1 of 5 photos Frame it right! Come and improve your photography
2 of 5 photos Pursue your passion for painting
3 of 5 photos Enjoy France and speaking French in France.
4 of 5 photos Our French Walking Holidays explore the border country between the Departments of Charente and Dordogne
5 of 5 photos Learn French Cooking in France
Welcome to Château L'Age Baston Holiday Courses In France
L’Age Baston is a beautiful, friendly Château in South West France that provides relaxing holiday courses. Once home to generations of Counts and Countesses, it soaked up sunshine and history for over seven hundred years and then ‘fell to the English‘.
The owners, Alexandra and John, breathed new life back into the house. Saving, restoring and creating an idyllic setting for our unique combination of holiday courses in France.
You can come on a Painting course or improve your French Language with one of our two French Language Courses. Enjoy a week learning about French Country Cooking (and eating and drinking), or stride off on Guided Walks into the clean air and green of the Charente Countryside.
It’s fine if you choose to come on your own (no single supplement), or you come with a friend or partner doing a different course to you. Your Partner or Friend could even come to do absolutely nothing at all. Nothing, naturally except to enjoy the same fine food, good company, spacious rooms and tranquil surroundings as everybody else.
When it comes to holiday learning courses & workshops, L’Age Baston has a long established reputation for excellence. That reputation is based on the gentle care of professional tutors, outstanding accommodation and delightful, friendly hospitality.
Whatever you come to do at L’Age Baston and wherever in the world you travel from you can be sure of a warm welcome and a holiday to treasure.
2018 Holiday Courses
For 2018 L’Age Baston is offering these holiday courses in South West France.
Pursue your passion for painting in a beautiful place. Find yourself as an artist in the creative company of other painters. Share our studio and the sympathetic, professional tuition. Paint as much you want and enjoy it because everything else is taken care of very well indeed.
Enjoy France and speaking French in France. This is a unique opportunity to work with charming and intelligent French Tutors who will not only progress your spoken French but also give you a rare insider’s view into France and French culture.
Try French Cooking
Our practical course is based on tried and tested recipes. In the working Kitchen with Alexandra you’ll get both the theory and practise of French Country Cooking. You can take delight in the dishes you create, and take home your recipes and delicious memories.
Walk In The Charente
Walking is a great way to explore the area. Our guided walks in unspoilt countryside offer you a stress-free way to enjoy fresh-air and delightful exercise in good company. Your guide knows the routes so you can just relax and enjoy the scenery and wildlife of the Charente.
Take your photography to the next level. Grow your skills in the company of our outstanding professional image makers. The eyes have it, it’s really all about the way you see things. A week’s photography course out and about in Charente with all the delights of Chateau L’Age Baston to come home to - who could want for more?