Booking Alain Picard

Workshop Dates : 16 – 25 July 2021 Workshop Leader : Alain Picard   Your 10 days will be a beautiful blend of studio time, delightful excursions, cultural experiences and of course, plenty of free time to rest and explore! You can arrive, unpack your...
New addition: Jacuzzi

New addition: Jacuzzi

Last July, 2019, it was hot – I mean really hot.  We had some lovely visitors from Texas who were used to the heat but even so, we struggled.  Fans everywhere, air conditioning where possible, doors and windows open or shut to suit the mood.  Dinner became later and...
Perigord Retreats in spring

Perigord Retreats in spring

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Perigord Retreats in Spring. March has been warm this year, 22 degrees centigrade (72 Fahrenheit) and full sunshine during the day which has been fabulous.  We had been concerned that this early spring may be ruined by frost but, so...

How do YOU plant a palm tree?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Before we moved in, one of the lovely things we remembered about the property was the positioning of two palm tree s outside of the swimming pool.  We felt it gave it a tropical feel and now love listening to the leaves rustle when...

The Arrival of the Piet Mondrian Cows

The Arrival of the Piet Mondrian Cows We like to take the opportunity to continue to explore new locations and finding different things to visit.  We stumbled upon a brocante on one of these trips several years ago. The whole hamlet is taken over by a multitude of...
The Perigord Retreats Journey

The Perigord Retreats Journey

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Why France Want to know why we started Perigord Retreats – watercolor workshops in France (and other disciplines, for that matter)? Thinking about experiencing painting in the Perigord like our ancestors? Read on… Having...
“My day out at Beynac” – Ruth Gates

“My day out at Beynac” – Ruth Gates

BEYNAC-et-CAZENAC “What would you say if I told you that you could see the very chamber which Richard the Lionheart, King of England, occupied in the Dordogne region of France? That’s the amazing thing about this area: history becomes today’s reality! Beynac Castle is...

** 4 REASONS TO PAINT PLEIN AIR**

4 Reasons to paint plein air Let’s talk about plein air painting. Some artists like to go on field trips to take photos and later return to the comfort of their own home or studio where they can paint from the previous taking photos. Others like to take their...
5 items you MUST take home from Perigord Retreats

5 items you MUST take home from Perigord Retreats

5 items you MUST take home from Perigord Retreats When you come to visit us for a painting workshop this summer, bear in mind you’ll be visiting a unique place in the world. There is such a rich history in this region, dating from pre historic times through to today....
Angela Turner – Head Chef/Co-founder

Angela Turner – Head Chef/Co-founder

We are happy today to focus on Angela, your chef during your stay at Périgord Retreats. Angela, in addition to managing this company, knows how to receive her guests. She definitly has more than one string to her bow! So without delay, here are some excerpts from...