Painting holiday near Bergerac – May and June 2022

The chateau dates from the 12th century and was on the front line between the French and the English during the 100-year war. The atmosphere of earlier centuries is present everywhere, shooting holes, thick walls, high rooms with huge wooden beams and a beautiful tower with a breath-taking view. Even with all this history and original features you can be sure of comfortable and modern facilities.

You can also be sure of a warm welcome from Dutch owners Jaap (Yap) and his wife Rachna (Rakna). As enthusiastic and eco-friendly hosts you will dine on excellent local produce including their own eggs. There will be local wines to choose from, including organic wines and be assured special diets can be catered for including vegan.

As the venue is tucked away in the countryside, you can be sure of peace and quite to feed your creativity. If you want to explore then a car is recommended.


Tuition to start Monday May 9 – Friday May 13. Rest day Wednesday May 11
Tuition to start Wednesday June 8 – Sunday June 12. Rest day Friday June 10.

The holiday costs €1590 per painting person


Non painters €590


6 nights accommodation starting from your day of arrival right through to last day of tuition:

* Welcome drink and light buffet on arrival on the evening before tuition.

* Breakfast each morning including the day of departure.

* Light lunch with wine on tuition days

* Evening meal with wine on tuition days

* Four days tuition (20 hours about five hours per day )

* Included are the things you may not want to carry if you are flying. All watercolour paper (300 gm), sketch books, drawing boards, water jars. Absorbent kitchen towels. You will need to bring your own paints and equipment.

* A FREE copy of my ‘My drawing, sketching painting adventure’ notebook.

* Use of pool and garden

* WiFi