October 11 - 19, 2019
A Rare Glimpse of the Art World Behind the Scenes
In Provence and the South of France

Each year, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine leads a small, exclusive group of passionate art connoisseurs on a VIP art tour that visits the world's most well known art treasures, as well as hidden treasures, to which access is often difficult. You'll see art differently, with admittance to private collections, back room treasures, and private access to curators and collectors.

The 2019 trip will include visits to treasures in the South of France, Provence, and Nice, as we explore the influences of Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) and others in the region.
Our optional post-trip will explore the art treasures of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Trip attendees become close friends because of their common interests.
Only a few seats open up each year. Reserve yours while they are available.

A Letter to Fellow Travelers

Dear Fellow Lovers of Art and Travel,
 
It’s hard to believe that a decade has passed since Fine Art Connoisseur launched its annual travel program, which brings people like you to culture-minded parts of the world to explore the very best in art and architecture. This autumn we are delighted that the main portion of our program will focus on Southern France, starting with four nights at Saint-Remy in Provence. This region is renowned worldwide for its scenic beauty, but also for the extraordinary quality of the artists and architects who have lived and worked there. Next we will head to Nice, the largest city on the French Riviera and among the most beautiful. This lively city is the ideal base for our four-night exploration of this sunny, glamorous region, with plenty of Mediterranean sea views to keep us impressed.
 
For our four-night post-trip, we have cooked up something surprising and special. So many of our previous guests have asked that we visit Scotland that we decided to give it a try. Those who wish can join us on a non-stop flight from Nice to Edinburgh, where we will settle in at the Scottish capital’s most prestigious hotel, located right in the heart of town. Edinburgh is filled with great art and architecture, so we will keep very busy here, adding in a few jaunts into the lovely green hills nearby.
 
As always, these visits will be accompanied by introductory slide lectures by Peter Trippi and by on-site guiding from seasoned art historians who live in the community.
 
We do hope that you can join us for some or all of these adventures, and we look forward to answering any questions you may have.
 
Very best wishes,

Eric Rhoads.
Publisher and CEO
Fine Art Connoisseur
         &
Peter Trippi,
Editor-In-Chief
Fine Art Connoisseur


Agenda
Subject to change without notice
Provence, France
October 11–15 (4 nights)
Musée Estrine with its interpretation center about Vincent Van Gogh, who lived here for a year (1889–90)
Saint-Paul de Mausole, the monastery where Van Gogh stayed
Carrières des Lumières, in Les Baux de Provence
• The pretty town of Aix-en-Provence has the Musée Granet
• Located in and around Aix are important sites related to Paul Cézanne: Les Lauves, Jas de Bouffan, Bibemus Quarries, and Mont Saint-Victoire
• Marseille has fine museums and historic buildings, including the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Mediteranée
• A classic Provençal meal of Bouillabaise
• Cassis: the Camargo Foundation, a private artist-residency campus overlooking the sea
• Avignon: medieval architecture and Musée Angladon (Collection Jacques Doucet)
Arles, where Van Gogh lived 1888–89; Muse Réattu and Roman Arena
Nice and South of France
October 15–19 (4 nights)
Musée Matisse

Main Trip pricing includes:

Eight (8) nights hotel accommodations
Daily excursions including any admission fees as outlined in itinerary
Ground transportation during tours
Breakfast daily
Welcome cocktail reception hosted by Eric and Laurie Rhoads
Four lunches and four dinners
Local expert guides each day
Lectures by Fine Art Connoisseur Editor-in-Chief Peter Trippi
Motor coach transfer between Provence and Nice
Services of professional travel staff from The CTP Group
And much more.

Not included:

International airline travel
Travel insurance (recommended)
Airport transfers
Meals not specifically outlined in final itinerary
Optional Post-Trip: Edinburgh, Scotland
Holyrood Palace and the adjacent Queen’s Gallery

Post-trip pricing includes:

Four (4) nights hotel accommodations
Breakfast daily
One (1) lunch
Two (2) dinners
Private lecture by Peter Trippi, featuring the artistic highlights of Edinburgh
Daily excursions including any admission fees as outlined in itinerary
Transfers during excursions utilizing deluxe motor coaches 
Transfer from Nice hotel to airport
One way economy class airline ticket from Nice to Edinburgh
Transfer from Edinburgh airport to hotel
Gratuities to restaurants, porters, guides, and drivers
Hosted by the excellent team at Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, including Publisher Eric Rhoads and Editor-In-Chief Peter Trippi
Fully escorted by Gabriel Haigazian with The CTP Group

Not included:

International airline travel
Travel insurance
Transfer from hotel to airport on departure day
Meals not specifically outlined in final itinerary
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Contact Us

Gabriel Haigazian gabriel@thectpgroup.com
818-444-2700
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howard@thectpgroup.com 
818-444-2710
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