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The Gardens of Giverny - September 2019


In the autumn, Monet’s garden is transformed into a riotous dance of celebration. Join me to experience the tapestry of colors and textures that tower above you, mauve asters and crimson dahlias, golden sunflowers sprinkle gold, and the creeping nasturtiums are illuminated like stained glass, down the Grande Allee. You are invited to experience the brilliance of Monet and his extraordinary gardens in Giverny, France. Join me for an exceptional and unique artistic adventure.

Elizabeth, your essence coupled with endless planning and details provided a unique, unparalleled experience. To commune with and create a daily relationship with Monet’s garden quickens this gardener’s heart.
— Bonnie McGregor, San Francisco

What is included:

  • Lodging for six nights in charming 18th Century manor house in Giverny, France countryside

  • Welcome dinner and wine reception at manor house

  • Private entrances to Monet’s Gardens at dawn and dusk with the magical light - without tourists

  • Inspirational instruction to expand your creativity

  • iPhone photography lessons with apps for artful expression

  • Watercolor, sketching instruction & demos

  • Your own art travel kit with a watercolor set, drawing pens and journal. Monet’s Passion: Ideas, Inspiration & Insights from the Painter’s Gardens by Elizabeth Murray

  • Nature printing with plants from Monet’s garden!

  • Create your own handmade book

  • Creative writing

  • Delicious full breakfasts plus light bites before morning and evening garden visits

  • Discover places Monet painted

  • Picnic in the garden creating art

  • Salon evening with country dinner, wine and lively discussions & inspiration

  • Farewell dinner following art show and wine reception

For complete trip details of this amazing once in a lifetime experience please download our information packet. 

TRIP COST: Total Package Price is $4,490 per person, based on double occupancy, $2,000 deposit required to secure spot. Single occupancy of a room requires an additional payment of $750.

Registration and $2,000 deposit deadline for the September 8-14 trip is March 1, 2019. Remaining balance of $2,490 is due in full no later then May 1, 2019 and is non-refundable.

Click below to pay the deposit to secure your registration

Following program registration we will provide all participants with suggestions on transportation to Giverny, what to pack, weather considerations, art supplies, photographic equipment, electrical and money etc. With your deposit you receive Monet’s Passion book by Elizabeth Murray signed and mailed to you; with full payment, a Traveler’s Art Kit including a set of watercolor paints, drawing pen set , journal for sketching, writing, or collage. 

What is NOT included:

  • Airfare to France & airport transfers. Our program begins in Giverny on Sunday, September 8, 2019. 

  • Four lunches and three dinners - if you desire beyond light meals provided in the cottage at La Reserve.

  • Travel cancellation insurance (Strongly recommend that you purchase)

  • Other incidentals such as souvenirs, tips & gratuities, etc.

Prices quoted are based on a 12 participants per session and on exchange rates as of May, 2018. In the event of lower numbers or currency fluctuation, Elizabeth Murray Studios reserves the right to adjust rates accordingly. Please refer to terms & conditions below for cancellation and refund policy. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Trip costs are based on a maximum of 12 guests (plus myself and two assistants). A lower number of participants may result in a modest small group supplement. Do not purchase non-refundable airline tickets or other services before the minimum number of participants have registered, because it will be at the sole risk and expense of the participant. You will be informed shortly after the deposit payment deadline of January 15th, 2019 whether the tour is on. As noted, final payment is due March 1, 2019 and is non-refundable.

All cancellations must be made in
writing. If you cancel before March 1, 2019 for the Spring trip or before May 15 for the Autumn trip, you will receive a full refund, minus a $500 processing fee. We apologize that no refunds will be made for cancellations after these deadlines. Accordingly, we strongly recommend that you purchase appropriate trip cancellation insurance. 

Indemnity & Insurance Clause: All participants are required to sign a standard liability release form acknowledging awareness and acceptance of necessary risks undertaken during the course of the trip. It is suggested that participants purchase travel cancellation insurance to cover medical expenses, emergency travel, and personal accident. Please bring a copy of your travel insurance policy.

Earlier Event: June 2
The Gardens of Giverny - June 2019