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.

2016 Holiday Courses

For 2016 L’Age Baston is offering these fantastic holiday courses in South West France.


Explore Painting

Learn to paintPainting Holidays in 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.

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Learn French

French Language Courses Speaking French

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.

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Try French Cooking

Learn French Cooking in France Cooking French food

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.

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Walk In The Charente

Guided Walking Holiday in France Walking 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.

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Poetry Workshop

Poetry WorkshopPoetry Workshop in France

The L’Age Baston Poetry Workshop is an eclectic mix of daily themed workshops combined with a range of other approaches. We will have the time to discuss our favourite poets and enjoy evening read-arounds.

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