Your Time Here
A rustic French farmhouse in a verdant valley, beside a slow-moving river, with fields, meadows and forests: the perfect setting for a relaxed holiday.
Our teaching kitchen and dining area offer lovely views across fields of wheat and sunflowers down to the river and across to ruins of the abbey. Walk through the countryside. Sip a glass of wine. Nestle in the lounge, choose a book from the library, or discover a quiet corner of the garden under the plum trees. In other words: relax, recharge, and get out of your day-to-day routine. And learn something too.
Whether cooking, writing or painting, we look after you in great style, allowing you to retreat from your day-to-day, learn new things, explore your creativity, take a deep country air breath, and have a blast. This is your home-away from it all. A nurturing cocoon where your creative development and enjoyment come first.
No cookie cutters here. Whether cooking, painting or writing, we make each experience unique to the participant. We do this by keeping the groups small and inviting only the most accomplished writing, painting and cooking teachers here to work with you. We employ a holistic approach where visits to farmer’s markets, vineyards and chateaus combine with hands-on instruction to create a highly enjoyable enriching experience that yields enormous results.
Highly personable professionals, many of whom teach on top university programmes, our writers-in-residence, chefs and painters, know how to impart knowledge, ferret out teachable moments and encourage you to reach for your full potential, all while creating a supportive, caring and enjoyable environment.
We combine this with delicious seasonal food, comfortable, inspiring surroundings and a true commitment to get you away from the daily grind and create memorable and relaxing experiences that will enhance your life and creative pursuits.
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