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Monet & More!

Gaze into waterlily ponds and wander down the flower jeweled garden paths where Claude Monet painted many of his most famous masterpieces!   Paint with us in Giverny, tour the Parisian countryside, visit the palace in Versailles, France, and so much more!  Join us as we explore & paint together.

May 18th - 26th, 2021

$2,400.00 - $3,000.00 per person - Private Rooms or Shared beds.

May 31st - June 8th, 2021

$2,400.00 - $3,000.00 per person - Private Rooms or Shared beds.

Spend 9 amazing days together in the region where Claude Monet found so much inspiration!  We will sketch at his gardens and ponds, take photos for personal reference, paint while looking at some of his methods while we create paintings that are uniquely our own!  We will explore Rouen, Versailles, Giverny, Vernon, Evreux & Les Andelys.  We hope you can join us for this trip of a lifetime!  

Whether you are an experienced artist or a complete beginner you will benefit from this adventure!  Our focus will be on observational sketching, media experimentation and painting techniques.  I always tailor my teaching and focus specifically for each unique group.  

Trip includes:

Travel from Paris to our Manor house in Pacy-sur-Eure

* 8 Night Accommodations: shared or private room with shared or private bath access, shared group living area & kitchen (see images below), priced per 2 people per room unless otherwise stated.  Room selections are available on a first-come basis with an additional fee. 

* Entrance fees to Versailles & Giverny attractions. 

* Personal attention, care and services of Matt & Tonja.

* Individual and group art instruction, studio time, demonstrations and critique.

* Transportation to and from Gare St. Lazare train station in Paris, and touring via vehicle.

* Guided adventures to Rouen, Versailles, Giverny, Vernon, Evreux & Les Andelys.

* Most meals and beverages are included.

* Several supplies will be on-hand for student use and experimentation.

Participants are responsible for travel to France and the Gare St. Lazare train station in Paris.  (Uber, taxi, metro options are all readily accessible).



Less than 1 hour away from Paris by car, located in a peaceful and charming valley on the banks of Eure River.  3,300 sq feet, beautifully furnished and fully equipped Manor house, built-in 1850. Surrounded by a private enclosed garden (over 25,000 sq ft) with a covered (or uncovered) heated pool. Relax on the veranda or garden overlooking the river or enjoy the heated pool or the cozy fireplace in the living room.

Manor house:- Main floor
700 sq ft dining room with working fireplace, large dining table adjustable The adjacent living room is furnished with 3 leather sofas and a large coffee table.  Half-bath on ground floor w/separate dryer.

Large equipped kitchen opening on a veranda.   400 sq ft heated véranda facing the river: large dining table for 10 people + round table for 5 people.


Manor house:  4 bedrooms 

Large suite (Bedroom n° 1): 1 king-size bed, table + 4 chairs & wardrobe.

Bright, modern bathroom with a tub. 

Parental suite (Bedrooms n° 3): 1 queen-size bed, chest of drawers, desk,

modern bathroom with shower. (Room #3 RESERVED trip #2)

Bedroom (Bedroom n° 2): 1 queen-size bed (160 cm) + wardrobe and desk.

Modern bathroom with shower.

Adjacent bedroom equipped with 2 single bunk beds (90cm) and 1 additional single bed (90 cm) + 1/2 bathroom. 


- Main floor
Suite with direct access to the garden (Bedroom n° 6): 1 full-size bed (140 cm), desk, sofa, armchair. private ensuite bathroom with shower. 

- Upper floor
Master bedroom (Bedroom n° 5) with direct staircase to the garden: 1 queen-size bed (160 cm), table + 4 chairs, desk. Full ensuite bathroom with shower. AC  

Beautiful garden with trees, lawn and flower beds.
"Petanque" playing field
Ping pong table
Garden dining table and chairs + 3 deck chairs

Swimming pool with heated pool with jet swim feature, deck chairs, electric roof.

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