5 night Art Sketching holiday in the Dordogne

Overall view of Cottages de Garrigue


Dates in September 2021

Come and enjoy 5 nights accommodation, with the creative experience of 4 days of sketching and painting at the beautiful Cottages de Garrigue . They are located about 6km from Eymet in the Dordogne, South West France. The Cottages are about 20mins drive from Bergerac airport

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 weekend’s activities before you al fresco dine on the terrace. 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 – packed lunches will be provided or lunch will be served at the Cottages) 14.00 to 16.30 (tuition)

Day 2: After breakfast you’ll begin your art classes either inside the barn, or en plein air dependent on the weather. The afternoon will be spent producing artwork before retiring to your accommodation to relax. In the evening we’ll enjoy a lovely dinner at the Cottages, on the terrace weather permitting.

Day 3: After breakfast, we’ll head to the Naked Vigneron vineyard where we’ll spend the morning sketching and painting. Lunch will be at the vineyard, with the opportunity to buy some of the fabulous organic wines to ship home. We’ll return to painting around the vineyard for the afternoon. After the day’s sketching and painting we will return to the gites to relax before dinner 'at home'.

Day 4: After breakfast we’ll take a trip to today’s painting venue of Eymet, a medieval bastide town. Lunch will be at a lovely pizzeria. After lunch we’ll continue painting back at the Cottages. After time to relax and freshen up, join us for dinner on the terrace.

Day 5: This morning after breakfast we’ll sketch and paint all day at the Cottages. Lunch will be on the shady terrace overlooking the lovely views. Following an afternoon of art, we’ll make time to relax before dinner in a local restaurant, finishing with farewell drinks back at the Cottages.

Day 6: For those leaving in the afternoon; after breakfast we’ll continue painting with a buffet lunch to make the most of your last morning before running you back to Bergerac airport. Those departing in the morning; We’ll leave after breakfast for the transfer to Bergerac airport.

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Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Transfers to and from Bergerac train station or airport | All accommodation | All continental breakfasts
All lunches & dinners – 1 restaurant meal, 1 picnic, 2 buffet lunches and also locally sourced evening meals prepared by our private chef with beautiful local Bergerac wine/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


Cathy Barnard-Patel at The Art and Design Studio
Cottage de Garrigue

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Parking provided
  • Residential
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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