Artelier Provence

enjoy a painting retreat in our beautiful 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, art, 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 life in a French village.

See our dates for residential art retreats in 2024 here.

If you're looking for authentic - you've come to the right place


We offer a considered selection of art experiences, one-day workshops and five night residential retreats. The Provence we present is authentic - a relaxing place where you can enjoy a genuine village experience with great hospitality.



We've transformed an old barn into an inviting studio-gallery - a light, bright space. Join us for a workshop or retreat and you too could be creating art here. If you're in Provence, do come by to see our current art collection.



Our ancient stone house sits between two lanes in one of the oldest parts of Jouques. Choose from two tastefully renovated guest suites, decorated in Provençal style. Our guest kitchen-living room has views over old roof-tops, plus there's a charming guest library - all connected by a magnificent spiral staircase and loads of character.

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I learnt more in one day with JL than I have with other courses that were six weeks . . .

Debi, Ireland, UK - October 2023

I cannot recommend this experience highly enough. It exceeded all expectations . . . immersive, educational and so much fun . . . it is tailored and tremendous!

Catherine, Sydney, Australia - July 2022

Jean-Louis is an outstanding teacher, who generously shares his knowledge . . . I came away not only with a painting that I am proud of and didn't know I could achieve, but also with a far better understanding of colour, different media and painting techniques. I cannot recommend Artelier Provence highly enough . . .

Olivia, England, UK - June 2023

A wonderful week in the heart of Provence. Jean-Louis is an amazing teacher, so patient and insightful on all aspects of painting and drawing . . . I would highly recommend adding this art [retreat] course to your itinerary - you won't be disappointed. A truly immersive, educational and joyous experience. I feel privileged to have had the experience.

Jo, Melbourne, Australia - July 2023

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