About Perigord Retreats

Welcome to Perigord Retreats located in the heart of the Dordogne and Lot regions. We offer painting holidays bringing the expertise of guest artists with a variety of mediums including oil, water colour, pastels et al. The opportunities to explore the countryside and release your creativity are endless. Our guest artists, working with local recommendation decide which particular peaceful sleepy medieval villages, historic buildings, bustling markets or outstanding landscapes to visit and enjoy. You will have the opportunity for plein air painting/drawing or to return to the studio to complete your work. We pride ourselves in fulfilling your requests to manage to view as many sites, scenes and views (or as few) as possible – it is your trip of a lifetime.

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Why book with Perigord Retreats?

  • Best painting courses

    Learn from our guest artists with local recommendation. You will have the opportunity for plein air painting and/or studio work.

  • 24x7 personal service

    Angela and Adrian are your hosts at Perigord Retreats. Vast experience in hospitality and customer service industries. They therefore know how to make you happy and enjoy your stay.

  • Exceptional accommodation

    Beautiful villas, terraces, grounds and a stunning indoor swimming pool for you to enjoy.

  • Superb location

    The opportunities to explore the countryside, visit must-see villages and release your creativity are endless.

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We had a great visit to Perigord Retreats in June 2016. Our party was more than satisfied with the excursions and facilities on offer and as for the food WOW! Can’t wait to return.
James O. (LA)
I cannot rave enough about my recent stay at Perigord Retreats. I received a warm, family welcome and the surroundings of stunning countryside coupled with the tranquillity made my stay a memorable experience. Lovely pool, spacious and charming accommodation and I have already booked my return visit for 2017.
Nicky B. (London)