...the outcome of your workshop is that I think I'm ready to venture out on my own now. I've always painted with help. Now, I feel confident to work by myself. I have a great place to work at home. My own little studio....I would go on and on, but then you wouldn't have time to read it...Joan, 2006.


Frequently asked questions

Do I need a passport?

Yes, travel to France and your return to the states, requires a valid passport. You should begin now to obtain your passport as it can take up to five weeks to obtain.

Be sure to check your existing passport dates carefully and allow yourself plenty of time to renew if necessary. Airline travel requirements are very strict on this issue.

How do I make reservations?

You may reserve a space by contacting La Bonne Etoile by email. kristina@labonneetoile.com

If you have additional questions, do not hesitate to let us know how we can help.

Do I need a car?

For all inclusive workshops, a car is not needed.

I do not speak French, will I need to?

For all inclusive workshops you will be accompanied at all times by someone to assist you unless you choose to venture out, which is encouraged.

You will also be sent a detailed package before your trip with any information you will need upon your arrival in France.

Will the trip require much physical exertion?

For all inclusive workshops: painting locations are chosen for easy accessibility. If you should choose to paint on location in Troyes, Provins, or Sens you will be expected to carry your supplies with you.

Europe, in general, is more physical than the United States, there are required steps in the metro, train stations, and some museums. La Bonne Etoile is not wheelchair accessible. La Bonne Etoile has one flight of stairs to the bedroom area. The studio is also up one flight of stairs.

Please contact staff for any special requests concerning accessibility issues.

Can I extend my trip or come earlier?

Yes, the scheduling of the workshops have been made with the thought that participants may want to add more days to their overseas trip. Costs will be quoted depending on services desired during that time.

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