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, in Provence.

We’re passionate about slow-living, being creative, hosting travellers and sharing our knowledge and experience of living in Provence.

We love to make our art workshops and retreats informative and highly enjoyable. We also provide beautiful accommodation where our guests can relax and embrace village life.

Contact us with your travel dates.

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


We offer a considered selection of art experiences: choose from two one-day workshops, a four-day drawing + painting retreat, plus our NEW 'Encaustic comes alive!' oil painting retreat. Our retreats include five nights accommodation. We follow Covid regulations.


We've transformed an old barn into an inviting studio-gallery - a light, bright creative space. Join us for a workshop or retreat and you too could be making art here! If you're in Provence, you are welcome to come by to 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 tastefully renovated guest suites, decorated in Provençal style. The guest kitchen-living room has views over old roof-tops plus there's a guest library - all connected by a magnificent spiral staircase and loads of character!

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I will be back! Perhaps another season, perhaps another medium.

Zakia, Uppsala, Sweden - September 2021

While I have been painting for many years, I came away a better artist . . .

Steven, Brookwood, UK - August 2019

Lavender and Mt Concors
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Jouques and poppies
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