Sample Itinerary

For a 7 night painting holiday at La Salle

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

Meal times:

Breakfast 8.30 am to 9.30 am

Lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Dinner from 7pm

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.

Our art class attendees relaxing on the terrace before their next session begins
Two of our art students preparing to paint still life of a wine bottle and glass

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 local beautiful ‘Jardins de Coursiana’ or the magnificent 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 in the afternoon and time to continue your painting or relax in the pool 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.

Three of our holidaymakers enjoying our lovely pool here at La Salle
One of our classes of students in our art studio here at La Salle

Day 5

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 before returning home. An afternoon of painting with your tutor. Dinner at La Salle.

Day 6

Breakast and a day of painting in the studio, gardens or village. Lunch at La Salle before an afternoon of painting with your tutor, A BBQ in the evening at La Salle.

Day 7

After breakfast, painting time with your tutor and finishing off any work. Lunch on the terrace and a late afternoon trip by canoe down the river Baise. 7.30 pm 3 course dinner at a local restaurant. Time to reflect on the week’s acheivements.

Day 8

Breakfast and ‘au revoirs’. for guests on 7 night holidays. Transfer to Toulouse Blagnac Airport.

Two of our art holidaymakers in a canoe on the river