LOCATED IN THE HEART OF PROVENCE you are in an artist's paradise. There are so many subjects to choose from for a painter/artist that you will have a difficult time getting to them all. You just have to drive down any road and you will see olive groves, vineyards, fields of brilliant purple lavender, bright red poppies, yellow sunflowers, and ochre tinted wheat. The colors of Provence are an inspiration in every artist's palette; and artists flock here in the thousands just to experience the real thing.
PROVENCE is also known for the purity and brilliance of its sunlight, a fact that was not lost on artists such as Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and a host of other masters of the impressionist movement who lived and painted here. You will not find conditions such as this anywhere else in the world. The atmosphere is incredibly unique and will inspire you and your group like no other as you capture what you see and create your own impressions on the canvas.
MOULIN DE LA ROQUE is the perfect location. It is just minutes from scores of quaint picturesque villages like Saint-Rémy de Provence, Gordes, Roussillon, Luberon, Menerbes, Bonniuex, Lourmarin, and many more. You and your students will love taking advantage of the wonderfully colorful daily markets in these towns as well as studying the rich ancient architecture and charming elements, the cafes, flowers, awnings and umbrellas, all so characteristic of the area.
THE SEASIDE is also just 60 miles away from the Estate. The Côte d'Azur fishing village of Cassis has adorned more than one artist's canvas. You will love its colorful fishing and sailing boats in harbor and unique multicolored villas dotting the steep hillside as it drops to the sea. Also close by are museums (Van Gogh and Cezanne), prestigious art schools, and hundreds of galleries.