2) The ‘Bateau – Atelier’ workshop boat – In the traces of Claude Monet in Vernon, Normandy

Just like Daubigny who at one time used to paint upon “Le Botin”, his floating workshop, Monet too owned a workshop boat on which he could both sail and paint the water, the riverbanks, the bridges and the river boats. Everything he saw inspired him, dazzled him…….

Bateau-Atelier amarré côté Seine Copyright B. de Vautibault

Bateau-Atelier amarré côté Seine Copyright B. de Vautibault

The Vernon Workshop Boat Association, “Le Cercle du Bateau – Atelier de Vernon” , offers artists the opportunity to immerse in the Impressionist atmosphere of the banks of the River Seine.

This workshop boat is one which typifies the great tradition of river boats.

This trip takes you sailing down the river and departs from the Tourelles nautical base in Vernon.
Your skipper will accost where it suits you so that you may paint, take photographs, observe and contemplate just the way you want…………

Embarquez avec votre matelot sur le Bateau-Atelier Copyright B. de Vautibault

Embarquez avec votre matelot sur le Bateau-Atelier Copyright B. de Vautibault

You will be accompanied by emotion, inspiration and creation as well as the exceptional views over the River Seine and its ‘dazzling reflections’ to quote Monet, the riverbanks, the river islands, the houses and chateaus, the plains, the hills and the birds………….

Peindre en plein air avec le Bateau - Atelier Copyright B. de Vautibault

Peindre en plein air avec le Bateau – Atelier Copyright B. de Vautibault

Practical information:

The ‘Bateau – Atelier’ is equipped with a shelter in the event of rain.
Sailings scheduled from May to October – prior booking compulsory
Low season sailings available upon prior appointment

Tariffs for embarkation, sailing and usage:

  • Maximum of 6 persons
  • Annual subscription: 20 Euros per person
  • Tariff for one hour: 5 Euros per person
  • Full-day tariff available upon request
  • Group tariff available upon request

Contact details:

Maison Ma Roulotte
Monsieur Bertrand de Vautibault
41 route des Andelys 27200 VERNON
Tél. : 09 54 37 64 08 ou 06 09 92 46 79
bateauatelier@free.fr