Painting Holiday in Limousin

From £1075 pp


7 Days

Small Group up to 8 People

What you'll do

Get inspired by the natural wonders of the Creuse on this unforgettable 6 night painting holiday that will unleash the full artistic potential within you; whether you’re drawn to water, lush mountains, medieval architecture, or interesting faces, you'll find an eclectic mix of things to paint.

Escape to the ‘valley of the painters’ on this 6 night painting holiday in France, tucked away near in the department of the Creuse in central France.

You will find your charming country home accommodation, and base for this painting holiday, in the region which has inspired painters for decades. Take some time out for yourself in the peaceful, lush countryside which you can explore and bring to life on paper.

During this extraordinary painting holiday, your tutor Glyn will be with you daily to help you find your own talents and capabilities in art. When the week is finished, you will leave with refined skills and techniques that will take your craft to the next level.

Your hosts, Clare and Peter, will supply you with comfort and plenty of activities for you to try your hand at in your free time; everything from boules (to get in the French spirit), to archery, to a dip in the onsite swimming pool.

Your French painting home will be in one of two lovely houses, with a room that best suits your needs. You’ll feel right at home in the cosy kitchen, lounging in the den, or going for a fresh morning dip or soak in the hot tub at night after a revitalizing day of discovery and creating.

Located right on the doorstep of St-Sebastian, you can stroll to town, get lost in the woods, or for the more tamed, stick to a meandering marked hiking trail and head into the surrounding countryside.

Clare & Peter

Your Local Host:

Clare & Peter

Clare and Peter have called the lovely village of St-Sebastian their home for many years now. They truly relish in helping their guests maximize their experience during their time in France. Clare’s also on hand to serve you bountiful homemade French meals using the delicious local produce.

They are joined by art tutor Glyn, who has bee.. Read More

Experience Itinerary


– Arrive at Limoges airport/train station to be greeted by your hosts and driven to your country home for the week
– Settle in on Sunday evening with a welcoming BBQ, drinks, and meet your fellow artists, tutor and hosts


You’ll be staying in one of two lovingly restored guest houses with bright bedrooms and communal living areas to make your stay comfortable.

– Bicycles for you to borrow to explore the local countryside and villages
– Lovely outdoor terrace for alfresco dining
– Beautiful in-ground swimming pool set in tranquil gardens
– A new art studio for you to use when you’re feeling inspired
– A range of activities to try your hand at, with games, archery, boules, and so much more
– Well behaved dogs welcome – perfect for families
– Great for the single traveller, with no single supplements; everyone is welcome here

double bedroom

A Typical Day

– Start each day with a gorgeous breakfast spread, coffee and drinks
– 10am-12:30pm: Morning art tuition
– 12:30-1:30pm: either a picnic lunch on site or a lunch back at the house
– 1:30-4:30pm: Art tuition and creating (if it is raining, you can still be inspired outside, yet covered)
– Please note that 3 of these days will be painting ‘en plein air’ at a new painting ‘hot spot’ in the countryside that has been inspiring impressionists for decades, and the other 2 days will be in the studio
– In the evening, there is time for relaxation, a lovely 4 course meal, and a night to do as you please


triple bedroom


– Your final breakfast and departure

Reviews (4)

N Taylor

Monday 2nd September, 2019

I had a lovely holiday. Clare was very welcoming and did everything to make our stay comfortable. Glyn, the painting tutor, was really supportive and helped me make progress. Good food, good company and nice accommodation with extra activities. I swam in the pool and tried archery.

S Mohacs

Sunday 1st September, 2019

I had the most wonderful Painting Holiday. The owner Claire could not have been more kind and helpful and Glyn our art Tutor was excellent and inspiring. We painted outside several times but also had a large, bright Studio in which to work. Big garden, swimming pool. Fabulous - do book !

P Grassby

Sunday 30th June, 2019

An excellent week. Beautiful setting and accommodation very comfortable. The hosts were very hospitable and friendly. Very quiet location and ideal if you want a relaxing time. Really enjoyed the art and tuition and especially the sites we visited to draw in the mornings. Glen is a very good tutor.

F Watson

Sunday 24th June, 2018

Wonderful holiday personal attention food fantastic lovely trips out to paint and sight see

Location Info

This holiday is set 1.5 kilometres from the village of Saint-Sébastien, in the Valley of the Painters, which featured heavily in Monet’s works. Stay in one of 2 lovely guest houses deep in the countryside and see for yourself what has inspired ..

  • 6 nights accommodation in one of 2 Gites in a private bedroom with shared bathroom
  • Please note: there are no single supplements for solo travellers who will be given their own private room with shared bathroom
  • 5 days of drawing/painting along with tuition
  • 3 days of excursions to paint en plein air and transport to the sights
  • Transfers to and from Limoges airport or the local train stations (Chateauroux, Argenton sur Creuse, La Souterraine, St Sebastien)
  • All meals and a glass of wine with dinners
  • On your arrival evening, welcome drinks and a BBQ, with fellow artists, friends, and your course tutor
  • Use of the pool
  • Use of Petanque, board games, badminton, archery, reading books and DVDs
  • Tables, chairs, easels, cleaning equipment; fold-up stools, easels and water bottles for away days, and consumable supplies, such as papers, will be available to purchase on site
  • Check in is at 4pm on Day 1, check out at 10am on day 7

Painting Holiday in Limousin