Welcome to L'Age Baston - Holiday Courses in France

L’Age Baston is a lovely country Château in South West France not far from the historic little town of La Rochefoucauld. Your hosts and owners of the Château Alexandra and John, settled here 22 years ago. They have lovingly created an idyllic setting for our exciting range of learning courses. Guests come to paint, to write, to learn French, enjoy cooking, or go walking in the clean air of the Charente. Some come on retreat and some to simply enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the Château. They can all be sure of a warm welcome and an inspiring holiday course in France to remember.

For 2014 L’Age Baston is offering these fantastic holiday courses -

Painting Courses

Painting Holidays in France

Explore your imagination and indulge your passion for painting in a beautiful environment and a truly creative atmosphere.



Learn French Cooking in France

French Cooking Holidays

Produce real French food in a working kitchen and delight in delicacies and recipes to take home with you and share your own culinary journey.


French Language Courses

Improve your language skills with native French tutors, enjoy France, French culture and speaking French in France in a Château.

Guided Walking Holiday in France

Guided walks in the wonderful unspoilt Charente countryside are your chance to get fresh air, exercise and explore La Belle France.

Poetry Workshop

Themed-workshop days encourage writers and would-be writers to explore their own experiences and imaginative responses to a chosen theme.