Provence Villages & Lavender

France / Provence

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  • France / Provence
  • 7 days – 6 nights
£2.199,00
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Provence Villages & Lavender

Lavender like purple velvet, splashed with Van Gogh’s yellow Sun Flowers, sweeping through the valleys of Provence, is a once a year experience not to be missed. Overlooked by picturesque honey-coloured stone villages of Provence and the Luberon, perched up high on the hillsides. Understandably, so many famous artists came to this region to paint endless canvasses of the vibrant colours with such extraordinary light. Capture iconic, award-winning landscapes with Serge on home soil

Key facts at a glance:

Create Away is based in the South of France, at the gate of Provence so we have tried and tested the best locations ensuring you are in the right place at the right time of the day for the best possible light and exclusive shots

  • Tuition from a highly successful, professional photographer whose international career spans over 3 decades
  • B&B at charming & welcoming family run hotels
  • Airport transfers (Marseille airport or Aix-en-Provence TGV train station) & all transportation included
Create Away What’s included in the price: Create Away What’s excluded:
  • Airport transfers*
  • Expert guidance throughout
  • All transportation
  • B&B in comfortable 3 star Hotel
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Meals (except breakfast)
  • Snacks & drinks

*airport transfers are guaranteed on workshops days only

Day 1

Flights arriving mid-late morning in Marseille (airport or Aix-en-Provence TGV train station). You will be collected on arrival for transfer to your charming hotel in the heart of Provence. Take time to unwind & unpack.

We set off for our first shoot to capture a picturesque Provencal village, nestled in the hillside, from the other side of the valley, with the sun setting on its old mediaeval stone.

Day 2

At sunrise, we set off to photograph the Lavender fields, dotted with small stone shepherd’s huts (Mazet) with the Alpilles mountains as a backdrop.

We return to the hotel for breakfast and time to relax.

In the afternoon, we head back to the fields, awash with beautiful blue lavender and sunflowers in full bloom – a sight – and scent – to behold! We end the day by capturing the beautiful sunset over the lavender fields.

Day 3

Early morning, we head for the wild and beautiful canyon and lake, described as one of the most picturesque sites in the South of France. On the way back, capture the blue lavender, golden wheat and sunflowers, geometrically aligned in the fields, their borders accentuated by almond trees and the villages in the valleys, stretching out as far as the eye can see.

We return to the hotel for breakfast and time to relax.

In the afternoon, we capture a single abandoned Mazet set on a sweeping hill of Lavender, as the sun sets.

Day 4

In the morning we go into the village – which has its own mini-gorge with small waterfalls and medieval houses. We climb to the highest viewpoint to photograph the rooftops as the sun rises over the village below with its iconic church dominating the horizon.

Check out of the hotel and depart for the Luberon, characterised by its strikingly picturesque perched, hill-top villages, dating back at least 1000 years. We stop for lunch on the way.

Check in to the hotel and take time to unwind and unpack.

In the afternoon/sunset we photograph the first beautiful Luberon village, with ochre Provence colours in technicolour glory, contrasting with the green of the pine trees and the blue sky against the natural pigment of the red cliffs.

Day 5

We spend the next two days capturing the Lavender fields and more of the most beautiful Lubéron villages, with wonderful views out across the valley floor with its patchwork of orchards and vineyards.

At sunrise we photograph one of ‘The Most Beautiful Villages in France’, offering stunning views from outside the village and we also capture quaint shots in the narrow streets of the village itself.

On the way back, we photograph a sunflower field in full bloom before returning to the hotel for breakfast and time to relax.

Late afternoon we will capture a beautiful and still working 12th century abbey. Its sublime, solitary setting, surrounded by fields of lavender in full flower and fragrance, along with the timeless serenity and honey-coloured stone of the monastic buildings, make it one of the most photographed sights in Provence.

Day 6

We set off for a sunrise shoot at a village dominated by its huge rotunda, shaped like a helmet, and its field of lavender stretching out below. We also capture images within the beautiful picturesque mediaeval village itself before returning to the hotel for breakfast.

In the afternoon we photograph a different village with heavy cobbles and castle dominating from the very top; we also capture another jewel of a village with its golden stone carved out of the rock and a plateau at the top with a picturesque windmill and panoramic views.

Day 7

We photograph the village at sunrise, for the last time, with the sun warming the ochre-red colours.

We return to the hotel for breakfast before checking out.

We head back to Marseille for afternoon departures.

Single occupant (en-suite): £2199 per person
2 people sharing room (en-suite bathroom): 5% off the workshop price
Discounts available for group bookings. Please enquire to find out more
A deposit of 25% is payable at the time of booking

* To join our workshops, you need to have a good understanding of how your own camera works (how to set it up in Manual, Aperture and Shutter priority) and understand about exposure.

Pre-workshop course (subject to availability)
If you would like to arrive a day early to benefit from a course on your camera, settings, techniques and how to obtain the best out of your workshop, please let us know. We consider the pre-course very worthwhile for intermediate-level photographers and essential for beginners or photographers with new equipment they are not familiar with. Cost including hotel £370 pp

What is included in the price:

  • 6 nights B&B in charming 3-star Hotels (upgrade to Superior room, by request, for a supplement)
  • Airport transfers Marseille airport or Aix-en-Provence TGV train station (other transfers are not included)
  • All transportation during your course
  • Guidance throughout by an expert professional photographer

Bookings & Payment:
Payment by bank transfer (please request our banking details) or by PayPal online.

 

 

Gift voucher
Why not treat someone with one of our Gift Vouchers? – available for full or partial workshop prices

 

 

For non-photography partners or friends, we can organise a variety of activities to keep them busy whilst you are out shooting – click here for more details

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