Residential art retreats

ART HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS AWAY

We will soon be taking bookings for a wonderful range of art holidays as well as relaxing weekends away at  Maison du Fort. Take a look at what we will have on offer…….

Residential Art Retreats

Whether you want to paint, print or draw our residential art courses will offer an opportunity to learn new skills and develop existing skills in the relaxing environment of Maison du Fort’s studios and gardens.

The art course will include: 

  • 7 nights accomodation at Maison du Fort
  • 5 day fully tutored art course with materials
  • All meals and local wines served at the manoir
  • Transport to and from Bergerac airport or local train station
  • All materials and full tuition by resident artist Leesa Le May

Not included

  • Flights
  • one lunchtime meal and one dinner at local restaurants

A deposit will be required to secure your place and balance is payable 6 weeks before your arrival date.

GETTING HERE

Travel details can be found on our ‘getting there’ page. We can collect and return you to Marmande train station for Bordeaux
flights or Bergerac airport for Stansted flights.

DATES

Please email us for exact dates.

WHEN DOES THE COURSE START?

Check in between 3- 6 pm on Saturday. The art course runs from Sunday to Friday. Check out by midday on the following Saturday.

WHAT HAPPENS EACH DAY?

Everyday there will be tutoring in the morning followed by painting in either the Grand Studio, grounds or surrounding countryside. During the week we will take you to local bastide towns such as Eymet and Monpazier to draw and paint. We eat lunch at the Manoir, picnic in the wonderful French countryside or have lunch out in the beautiful villages. Please get in touch for the full breakdown of the weeks timetable.

WILL I HAVE SOME FREE TIME?

Wednesday afternoon is free – there is a range of activities we can arrange for you as an extra add on – yoga, electric cycles, wine tasting or you can simply relax by the outdoor pool.

HOW WILL I SPEND MY EVENINGS?

We eat dinner together most evenings, either at the manoir or, during the season, at local night markets. On the last night, Friday, a visit to the Old Lord Raglan pub for a live music experience to complete your amazing week with us. (Please note our sessions may vary slightly depending on the month’s events here in France).

HOW DO I BOOK

If you are interested in booking a week’s course at the manoir please click HERE  to contact us.

Friends weekend away!

It’s not just artists who can enjoy Maison du Fort, we cater for groups of friends or family on a two or three night relaxing French getaway.

Maybe a weekend of good food, good wine and good company is required? Just spending quality time enjoying the beautiful manoir, it’s grounds and exploring the surrounding countryside and Bastide villages of the Dordogne is heaven.

3 night stay with breakfast is £225 per person

Extra meals (lunch or dinner) with wine can be arranged for £25 per head

GETTING HERE

Travel details can be found on our ‘getting there’ page. We can collect and return you to Marmande train station for Bordeaux flights or Bergerac airport for Stansted flights.

DATES

Please email us.

THINGS TO DO

We can make your stay unique and bespoke by arranging activities and suggesting places to go in the local area. Visits to traditional local markets, chateau wine tours, yoga classes, horse riding, fun art classes or cycle rides through the sunflowers are available. We can provide a taxi service on trips for a small extra cost. Or you simply laze by the outdoor pool.

NUMBER OF GUESTS

We have 5 double rooms and 1 large twin room with 3 shared bathrooms and can accommodate 6 on a single occupancy basis or 10 if couples are sharing rooms.