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Short Writing & Painting Holiday Courses, France

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Le Manoir de Gurson:
Based in the heart of stunning South-West France, just 1 hour east of Bordeaux, Le Manoir de Gurson provides fully-catered writing and art retreats in 98 acres of beautiful scenery.

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Writing & Art Vacation Courses in SW France:
- Duration: 1-week

Features include:
- Suitable for the complete beginner, improver or more experienced artist,
- Covers a wide range of subjects and media
- Fees include 7 nights' accommodation, all meals, course tuition, and day trips.

Course Itinerary:
- Day 1 - Saturday:  Arrival day. Introductions and welcome to Manoir de Gurson, time to settle in and relax.

- Day 2 - Sunday:  Meet after breakfast for a short tutor introduction/demonstration and then it is off for a mornings drawing and/or painting. After lunch the afternoon is at your leisure to either continue painting or to explore the local surroundings. Lots of opportunity for some one-to-one tuition.

- Day 3 - Monday:  Tutor demonstration followed by your own sketching and painting projects in the extensive estate surrounding Manoir de Gurson with more one to one tuition. 

- Day 4  - Tuesday:  A day trip to St. Emilion in the famous wine region. The whole town is a designated world heritage site. A glass of wine or two or perhaps a cup of coffee whilst sketching some of the wonderful surroundings and visit some of the small, local galleries.  Truly a beautiful town!

- Day 5 - Wednesday:  A visit to Le Chateau de Gurson for sketching and painting with a picnic lunch and wine tasting, this is a most inspiring spot with some fantastic old buildings.

- Day 6 - Thursday:  A trip to the famous town of Bergerac and its wonderful streets and riverside scenery.

- Day 7 - Friday:  A free day to perhaps finish off some of the week’s previous work, just relax, or do anything that takes your fancy.  

- Day 8 - Saturday:  Breakfast and farewells.

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Address: Beaulieu, 24610 Montpeyroux, South West France, France
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