Artelier Provence

enjoy a painting retreat in an authentic village

Fiona and Jean-Louis

Bienvenue, welcome

We are Jean-Louis and Fiona, a French-Australian couple who followed our dream to live in the south of France, here in the beautiful and historic village of Jouques which is situated in the heart of Provence.

We’re passionate about slow-living, being creative, hosting like-minded travellers and sharing our knowledge and experience.

We work as a team to make our art workshops and retreats informative and highly enjoyable, as well as to help our guests relax and embrace the local village lifestyle.

We’d love to share some of this with you.

If you're looking for authentic - we know a place . . .


We offer a considered selection of art experiences, such as our one-day drawing + painting workshop, a four-day drawing + painting retreat, plus our NEW 'Painting with oil-encaustic' retreat. All our retreats include five nights accommodation.


We've transformed an old barn into an inviting studio-gallery - a light, bright and wonderful place to create art. Join us for a workshop or retreat and you too could be making art here! We welcome visitors to come and view our current collection of work.


Our ancient stone house sits between two lanes in one of the oldest parts of the village. We have two recently renovated guest suites, tastefully decorated in Provençal style. The guest kitchen-dining-living room has views over old roof-tops and there's a guest library - all connected by a magnificent spiral staircase and loads of character!

Please see our ACCOMMODATION page for information about our rooms and facilities.

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