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Painting in France

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About us...

Painting in France is run by the husband-and-wife team Simon and Monica.

Simon is a watercolour artist based in the south of France. His wife Monica is an excellent cook, organiser, and gatherer of facts about the local area. Our aim is to create Painting and Tasting holidays that you will never forget. It is important that you leave your time with us enriched, through what you have seen, learned, experienced, and tasted.

Through detailed research of our locations both in France and abroad, we really want to take you to places you would not necessarily have found yourselves or been a little daunted to do so.

Out holidays include accommodation, meals, transport, and materials, so all you have to worry about is having a good time.

Simon is passionate about teaching painting and has an encouraging teaching style that helps build his student’s confidence.

Since we started in 2018 about 50% of our travelers every year have returned. Arrive as a stranger, leave as a friend.




We have policies in place to manage our sustainability and environmental impact.

Without the local beauty and heritage, our business would not exist. To make sure that our business does not have a negative on our local surroundings:
• We work with small groups (maximum 8) to minimise our impact on the local environment
• We do not use one use plastic in our business
• We encourage our clients to minimise their water use during their stay
• We make sure that we leave all of our painting locations, as we found them


We take steps to have a positive impact on our community.

We actively encourage volunteering within our business giving people of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to work and learn with us.
We use and buy local products and support local businesses.



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Painting in France

is part of the movement.

We join Painted Circle in the effort to make travel more inclusive and welcoming for all. We are committed to creating welcoming experiences for all guests, and seek all opportunities to exercise respect and civility. Together with Painted Circle we are taking a stand that travel must be for everyone. You can read more about Painted Circle's work supporting inclusion here.

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