About the October Holiday...
A 5 day art holiday in the beautiful Dordogne region of France
Price for single occupancy in a double room £1295
Price per person sharing a double or twin room £995
Dates: Monday 30th September to Saturday 5th October 2024.
Come and enjoy 5 nights accommodation, with 5 days of sketching and painting at La Colombiere. The main gite offers a large amount of communal living space and 6 x separate bedrooms. There is also a 2 bedroom cottage with one bathroom, kitchen 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 Monbazillac to explore and sketch, followed by a lunch at a fantastic local restaurant, La Grappe D'or. 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 a enjoying a leisurely breakfast we’ll continue with art work. Then it is time to pack and say goodbye before running you back to Bergerac airport.
For partners, there are 4 golf courses within a 35 minute drive. There are also chateaux to visit and plenty of countryside for walking or cycling. All meals would be provided.