The Canal du Midi is a UNESCO world heritage site stretching from Toulouse to the Mediterranean town of Sete. It is an incredible feat of engineering and one of the most beautiful places to sketch, passing through bustling ports and tranquil villages in 'the real' south of France.

Whether you are already sketching or an absolute beginner, you will complete this short break with some fabulous memories in your sketchbook!

Where to Stay

Maison Quarante is a prestigious Bed and Breakfast in the hilltop village of Quarante close to the Canal du Midi. Originally built in 1805, it has been carefully renovated with all modern facilities yet without losing it's charm. The guest rooms sleep 2 people and are centrally heated, comfortably furnished with ensuite bathrooms and have a view of the village or the gardens and the rolling landscape or the vineyards beyond.

It has a spacious dining room with adjoining drawing room leading out onto the terrace where you can have breakfast overlooking the private pool and gardens.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the house.


Nearest airport & rail station: Beziers.  One of the advantages of this short break is that you don't need to hire a car!  A shuttle bus goes directly from the airport to Beziers centre, where you can catch a bus directly to Quarante and other villages situated by the Canal du Midi.


We will be using the ErinHill Sketch Kit which can be purchased on arrival (95€) or supplied on loan (10€)


Minimum number: 2 sketchers

Prices exclude meals, refreshments and transport.

  • 2 days ErinHill Sketching 3 nights B&B 495€  (1 sketcher in double ensuite room)
  • 2 days ErinHill Sketching 3 nights B&B 570€ (1 sketcher sharing double ensuite with non-sketching partner)
  • 2 days ErinHill Sketching 3 nights B&B 870€ (2 sketchers sharing double ensuite room)

To confirm your place(s) on the sketch holiday a deposit of 150€ per person is due with booking.

Balance payment is due 4 weeks before the holiday commences.

Please email if you would like any further details or to make a booking.

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