Come and capture images of "la vraie France" with Jill Fellows, artist,  or Peter Evans, photographer.

France is the most popular holiday destination in the world, and if you want a painting or photography holiday that allows you to capture the essence of the real France, then we offer you a great opportunity!

You'll find us tucked away down in southwest France - in the beautiful Lot et Garonne - a lovely landscape of single track lanes winding past orchards, vineyards, and sunflower fields to ancient bastide towns and villages.

There is no single room supplement. We don't believe in penalising guests who are travelling unaccompanied. And singles will be comfortable too; all our rooms have at least one double bed.
The Lot et Garonne

Set in the ancient areas of Gascony and the Guyenne, this is a region full of fascinating and important history.
Beginners are welcome

You don't have to be an experienced painter or photographer to enjoy our holidays!
The Monet Connection

Few people are aware that Monet's passion for water-lilies was fired by a botanical garden here in the Lot-et-Garonne. It's a superb location for both painters and photographers!
Rick Stein's Visit

When Rick Stein visited the area to make his cookery series, 'A French Odyssey', your photography host, Peter Evans, was there to help with the filming.
Guests' Comments

Our guests come from all over the world. Read extracts from just a very few of the comments they have left behind after their holiday with us.
Optional Trip to Bordeaux

(Note that this is not applicable to the Advanced Photography Week which has a trip to Bordeaux included)
Non-participators are very welcome!

If you're coming with a friend or partner who is neither artist nor photographer, here are some of the things they can see and do.
Peter Evans's Book

In 2015 Pete was commissioned by Garden Art Press to supply the key photographs featured in a coffee table book on the subject of water-lilies.
Welcome to Chez Nous.
Cheers! A votre santé!