Date: Saturday, June 3rd – Saturday, June 10th 2023

Number of nights: 7 nights

Deposit: 35%

Prices: From £2275.00

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DESCRIPTION

Join Simon and Monica for Painting and Tasting South France in June. Our painting holidays are small group holidays (maximum of 7 students) aimed at painters of all abilities. Each day you will have the opportunity to paint in a different location under the guidance of your experienced painting tutor Simon Roberts.

Monica, a creative cook has designed a wonderful tasting experience for your holiday. This includes chic picnic lunches as well as an introduction to authentic French bistros. Suppers are mainly catered at your accommodation where you’ll be introduced to an array of local dishes.

PRICES

Painting and Tasting South France – June includes the following:   Transfers to and from Beziers train station or airport  |   All accommodation   |   All continental breakfasts    |   All lunches (apart on the free day) – a mixture of restaurant meals and catered picnics including wine and soft drinks   |   All evening dinners – a mixture of restaurant meals and catered dinners including wine and soft drinks   |   All tuition  |   All entrance fees   |   All transport during the holiday   |   All materials and equipment

Painting and Tasting South France – June do not include the following:   Flights to and from France   |   Transfers from anywhere apart from Béziers  |  Travel Insurance

Accommodation Price
Per person single occupancy in a double room with a private bathroom £2925
Per person sharing a double or twin room with a bathroom £2275
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ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation for Painting and Tasting South France – June is in a traditional old village house that has been renovated to the highest standards. As a result, it’s full of old-world charm with all the mod cons. The house has several spaces to relax, as well as a heated swimming pool for warmer days.

There is a mix of twin and double bedrooms – all air-conditioned and with private bathrooms.

The house is in the centre of our village where you’ll find a few local shops and places to grab a coffee. Pouzolles is in the heart of the wine-making region of the Languedoc and is surrounded by vineyards. If you want to explore the local countryside you are welcome to join us on a dog walk on one of the days or just go off and explore on your own.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

  • Day 1: Arrival

    After time to settle in at your accommodation, we’ll meet you for a welcome drink and run through the week’s activities before your first dinner together.

  • Day 2: Pouzolles painting day

    After breakfast, we’ll spend the morning in our studio to assess all of your levels of painting and to run over a few techniques. This will be followed by lunch in our courtyard and an afternoon painting the view from our village square. There will be time to relax before a dinner prepared by Monica.

  • Day 3: Roquebrun and the River Orb

    It’s time to do a little exploring, we’re off to paint a river scene. We’ll spend the day sitting under the Plein trees painting this classical French scene. Lunch at a local restaurant and then back to Pouzolles for some downtime and dinner.

  • Day 4: Windmill and Landscape

    Today’s location is the old windmill at Faugeres interspersed by a chic picnic under the trees. Then it’s back for a rest and paella at our house.

  • Day 5: Free Day

    You can spend the day exploring Pézenas or Béziers, have a spa day at the local chateau, or just stay in the village relaxing and sketching. We’ll meet you for another meal together back at the house.

  • Day 6: Mediterranean Seascape

    Today we’re off to the beach where you’ll be painting a Mediterranean seascape and eating lunch at a local restaurant. Then back to Pouzolles for supper.

  • Day 7: Wine Domain and Wine Tasting

    Today’s location is one of the region’s oldest wine farms. After a long morning painting, you’ll break for a wine tasting paired with some local delicacies. Our final dinner will be at a local restaurant.

  • Day 8: Time to leave

    After breakfast, it’s time to say “au revoir” until we meet again.

* This is a sample itinerary. All of our itineraries are unique as we take the final group size and the ages of the participants etc into consideration. You will be sent a final itinerary before the tour commences.

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