New Date 11-18 September 2021

Cancelled due to Coronavirus Two dates to choose from, Saturday June 20-27  ( 2 places left) and 11 July – 18 July (Full), 2020 NEW DATE 11-18 September 2021

France Painting Holiday Parc Naturel du Perigord, Limousin, South West France with Artist/Tutor Sue Ford,

I am looking forward to seeing Mike and Sara’s again at their beautiful old farmhouse in Essenac, 18th Century  set in rolling, rural courntyrside, about 30 minutes from Limoges, S.W. France and close to the borders of Dordogne and Charente.

This beautiful location just beckons the `artist in you` to discover, re-discover or continue your creative journey with like-minded people. Painting ‘en plein-air’ and discovering new locations can only be described as the best way forward for an artist on any level

There is so much to see literally on the doorstep and a short walk or car ride takes one to woods, views, lakes, hamlets and villages, a chateau, towns and a typical French market.

Mike and Sara do everything to make the holiday just that, a holiday with the focus on creativity, good French/English home cooking with the added bonus of a large fully equipped studio, salt water swimming pool, gymnasium, and an abundance of good books in the library.

What’s included:

  • Transfers from and to Limoges airport/train station on the start day of the painting holiday.
  • Transport within the week to painting locations.
  • Trip to Limoges mid week including a packed lunch.
  • Trip to Brantome (pretty market town in the Dordogne – 1hr) on the Friday and opportunity to purchase regional specialities from the market for lunch, and purchase a French coffee etc.)
  • All other meals  at the farmhouse, welcome drinks and refreshments
  • Tea and coffee available all day
  • Provision of boards, easels, stools, cleaning equipment, water bottles. (N.b. paints, brushes and paper are not provided but can be at a cost if advised before-hand.)
  • Fully equipped indoor studio and undercover area in the event of inclement weather.

A list of materials to bring can be obtained from Sue Ford.

The artist cost for a seven day painting break £1,150 per painter and £795 for non painter guest). £200)  deposit at time of reservation, balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival.)

Price does not include flights/rail but see the Shades of France website for “How to get there”

Flights available from Leeds/Bradford, if you are travelling from this airport Sue could arrange to travel together.

To book and for further information please contact

Mike and Sara Peel  email:

Tel: +33 (0) 555 48 12 23

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Patinging Holiday at Essenac,

Limoges, France Painting Holiday with Artist Sue Ford