Murray Ince

Held by Mr Ince

A relaxed, friendly family atmosphere on a beautiful 98 acre estate in the heart of the Bergerac wine region of the Aquitaine. Includes visits to fantastic, historical towns and cities with ample opportunities to try the wines of the Bergerac, St. Emilion and Bordeaux wine regions. The holiday includes visits to, Bergerac, St. Emilion, Bordeaux, Chateau Monbazillac, Michele de Montaigne, Le Gurson and La Plante. 
The Sketching and Painting Holiday
Is suitable for the complete beginner improver and more experienced artist covering a wide range of subjects and mediums
Day 1- Arrival day. Introductions and welcome to Manoir de Gurson, time to settle in and relax.
Day 2- 9.30, Meet after breakfast for a short tutor introduction/demonstration and then it is off for a mornings drawing and/or painting. After lunch the afternoon is at your leisure to  either continue  painting or to explore the local  surroundings. Lots of opportunity for some one to one tuition.
Day 3 – Tutor demonstration followed by your own sketching and painting projects in the extensive estate surrounding Manoir de Gurson with more one to one tuition. 
Day 4  – A day trip to St. Emilion in the famous wine region. The whole town is a designated world heritage site. A glass of wine or two or perhaps a cup of coffee whilst sketching some of the wonderful surroundings and visit some of the small, local galleries. Truly a beautiful town!
Day 5 – A  visit to Le Chateau de Gurson for sketching and painting with a picnic lunch and wine tasting, this is a most inspiring spot with some fantastic old buildings.
Day 6 – A trip to the famous town of Bergerac  and its wonderful streets and riverside scenery.
Day 7 – A day in Bordeaux visiting the famous Musee des Beaux Artes , Bordeaux Cathedral and staying to spend the evening in Bordeaux where we can gaze at the wonderful reflections in the mirror pavement by the river  and ending a wonderful day with a meal in a fine Bordeaux Restaurant
Day 8 – Saturday, Breakfast and sad farewells.



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