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Valensole Photography Workshop

29th June - 03rd July, 2023

Fully Booked

€1,400.00 - €250.00 Deposit

Valensole has always been a place I wanted to visit. I had booked to go in June 2020, however, this was not possible due to COVID 19. Finally I made it in July '22 and what a spectacular location it is. 

The lavender fields in Valensole are possibly the most famous not only Provence, but in the world. The area has an array of lavender fields to choose from. In addition there are beautiful wheat and sunflower fields by their sides. This creates the perfect backdrop of stunning colour for an idyllic landscape photography workshop. 

The best time to see the lavender in bloom is from the end of June to mid-July. With this in mind the workshop dates are set to coincide with the the fields at there most picturesque peak.

The workshop itinerary is flexible to allow us photograph the best locations at the best times. The priority will be to make the most of the available light and conditions throughout the workshop. Our base is  well placed 15 minutes from  the Valensole plateau, making all locations easily accessible.

Each day we will visit a multitude of locations  beginning with a sunrise shoot. We will then return to our accommodation for breakfast. This will be followed by a rest period as the days are quite long . The hotel has a lovely pool which can be availed of during this time. 

Along with capturing the vibrant purples and pinks of the lavender fields in all their glory, we will also be visiting the many atmospheric and picturesque villages that are dotted throughout the region. These provide fantastic photographic opportunities with their quaint shop fronts and quiet alleyways. 

Sisteron has a wonderful bridge with a beautiful backdrop and  Valensole village itself is a must visit. The high sun will be ideal for light and shadow and you can also explore the local culture. We will dine locally or  make our way back to our hotel which is surround by three restarunts before heading out for sunset.  There will also be opportunity for shooting Astro given clear skies.

There will be a pre-workshop Zoom session for all participants. This will be an opportunity learn more about what you can expect on the workshop.

A minimum of 4 participants are required for this workshop to go ahead. In the event the minimum is not met and the workshop does not proceed, all payments (deposits & Early Bird) will be refunded. It is not advisable to book flights until you receive confirmation from us of the workshop, as flight costs will not be refunded.

  • Price

    €1,400.00

    €250.00 Deposit

  • Location

    Valensole, France

  • Included

    4 nights accommodation on B&B basis

    Airport transfers

    Transport to all locations

  • Excluded

    Flights

    Travel insurance

    Equipment insurance

    Food & drink

  • Equipment Essentials

    Dslr camera/Mirrorless camera or similar

    Sturdy tripod 

    Walking shoes\ boots

    Spare batteries 

  • Flight Information

    Pick up from Nice airport 9pm Thursday 29th June ’23 . 

    (Marseille is closer but  the flight schedules are better from Nice ). 

    Drop off 7pm Monday 3rd July ’23

    Direct flights are available with Ryanair from Dublin.

  • Fitness Level

    All locations are easily accessible, short walking distances from where the van will be parked, meaning fitness level is easy

  • Photography Level

    As 1 to 1 tuition and guidance is available as required throughout, the workshop is suitable for Beginners through to Advanced.

  • Group Size

    6

  • Reference

    Prov01