Go to Gordes France to Paint, Create or Eat Under an Oak Tree


Another gorgeous day in Gordes, a hilltop village which is listed one of the most beautiful villages in France and rightly so.We first went for a view from outside the village, on the “monkey hill”, name given by the villages to the rock where all the tourists stand to take pictures. Then we started to paint…

Here is a painting by Karen of the hilltop village:


This painting is a little shelter from the 19th century still standing, next to the road,  painted by Robin:


Bruni, the watercolorist, used her imagination to paint lavender, red poppies and more….


Julie, an other watercolorist on the trip, started to sketch way before everyone else was set up:


Go to Gordes and get your paint brushes out if you love to draw, paint or create or your cameras out for a different kind of visual capture. Or you can just sit under an oak tree and eat camembert cheese, walnut salami, blue cheese, cherries and rabbit pate. Just a thought.


Jackie Grandchamps
Jackie Grandchamps obtained her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in Belgium, and then moved to the U.S. in 1995 to conduct cancer research at Stanford University in California. Her heart has always been in travel however, and she turned her passion into a full time job in 2003 when she launched her travel business, French Escapade offering an authentic travel experience to women.

She says, "I wanted to make my dream come true: sharing my love of traveling and giving people the opportunity to really experience a different culture. Instead of the traditional 'tourist' sightseeing trip to France, I wanted to immerse very small groups of women in the culture, let them meet locals, eat authentic cuisine and 'live' an authentic experience. That's how French Escapade was born.”
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