French Art Holidays

Art Courses in France

What's Included?

The Art Course that we offer was new in 2018, and we continue to make all efforts to ensure that you get as much out of the course as possible. Janet our tutor, will be taking you out into the countryside on 3 days of the 5 day course, so that you can get to know the places and views, and find just the right spot from where you can draw and paint as you like. Equipment will be taken with you, and picnic lunches and drinks are provided for you whilst you’re there.


Free transfers from/to: Airport (Limoges) or Local Train Stations (St. Sebastien), La Souterraine, Chateauroux and Argenton-Sur-Creuse.

Full Board

  • Continental Breakfast, (Cereals, Yogurts, French bread, Croissant, Pain au Chocolat, Fruit Juice, Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate) served from 8 am – 9 am.
  • 10.30 Morning coffee.
  • Light lunch 12.30 – 1.30
  • 4 Course dinner served at 7pm in the gazebo weather permitting or in our dining room. Always Home Cooked meals, including many traditional French dishes, and a glass or two of house wine.
  • Sunday evening, welcome drinks and BBQ, with fellow artists and friends, and your course tutor.

The Art Part of Your Visit

  • 5 Days drawing/painting with your course tutor.
  • 2 Days on site, 3 away days (weather permitting) – Crozant, Vallee de la Sedelle, Fresslines, St Benoit du Sault, Gargilesse, La Celle Dunoise

Free Facilities Available to You

As part of your stay you are free to use the pool.
Also available for your use are: Petanque, Board Games, Badminton, Archery, Reading Books and DVDs.

Bring Your Pet

If you are travelling independently well behaved pets are welcome. Please supply your own pet food. However, there is no pet sitting service available.

Please Note

We can accept no responsibility or liability for any accident, loss or damage in respect of use of the pool or other leisure facilities offered (See ‘insurances’ on Terms & Conditions Page)

Chez Beaumont

Guest Feedback

Norma – September 2019

I had a lovely holiday. Clare was very welcoming and did everything to make our stay comfortable. Glyn the painting tutor was really supportive and helped me make progress. Good food, good company and nice accommodation with extra activities, I swam in the pool and tried archery !

Sonia – September 2019

I had the most wonderful painting holiday. The owner Clare could not have been more kind and helpful and Glyn our art tutor was excellent and inspiring. We painted outside several times, but also had a large bright studio in which to work. Big garden, swimming pool. Fabulous – Do book !

Peter – June 2019

An excellent week. Beautiful setting and accommodation, very comfortable. The hosts were very hospitable and friendly. Very quiet location and ideal if you want a relaxing time. Really enjoyed the art tuition and especially the sites we visited to draw in the mornings. Glyn is a very good tutor.

An Onymous

Stayed here for 6 nights, lovely location and beautiful countryside. The accommodation was comfortable and more than adequate. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided by our host Clare was excellent home cooked food. Swimming pool was available to us to use as the weather was very warm. Thankyou to our art tutor Glyn for his inspiration. I haven’t painted for nearly 40 years and have now rediscovered my interest in watercolours and drawing. I hope to return – Thankyou.

KaLok – June 2019

Its an excellent choice for those who are looking for a quiet and peaceful place. I stayed in Chez Beaumont for 8 days and I have very memorable times with the host Clare, my art teacher Glyn, and classmate Peter. Clare is very caring, generous and easy going person. She drove me from the station and took me out whenever needed. She’s also a good chef as she provided all vegetarian meals for the 8 days. I had a wonderful time during my art vacation here. There were 3 excursions, 9 lessons in 5 days and Glyn gave good teaching as well. I felt so relaxed in the big house. You are free to use the facilities provided and I just sat in the gazebo with nothing to do looking at the beautiful garden! Thankyou so much for the lovely memories. Will definitely come again if time allows.

** Bonus point added to the animals at Chez Beaumont !! There are 2 dogs, 1 cat and all are cute !! If you love animals, you can stay there for a long time just to be with them !!

Paulette – June 2018

Wonderful art retreat !! A great day spent at this lovely property – 20 minutes fro La Souterraine, with easy access from the Creuse, Haute Vienne and Indre departments. Art coaching (drawing, pastels, charcoals, watercolours) from excellent teacher Glyn Smith, for all levels, with all supplies provided and individualized attention. Delicious food and gracious welcome from British hosts. Well worth it !!

Frank – June 2018, September 2018, September 2019

Wonderful holiday, personal attention, food fantastic, lovely trips out to paint and sightsee.