Art holidays in France Painting holidays in France
All inclusive : everything included once you arrive
All-inclusive Painting Holiday in stunning Gascony SW France, located at a beautifully restored farmhouse in the countryside.
Not only will you enjoy learning so much from one of our renowned artists but your hosts also make sure that you have time to relax and to sample the delights of Gascony, which is a gourmet’s paradise for food, wine and Armagnac!
You will have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the activities on-site at Baron-Figuès as well as see the local area and attractions.
A Fantastic holiday experience!
Painting Holiday in France
Pay 25% to reserve your place and the rest 1 month before your holiday starts
€1544 per person
No single supplement
6 guests maximum
This price includes all meals, drinks, tastings, accommodation, transfers from Agen and excursions.
5 half days in the gallery with Florencia
Visits to local attractions
Choice of activities or relaxation
Holidays start on Saturdays and Thursdays.
Included in the price
7 nights accommodation
This is an all inclusive holiday. Once you arrive at the farmhouse (or Agen train station) everything is covered - all meals, all visits, all tastings
12.5 hours in gallery
If two people travel together and share a room, a 200€ discount is offered
Non participating partners can holiday with you, enjoying all the meals and excursions, for 570€
The itinerary is for guidance only and is subject to change depending on the group’s needs and wishes but is typically as follows:
Day 1 – Arrival day
Arrive at Agen train station in the afternoon to be greeted by your friendly hosts before being driven to the farmhouse where your holiday will begin (airport collections can be arranged upon request for a supplement-please see the costing and extras tab for more details)
Settle into your delightful room before getting to know your fellow students over delicious aperitifs
Enjoy a social evening with a 3 course gourmet dinner served in the farmhouse kitchen along with a short introduction from your hosts about what to expect over the next few days
The day will begin with a visit to a local market for breakfast and getting inspired by your stunning surroundings ready for your painting course. After a leisurely lunch by the pool you can settle in to your holiday and enjoy the onsite facilities.
Day 3 – 7
Mornings will be spent at the gallery in Condom with Florencia for your Art Classes
Lunches will be taken at the farmhouse or at a local restaurant
Afternoons will be spent on visits to beautiful chateau wine tasting, visits to local French markets, art exhibitions and sightseeing
Dinner will be served back at the farmhouse giving you time to relax in the lounge or by the swimming pool firstly, or to take advantage of one of the onsite activities such as table tennis or cycling
Day 8 – Departure day
After breakfast, guests are asked to check out by 10am
You are welcome to relax and enjoy some free time if your flight is not until later in the day, before being taken to the airport or train station for your return journey
You will return home with fantastic memories, fabulous cookery skills, beautiful unique jewellery, and memories and new skills to last you a lifetime
About the artist
Florencia Cairo was born in Argentina in 1972, and studied at the Facultad de Bellas Artes, at the Universad Nacional de La Plata in Buenos Aires. She moved to Europe in 1992, where she began her career as a chef, food–stylist and set–designer living and working in Geneva, London and Paris.
Persevering, she has treasured every aspect of her multifaceted and eclectic early career as a means to nurture and develop her creativity.
Cairo’s influences lie primarily with the raw material of life, inspired by chance, and the underlying subtleties of creating and handling paint arise despite her will. The monochrome palette reflects the understated beauty of her work and a desire to speak about the influences of pure forms.
The freedom of interpretation in her works involves a vital paring down of the image: bare, exposed, and uncompromising. It is fiercely driven by a need to communicate her intention to return to basics and her creative philosophy of opposites.
Strength versus fragility… Nothing more, nothing less.
Art projects always start from a small spark that unlocks the process.
My workshops provide a supportive and informal space where you can find the freedom and encouragement to begin practicing fine arts, refine existing skills and try different medias. Exploring a range of techniques in painting, printmaking and sculpture you’ll develop a wider skill base helping to inject your emotions and ideas into your work.
The fine art studio is located in central Condom, Gers, South West France summer. Workshops are held in French, English or Spanish.
Sometimes our own preconceived ideas are the biggest enemies of our creativity! I would be delighted to have you with us to face the challenges.