'clock, then you are free to explore Nice or to get some rest. Around 7 PM, dinner at a local pizzeria (Nice is also famous for its pizzas!)

Day 2:  Breakfast, briefing and off around 9:30 am. This morning, plein air painting at the COURS SALEYA, an important flower and fruit/veggetable market where colours and scents will flood our senses. Lunch (local food) in the pittoresque old part of town (Vieux Nice) close by. Painting at the VIEUX NICE. Free time after the afternoon painting. We meet for dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3: A fabulous excursion ahead today! We head for the sublime bay of SAINT JEAN CAP FERRAT (by train or bus) where we spend the day, have lunch, and visit the very sumptious VILLA ET JARDINS EPHRUSSI DE ROTHSCHILD, a jewel of the Mediterranean, where we sketch and paint in the gardens. Back to Nice for dinner.

Day 4: A visit to the very famous MATISSE museum on a hill side of Nice called Cimiez,  is planned for day 4 in the morning.  Then painting at the VIEUX PORT, lunch near-by, back to painting at the port in the afternoon. Free time. Group dinner.

Day 5: Another explosively colourful ALL DAY excursion is planned in MONACO, where we stroll, then settle and paint. We aso visit a spectacular village overlooking the Riviera called EZE which we'll reach by bus from Monaco. We stroll and do some sketching and painting there. Then back to Nice around 6:30 pm. Group dinner.


This schedule could be subject to change or have days or outings swapped around. Should weather conditions be unexpected (doubtful though), we'll always find exciting alternatives.


PLANNING MY PAINTING / DRAWING TRIP IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE: Because painters purchase meals and accommodation directly from providers (hotels and restaurants), costs are considerably lowered. Azenart can help with your flights. 

Your travel arrangements to get to Nice, accommodation (group rental in Nice - about £250 per person for the week for a single room, less if sharing a room), meals (reasonnable food for £30 per day), Ligne Azur 7-day pass + Eze ticket (£20), entry to Matisse museum (£5), entry to Villa Ephrussi (£12)