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France with Friends


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A Cultural journey to Paris & Loire Valley!
Voyage to discover French Art, Gardens & Gastronomy

Art with Friends at Chenonceau

Immerse yourself in the splendors of the Loire valley, from magnificent castles to historic gardens to contemporary garden design at the legendary International Garden Festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire

Experience the premier art destination like never before with specialized tours of the greatest museums, cutting-edge foundations, and dazzling art exhibitions, with a focus on women artists,  past and present.

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Savor the best food & wine France has to offer with flavorful experiences guided by down to earth scholars & experts. Dine at hand-selected restaurants that feature local flavors and artisanal wines that express regional terroir.

Image by John Fornander


Highlights of the journey




Château de Chenonceau

Bourse de Commerce

Jardin du Luxembourg & Tuileries 

Live jazz


International Garden Festival

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Pastry or
cooking class

..and many more!


Lauren Jimerson, PhD

Art Historian and licensed French Guide

Founder of Art With Friends, Lauren Jimerson is an art historian specializing in modern women artists. She holds a PhD from Rutgers University, an MA from the Courtauld Institute, and a BA from Cornell University. Her research has benefited from grants including a Fulbright fellowship. She recently completed a book entitled, Painting Her Pleasure: Three Women Artists and the Nude in Avant-Garde Paris, forthcoming from Manchester University Press in 2023. Licensed as a French National Guide, Lauren has over a decade of experience leading scholarly tours in Paris, Rome, and beyond.

Lauren Jimerson Art Historian, author and Licensed Guide

Luxurious Accommodation

Share unforgettable moments and build lasting bonds by staying with fellow guests. For ultimate flexibility in these unpredictable times, you have the liberty to choose your own room, booking directly with our handpicked, luxurious boutique hotels. At Art with Friends, we prioritize your experience over business incentives, ensuring every hotel choice aligns with your highest expectations. Create memories, tailored to you.

Connect with an intimate community of like-minded,
art & culture loving people!

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Paris was perfect! I can’t thank you enough for your attention to detail in truly making our journey to France the trip of a lifetime. I loved every minute of it!  We had all traveled to Paris before, but you offered new experiences. You opened my eyes to new things. I look forward to more classes and adventures ahead.


Limited availability
Secure your spot today!

10 Day Premium Art Journey to Paris, & the Loire Valley!

October 1-10, 2023

Promotion: $200 off if you've taken an Art with Friends course

This exclusive & intimate trip is limited to 6 women.

Non-refundable deposit $500 at time of booking. Full payment due August 15th 2023.
We understand the unpredictable nature of our times and have worked assiduously to offer the most flexible cancellation policy possible.
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