Please note the itinerary may be subject to changes due to weather and/or after consultation with your tutor.

Breakfast  8am to 9.30am

Lunch       12.30pm to 1.30pm

Dinner      from 8pm

Day 1 Pick up at Toulouse Blagnac Airport, transfer to La Salle and settling in. A tour of the house, the all important studio, gardens and time for a well deserved apero by the pool with fellow guests before a relaxing 3 course dinner with wine on the terrace.

Day 2  Leisurely breakfast and into the studio for 9.30am for your first painting session with your tutor. Lunch at 1pm on the shady terrace and time to relax before your next painting session. Opportunity for some 'plein air sketching in the garden or lanes around La Salle.

5pm tour of and wine tasting at Chateau Monluc and time to explore the village, maybe take a few photos for reference.

Day 3   Breakfast and a day out to the breathtakingly beautiful water gardens of Latour Marliac where Monet bought the water lilies for his famous gardens at Giverny. Lots of time to sketch, take reference photos and paint. We take a picnic lunch to make the most of this wonderful painting opportunity. Home by 5pm, time to relax in the pool or with an aperitif on the terrace before a delicious dinner with wine.

Day 4   Breakfast and a visit to one of the very colourful local markets selling fresh local  produce.  A look around the cathedral in the Place St Pierre, visit the chocolaterie or one of the lovely gift shops selling artisan products. There's time for a drink in one of the cafes before home for lunch to sample some of the fresh produce bought at the market. An afternoon of painting 'en plein air' or in the cooler studio (depending on the weather) Dinner at La Salle.

Day 5   A trip to the World heritage site at La Romieu, a 3 course lunch in a lovely restaurant and again some photo or sketching opportunities. Lunch and dinner at La Salle.

Day 6   Breakast and a day of painting in the studio, gardens or village. Lunch and painting and relaxation at La Salle and a fun BBQ in the evening. Time to reflect on the week's achievements.

Breakfast and 'Au revoirs' for those on the 5 night holiday

Day 7  Finishing off any work and a relaxing day. Lunch on the terrace and a late afternoon trip by canoe down the river Baise. 8pm 3 course dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 8  Breakfast and 'au revoirs'. for guests on 7 night holidays. Transfer to Toulouse Blagnac Airport.

For guests on the 10 day option. The day continues with painting tuition in the gardens at La Salle or the studio. Time for relaxation. Both Lunch and Dinner at La Salle.

Day 9   Breakfast followed by a visit to a local market or a 'Vide Grenier' (flea market) and the opportunity to pick up a little 'treasure' as a momento or gift. Afternoon time for relaxation and meals taken at La Salle.

Day 10  Breakfast and finishing off any work. Lunch at La Salle. An optional afternoon 1 hour session in the nearby thermal Spa with jaccuzzi, Hammam and Sauna. A lovely relaxing end to the holiday. Dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 11  Breakfast and 'Au revoirs'. Transfer to Toulouse Blagnac Airport.

Sample itinerary 5 night 'Painting and Pilates' holiday


Day 1  Pick up from Toulouse Blagnac Airport. Settling in and tour of La Salle and studio, introductions to fellow guests and tutors and a well deserved apero by the pool before a lovely 3 course meal on the terrace.

Day 2   8am Morning session of Pilates overlooking the pool before breakfast.  Painting or drawing in the studio with Jill.  Light lunch at La Salle and time to relax by the pool or continue with your art projects. 5pm  Tour of and wine and Armagnac tasting at Chateau Monluc in Saint Puy, and a tour of the village. Lots of opportunities to take photos or quick sketches before returning home. 6.30 Pilates overlooking the pool before dinner 8pm.

Day 3 Pilates overlooking the pool before breakfast and a day out to the beautiful water gardens of Latour Marliac to paint or sketch. Well worth the visit for non painters. Picnic lunch  and home by 4pm. Lots of free time before the evening Pilates session and BBQ in the garden at La Salle.

Day 4 A market visit to one of the lively and colourful farmers markets nearby in Lectoure or Fleurance after the morning session of Pilates and Breakfast.    3.30 An hour or two in the refreshing and revitalising thermal Spa, Jacuzzi, Hammam and Sauna at Castera Verduzan. Dinner out in a local restaurant.

Day 5 Morning Pilates before breakfast and last day of painting, finishing off and evaluating the work accomplished.  Lunch at La Salle, time to relax in the afternoon. 4pm A lazy paddle down the river Baise by canoe. Evening session of Pilates before Dinner at La Salle.

Day 6 Breakfast and 'au revoirs' Drop off Toulouse Blagnac Airport.