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- A R T I S T I C   R E T R E A T S -
In  the French Countryside
A l l   I n c l u s i v e   C r e a  t  i  v  e   A d v e n t u r e s 
9 days/8 nights | Private Bedroom | Food & Drink

F o r  A l l  A r t i s t s  &  C r e a t i v e s

En Plein Air - Laugh - Swim - Create - Dine - Paint - Explore 

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"Chateau d'Orquevaux was a life changing and unbelievable experience in a dreamlike landscape. The staff is amazing and the food is wonderful!" -Sarah Hempel Irani

"An absolutely breathtaking experience in every respect…..from the surroundings to the food to the people and to the program. incredibly inspiring experience that will stay with me always!" -Kathy Bradshaw

The France retreats include:

  • 9 days/8 nights of painting & adventure.

  • Accommodation in France in the Napoleon III style Chateau d'Orquevaux or if requested in one of our fully renovated Orquevaux Village Guesthouses. 

  • All Inclusive experience includes: Chef prepared meals, wine, accommodation and ground transportation. 

  • Various painting locations. Paint on property and village, sketch walks & on the road painting adventures with guide.

  • Private Bedroom! Private studio if needed.

  • Creative environment with other artists. 

  • Figure drawing

  • Retreat staff are all artists.

  • Non-painting partners welcome!

  • Uninstructed Retreat with Mentorship and professional critique included.

  • Plenty of advice and transportation possible for locations to paint.

  • NOT INCLUDED: Airfare, Car rentals, Art Supplies.

  • NOT INCLUDED: Any meals off the property during Day trips & Adventures.


"The most beautiful time of my life!" -Jerri Young

Limited space / No Application Necessary


T h e   C h a t e a u   d'O r q u e v a u x   E x p e r i e n c e 

l'expérience au château I

l'expérience au château I

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Video: Artist-in-Residence Nico Fontany