France 2020


The Paris and Provence Experience!

Enjoy a relaxing boat tour on the Seine, an artisan workshop, a bike tour around Paris, a visit to Giverny (Monet’s residence), and guided tours of Versailles, the Louvre, and the Orangerie. Walk the lavender fields in Provence, taste the local wines, and shop the local markets. Artist, Lisa Powers, will offer daily workshops, so bring along your art supplies to create a travel journal, and/or small drawings / paintings for creative expression. We’ll have plenty of time to relax, draw/paint, or go shopping! As a grand finale, we’ll indulge ourselves with a formal dinner at Le Procope to celebrate the end of an exceptional experience.

Airfare, accommodation, meals (breakfast & dinner), gallery fees, workshop fees, tours, transit (and possible rental car/train) are included in the cost.

When:  July 2020 (first week approx) TBD

Duration: 8 Days

Cost:  $3700 per person

Payment Plan:

  • $500 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot due August 31, 2019
  • $1000 due September 15, 2019
  • $1000 due Nov. 15, 2019
  • $1200 due Feb. 15, 2020

Eligibility:  Anyone age 25+ who is interested in art and creative expression

Space is limited! 


Information meeting has changed to: Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00 pm

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Who is organizing this trip?

Stephanie Botwright:  When she was 16 years old, Stephanie traveled to France for the first time where she studied French in Annecy during a three-week homestay program. Since then, she returned to France six more times to become fluent in the language and explore various regions including La Côte d’Azur, Normandy, and of course, Paris. In the past five years, Stephanie led two educational trips to France for over 40 students in her role as French Department Head and teacher at the secondary level. She also worked as a French Immersion teacher, and next year, Stephanie will be working as Vice Principal at the King’s School in Langley. Stephanie loves to share her passion for French culture and language with others, and she is excited for you to join her in this next adventure! 

Lisa Powers:  It has been a lifelong dream to travel to Paris! The stars aligned when Stephanie attended Lisa’s art classes, and during lessons were able to get to know each other. This led to discussions upon which Stephanie and Lisa decided to team up to organize a guided tour of Paris and Provence! Lisa looks forward to sharing her insight into how to create a travel journal, and will help with your drawings/paintings en plein air! Lisa has over 40 years of drawing/painting experience, and has been a professional artist the past 15 years.

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