French Holidays

2019 dates released.

7th to 12th April 2019          FULL

2nd to 7th June 2019                FULL

8th to 13th September 2019        FULL

The cost is £1,200 and a non-refundable deposit of £100 is required to secure a place. 

Either contact us by email ( or ring the office on 01670 760 030 (leave a message on the answerphone if there is no-one in the office and we will get back to you).

Each year Charlie takes  small groups of three people to Chateau Quesmy. Set in the Picardy countryside, this moated chateau sits in  landscaped gardens and there is a covered, heated swimming pool. Rooms are single, en suite and to a very high standard.

This painting holiday is truly luxurious. You are picked up by car at your door on Sunday and taken to France by ferry. All meals (and wine with the evening meal) are provided as well as four days painting tuition. Extra drinks from the bar at the Chateau or at cafes while out on location must be paid for separately. You will need your usual  kit for painting outside, including an easel or chair. You will be taken to a different location each day, unless it’s poor weather, when there is an indoor area available. On Friday you will be returned home.

If you wish to enquire about making your own way there and joining the group, please contact us at the office.


The website for the Chateau is

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