Come and enjoy a quiet weekend in a tiny French village, where the only sounds you’ll here are the chirping of little birds and the vines growing.
A perfect getaway from the madness of city life and to chill out and rediscover those quiet moments you had forgotten exist. And to immerse yourself in sketching. No experience necessary.

Perfect for a small group, an anniversary, a Mother and daughter weekend, or Family weekend and more.

Erin Hill Sketching has designed a very simple way to get absolutely anybody sketching. You will have the joy of discovering that creative side you never thought possible. It can change your life.

Start your sketching journey, or simply continue the one you’re on.  In under 2 hrs from U.K. you can join our Weekends and Midweek 2 night/2 day stays. Here to get you started is this delightful one.



Caunes-Minervois is a small very pretty medieval town and commune in the Aude department in the Occitanie region in southern France. It is known particularly for its ancient Abbey, dating from the eighth century, and the outstanding red marble that has been quarried locally from Roman times. The name may derive from the ancient local Occitan word for cave, “cauna”, of which there are a number in the immediate area. You will be staying in a smaller family owned abbey.

Weekends / midweek Sketching
South of France

Friday - Sunday or Tuesday - Thursday.

2 nights accommodation with ensuite bathroom at Hotel d’Alibert, a 300yr old family abbey.
Free undercover parking within the abbey.
Sketch lesson 10.00AM - 3.00PM
Your tutor will meet you after breakfast at the abbey, the morning after your arrival to begin your lesson.
Loan of sketch kit.
Cost €295pp.

Rental cars are available at Carcassonne Airport at under €100 for 2 days.
Taxis from Carcassonne Airport to Hotel d’Alibert in Caunes Minervois cost approximately €120 return. 3 people. 3 bags.
We will recommend local cafes restaurants and bars for your enjoyment.

More info and bookings - email


Flights to Carcassonne.
Travel Insurance.
Additional personal spending

Full Kit available if you’d like to pick up on arrival. €95
Click the link to see what you’ll need if you’d like to get your own.


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