Sketch in Southern France June 10 – 19 in 2017

Following straight on from our Sketch in Venice Holiday, Erin Hill will be hosting a 10 day luxury Sketching Holiday in the South of France for anyone who would like to learn to sketch or for those who adore this past-time and want to learn to improve their travel sketching.

 With her local knowledge, Erin has found a paradise to run her classes and host her holiday.
You will be staying in our own 19th century private domaine in prestigious air-conditioned apartment rooms with en-suite bathrooms, terraces, balconies or courtyards and you will be hosted by two lovely French sisters whose family run their own oenology (wine) estate.

Anyone who loves to be creative – or would like to be – is welcome on this Learn to Sketch holiday. We all learn at our own pace and share a common camaraderie with lots of support, encouragement and fun whilst enjoying exquisite surroundings and learning a skill for life to take back with us.



Each day we will learn how to sketch aspects of the stunning region of Languedoc. An ancient region rich in history, this area is like Provence 30 years ago with its medieval hump bridges and covered market places, vast vineyard landscapes, immense architectural abbeys, Cathar mountain-top fortresses and Unesco World Heritage Canal du Midi as well as the legendary fortified city of Carcassonne.

Tall houses of Minerve

Starting : Saturday June 10 in 2017
Duration : 10 days ending Monday June 19 in 2017 after breakfast
Fitness Level : Must be able to walk 2 kms easily and climb stairs
Guests : Maximum of 14
Includes : all accommodation, tuition, guiding, entries and transport within France. 1 dinner & 5 lunches. Other meals not included as we will buy food & wine to picnic on our estate and dine optionally in the local town
Price : €2,600 EUROS pp twin share (use to convert to your currency)
Reservation : A deposit of $1,000 AUD is required to secure your place.
Single Supp : €600 EUROS extra for a solo room
Transfers : We can organise transfers & flights before & after for you.

 JUNE  10.  As people will be arriving at different times from various places by different transport we shall wait to see how we can assist your transfer to Fabrezan (1.5 hours drive from Perpignan)

JUNE 19. We have organised a transfer to Perpignan airport on our  final day  in time for those people who want to catch the 2.25 pm flight direct to Paris Orly airport arriving 3.50 pm.  (This flight is not included in your tour package.)
***  Please ensure when booking your international flight for that day that you do not depart CDG Paris airport until at least 7.30 pm that same night to allow enough time to transfer between airports in Paris and check in for your international flight.


Our pool

Each day is a feast of surprises before we come back to laze by the pool and picnic on our terrasse at our own private Domaine each afternoon or stroll into town for an aperitif, petanque or dinner.


Olonzac market day



Come with us and learn the history behind this ancient country whilst you sketch and relax. Don’t miss out.

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