Mobile Photography Retreat France

From £1450 pp

France, Gascony

8 days / 7 nights

Join a group (1-6)

Mobile Photography Retreat France

From £1450 pp

What You'll Do

Enjoy exploring the South of France whilst learning how to get the most out of the camera on your mobile phone. You will be joined by an expert photographer who will give you all his tips and tricks.

This 7 night mobile photography retreat held at Champagne House, Condom will inspire your passion for taking photos. It will combine 30 hours of exciting mobile photography, to transform your understanding and ability to work with your mobile phone camera. Including local activities and excursions in this spectacular region of Gascony, South-West France, leaving you inspired and taking fantastic photos.

If you love photography, you need to spend some dedicated time, in a relaxed environment and really understand how to improve your technique. Enjoy the company of other photographers in a pleasant relaxed environment, luxury accommodation, amazing Gascogne cuisine, visit some spectacular locations, have an expert renowned photographer at your side.

Whatever your choice of phone or photographic ability, this photography holiday will dramatically improve your skills and give you confidence and expertise to continue to take beautiful photos long after you return home.

You will be joined by Matthew Weinreb, an internationally renowned photographer specialising in architecture and landscape.

He photographs for architects, advertising agencies, magazines, and design companies the world over. He was the first winner of the European award of Architectural Photographer of the Year, and has won a triumvirate of awards in the UNESCO world heritage photography awards. So don’t worry you are definitely in safe hands for this week.

Available dates: 

3rd – 10th June
23rd – 30th September


Enjoy learning about photography with an expert

Visit some of the amazing locations in Gascony

Indulge in the amazing local cuisine

Your Local Host:

Martin and Dale

Hi, we are Martin and Dale. We have been restoring this magnificent, old 4 story, 340m2 Townhouse back to its former glory, and now we would like you to experience our wonderful and unique home.

Now, it is a Champagne themed Chambres d’Hôtes, Boutique B&B for retreats/events. There will always be a glass of bubbly and a warm welcome when you arrive.

Experience Itinerary


Upon arrival at Toulouse airport, you will be picked up and driven to the Champagne House. After being shown to your room and settling in, you will be told the layout for the day and you will have the rest of the day to relax and explore the beautiful grounds.

Your Mobile Photography Retreat

Each day follows the same structure, however the locations you photograph, the places you visit and where you have meals varies from day to day.

To start your day you will have a luxury continental breakfast in the kitchen or on the terrace, and discuss the plan for the day with Mathew for the photography packed day ahead.

After breakfast you will be taken to your location/s for your photography session, and have a chance to explore some of the amazing villages and locations Gascony has to offer.

We will break for lunch and go to a local restaurant (lunch including wine, maybe a picnic depending on the location).

Your second photography session of the day may start early or late in the afternoon and will continue into the evening so that you can experience the variable photographic conditions.

There will be a number of visits to some amazing Chateaux, ancient monuments, Bastides and UNESCO heritage sites.

Depending on the day and weather, you might continue shooting at the photo-shoot location or come back to Champagne House to carry out some photo editing, manipulation and group discussion with Mathew.

At the end of the day, there will be some free time to relax, walk and explore the wonderful, vibrant town, including its spectacular Cathedral, cloisters, Armagnac museum, parks, cafes, Aurian distillery, the River Baise and much more.

A light evening meal will be served on six of the evenings.



After a final breakfast at the Champagne House, you will be transferred back to Toulouse airport, where you will catch your flight home taking some great memories and amazing photos back with you.

Location Information

Champagne House is a character Boutique B&B and also hosts retreats. Offering luxury accommodation spread over four floors is packed with original features, and a plethora of photo opportunities. It has a central spectacular, stone cantilever staircase and a French/Moroccan courtyard, plunge pool and lots quiet places to relax in.

Step out of the property and you will immediately find a bakery, bars, the river Baise, fine dining restaurants, cinema, theatre, a local distillery etc. Further along you will find the park and central walkway that runs through the town, a museum, shops, local exhibitions, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes. There is also a market that is open twice a week within walking distance for you explore and experience authentic French culture and food.

You will be transferred to the accommodation from Toulouse airport, or you can make your own way to Condom by other forms of transportation.

Champagne House: 

5 Rue Buzon, Cond

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Transfers to and from Toulouse airport
  • 6 lunches and 6 evening meals
  • Breakfast
  • Drinks at the Champagne House
  • Excursions to local towns and chateaux
  • 25-30 hours of workshops