Painting Holiday in Gascony

From £1332 pp

France

8 Days

Small Group up to 6 People

What you'll do

Learn to paint whilst exploring this beautiful region which will help to inspire your creative side. The region of Gascony is famed for being a culinary haven, having charming local wines, and the allure of Gascony Armagnac. There is so much more than scenery to take in for your art.

Your mornings will be spent at the gallery in Condom with Florencia for your art classes. Then, you will head off to lunch either at the farmhouse, or at a local restaurant. Afternoons will be spent with visits to beautiful vineyards for wine tasting, local French markets, an art exhibition and general sightseeing. Dinner will be served back at the farmhouse giving you time to relax in the lounge or by the swimming pool. You could also use this time to  take advantage of some of the onsite activities such as table tennis or cycling.

Stay in a stunning renovated farmhouse in the glorious region of Gascony in South West of France with its own swimming pool and 50 acres of land. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind and your hosts Adam and Caroline will be on hand at all times to ensure your stay is as enjoyable as possible. There are also no single supplements for solo travellers, making this a fantastic holiday for singles.

Caroline & Adam

Your Local Host:

Caroline & Adam

Caroline, is a qualified jewellery making teacher from the UK. She and her husband Adam moved to South West France looking for a change of lifestyle and now run their hugely successful jewellery making and activity holidays from Baron-Figués, where you will be staying.

Caroline has been a qualified jewellery teacher for over 20 years and.. Read More

Experience Itinerary

Arrival

– Arrive at Agen train station in the afternoon to be greeted by your friendly hosts before being driven to the farmhouse where your holiday will begin
– Settle into your delightful room before getting to know your fellow students over delicious aperitifs
– Enjoy a social evening with a 3 course gourmet dinner served in the farmhouse kitchen along with a short introduction from your hosts about what to expect over the next few days

Accommodation

You’ll stay in a gorgeous 150-year-old farmhouse with three beautifully appointed guest en-suite twin/double bedrooms, and one of the main attractions of this farmhouse is its large open plan traditional kitchen. Guests can sit around the homely table, that seats 14 guests, and share delicious meals prepared by Caroline’s husband. There are also no single supplements for solo travellers to have a private room!

Attached to the farmhouse is a recently renovated gite. The gite has been sympathetically restored to a very high standard and also contains two twin/double bedrooms.

Features
– Set in 50 acres of parkland, an area of incredible natural beauty famous for its gastronomy and wines
– Heated outdoor swimming pool (12m x 6m)
– Free activities: shooting, archery, cycling, board games
– Close by there are a range of activities from horse riding, kayaking, karting, theme parks and casinos
– Local markets and a wide range of delightful restaurants from auberge (an intimate Inn) to Michelin star
– Superb luxury renovated farmhouse with 3 double bedrooms
– Luxury renovated gite with 2 twin/double bedrooms
– All twin/double bedrooms have private ensuite bathrooms
– No single supplements for solo travellers
– Open plan farmhouse kitchen and large living area with TV
– In house fully equipped jewellery making studio
– Also available locally are wine and Armagnac tasting
– Optional gourmet food course
– Throughout the year there are numerous fetes, music festivals and exhibitions
– Further afield you can visit some wonderful beaches along the Atlantic or Mediterranean coast
– WiFi available

Morning at the market

– You will have breakfast at the local market and take in the local scene
– Your afternoon will consist of lunch by the pool, and a full day to relax as you wish, and either enjoy the on site facilities, or the countryside around you
– Dinner will be held at the farmhouse

Accommodation

You’ll stay in a gorgeous 150-year-old farmhouse or neighbouring gite.

Morning art lessons

– Enjoy a leisurely breakfast each morning
– You will then be at the Condom gallery taking your painting course with Florencia (all equipment and painting materials included)
– Lunches will either be had at the farm house, or in a local restaurant
– Afternoons will be for you to get inspired, either by visiting beautiful vineyards for wine tasting, local French markets, art exhibitions or general sightseeing
– Dinners will be held at the farmhouse, with a free evening to do as you sit fit; either have a night on the town, or enjoy one of the many facilities offered

Accommodation

You’ll stay in a gorgeous 150-year-old farmhouse or neighbouring gite.

double bedroom accommodation on jewellery making holiday

Departure Day

– After breakfast, guests are asked to check out by 10am
– You are welcome to relax and enjoy some free time if your flight is not until later in the day, before being taken to the airport or train station for your return journey
– You will return home with fabulous painting skills, beautiful unique memories, and new skills to last you a lifetime

Location Info

Set in the heart of Gascony surrounded by 50 acres of private unspoilt meadows, the your farmhouse accommodation is tucked away between the pilgrimage route to Saint Jacques de Compostelle and la Chevauchée d’Henri IV. Although the farmhouse is..

  • 7 nights accommodation in a private twin/double room with ensuite bathroom
  • Prices are based on 1 person in their own private room with en-suite bathroom (no single supplement for a private room)
  • If two people travel together and share a room, a discount is offered
  • 6 days of breakfast lunch and dinner
  • Dinner on the day you check in, and breakfast on the day you depart
  • 5 morning painting classes classes
  • Chateau visit and wine tasting session
  • Excursions to chateaux, markets, and an art exhibition
  • Transport to and from all excursions
  • All painting equipment and materials
  • Pick up and drop off from Agen train station
  • Free use of ping-pong and bicycles

Painting Holiday in Gascony