Creative Holidays in Dordogne

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Watercolour painting Holiday in the beautiful Dordogne

From Sunday 7th April to Saturday 13th April 2019

This course welcomes those who want to paint in watercolour and get a good, solid grounding in observational drawing too. For those with some experience of painting outdoors and wish to capture the beautiful scenery and changing light of this stunning area of Dordogne.

  • Paint in watercolour
  • Accomplished, talented and experienced tutor with many years of teaching in many different media. Christine Forbes
  • 5 days of tuition, 8 artists maximum in group
  • 6 nights accommodation, all meals included (apart from final dinner in local restaurant)
  • Stay at the beautiful 5 Star Les Charmes de Carlucet
  • Located in the heart of the beautiful Dordogne, surrounded by stunning scenery
  • Each day starts with focusing on a particular aspect of watercolour painting
  • Followed by excursions to beautiful painting locations near by
  • Christine, will ensure that each artist will be encouraged to develop their own approach to the watercolour through one to one support throughout the course
  • Finish each day with an assessment of the day back in the studio at Les Charmes and dinner

from 1,095 € (6 nights accommodation, all tuition and meals included apart from final dinner in local restaurant)

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Landscape painting holidays in the heart of Dordogne

Saturday 18th-25th May 2019
Saturday 12th– 19th October 2019

For artists who have some experience of painting outdoors and wish to capture the beautiful scenery and changing light of this stunning area.

  • Paint in oil, acrylic, watercolour and pastel and even a mixture of these
  • Accomplished, talented and experienced tutor with many years of teaching in many different media. Diana Seidl
  • 5 days of tuition, 7 artists maximum in group
  • 7 nights accommodation, all meals included (apart from dinner on Tuesday and Friday evening at a popular local restaurant)
  • Stay at the beautiful 5 star Les Charmes de Carlucet
  • Located in the heart of the beautiful Dordogne, near Sarlat
  • Each day starts with focusing on a particular aspect of landscape painting
  • Followed by excursions to beautiful painting locations near by, weather permitting
  • Still life painting in the studio at Les Charmes if the weather is not suitable for outdoor painting
  • Finish each day with an assessment of the day back in the studio at Les Charmes and dinner

from 1,169 € (7 nights accommodation, all tuition, Entrance fees and meals included apart from dinner on Tuesday and final dinner on Friday in local restaurant)

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Photography holidays at Les Charmes

Sunday 28th April to 4th May 2019

Residential photography holiday in the heart of the beautiful Dordogne with highly experienced and talented tutor. All levels of ability welcome.

  • 5 days of tuition with Mairi Thomas, outstanding photographer and highly qualified, experienced photography teacher
  • 6 nights accommodation in this stunning 5 star 18th century Manor house
  • Understand and use your cameras key functions more effectively (controlling exposure, depth of field, and focus)
  • Understand and show how the use of light and composition/ framing creates more striking images and effects
  • Download, edit, and store your images, using common photo editing programs such as Lightroom or Photoshop
  • Maximum per group is 8 people
  • Tasty home cooked meals included (apart from 2 dinners and 1 lunch at local restaurants)
  • Each day starts in the studio focusing on different aspects of photography
  • Daily excursions to beautiful locations in the Dordogne to practice and improve your photographic skills
  • Day finishes back at Les Charmes for a round up of the day and dinner

from 1,240 € (6 nights accommodation, all tuition and tasty home cooked meals included apart from 2 dinners and 1 lunch at local restaurants)

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History Excursion Holiday in the The Dordogne with private guide

From Sunday 14th October to Saturday 20th October 2018

History Excursion Holiday - Les Charmes de Carlucet

Stay at Les Charmes de Carlucet in the heart of the “Golden triangle of the Dordogne valley” and discover the most beautiful, interesting & historical sites this stunning region has to offer with our experienced, fun & informative guide. English and French spoken.

  • Come and discover what is probably the most historic and beautiful region in France.
  • 5 days of guided tours & 6 nights accommodation included.
  • Guided visits include the stunning medieval town of Sarlat, the jewel of the Dordogne valley & its most beautiful villages.
  • Stunning Chateaux of the Dordogne valley.
  • A boat trip on a traditional flat bottomed barge along the Dordogne river
  • Discover the most important and fascinating pre-historic world heritage sites along the Vezere valley including the world famous caves of Lascaux.
  • Discover spectacular Rocamadour, and the most beautiful villages of the Lot Dordogne valley.
  • Enjoy a delicious and unforgettable fine dining experience by our talented & creative chef Henri Florance, prepared and served to you in the beautiful surroundings of Les Charmes de Carlucet.

from 895 € (6 nights accommodation, 5 days of excursions, all breakfasts and 4 dinners included)

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Culinary Courses

Every Tuesday and Sunday with Cook Dordogne cookery school

We are delighted to offer 1 day or half day regional cookery courses, guided market tours and food demonstrations in partnership with the highly acclaimed “Cook Dordogne” in Saint-Cyprien, Dordogne.

  • 1 day course every Tuesday and Sunday
  • Guided morning Market tour followed by regional cookery class at the beautiful cookery school in Saint-Cyprien
  • Half day courses also available
  • Located at the highly acclaimed “Cook Dordogne” school of cookery
  • Course led by highly experienced Chef and Tutor, Ian, owner of the cookery school
  • Discover the local delicacies, which the region is famous for
  • Learn how to prepare, cook and enjoy delicious regional dishes
  • Cookery courses can be arranged for a private group

150 € for 1 day course (includes guided market tour, culinary course, tasting and all ingredients)
75 € half day course (50 € pp family rate) (Includes culinary course, tasting and all ingredients)