‘Fields of Gold’ weekend

Workshop fee excludes accommodation options which can be reserved separately


Ideal for: Beginners, Solo Travellers, Travel with a non-sketching partner, Francophiles, Wine lovers, Gastronauts, Art groups

Autumn is a stunning time of year in the south of France. In this short weekend break indulge in a glorious getaway full of colour in the Minervois.

Whether you are already sketching or an absolute beginner, you’ll be guided step-by-step – from fear of the blank page to making bold and confident brushstrokes! You’ll complete your stay with a book full of great sketches and plenty of good memories too.

Our sketching itinerary starts the evening of 16 October. For the next 2 days we will be sketching and exploring this beautiful area, in all its vibrant shades of red and gold.

Where to stay?

  • Le Bobo, Bize-Minervois
  • La Calade, Montouliers

Transport recommendations:
Fly to local airports Carcassonne, Beziers, Perpignan or Toulouse
We suggest you hire a car but airport pick-up can be arranged if necessary.

Closest railway station: Narbonne

What’s included:
2 house cocktails on arrival
3 nights bed and continental breakfast
1 3-course evening meal with local wine
2 sketching days

Non-residential prices:
2 days sketching 150€
Saturday workshop only (ideal for beginners) 85€

What to bring:
Sketchbook, Portable sketching stool, Basic watercolour travel set
Watercolour brush, HB/B/2B pencil, eraser, sharpener

A detailed materials list will be sent with booking confirmation or by request. Simply email annette@sketchingfrance.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.