Anchell Photography Workshops
Southern France Photography Tour

Itinerary is subject to change according to local conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

May 21
Arrive in Marseille

NOTE: All participants must provide their own transportation to and from Marseille.

7pm, Welcome Dinner at the Restaurant “La Table – le Môle” on top of the MUCEM Museum. 4 course meal with a glass of Champagne (less than 1km away from hotel, no transportation needed)

Night at Hôtel Maison Montgrand Vieux-Port 3* (Marseille)

Included: bed and breakfast, dinner (no drinks included except one glass of Champagne)

May 22
Morning: Photograph Marseille (possible visit to a Black Madonna site)

Afternoon: Depart for Arles

Private guided photography art tour in Arles

Anne Clergue, daughter of French photographer, Lucien Clergue will be our guide.

You will discover the city of Arles, its architectural richness, galleries, narrow streets, hidden treasures, the Photographic Collection of the Réattu Museum, and the National School of Photography, with the daughter of one of the founders of the Rencontres d'Arles.

Three hours; bring good walking shoes.

The visit to Lucien Clergue workshop is a privilege because it is not open to the public.

This is for those who are passionate about architecture and photography, and who love light and the arts.

Night at Hôtel de l'Amphithéâtre 3* (Arles)

Included: bed and breakfast

May 23
Morning: Photograph in Arles

Transportation to Saintes Maries

Check in at Saintes Maries and lunch

Afternoon (from 3 pm) at a traditional Camargue horse ranch to photograph the work of the horse rider gathering the bulls and cattle, followed by dinner at the ranch.

During the afternoon, the guardians will ride the horses so you can take photos of the horses running.

Night at Vila de la Mar 4* (Saintes Maries de la Mer)

Included: bed and breakfast, afternoon at the ranch and dinner

May 24
Photograph the Annual Sara Kali Festival

10:00, Pilgrimage Opening Mass

3:30, Descent of the Châsses Ceremony followed by the procession to the Sea of Saint Sara

8:30, Prayer Vigil

The Patroness of the Gypsies is led in Procession to the sea. Before this event, inside the Church, the Châsses containing the relics, slowly descends from the "Upper Chapel" by means of a hoist in the middle of the songs and cheers. The statue of Sara is carried by the Gitan (Gypsies) to the sea, symbolizing the waiting and welcoming of the Holy Maries Jacobé and Salome.

In the evening, road to Uzès– possible stop at Chapelle Saint Laurent (Jonquières-Saint-Vincent) and Tarascon or Beaucaire

Night at Hostellerie Provencale 3* (Uzès)

Included: bed and breakfast

May 25
Photograph in Uzès

Early afternoon departure for Avignon – possible stop at Pont du Gard and Castillon du Gard

Night at Hôtel de l'Horloge 4* (Avignon)

Included: bed and breakfast

May 26
Morning: Avignon

Afternoon: Day trip outside Avignon – Vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape (possible wine tasting), L’Isle sur la Sorgue and Fontaine de Vaucluse

Night at Hôtel de l'Horloge 4* (Avignon)

Included: bed and breakfast

May 27
Roussillon/Luberon Region

Day excursion to the villages of Luberon. Begin your day at Gordes and Joucas. Then to Roussillon and walk through the Sentier des Ocres (entry not included, 2,50€ / person, well marked path, allow 2 hours). Later in the afternoon, finish photographing in the lovely village of Saint Saturnin-lès-Apt and the Forêt des cèdres (cedar forest) of Bonnieux.

Dinner at the hotel

Night at Moulin de Lourmarin 3* (Lourmarin)

Included: bed and breakfast, dinner (3 course meal, drinks not included)

May 28
Free time

Afternoon visit to the charming village of Lauris before heading to Aix en Provence.

Private Walking Tour of Aix-en-Provence

Visit Aix-en-Provence with local professional guides Mylène and Arthur. They will share their knowledge and passion, tell you historical anecdotes, and reveal the secrets of a city steeped in history.

Dominated by 17th and 18th-century architecture, Aix offers a palpable and rich heritage. The fountains, the quaint squares, the cathedral, the grain market, the mansions along Cours Mirabeau and the Mazarin district, the Place de la Rotonde, and the Saint Jean de Malte Church all leave an impression. You’ll also get the chance to see hidden Roman and medieval remains and learn about famous locals like King René, Mirabeau, Paul Cézanne, and Émile Zola.

Be sure to try the calissons, a candy supposedly created for the wedding of King René in the 15th century, and have a drink at "Les Deux Garçons," Aix-en-Provence’s oldest café and a onetime favorite of Cézanne.

On your way back to Lourmarin, we will stop by the Poppy fields near Saint-Cannat and Lambesc at sunset.

Night at Moulin de Lourmarin 3* (Lourmarin)

Included: bed and breakfast

May 29
Marseille. Photograph in the city center or explore the arrondissements and villages around the coast: the 7th arrondissement, l’Estaque, Cassis or La Ciotat. You can also enjoy a boat tour from Marseille.

Farewell Dinner at La Table de l’Olivier, tasting menu with wine pairing

Night at Hôtel Maison Montgrand Vieux-Port 3* (Marseille)

Included: bed and breakfast, dinner with wine pairing

May 30
Departure from Marseille airport