We create and host painting retreats from our home on the border of the Perigord & Quercy regions of France

We create experiences that will stay in your memory forever.

Discuss your requirements with us via video-conference (Skype, FaceTime, Zoom). It provides a great opportunity to get to know each other & discuss the best way to collaborate.

Let us custom build your dream artist retreat based on the types of location you want to visit, the experiences you want to have and the type of people joining you on the retreat.

Family Business

We’re a family of four and although we are not artists, we are passionate about sharing the beauty of the Perigord & Quercy with our guests!

We pride ourselves on our service

Our way of working is simple. when you stay at Perigord Retreats, you’re part of the family. We work tirelessly to ensure that you leave after your retreat full of memories of an incredible trip!

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Days to explore with us


Satisfied customers

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Our Story

In early 2015, we made the life changing decision to emigrate. To cut a long story short, we put our family home on the market in early spring and were in France in early summer!

We didn’t know exactly where we wanted to live. We didn’t know exactly what type of property we wanted.

After 4 months of searching, we fell in love with the Perigord & Quercy. An unplanned and improvised visit to a local estate agent later, we visited our new home for the first time. We immediately loved it. Something just clicked… 

The process of closing on a property is quite slow in France. It was over 3 months before we finally got the keys! Enough time to go back to England, finish a few errands and arrange transport of our possessions!

We finally got the keys on November 21st 2015. On day one, we got to work. We already had our vision, it was just a case of implementing it. A little bit of work refreshing parts of the interior… A lot of work on the gardens outside! Read about our endeavours here.

Our Approach

What makes us unique is that we’re 100% focused on creating the best experience for our guests. When you’re here, you’re part of the family! That means that we don’t take short cuts. We only buy the best local produce. We deliberately keep our groups on the smaller side, it’s better that way. We have an intimate knowledge of the region and we’re happy to share everything with our guests.

Our Framework

1. Choose your dates

2. Choose the villages you want to visit

3. Let us take care of the details

“Above and beyond is all I can say! From the accommodations to the meals to the travel plans….it’s all been “above and beyond”. The experience exceeded my expectations by miles. Well done, Angela….well done!”


Guest, 2019