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French Village & Vineyard Views

09/09/2022 @ 18:00:11/09/2022 @ 13:00

95,00€ – 180,00€


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Ideal for: A weekend break, Walking, Wine-tasting, Photography, Cycling

For this weekend break we’ll be based in the historic village of Montouliers – located in the heart of Languedoc’s Minervois wine-growing region. We’ll start by getting to grips with some of the basics of travel sketching with ink and watercolour – ideal for beginners or a great refresher if you’ve already got some drawing or painting experience. We’ll be exploring the village and surrounding area through our sketches, learning a whole pack of tips and tricks about perspective, colour, journaling and of course, tasting some of the local produce!

The holiday starts on Friday evening with a welcome drink at 6pm. We shall start sketching at 9.30am on Saturday finishing at approximately 4.30pm.  On Sunday we will sketch from 10am through to 1pm and the afternoon is yours to enjoy, relax, explore, or sketch some more!

Where to stay:

La Calade is a newly renovated Chambre d’hôtes with 4 beautiful first floor bedrooms. All rooms have original features and beautiful private bathrooms. There is also a communal kitchen/dining area for guests to prepare their own meals if necessary.

If you have any questions about the accommodation or would like to book, please email your hosts Natalie and Robert info@lacalade.fr

Room prices:

Double room (sole occupancy): 195€
Double room (2 guests): 270€
Twin room (2 guests): 240€
Suite (2 guests): 240€
A 100€ deposit will secure your accommodation. The balance is payable by bank transfer 30 days before the holiday starts.

Transport recommendations:
Fly to Béziers, Carcassonne, Perpignan or Montpellier
Closest railway station: Narbonne
We suggest you hire a car but airport pick-up can be arranged if necessary.

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@sketchlanguedoc.com for full details. If you need to use a sketch kit on loan, this can also be arranged in advance.

Additional notes:
Montouliers is a hilltop village and there will be some walking up and down steps, so please wear comfortable footwear and bring a waterproof in the event of inclement weather.

Weekend sketching fee: 180€ per person (includes 10 hours sketch tuition, excludes bed and breakfast but exclude other meals, refreshments and transport).
Saturday workshop only: 95€ per person

If you would like more information before booking – please email me annette@sketchlanguedoc.com


09/09/2022 @ 18:00
11/09/2022 @ 13:00
95,00€ – 180,00€
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Annette Morris
+33 7 86 14 16 39


La Calade
Montouliers, 34310 France
06 45 55 84 92
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