White Horses & Provence Lavender

Camargue / France / Provence

Photography Tour Information

    • Camargue / France / Provence
    • 7 days – 6 nights - 10 shoots
    Booking Details

    White Horses & Provence Lavender

    So many people across the globe fulfil their life-long dream with us to photograph the Wild White Horses of the Camargue. You can’t beat the adrenalin rush of this noble breed splashing through the shallow waters of the marsh and lakes in their natural habitat. We have combined this workshop with another dream of many – swathes of Lavender fields, like purple velvet, sweeping through the valleys of Provence – it’s a once a year experience not to be missed. 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 photos with Serge on home soil.

    Key facts at a glance:

    Create Away is the only photography workshop company actually based in the Camargue, making us the number one specialists. We have strong and long established links with the local people who deeply respect the traditions and wildlife of their treasured land

    • Exclusive access to private land in the Camargue, unavailable to anyone else
    • 2 galloping horse shoots with several ‘drives’ per shoot, in different locations
    • A shoot with the Single White Stallion rearing on the dunes & running on the beach and in the sea
    • A dramatic shoot on the beach with the Black Stallion
    • 6 shoots of the sweeping Lavender fields and honey-coloured Provence villages
    • Tuition from a highly successful, professional photographer whose international career spans over 3 decades
    • B&B at charming 3-star hotels in picturesque villages
    • Airport transfers from Montpellier and to Marseille airports, as per the times specified on the itinerary (other transfers are not included but can be arranged by us)
    Create AwayWhat’s included in the price:Create AwayWhat’s excluded:
    • Airport transfers
    • All Guidance
    • All transportation
    • B&B in 3 star Hotel
    • Flights
    • Insurance
    • Meals, snacks & drinks
    Day 1

    Flights arriving into Montpellier airport. You will be collected from the airport for transfer to your charming hotel in Aigues-Mortes. Take time to unwind & unpack.

    18h00 Welcome/briefing meeting at the hotel

    Day 2

    At dawn, we head to the beach to photograph the black stallion running along the white sand and in and out of the sea – the black against the white of the beach and sea makes for a dramatic combination.

    Late afternoon, we photograph the Wild White horses running through the marsh. We shoot several drives with the horses running across and towards your field of view. We will also take shots of the ‘Gardians’ (Camargue Cowboys) dressed in their traditional Camargue shirts & hats, trident in hand, surrounded by the herd as well as some close-up portraits of the ‘weathered’ ranchers.

    Day 3

    We head back to the beach for a shoot with a single white Stallion. We photograph him dashing and diving in and around the sea and surf, as well as rearing on the top of the sand dunes, making for a wide range of dramatic action shots.

    In the afternoon, we have another session with the horses running together through the shallow waters of the lakes, with a different composition & location. After the action, we take portraits of the horses on their own or in small groups, silhouetted against the sunset.

    Day 4

    Relaxed morning to pack & have an early lunch before checking out of the hotel to depart for Provence.

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

    Late afternoon we set off for our first shoot to capture the picturesque village, nestled in the hillside, with the sun setting on its old mediaeval stone. We climb to the highest viewpoint to photograph the rooftops as the sun sets over the village below with its iconic church dominating the horizon.

    Day 5

    At dawn, we set off for the Plateau to photograph the Lavender fields at sunrise and in the pale morning light, 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 stunning Plateau, 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 6

    At dawn, 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 return to the plateau to photograph a single abandoned Mazet set on a sweeping hill of Lavender, as the sun sets.

    Day 7

    In the morning we take a panoramic view of the village at sunrise and then photograph the narrow streets with cobbled stones and pretty squares as well as the mini-gorge with small waterfalls and medieval houses.

    Back to the hotel for breakfast & check out of the hotel before departing to Marseille, arriving at 12h30 to take your afternoon flight

    Single occupant (en-suite): £2415 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

    What is included in the price:

    • 6 nights B&B in charming 3-star Hotels (upgrade to 4-star hotel in the Camargue, by request for a supplement)
    • Airport transfers from Montpellier and to Marseille airports, as per the times specified on the itinerary (other transfers are not included but can be arranged by us)
    • All transportation during your course
    • Guidance throughout by an expert professional photographer

    Before you book your flights, you might like to consider arriving a day or two earlier or staying a day or two after the workshop to make the most of the beautiful region and sunshine – we also offer an amazing horse riding experience and can recommend other excursions & activities – just ask Ros for further details.

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



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