Watercolor and snowshoeing hike

Watercolor and snowshoeing hike
‘’Carnet de Route’’  Jura
Guided Radial Hiking from your lodging

Watercolor with Anne Le Maitre

“From gold to blue, now is the time for long evenings and frozen mornings. Winter has covered the massif in a white shroud of silence and frost. Before me extend in the same movement the hours and the valleys. I’m going to loose myself a little,  snowshoes on my feet, looking for hidden treasures.”

Hiking in the heart of the Jura Regional Park.


Description of the stay:

How long: 7 days, 6 nights, 5 days of snow shoeing and watercolour
Level: * all levels
Description: half day hiking from Lajoux or after a short transfer, 2/3 hours with observation and sketching  and half day of painting inside (3h)
Accommodation: inn, 2 bed rooms
Catering : full board
Instructor: state certified mountain leader and Anne Le Maitre  (Atelier Bleu)
Groups: 6 to 12 persons
Material: snowshoes and poles (included in the price)
Beginning: welcome at the Auberge de La Chandoline in Lajoux during the day on Sunday, 6 PM for the week’s presentation
End: at the Auberge de La Chandoline on Saturday after lunch
Access: see here how to come
La Chandoline shuttle (13.50 €/person in option):

  • sunday from Bellegarde sur Valserine to Lajoux/La Chandoline: 6 PM
  • saturday from Lajoux/La Chandoline: 8.15 AM or 13.20 PM
    Arrival in the train station of Bellegarde sur Valserine: 9.40 or 14.45 PM



Sunday: Welcome at the Auberge de la Chandoline around 6 PM and  presentation of the week.
From Monday to Saturday: Alternation of classroom and outside sessions, technical inputs, observational drawing, principles of road book, etc.
A mix of classroom sessions and outside lessons, technical inputs, observational drawing, principles of road book, etc..



Kind of accommodation
26.02.2017 - 04.03.2017
Room with private bathroom
695 € / pers
26.02.2017 - 04.03.2017
Room with shared bathroom
655 € / pers
To know


  • Massage after the hikes: 54 €/1 hour
  • Single room: 88 € supplement for a week
  • Cancellation insurance: 2 % of price
  • Sunday shuttle from Bellegarde sur Valserine to Lajoux/La Chandoline at 6 PM: 13.50 € /person

The price includes:

  • 6 full boards
  • State certified mountain leader
  • Watercolor teacher: Anne Lemaitre
  • Snowshoes and poles (discount of 25 € if you come with your own snowshoes)
  • Sauna on wednesday and saturday

The price does not include:

  • Drinks
  • Watercolor painting material
  • The visits (home and museum of the Jura Regional Park, cheese shop, pottery, heborist’s shop)

(PS: registrants will receive an indicative list of painting materials before arriving)

Hot points:

  • Access by TGV
  • Mountain leader to tell you about the wildlife and flowers and their winter adaptation
  • Drink and home made cake at your return in the afternoon
  • The small museums that explain local activities
  • Fresh air, high altitudes and soft slopes
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