Sacred Art, Sacred Places

This is a tour that we operated for the first time during 2001. The east is not the first part of France to come to mind when thinking of an art tour. However, when one starts to go a little deeper, it contains a treasure trove of Art Nouveau (in particular in Nancy) and sacred art.

The itinerary shown contains several half days set aside for painting but, if you prefer to omit these, the tour can be abridged to 12 days.

Day 1 IN FLIGHT

Depart USA for Frankfurt

DAY 2 Arrival in Frankfurt – Heidelberg - Strasbourg (2 nights)
Castle in Heidelberg

DAY 3 Strasbourg
Introductory Boat Trip, Cathedral, Musee des Beaux Arts or Musee de l'Oeuvre Notre-Dame
Evening meal in a "Winstub"

DAY 4 Strasbourg – Colmar (2 nights)
Haut-Koenigsbourg, Musee d’Unterlinden

DAY 5 Colmar
Scenic day in the mountains, Turckheim
Soiree Folklorique

DAY 6 Colmar - Nancy (2 nights)
Visit to Daum Glassworks, Musee des Beaux Arts

DAY 7 Nancy
Art Nouveau walking tour of Nancy including Musee de l’ecole de Nancy
Afternoon free for painting

DAY 8 Nancy – Verdun – Reims (2 nights)
Battlefield Tour

DAY 9 Reims
Cathedral, Champagne Cellar visit (cellars are Roman chalk pits!)

DAY 10 Reims - Chantilly (1 night)
Chateau de Chantilly
Morning free for painting

DAY 11 Chantilly – Paris (3 nights)
Basilique de St.Denis, Eiffel Tower, Evening Seine Cruise,

DAY 12 Paris
Le Louvre, Notre Dame
Afternoon free for painting


DAY 13 Paris
Musee d’Orsay, Sainte Chapelle, Montmartre, Basilica of Sacre Coeur

DAY 14 Departure from Paris
This is a suggested itinerary to provoke discussion. Please ask us to make any amendments that you wish so that we may offer you a tour to meet your group's needs exactly..