My iPhone tells me that I walked 93,573 steps checking out locations for the Paris Street Photography Workshop in 2018 and the White Horses and Provence Photo Tour in 2019. That’s roughly 40 miles of walking to make sure that the workshops go smoothly.
It was a whirlwind tour of Paris and Provence, it has been a while since I was there and I’m happy to report it’s still there and still amazing!
Provence Photo Tour
Upon arrival in Paris, I made my way to Provence on the high-speed TGV train directly from Charles de Gaulle Airport. It was effortless and fast and enjoyable! Here is a taste of what you can expect when you join the Provence Photo Tour.
One of the cool stops we will make during the Provence tour is Gordes. Carved out of the cliffs of the Vaucluse Mountains, Gordes is both ancient and beautiful. People have lived in Gordes for 3000 yrs, and in 1031, Castrum Gordone (a castle) was built to protect the city.! You’ve never seen anything quite like this city.
Avignon is a stunning example of a medieval walled city and as you may imagine very photogenic!
The Pope has not always lived in Rome, from 1309 to 1377 the papacy was in Avignon, and the city was under papal control until the French Revolution in 1791. The Palais des Papes is full of history, and it is fun to place to explore with your camera!
A picture postcard perfect city, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, is quaint and filled with antique shops and restaurants. The river that once served as a moat to protect the city is now the perfect place to photograph water wheels and enjoy a glass of wine! The Sunday market is very photogenic and has been running since 1596!
Paris Street Photography Workshop
Ahh, The City of Lights, Paris is my favorite city in the world! So beautiful and so full of history and then there is the food! Mon Dieu, it’s incredible! Here is a peek at some of the famous and not so famous locations we will visit on the Paris Street Photography Workshop.
Notre-Dame de Paris
A trip to Paris would not be complete without a trip to Notre-Dame, the most of famous of the gothic cathedrals scattered throughout Europe; it is a photographers dream.
Be sure to bring your most comfortable walking shoes and a light camera kit, because we are going to walk the 387 step circular staircase to the top of Notre-Dame! The view is worth the exercise!
La Tour Eiffel – Eiffel Tower
I’m hard-pressed to think of a more iconic structure in the world than the Eiffel Tower. If it is not the most famous, it is the most visited monument on the planet with over 6,000,000 annual visitors. We’ll be spending a lot of time looking for cool images to photograph the tower.
Museums and Art
In case you are curious the art on display in Paris museums is valued at about $1,000,000,000,000 and it’s a wondrous thing to see art you’ve seen in books and movies live and in person. One of my favorite museums is the often overlooked Rodin Museum, home of Le Penseur (The Thinker). Oh, and it’s out in the yard!
Learn More About Photography Workshops in France
I will be writing more about these workshops, but if you want to learn more about what I’ve got going on you can read about the workshops themselves.