SOLD OUT | Room to Dream: Chateâu de la Napoule Art Retreat | June 2024

Room to Dream: Chateâu de la Napoule Art Retreat | June 2024

Date  |  Thursday, May 30 – Tuesday, June 4, 2024

(Arrive Wednesday, May 29th and depart Wednesday, June 5, 2024)

Time  |  Morning Lectures and Discussions

Location |  Château de La Napoule

Avenue Henry Clews
06210 Mandelieu-La Napoule

Instructor  |  Aline Smithson

Skill Level  | All Levels – we ask that you have a basic understanding of your camera

Cost  | $3,850 per person, double room accommodations (we can pair you with a roommate) or $4,650 per person, solo room accommodations

Includes  | 6 days of CPAC-only Art Retreat and 7 nights of lodging* at Château de la Napoule, daily breakfast, 3 communal dinners, including one Michelin-starred restaurant.

A non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space, and full payment is due no later than January 31, 2024.

CPAC must provide confirmation of 8 registered participants to Château de la Napoule by November 10, 2023.

Registration closes February 1, 2024. Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release upon registration must be received.

Participants are responsible for planning and all fees associated with travel, airport transfers, transportation to and from the Château, and expenses outside of the meals and lodging listed above. Guests not participating in CPAC’s Art Retreat will be charged separately for meals and lodging.

CPAC Art Retreat participants will be housed in rooms at the adjacent Villa Marguerite, across the street from the Château. Each room has two beds, a private bath and either sea or garden views. Wireless internet is available in the Villa’s common spaces. Rooms will be refreshed once during the stay. Washing machine, dryer, and clothes line are available for use.

Optional Activities  |  Trips to museums, vintage open-air markets, trips to Cannes or Nice, a ferry ride to the Isle of St. Marguerite, or simply strolling in town with a camera in hand.

These are an additional cost.

CPAC does not provide travel insurance. Independent trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance is strongly recommended.

Cancellation and Refund policies
When cancellation is requested by the participant, the following policies apply: Initial deposits, per person, are non-refundable. 50% of the remaining balances will be refunded if written notice is received by Colorado Photographic Arts Center at least 120 days prior to the first day / date of the workshop (January 31, 2024). For cancellations made less than 120 days prior to the first day / date of the workshop, no refunds can be made. If CPAC decides to cancel due to inadequate minimum enrollment, all client payments received for the workshop will be fully refunded. In no case will CPAC be responsible to reimburse participant’s international airfare or other transportation costs, hotels, or other costs associated with travel to – and / or from – the workshop destination site.

Join CPAC for a private Art Retreat in the historic seaside town of Mandelieu-La Napoule at the Château de La Napoule, home of the La Napoule Art Foundation, hosting artists in residence for over 70 years. Experience the benefits of living and working for a short while with like-minded artists. With Aline Smithson as your guide through lectures and independent critique, discover how the drama and beauty of the South of France can refresh your creative practice. This retreat is meant to inspire making photographs and create room to dream.

Materials Needed:

  • Camera
  • Batteries for camera
  • Memory or Flash Cards (if using digital)
  • Film (if using film camera)
  • Tripod (optional)
  • Laptop or tablet (needed to edit your photos)
  • Photo editing software loaded onto device in advance (Wi-Fi is inconsistent)
  • Flash drive/hard drive (to transfer photos from your device)
  • Pen & paper for notes
  • European outlet adaptor

If you would like to see images from our past Château de la Napoule art retreats, please visit #roomtodreamworkshop on Instagram.

About Art Retreats at the Château

Hosted by La Napoule Art Foundation, the Château compound includes the Villa Marguerite, six acres of historic gardens, indoor and outdoor studios, as well as lecture, performance, and instructional spaces. It also provides lodging, common areas, and shared food preparation facilities for participants and instructors to enjoy.

Château de La Napoule is a museum and vibrant arts center perched on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean, 8kms from Cannes. The Château de La Napoule is the primary facility of the La Napoule Art Foundation, a Denver-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit. This majestic compound, restored over a century ago by a pair of American artists, is now the serene setting for international artist residencies, art retreats and contemporary art exhibitions.