Photography holidays in Dordogne

based at Les Charmes de Carlucet, near Sarlat-la-Canéda

Course overview

Based in the heart of the beautiful Dordogne region, close to Sarlat-la-Canéda, this photography holiday brings together small groups of individuals who share an interest in photography and a love of France, mixing the artistic, social and cultural elements of this most beautiful corner of France.

Stay in the hospitable and beautiful surroundings of our wonderfully restored but contemporary 18th century manor house, Les Charmes de Carlucet, set in 20 hectares of private gardens.

You will experience a guided and focused artistic experience of the beautiful Dordogne region. The day will be filled with guidance, inspiration and beauty and the evening will be a time to reflect, share stories and find new friends.

Photographers of all levels are welcome and guests are encouraged to bring their own devices from a box brownie, through mobile devices to high-end cameras.

Maximum class size: 8
Days of Tuition: 5

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Included in the price

Please note that holidays do not include flights. Please see contact us tab for more details about finding us.

  • 6 nights accommodation in a private en-suite double bedroom in our 5 star Chambre d’hote.
  • Please note that prices are based on one photographer travelling solo. If you are travelling with a partner not participating in the course, please contact us for pricing information.
  • Course starts on Sunday afternoon and finishes Friday evening.
  • 5 day photography course with Mairi Thomas, outstanding photographer and highly qualified and experienced photography teacher.
  • All meals served at Les Charmes de Carlucet. Please note that the following meals are not included, 2 evening meals in local restaurants, and 1 lunch in Sarlat.
  • House wine included with meals and welcome drink on the terrace. Additional drinks can be purchased at Les Charmes.
  • Transport to and from photographic sites. Please note that entrance fees to gardens and boat trip not included.

Photography activities include:

  • Sunday evening welcome drinks and dinner at Les Charmes. Meet your hosts Kerry and Tomas and your tutor Mairi Thomas. Presentation by Mairi of the weeks programme.
  • Breakfast is served in our beautiful sunny dining room overlooking the pool and gardens, followed by an introduction and expert guidance on taking photographs relevant to the theme of the day by Mairi.
  • Then the group will be led into the field on practical and enjoyable outings around the glorious countryside, gardens, chateaux, villages, towns and markets of the famous Dordogne region, including Sarlat, Le Roque Gageac, Domme, and the gardens of Eyrignac and Marqeysasac (visit site).
  • Each day will finish back at Les Charmes with an ‘Open Workshop’ where Mairi will be on hand to help you download, edit, review, provide friendly advice and professional tips.

Course dates

  • Sun, Apr 22, 2018 5:00pm  to Sat, Apr 28, 2018 10:00am
  • Sun, Apr 29, 2018 5:00pm  to Sat, May 5, 2018 10:00am
  • Sun, Sep 30, 2018 5:00pm  to Sat, Oct 6, 2018 10:00am
  • Sun, Oct 7, 2018  5:00pm  to Sat, Oct 13, 201810:00am

  Detailed itinerary

Prices for Photography course

Accommodation (includes breakfast) 6 nights 690 €
Lunch (14 €) 3 42 €
Dinner (19 €) 3 57 €
Picnic (10 €) 1 10 €
Light Supper (15 €) 1 15 €
Coffee Break (3 €) 2 6 €
Transport week 100 €
Tuition week 600 €
TOTAL per person 1520 €
Accommodation (includes breakfast) 6 nights 630 €
Lunch (14 €) 3 42 €
Dinner (19 €) 3 57 €
Picnic (10 €) 1 10 €
Light Supper (15 €) 1 15 €
Coffee Break (3 €) 2 6 €
Transport week 100 €
Tuition week 600 €
TOTAL per person 1460 €
Accommodation (includes breakfast) 6 nights 540 €
Lunch (14 €) 3 42 €
Dinner (19 €) 3 57 €
Picnic (10 €) 1 10 €
Light Supper (15 €) 1 15 €
Coffee Break (3 €) 2 6 €
Transport week 100 €
Tuition week 600 €
TOTAL per person 1370 €

Costs are per person per week: 6 nights accommodation, 5 day course.

Please note that prices are based on one photographer travelling solo.

If you are travelling with a partner not participating in the course, please contact us for pricing information.

Not included: more details here...

  • 1 supper at the Black Duck, Local Restaurant 5 mins walk, 1 lunch in Sarlat, final dinner at local restaurant
  • Alcoholic beverages in addition to half bottle of wine/beer included in dinner menu
  • Transport to and from airport or train station
  • Journey to venue
  • Entrance fees to gardens & boat trip