painting holidays in france


After guests have arrived and settled into their rooms, everyone is invited to meet their painting tutor to discuss activities for the coming week over an aperitif on the terrace. Dinner is an opportunity to get to know one another and enjoy a delicious three course meal with wine.

After a breakfast of freshly baked croissants/bread, home-made jams, coffee and tea, you can spend the day painting around the farmhouse, in the small, bright art studio overlooking the courtyard, or in the beautiful countryside and villages of the Parc Naturel du Perigord Limousin.

For a change from painting you may wish to take an afternoon stroll or cycle ride or simply lounging by the swimming pool. Take lunch on the covered terrace, or picnic on location and then come together at the end of the each day for a review of your work and dine alfresco on the terrace or in the courtyard.

relax by the pool

The choice is yours

Your painting holiday comprises 5 days of painting tuition and includes at no extra cost 2 half day excursions to a choice of the following places.

A visit to a local market to paint or browse or both!

Limoges, world famous for its porcelain, including a visit to its museum, cathedral and gardens, combined with a trip to Royal Limoges workshops and ancient kilns.

An unforgettable, moving visit to the Martyrís Village of Oradour sur Glane, in which all occupants were murdered and the town razed by the Nazis shortly after D Day, and left untouched as a national monument by the French people.

A visit to the annual summer watercolour painting exhibition in Saint Laurent sur Gorre or the permanent art/painting exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art in the chateau of Rochechouart.






painting holidays in france