Coeur du chocolate St Valentine Recipe

| French Cuisine

Serves 8-10 This Coeur du chocolate dessert is fairly simple to make and very easy to eat! Chocolate Heart Dessert Cake – Happy Valentine’s Day For the Cake 140g unsalted butter 225g Dark chocolate, chopped 4 eggs separated 150g caster sugar 50g plain flour – sifted For the Ganache 250g dark chocolate 250ml whipping cream […]

Saucisse du Maison

| French Cuisine

We’ve been dying to try the new sausage machine again so we thought we’d let you have a look at what happened. Do not laugh – you’ll be eating our home-made chipolatas, merguez and persillades this summer so its all for your benefit. Saucisse du Maison (home-made sausages at L’Age Baston) What do you need? […]

Walk Away at L’Age Baston

| Walking

WALK AWAY As you may know we live on top of a hill so we have great views out over the Tardoire Valley. Rolling country, tree lines on ridges, distant horizons and fields of crops changing colour. Tra-la-la. Good for walkers to walk in and, of course, for painters to paint. Our summer bedroom faces […]

My Winter Studio

| Art

Aberdeenshire  February 2017 (Susie Hunt on looking forward to L’Age Baston) The sun is shining bright and pure blue sky can be seen through the roof light, but there is a wind rattling every loose tile and is stripping branches from the trees.  Dry leaves are lifting up and swirling high like flocks of wayward […]

Discover Brantôme – The Venice of the Dordogne

| Local Area

The town sits astride the picturesque river Dronne in the heart of the Perigord Verte. Town and the River are so entangled with each other that Brantome is actually known as the “Venice of the Dordogne”. Famed for it’s Benedictine Abbey, Brantôme is charming, historic and picturesque. It’s also another favourite place of ours to […]

Messing about on the River

| Local Area

If you like to keep active whilst on holiday and are wondering what else you can do in the local area or want a change of pace after the morning’s walk, there are lots of ‘on water’ activities nearby. Paddling your own Canoe But our favourite river thing to do is just up the valley […]

Top 5 ideas for a day out in Angouleme

| Local Area

Whether you are passing through or just fancy a day out here tagged on to the beginning or end of a holiday nearby, Angouleme is well worth a look. Once famed for it’s paper production and now honored for it’s street art and comic museum, Angouleme is a beautiful walled city that shouldn’t be left […]

Painting Kit Guide

| Art

If you are a painter with experience you will have your own ideas on painting kit to bring, but if you are new to painting or have never been on a Painting holiday before, this painting kit guide from our very own painting tutors could be helpful. The Art Studio L’Age Baston has a very […]

Artist Memoirs by Jennifer Johnson

| Art

As a distraction from the biblical winds and rain we are having in Devon this winter, I sometimes reminisce about my visits to L’Age Baston last year. I had the pleasure of soaking up a whole four weeks of sunshine, good food and company, with inspirational artwork from lovely students thrown in. Amongst the highlights […]

Victoria’s Piperade Recipe

| French Cuisine

Post Workout Eggs are something of a ritual for me after a session at the gym. Munching them before heading into the office today I found myself watching an old episode of ”Floyd on France” which I found flicking through the channels. Bien sur I thought! Part of the charm of these dated programmes is […]

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