Dates & Prices for Lavender in Dordogne – St. Avit 2024

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Dates 2024

Thursday 30 May – Thursday 6 June 2024

Course times: 16hr first day – About 10hr30, after breakfast, last day (transfer times here).


Average temperatures for early June are normally between 18 to 28°C.  Expect a day or two or the few odd rainy showers painting in the studio. The light is bright. The days are long. Dusk falls after dinner. Good time to paint.


Adam Cope – BA (hons) ; Further Education & Adults Education Cert; Foundation Diploma Art Therapy

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‘La Transmission – Abbaye Saint Avit, Apse Sud.’ Aquarelle. 56 cm x 47 cm

Total Price

depending on what accommodation you choose.

What’s included in the total price:

  • 6 days & 2 half-days (welcome & leaving) painting course with Adam Cope.
  • Max 10 students.
  • A day trip painting in St Avit, an UNESCO world heritage site, set in an authentic friendly rural french village.
  • Free ebook guide to materials & plein-air painting written by Adam. Plus an online course for introduction to painting workshop.
  • Painting furniture (easels, boards, sun umbrellas, stools, etc) & solvents, rags, pots, etc.
  • Use of studio & site
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All meals & wine & tea & coffee
  • Easy to get to! Bergerac airport.  See our travel page

What’s not included in the total price :

  • Your travel. See our travel page.
  • Your painting materials (except solvents, rags, boards & painting furniture which are supplied so you can travel lite).
  • Possibility of renting a set of alkyd paints so that you can travel light. 40€ normal usage. Just bring your own brushes, canvas/canvas paper & drawing equipment.
  • An optional day trip out to visit a prehistoric painted cave (with an in-depth presentation to prehistory)  & sight-seeing in the Vézère valley (100€ per person, minimum three inscriptions, max 4 persons. Entrance to sites at your cost). 

You pay the teacher and the accommodation & cuisine separately.

The total price (1255 to 1655 euros) is comprised of:

The Painting Course Fee = 650 euros (Early booking price till Feb 2024 = 600 euros )

Plus the accommodation & cuisine :

For a single ensuite, from 815 to 1005 euros

For one person sharing an two person ensuite, from 605 to 675 euros

Saint Avit Sénieur is in the Dordogne , Sout West France