A typical 7 day painting holiday

Our 7 day painting itinerary is perfect for someone who wants to really improve their painting skills. As well as getting to know this area of France through the many painting locations on offer. With direct links from the UK to Béziers airport or frequent train links from Paris to Béziers train station where we will be there to meet you it’s really easy to get to us. There are also a number of other airport within 2 hrs of us with train links to Béziers.

view of Pouzolles on our 8 day painting holiday

Day 1

  • When you arrive at Beziers airport or station, we’ll be there to meet you and, depending on your arrival time, either have lunch or take you directly to your accommodation.
  • After time to settle in at your accommodation, we’ll meet you for a welcome drink and run through the weekend’s activities before taking you out for dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2

  • As it’s your first morning I’ll meet you for breakfast after which you’ll be taken to a typically French scene – an old stone watermill and bridge which we’ll spend the morning painting.
  • Lunch is just around the corner at the local village café-restaurant.
  • The afternoon will be spent painting the scene from the café before returning to your accommodation to relax.
  • Return to your accommodation to freshen up where Simon and Monica will join you for a home-cooked meal.

Neffies Mill location on 8 day painting holiday

Marseillan Port - 8 day painting holiday

Day 3

  • After breakfast, we’ll head to the ancient Mediterranean port of Marseillan where we’ll spend the morning sketching and painting.
  • Lunch will be at a quai-side restaurant and then we’ll return to painting around the harbor for the afternoon.
  • After the day’s painting, we will return to you to your accommodation to relax before Simon and Monica join you for a home-cooked meal.

Day 4

  • After breakfast, we’ll meet at your accommodation and take a short trip to today’s painting venue of Villeneuvette, an old walled village.
  • I’ll help everyone set up in the picturesque square where we’ll paint for the morning. Lunch will be at a local restaurant.
  • After lunch, we’ll either return to the painting venue or continue painting back at our studio in Pouzolles.
  • Back to your accommodation to freshen up before dinner where Simon and Monica will join you for a home-cooked meal.

Villeneuvette 8 day painting holiday

pezenas 8 day painting holiday

Day 5

  • Today is a free day. After a more leisurely breakfast we can either drop you off in Pézenas or Béziers, or we can book you a spa session and treatment at the local chateau, or, of course, you’re welcome to just relax in the village and do a little sketching.
  • We will pick you up later in the afternoon and take you back to your accommodation.
  • In the evening come to dinner at our house served in our tranquil courtyard garden.

Day 6

  • This morning after breakfast we’ll drive to the picturesque river-side location of Roquebrun where we’ll paint all day.
  • Monica will meet us for a chic picnic lunch under the shade of the trees with a view of the river.
  • Later in the afternoon, we’ll make our way back to the accommodation for a rest before dinner in a local restaurant.

Roquebrun - 7 day painting holiday

Faugéres mill - 8 day painting holiday

Day 7

  • After breakfast, we’ll take a short drive to a picturesque old hilltop windmill with views all the way to the Pyrenees for today’s painting venue.
    The morning’s painting will be followed by lunch at a local restaurant.
  • After lunch, we’ll pop to a local winery for a wine tasting and a tour of the cellars.
  • After this, we’ll return back to our village where you’ll have a bit of free time to start your packing or take some photos or do some sketching in the square.
  • We’ll join for a farewell dinner back at the house.

Day 8

  • Unfortunately, it’s time to say goodbye. We’ll meet you at your accommodation after breakfast and take you back to either Béziers airport or station for your departure.

the road to Néffies 8 day painting holiday

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  • please note that this is a sample 7 day holiday, the locations may change, because all our holidays are unique. Final planning depends on the size of the group, age of our participants, if they have been here before and factors such as weather.
  • For easy flights direct to Béziers check out ryanair.com.
  • There are also regular direct trains from Paris Gare de Lyon to Béziers train station. Booking site in English.