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Spring sketching holiday in the Minervois: Cherry Blossoms and Cocktails!

21/04/2021 @ 16:00:25/04/2021 @ 10:00



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

In this spring sketching holiday in the Minervois enjoy 3 days capturing the beautiful scenery in and around beautiful Bize-Minervois. Whether you are already sketching or an absolute beginner, you’ll be guided step-by-step - from fear of the blank page to being bold and confident with colour! 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 21 April. For the next 3 days we will start sketching in the morning and after lunch you then have a chance to explore the area on your own (or do some more sketching!)

Where to stay?
Maison des Palmiers is a beautifully renovated townhouse situated in the charming riverside town of Bize Minervois offering a choice of 5 en-suite bedrooms. There is a lovely garden where you can sit in the shade of the trees or sunbathe by the swimming pool. Complimentary tea and coffee are available throughout your stay.
Please note that the pool will be open if the temperature is above 15°C.

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

3 sketching workshops 180€ (excluding meals, cocktails and accommodation)

Accommodation price:

Double room (sole occupancy) 320€
Double room (shared) 480€
Large twin room (shared) 600€


2 house cocktails on arrival
4 nights bed and continental breakfast
2 3-course evening meals with local wine

A 100€ deposit is payable to confirm your booking.
Balance payment due by bank transfer 4 weeks before the holiday.

Optional extras:
Airport pick-up
Evening meals, bar service and daytime snacks
Wine-tasting tours

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.

If you would like more information about the accommodation before booking, please email your hosts Richard & Sandy Munns maisondespalmiers@gmail.com


21/04/2021 @ 16:00
25/04/2021 @ 10:00
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Annette Morris
+33 7 86 14 16 39


Maison des Palmiers
12 Avenue de l'Amiral Narbonne
Bize-Minervois, Aude 11120 France
06 07 34 95 88
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