2019 TOURS

Jean Renoux's Art & Architectural Tours/Cultural Vacations

SMALL GROUP TOURS FOR LOVERS OF ART, ARCHITECTURE, MUSIC, HISTORY AND FOOD.

UP to 36 HSW CEU/ LU are offered on all the tours to Architects and Interior-Designers
 While traveling you can miss some of the courses and enjoy your vacations.

Upon your return, if you still need LU/CEU Hours, we will offer you a free approved Seminars, Webinars or On-Line Course 

to compensate for the ones you missed on the tour.

I am here to help you choose the tour you would like to join. If still hesitant about joining me on one my tour, read comments from previous travelers by clicking here. I hope you will give me a try.

If you ever wanted to have a PRIVATE tour anywhere in the World with family or friends, click here. I have taken private groups from

2 to 15 participants on tailored tours, many times.

If a tour interests you but the dates are not convenient, and you have a small group willing to join you, I can reschedule that tour for you.

Architects and Interior Designers receive up to 36 HSW Continuing Education Credits on a tour.

Dear Jean,

Our recent trip with you to Provence was delightful, informative and so much fun -- we will always remember it. What a treat to have you all to ourselves. You did a wonderful job of customizing our journey to suit our needs and interests. Knowing that my husband and I were celebrating milestone birthdays, you outdid yourself creating a one-of-a-kind experience. We are so grateful for your time, love and attention. I would recommend your tours to anyone looking for a deeper experience on vacation, one that includes history, education and a fuller understanding of the culture, arts and architecture. It's been a couple of weeks and we are still wandering around in a Provence-induced haze of happiness. Thank you! 

Lisa Kahn

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Fabulous museums with great collections of classic arts, all the way to contemporary. If you like modern architecture, it is an interesting country for it.

If you ever liked Vincent van Gogh, this is the place.

The architecture is exciting because diversified.

The country has an amazing drive for survival when looking a the dykes system protecting a huge part of the land below sea levels. 

PROVENCE June 14 to 22  - 6 people maximum

The word Provence alone evokes images of undulating hills swaying with fragrant lavender, rocky outcrops topped with ancient villages, and of course, herbs, fabrics, antiques, and Provençal homes and furniture.

A tour of Provence would be incomplete without witnessing such grand sites as the Roman Arena/Amphitheater in Arles and the Papal Palace in beautiful Avignon. Plunge back through history by visiting the drystone huts at Gordes known as bories. The Roman Pont du Gard aqueduct serves as a reminder that engineering and architecture can work together to create lasting beauty. Explore the charming village of Les Baux, perched high above the serene landscape of Provence. In Roussillon see how local artisans use the ocher rock from rust colored cliffs to enhance architectural décor.

Spend an afternoon in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue exploring France's second largest flea market, where antique furniture dealers display their finest pieces. We will also visit some of the most beautiful villages of France.

MALTA and SOUTH EAST SICILY   

July 13 to 24, 1019  ~  

With a history 6,000 years long, every square inch of land, temples and monuments bear witness to these past civilizations. The long relationship between the Islanders and the various nationalities that occupied Malta over the centuries has created a marriage of styles and traditions, giving the Islands a fascinating eclectic culture. The islands of Malta, although small in size, are unique due to their intriguing and colorful past, definitely a must to visit.

Agrigento, in Sicily, is one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture. Sicily for centuries was invaded by different civilizations and offers an amazing array of fascinating sites to enjoy.

A fabulous tour looking at some great architects of the 20th Century and some fantastic buildings by Zaha Hadid, Mies van der Rohe, Daniel Libeskind, Walter Gropius, Hans Sharoun, Alvar Altoo, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Henry van de Velde, Georg Much, Adolf Meyer, Erich Mendelsohn, Norman Foster, Le Corbusier, Renzo Pino, Richard Rogers, Helmut Jahn, Jean Nouvel, Sauerbruch Hutton, Aldo Ross, Oscar Niemeyer, Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman, Pei-Cobb, Philip Johnson, Peter Berhens etc.. without considering all the classical architecture we will still see, and some darn superb museums of arts

COLUMBUS, INDIANA

August  26 to September 1, 2019

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: May 25. 2019

Columbus, Indiana, claims a collection that features some of the biggest names in modern art and architecture – which explains why the words “unexpected” and “unforgettable” are regularly overheard on the community’s streets. AIA ranked the city 6th in the nation for architectural innovation and design – right behind Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. The visitor’s guide lists over 90 buildings and pieces of public art by internationally-noted architects and artists, Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei, Robert Venturi, Cesar Pelli, Richard Meier, Henry Moore, Dale Chihuly, Jean Tinguely. 

Ten architects received AiA Gold Medal and four of them were Pritzker Prize winners. Not bad for a town of 46,000 people.

We will be there in time for the Annual Exhibit Columbus, which is the signature project of Landmark Columbus, which was created in 2015 to “care for the design heritage of Columbus and inspire communities to invest in the traditions and values that use architecture, art, and design to improve people’s lives and make cities stronger.” 

NORTHERN ITALIAN TOUR

September 26 to October 8 2019

Padua, Asolo, Vicenza, Lake Como,

Turin, Milan, Great Palladian Villas

GREECE: MAINLAND, PELOPONNESE and ATHENS

October 20 to 31, 2019

From Athens to Mount Olympus via a detour in the Peloponnese, through fantastic landscape, mystical places, historically fascinating sites, we will reconnect with architectural history, ancient philosophy and discover great food, delicious wines and meet delightful people while staying in very comfortable hotels. 

If you wanted to have a private tours anywhere in the World, with members of your family or with friends or colleagues, give me a call or send me an email. I do organize those kinds of tours, and went on many of them; BUT, I can organize it for you and do not have to guide you. CLICK HERE.

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