Escape to a beautiful Chateau in the Vendée, for an artistic retreat.


Paint the rural surroundings, developing your own individual response to the landscape.

Your time here will include a mix of creative exercises, individual practice and 

one to ones.

Be inspired by your fellow artists

and benefit from peer support and critique.

Surrounded by beautiful scenery, in tranquil park and woodland, with 40 acres of land at your disposal, there are plenty of view-points on the estate, as well as frequent opportunities to explore and paint local villages, nearby forests and coastal regions.


Stay in one of the charming gites, set within the grounds of this private Chateau.

Each gite has between 4-6 bedrooms and are complete with kitchen and living areas, fireplaces and swimming pools

Chateau de Bourneau


Your stay will include all meals, freshly prepared, designed to be healthy and balanced. 

Lunches are generally served alfresco.

Evening suppers are served in the dining room of the Chateau and include three courses, with wine. 


We welcome all abilities from complete beginners to established artists.