Join Erin Hill, International Sketch Tutor in her favourite places in Paris and South of France.

'The Magic of Paris & South of France’



Erin Hill has been creative all her life. She is a graphic designer who has morphed through advertising to fine art to become an unstoppable sketcher and urban sketcher with her own Sketch Schools.
Erin is an International Sketch tutor with courses and workshops in Australia, New Zealand and Southern France, where she teaches her own simple and therapeutic way to become a sketcher.
Workshops also take place in Boston and New York and by invitation.

Erin has been organising and tutoring Sketch Tours since 2008.


Starting in Paris, one of the world’s most romantic cities then on to the historic south, Longuedoc, my world for the past 17 years. I’d love you join me on my fully guided tour, a fascinating combination of sketching, culture, art, food & wine, history and mindfulness tour. 

This is a wonderful article about the Languedoc. Click below for a great read.

Paris is justifiably everybody’s dream sketch location, I can’t wait for you to see it as a sketcher. 
All levels of sketching welcome, as on all my tours. The priority will be using the special Erin Hill Sketching techniques to more quickly than you can believe, produce work to a standard you did not think possible. That is my pledge.

I work with each student daily and as we move through historic locations to have you progressing confidently on your own sketching journey. A relaxed but mindful journey extending your own artistic abilities against the daily vista of some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe.

Non sketching friends and partners are very welcome. Our knowledgable tour valet Milton leads side tours to intriguing little-known Paris locations, giving non-sketchers their own unique Paris experience.

As the tour progresses we move on down to the picturesque premiere wine-growing region of Languedoc in South of France. There we have the charming and historic 300yr old Hotel d’Albert as our home for 7 nights.

Tranquil gardens, private swimming pool to soak up the French life-style. Sketching C11th crusader abbeys and Cathar castles of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code. Understanding why lunch is the most important meal of the day for the French in the south, and the custom of aperitifs meeting with your sketching friends in the late afternoon under the azure sky of the forgotten Aude.  

We’ll sketch locally in our village and other days we’ll go further afield to the ruined Cathar castles, forts and hilltop villages where history was made by crusaders, where kings were held for ransom and the tradition of the wandering romantic troubadours  began. The history in the Occitaine Languedoc is incredibly interesting and worth recording in your sketches.

We will have a Sketch&Wine day trip with Vin en Vacances, one of the most respected wine discovery tours in France. Guided by my friend Wendy you will get to try some of the best wines made by the domaines in southern France and gain new insights into the ancient business of wine making.

Also included will be a day with some other friends of mine, Heather and David at their ‘Cooking by the Canal du Midi’ school where they will help you prepare your favourite French dish the classic French way, then enjoy it in the shade of plane trees lining the banks of the Midi canal.


€3,890 pp. Same price for single or twin share/double
3,490 pp.  Non-sketchers (must be sharing with a sketcher)
Deposit. 25% of your tour cost to secure your place, payable now.
Balance of payment: March 15th 2019
If you are paying in another currency, please email me on the day you pay and I’ll give you the exact amount due based on the daily exchange rate)
50% refundable up to 150days prior to the tour. After this date the deposit is non refundable.

€150pp daily. For sketchers already in France who’d like to join us casually, without accommodation.
Email to confirm.
Limited places: 10 people maximum and minimum number of 6


11 days/10nights starting June 15 in 2019 in Paris to 25 June in Toulouse.
Our tour begins at our lovely Parisian Hotel Les Bulles de Paris at 6 pm on June 15 in 2019.
Concludes after breakfast at Hotel d’Alibert in Caunes Minervois on June 25 in 2019.
3 nights Paris.
7 nights. Caunes-Minervois South of France

We offer a group transfer back to Toulouse for those who require it, so that you are free to train back to Paris or elsewhere to continue your holiday. This will depart the village at about 11 am. Please ensure any connecting flights in Toulouse are not before your airport arrival (at around 1.30pm) on June 25.
* Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for all participants on our tours.


Tour Inclusions: Travel between Paris and Toulouse. Accommodation with own bathroom. All entries. Daily transport to locations. Tutoring, Demos and guidance. 10 breakfasts, 2 dinners (welcome and farewell nights) with wine included. Transport from Caunes to Toulouse Airport or Station after the tour.


International flights. Travel Insurance Lunches. 8 dinners. Other personal expenses.

Click here to see our full Terms & Conditions of booking

We look forward to having you join us on this very personal tour.