NORMANDY, France 7 Day Workshop September 20-26, 2020

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NORMANDY, France 7 Day Workshop September 20-26, 2020


Cost of this workshop with luxury accommodations: $4,750. $1,000 Deposit is due at registration checkout, remaining balance due by May 20th, 2020.

Spend a week in Normandy to learn the art of seeing photographically and visual story telling with Valérie.

Home base for this adventure will be in the chic seaside resort of Cabourg at the famous Grand Hotel where Marcel Proust came on holiday and was inspired to write his masterpiece ‘In Search of Lost Time’. During the week, Valérie will take you to Honfleur where you will stroll down narrow paved streets overshadowed by timber-framed houses. You will also photograph the famous Deauville boardwalk and enjoy a full day visit of the D-Day landing areas with an itinerary especially tailored for photographers while being accompanied by a bilingual historian. It will be an unforgettable and moving experience for all. The adventure continues with the visit of an artist village where you will work on your visual storytelling skills and so much more…

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced photographer, Valérie will help you capture the types of photographs you are aiming for.

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7 Day Workshop Package includes: 

  • All Inclusive Package includes:

    • Pick up from Paris with a private taxi service

    • Small group instruction by Valerie Jardin for a maximum 1:1 attention in the field

    • 6 nights and breakfasts at the luxury 5 star Grand Hotel in Cabourg

    • Single room accommodations 

    • Three dinners in gourmet restaurants

    • Entrance fee to select monuments

    • Daily transportation with private bus company

    • WWII D-Day landing beaches photography day tour accompanied by a bilingual historian

    • Use of a conference room on location for presentations

    • Return to Paris with private taxi service

    • Price: $4,750 ($1,000 deposit due at registration checkout)

  • See Terms & Conditions at the bottom of the page

Please note that all instruction will be done in English. All rooms are booked with a garden view. Ocean view rooms are available upon request with a supplement to be paid directly with the hotel. Please ask Valerie for details.

Over the years I’ve taken many photography workshops from a number of instructors - and by far my favorites on location are the workshops that Valerie Jardin leads! She brings an infectious spirit to her workshops that’s a positive stimulation for my work. I highly recommend Valerie’s workshops - they’re just the best.” — Scott Loftesness, Menlo Park, CA Participant in Sept. 2019 Normandy workshop

“I still can't believe I was fortunate enough to spend a week with Valerie in Normandy. It was my first multiple day workshop, so I really had no expectations.I think my bar for the "next one" is set really high. The workshop was extremely well planned, with nothing for me to do except photograph.  Knowing that Valerie was from the region was one of my biggest reasons for going on this workshop....and I was not disappointed.I truly left with a sense (and pictures) of the region, the landscape, the architecture and the people!  Not only do I think I am a much better photographer I also now have a way of approaching the locations I will go to in the future. Valerie was always available, positive, encouraging and had boundless energy so that our days were FILLED with opportunities for photography. I would highly recommend attending a workshop with Valerie.” Cindy Nelson, USA  participant in Normandy workshop in Oct. 2018


  • Responsibility Valerie Jardin Photography, Inc. will provide educational enrichment during photo tours and act as an agent/tour operator for any hotel, restaurant, ground operator or other supplier of services connected with these tours. The other providers are solely responsible and liable for providing their respective services. Valerie Jardin Photography, Inc and its designated tour leaders shall not be held responsible for (A) any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to, or death of, persons occasioned directly or indirectly by an act or omission of any other provider, and (B) any loss or damage due to delay, cancellation, or disruption in any manner caused by the laws, regulations, acts or failures to act, demands, orders, or interpositions of any government, or by acts of nature, strikes, fire, flood, war, terrorism, sickness, theft, or any other cause(s) beyond their control. The participant waives any claim against Valerie Jardin Photography, Inc. and its designated tour leaders for any such loss, damage, injury, or death. Valerie Jardin Photography, Inc. reserves the right in their sole discretion to accept, decline to accept or remove any participant on any photo workshop. Valerie Jardin Photography, Inc. reserves the right, without penalty, to make changes in the itinerary whenever, in their judgment, conditions warrants, or if they deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of participants. You have assumed the responsibility to select an activity appropriate to your physical abilities and interests. You are personally responsible for being in sufficiently good health to undertake the activity. 

  • All registrations are accepted in the order received. Early registration is strongly suggested since there are limited spaces available. For international photography workshops, the balance payment is due 120 days prior to the beginning of the workshop. Any registration received within 120 days of a trip requires full payment. 

  • Eligibility: Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire journey. 

  • Included in tuition only cost is small group instruction by Valerie Jardin during photo walks and 1:1 critique time; 3 gourmet meals; & pre-departure information.  Not included: Air transportation, lunches, other dinners, dinner beverages and personal expenses. 

  • Payment, cancellation, and refunds: To reserve a spot on this photo workshop, a $1,000 per person deposit is required. Final payment is due no later than 120 days prior to departure to reserve your spot. Your reservation may be canceled if full payment is not received 120 days prior to the beginning of the workshop. If you are unable or choose to no longer attend a Valerie Jardin Photography, Inc. photo workshop, the following refund schedule will apply: 

    • 120 or more days prior to the beginning of the workshop: Total deposit amount is forfeited unless you find someone to take your spot

    • Less than 120 days prior to the workshop: No refund

    • Notification by email or phone is acceptable and must be followed with a written notice. 

    • Leaving a workshop in progress, for any reason, will not result in a refund. We reserve the right to cancel a trip because of an inadequate number of participants making the workshop economically infeasible to operate. In the event that a workshop is canceled prior to departure, you will receive a full refund of the cost of the workshop. 

  • Travel insurance: For your protection, travel insurance is strongly recommended. 

  • A deposit of $1,000 or payment in full is required in order to save a spot.

  • All major credit cards accepted at check out.