About the Holiday...

5 day Art Holiday in the Dordogne, France

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A 5 day art holiday in the beautiful Dordogne region of France 

        

                   Price per person sharing a double or twin room £1295           

      Bring a partner: with no tuition, sharing a room £1095

 

Dates: Sunday 2nd to Friday 7th October 2022.

Other dates available - please email theartanddesignstudio@gmail.com

                                  

Come and enjoy sketching and painting in a beautiful part of SW France. With guidance from your professional tutor you'll sketch and paint in a travel sketchbook, to produce a record of your holiday. At the end of the week you'll be taking home your own sketchbook of work, and some larger pictures to frame! 

 

All holidays include the following:   

Transfers to and from Bergerac airport  ~  All accommodation  ~  All continental breakfasts       

                  All lunches & dinners provided – a picnic, a restaurant meal and locally sourced meals prepared by our local chef, with beautiful local Bergerac & Bordeaux wine or soft drinks   

All tuition  ~  All entrance fees  ~  All transport during the holiday  ~  All materials and equipment

 

Holidays do not include: Flights to and from France  ~  Transfers from anywhere apart from Bergerac

 

Come and enjoy 5 nights accommodation, with 4 days of sketching and painting at La Colombiere. The gites offer a space that can easily accommodate up to 20 people across 3 different gites. The main gite offers a large amount of communal living space and 6 x separate bedrooms. The other 2 cottages are self-contained with their own bathrooms, kitchens and living areas. The property also benefits from a beautiful swimming pool, a cinema room and a games room, as well as a teaching area in a converted barn. It is set in large grounds with picturesque countryside views.

 

The gites are about 20 mins drive from Bergerac airport which has direct links from the UK, and is located about 9km from Eymet in the Dordogne, South West France. It is exceptionally well placed for plentiful local wine tastings, restaurants, chateaux and food stores.

 

Day 1 When you arrive at Bergerac airport, we’ll be there to meet you and take you directly to your lovely accommodation. After time to settle in, it'll be time for a welcome drink and to run through the weeks activities before you al fresco dine, weather permitting. Below is a sample itinerary, as it's weather dependent!

 

The hours for each day will be: 10.00 to 12.30 (tuition) 12.30 to 14.00 (lunch break – restaurant lunch will be provided, or lunch will be served at la Colombiere) 14.00 to 16.30 (tuition)

 

Day 2 After breakfast, we’ll head to the Naked Vigneron vineyard where we’ll spend the morning sketching ideas. Lunch will be at the vineyard, with the opportunity to buy some of the fabulous organic wines to ship home. We’ll return to la Colombiere after lunch and will spend the rest of the afternoon producing artwork, developing up ideas from this morning. There will be time to relax before dinner 'at home'.

 

Day 3 After breakfast, we’ll head to Eymet to explore this lovely medieval town and sketch, followed by a buffet lunch at la Colombiere. The afternoon will be spent producing artwork, developing up ideas from this morning, before retiring to your accommodation to relax. In the evening we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner at la Colombiere.

 

Day 4 After breakfast, we’ll head to Château de Biron to explore and sketch, followed by a lunch at a fantastic local auberge. After lunch, we’ll return to la Colombiere and the afternoon will be spent producing artwork, developing up ideas from this morning, before retiring to your accommodation to relax. In the evening we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner at la Colombiere; on the terrace weather permitting.

 

Day 5 This morning after breakfast we’ll paint all day at la Colombiere. After a buffet lunch we’ll continue. Following an afternoon of art, we’ll make time to relax before enjoying a fantastic final dinner and farewell ‘drinks at home’.

 

Day 6 After breakfast it’s time for a little relaxing before running you back to Bergerac airport.

For partners, there are 4 golf courses within a 35 minute drive, with a separate Golf Itinerary available - see drop down menu. There are also chateaux to visit and plenty of countryside for walking or cycling. All meals would be provided.

                           Other dates available - please email theartanddesignstudio@gmail.com