June 11 – June 19
There is no question that the art scene in France is alive and kicking its heels. The impact of Brexit has brought new and exciting art spaces across France that more than merit a taste of as the French would say a “soupçon” of the contemporary art scene in France.
ArtTable’s tour will begin in Paris and then we head south to Provence where we will visit museums, alternative spaces, galleries, artists’ studios, and private collections. France has been the inspiration to artists that have given birth to some of the most important artistic movements and their legacy has laid the foundation for artists for generations.
Highlights of The Itinerary
We could spend the entire time of the tour in Paris yet over the course of our 3 days in this magical city, we plan to get into the flow filled with contemporary art set within extraordinary settings. We will talk with gallerists, artists, curators, and collectors as we visit sites like La Bourse de Commerce or the Fondation Louis Vuitton or alternative art spaces like the recently formed Fiminco. Each day we will have time to enjoy the cuisine of Paris and reflect on our shared experiences.
This wonderful walled city along the Rhone will be our first stop as we head south. While it is known for its famous Palais des Popes, there is also a burgeoning art scene which includes the collection of noted gallerist and collector, Yvon Lambert. We will have a tour of newly installed works from his collection. Our day will end with an evening stay at a chateau in the countryside which will provide closer access to a truly unique visit to Anslem Kiefer’s vast studio complex La Ribaute, a 40-hectare site with more than 70 installations by Kiefer along with the exhibition of works by guest artists.
Arles is a magical town and is one of the most lovely examples of life in Provence spanning the footprints of centuries of cultures. The presence of artists is legendary with Vincent Van Gogh having spent three of his most productive years here. His spirit has attracted many contemporary artists and is the home to one of the significant cultural destinations outside of Paris, LUMA. Created by the efforts of philanthropist Maja Hoffman, LUMA was created on the site of former railyards with many service barns being transported into exhibition spaces with the site being topped by a tower designed by Frank Gehry. Our hotel in Arles will be L’Arlatan, which was designed by the artist Jorge Pardo. Beyond Arles we will venture to Chateau La Coste roaming the hills dotted with large scale sculptures by some of the most important artists working today.
Suzanne Randolph, Tour Curator
The ArtTable tour to Paris and Provence will be curated by The ALIX Experience, a firm that connects women through luxury tours focused on cultural experiences. ALIX was created by Suzanne Randolph, an ArtTable member and established fine art advisor with Suzanne Randolph Fine Arts. Suzanne created ALIX as she traveled internationally on her own to keep abreast of the contemporary art market. As a solo woman traveler she realized that many women like herself could benefit from gathering together to share experience and lessen moments of loneliness as one travels for business and for leisure.
Suzanne loves France and looks forward to meeting ArtTable’s travelers!
Member Total Price of Tour = $10,824
Cost of Travel ($9,999) + Required Arttable Donation ($825)
Non-member Total Price of Tour = $11,224
Cost of Travel ($9,999) + Required ArtTable Donation ($1225)
This tour is all-inclusive and includes luxury single-room accommodations, all meals plus wine and gratuities, museum entrance fees and other activity costs, local and international travel. Registration is open to ArtTable members + non-members at this time with pricing as outlined above.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOW SOLD OUT!*