Saturday 11 July – 18 July, 2020

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

This is my 4th year with Mike and Sara Peel. I really enjoyed their beautiful home in Essenac, a 18th Century farmhouse, 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 £975 per painter and £695 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