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Tailormade Art Retreats in a Rural French Chateau

Creative retreats in the Loire Valley


Stay 5 nights at a fairytale chateau, have food, drink and outings taken care of, and unwind and immerse yourself in artistic practices inspired by the tranquil landscape around you.
The week will be made up of tutorials, practical tasks and creative exercises, as well as individual practice and one to one's.
Sessions include conventional drawing and painting tuition, as well as introductions to experimental processes, where we will work with you to explore your artistic potential based on your individual interests and strengths.
Meals and activities with fellow artists will give you a chance to swap stories and tips.


Our partner retreat venue is the privately owned, charming Château de Bourneau, based in the beautiful vendee region of France, surrounded by national parks, forests and rivers. Sleep in one of the spacious cottages set within the chateau's grounds. Each cottage is fully equipped with a kitchen, living area, fireplace and swimming pool. The Cottages vary in size, with between 4-6 bedrooms, so this will give you a chance to book a private home for your group or meet new people.
The chateau is artistic inspiration in itself - bursting with bohemian glamour, grand, ornate rooms, open fires and light filled rooms.



Integral to your overall wellbeing and productivity is our health conscious home cooking, prepared by professional chefs. Our produce is locally sourced and meals are based on seasonal ingredients.
You will find breakfast laid out in your kitchen, lunches are generally alfresco and candle-lit evening suppers are served in the chateau's sumptuous dining room and include 3 courses, with wine. There's always a plentiful supply of refreshments and tasty snacks available throughout the day.



During your time away from the easel, you may wish to relax with a book in one of the chateau's light-filled sitting rooms, roam the extensive grounds, take a swim, or sunbathe in the garden.

We also offer a wine tasting evening, where some of the local varieties are sampled and introduced by our chateau host.


Opening Times and Prices

£995 per person, based on single occupancy with ensuite.
£950 per person, based on single occupancy and shared bathroom with one other.
£900 per person based on double occupancy.

Directions and Travel

There are 3 international airports within reach of the Chateau; Nantes, La Rochelle and Poitiers. Shared transfers can be arranged.
Parking is available on site.

Retreat Features and Activities

Arts & Creativity Retreats

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