Grab your camera and come and spend a week with Laurie Klein! Laurie an award-winning fine art, commercial, wedding and portrait photographer as well as an educator. She is the author of Photographing the Female Form with Digital Infrared, and Hand Coloring Black and White Photography, a contributing writer for the Professional Photographers of America magazine, and Rangefinder Magazine. Her work has been published in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, Modern Bride, Ridgefield Magazine and others. Laurie has an MFA in photography from Ohio University and a BFA from RIT. She studied with Ansel Adams. Kodak, Fuji, WHCC, Digital Silver Imaging and Prismacolor have been her sponsors. Click Here for Laurie’s website!  Gourmet food, great wine, sightseeing and relaxation waiting for YOU!  Accommodations at our Vineyard Manor.

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to attend Laurie Klein’s amazing Workshop!

The Manor house is surrounded by gardens and a walled vineyard. The owner is wine journalist and author, and is injecting new life (bio-dynamic) into this forgotten gem of a vineyard, first established by the Capucins monks in 1604. The monastery was burnt down during the French Revolution. The house that now stands on the site is part 18th/part 19th Century. Recently redecorated, it has a warm family-house feel. There is a lovely Library, a Sitting room with a well-tuned grand piano, fireplace and French windows opening on to the south-facing garden and an elegant Dining room with fireplace and panoramic view of Chinon Castle. Views from every window are exquisite, some straight out of a XVIIth painting – lush countryside with the meandering river, vineyards, chateaux. A five minute walk from the manor will lead you down a cobbled street lined with medieval to Renaissance buildings, and then onto the main square with a fountain and cafés.

  • The Adventure cost covers rail by high speed TGV train originating at CDG airport or central Paris, ground transfers to and from the Chinon rail station, daily ground transportation by air conditioned van, all breakfasts, most lunches and most dinners, accommodations and wine and soft beverages with meals at our accommodations.  
  • Tour cost is included.
  • Airfare is not included.  
  • Airport meet and escort by host is available for additional fee of $500 per group.  
  • Travel Insurance is HIGHLY recommended.  
  • Nonrefundable deposit of $750 pp due upon booking.