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Château Life Sketchbook

11/05/2020 @ 16:00:16/05/2020 @ 16:00

French Chateau Art Holiday

Suitable for: Beginners, Week away with the Girls, Solo Travellers, Travel with a non-sketching partner, Francophiles, Wine lovers, Hikers

This 5 night luxury holiday is the ultimate retreat to recharge your creative batteries in a stunning newly renovated chateau in ‘the real’ south of France.

From the moment you step through the ancient oak door, you’ll find sketching inspiration at every turn. The property interior has been carefully refurbished whilst retaining many of the original features, from the wood panelling in the great dining hall to the sumptuous linens on the beds. The lovingly landscaped garden overlooks the Medieval church and the snow-capped peaks of the Pyrenees. In addition to a gym, international sizes Pétanque court and private pool, the Château offers an impressive array of optional extra personalised services including Butler, Au pair, Chef and Tour guide.

From this incredible base we’ll grab our sketch kits and explore the beautiful bastide town and area surrounding Chalabre, with its alpine feel, quiet alleyways, riverside walks and busy market place. The holiday includes 3 sketching days plus an additional day to do as you please, whether that’s to relax, take a wine-tasting tour, explore the area or sketch some more! Situated in the very south west corner of the Aude, Chalabre is the capital of the Quercorb region not far from the Spanish border. Easiest international travel links are via Toulouse, Perpignan and Barcelona. Carcassonne airport and SNCF station are an hour away by car.

Bringing a touch of magic to your sketching skills

This holiday is suitable for absolute beginners as well as more experienced artists. If you are looking to freshen up your approach to drawing and watercolour then this is for you! What we’ll explore is composition and use of linework, putting personality into your sketches and creating beautiful journal pages with lettering and mixed media. For some extra special touches in your sketchbook there’ll be some other surprises too! Everything is delivered with a good dose of humour, so you’ll have beautiful sketches and memories to keep you smiling for a long while to come.

What’s included:
5 nights bed and breakfast
2 3-course evening meals including local wine
3 sketching days

Optional extras:
Airport pick-up
Evening meals
Wine-tasting tours

What to bring:
Sketchbook, Portable sketching stool, Basic watercolour travel set
Watercolour brush, HB/B/SB pencil, eraser, sharpener

A detailed materials list will be sent with booking confirmation or by request. Simply email annette@sketchlanguedoc.com for full details.

Additional notes:
There will be some walking up and down hills and steps, so please wear comfortable footwear and bring a waterproof in the event of inclement weather.

Book direct with the Chateau – email Eve at bookings@chateaulanguedoc.com


11/05/2020 @ 16:00
16/05/2020 @ 16:00
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Annette Morris
+33 7 86 14 16 39


Château Terre Blanche
11 Rue Terre Blanche
Chalabre, Aude 11230 France
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