and Architecture Custom Tours
and Spain are second to none when it comes to art and architecture. Among artists,
Picasso is a shining example, of course - he was born and raised in Spain and
spent most of his career in France - but there are many more famous names: Cézanne,
Van Gogh, Goya and Velásquez, to mention only a few. And architecture
is equally as impressive. It ranges from Roman ruins all around Provenceto the
Gothic churches of northern France and the modern buildings of Antoni Gaudí,
Santiago Calatrava and Raphael Moneo. Touring
France and Spain is a special treat for those looking to understand the finest
manifestations of the human spirit and intellect. Enjoy!
from Paris to Provence: A tour following this route captures the essence
of French art and culture. Discover world-famous Paris museums: Le Louvre, Orsay,
Orangerie, Pompidou and more. Visit Claude Monet's gardens in Giverny and places
where Van Gogh worked. Finally explore the French Riviera and the giants of modern
art - Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and many more.
in Sunny Provence and the French Riviera: Provence is the ideal destination
for a quick look at 19th and 20th century French art... so many Impressionists
and modern artists lived and worked there! This sunny corner of southern France
brings a rare opportunity to experience art in its original setting.
Art and Architecture in and around Paris: A tour centered around these
excursions will reveal some of the most outstanding achievements in art and architecture
produced in France since the middle of the 19th century. You will admire the Impressionist
art of Claude Monet, the cubism of Pablo Picasso, the brightly colored sculptures
of Niki de Saint Phalle and the modern architecture of Renzo Piano...
with Matisse on the French Riviera: Henri
Matisse spent much of his life on the French Riviera. His house and studio in
Vence, near Nice, are now open to artists, art schools and individuals for hands-on
workshops (with or without your own art instructor). Day tours to explore the
art scene in the area can be incorporated in the program.
Gothic Cathedrals: There is no better place than the heart of France
for a tour of classical Gothic architecture. Within a few hours' drive from Notre-Dame
de Paris, you can easily reach several more of these amazing cathedrals: Reims,
Rouen, Chartres, Beauvais, Amiens, and more.
and Architecture from Valencia to Barcelona: The northern Mediterranean
coast of Spain gives an appreciation of a range of cultures dating from the Phoenicians
and the Romans to modern times. Along this beautiful sunny coastline you can tour
typical Spanish cities, enjoy picture-perfect scenery and learn to understand
a variety of architectural styles from Gothic to Art Nouveau and "futuristic"
El Prado Museum