Le Vieux Couvent offers the best of painting holidays here in France. Bringing their expertise, our guest artists are masters at their craft. You will have the opportunity to paint, draw, and explore your creative side. Encouraged by our brilliant artists, the sublime landscapes, tranquil villages, and historic buildings are sure to inspire you! Join one of our holidays, or bring your own group.
Chosen as a haven by visiting artists or by couples as a one-of-a-kind destination wedding venue, Le Vieux Couvent is a truly magical experience. This former 17th century convent offers lovingly renovated rooms, each with its own personality. The rooms have stunning views of the surrounding countryside and nearby church and with access to the lush courtyards or secluded patios.
SALE on hold until 2021
LVC IS NO LONGER FOR SALE. We are continuing the workshops as usual for 2019 and 2020.
Have you ever wondered how easy it might be to reinvent your life? We did exactly that when we came to south west France and created this residential retreat. Yes it’s true, Le Vieux Couvent is now for sale. If you have ever been here you will know it is an amazing place and a golden opportunity for someone. Perhaps this chance is waiting for you, or for someone you may know. Please click below to see more about the magic of this place and be inspired as we were more than twenty years ago…
A striking visual paradise for artists and photographers, your lasting impression will be of colours – azure blue sky, rust red tile roofs, and honey coloured centuries-old stone buildings. This area of rural France has wildflower meadows, ancient dry stone walls and pathways through gnarled oak forests, providing opportunities for walking, bicycling or horseback riding.