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Image of Le Manoir de Gurson Le Manoir de Gurson:
Situated in the heart of rural 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.

Our 1-week courses are suitable for the complete beginner, improver or more experienced artist, covering a wide range of subjects and media.


School / Office Address: Beaulieu, 24610 Montpeyroux
South West France
France
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Updated: 2020-08-04
Updated: 2020-08-04