What They're Saying...

I’ve been with Deb in both Venice and Provence and found her passion for photography infectious. Her unique vision and dedication enable her to teach and inspire, making those around her better, more creative photographers. Deb is truly a remarkable and inspirational photographer who encourages others to explore a myriad of opportunities with composition, camera settings, in camera motion, point of view and leading lines.              

~ Laurel G., New York

ITINERARY

Join us for a 8 day/7 night photography exploration of Provence. From amazing sunrises and dazzling sunsets over the the lavender and sunflower fields of the Valensole Plain, to the vibrant village squares, meandering streets, local markets of some of the most charming Provencal villages  such at St. Remy and Rousillon, we will follow the light, look through our lenses and make (not simply take) photographs and memories.  And for an added bonus, we will be joined on this journey by French photographer Bruno Mathon, who will share his photographic expertise and insiders knowledge of Provence with us.


Days 1 - 3

We will meet at the Avignon TGV station at 1:00pm and head to our hotel on the Valensole Plain for our first three nights.  There we will photograph the lavender and sunflower fields for which Provence is so famous from sunrise to sunset. We will also spend our days discovering and photographing quintessential Provencal villages from our base in Greoux-les-Bains, including Riez, Puimoisson, and Valensole.


Days 4 - 7

We leave the lavender fields behind and head to St. Remy, birthplace of Nostradamus and our base for the next 4 nights.  After we explore St. Remy, we will photograph our way through Arles and it's magnificent Roman coliseum, the red ochre town of Rousillon, the famous Senanque Abbey in Gordes, Fontveille, Eygaliéres, and Les Baux de Provence and anything else that catches our eye along the way.


Day 8

Our adventure ends back at the Avignon TGV station at approximately 12:00pm.

DATES AND COSTS (and other details)

DATES: 

June 28 - July 5, 2020 


COST: 

$4,995 per person, single accommodation. 

$4,295 per person, two photographers sharing room.


A non-refundable deposit of $750 is required at time of booking. Balance of payment is due 120 days prior to departure.


TRIP SIZE:  

The Provence Photo Tour is limited to a maximum of seven (7) participants.  The trip needs a minimum of five (5) participants to operate.


PARTICIPATION:  

Participation is on a first come- first serve basis. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.


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What's Included? What's Not?

What's Included:


  • Transfer to/from Avignon TGV station to our hotel
  • 7 nights, single or double occupancy accommodations with ensuite bath and A/C 
  • Ground transportation during the week
  • All breakfasts
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • Two photography guides providing daily 1-on-1 photographic instruction in the field


What's NOT Included:


  • International airfare or other transportation to/from Avignon TGV station
  • All meals not specified above
  • Wine, beer or other spirits
  • Personal items such as laundry, snacks, gratuities, etc.
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)

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Your Photography Guides for Provence

Deborah Loeb Bohren

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The photographer behind The Traveling Lens, Deb is an avid traveller and never, ever gets tired of photographing Provence. Her skill of creating intimate and grand environmental portraits of natural and man-made world are ideally suited to the lavender fields and myriad of villages that dot the Provençal landscape. She has made more than a dozen trips to France - from Provence and the Riviera, to Bretagne and Dordogne, and extended stays in Paris and back again. She can "parlez un peu de francais"  and loves discovering those great little places off the beaten path that lead to great photographs and memories. To see more of Deb's photography, go to www.dlbohren.zenfolio.com.


Bruno Mathon

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For Provence, Deb is joined by French photographer, journalist and vidéo director, Bruno Mathon. The image is at the heart of Bruno's passions. After his debut in the photo press, he worked for more than 20 years as a freelancer photographer and journalist for French consumer and specialist magazines on various topics, from recreation to tourism, and from sports to science. Today corporate photography and video occupy his daily life, as well as personal photo trips and, of course, leading photo workshops. His intimate knowledge and insight into all things French combined with his photographic expertise add a very special  dimension to our photographic adventure in Provence.