News from France – Articles – Course Updates

Find the latest news from France including articles and holiday course updates from John and Alex at L’Age Baston, France.

 
 
  • Discover Brantôme – The Venice of the Dordogne

    Discover Brantôme – The Venice of the Dordogne

    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 […]

     
  • Messing about on the River

    Messing about on the River

    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 […]

     
  • Top 5 ideas for a day out in Angouleme

    Top 5 ideas for a day out in Angouleme

    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 […]

     
  • Painting Kit Guide

    Painting Kit Guide

    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 […]

     
  • Artist Memoirs by Jennifer Johnson

    Artist Memoirs by Jennifer Johnson

    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, […]

     
  • Victoria’s Piperade Recipe

    Victoria’s Piperade Recipe

    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 […]

     
  • An Amazing Unforgetable French Week in France

    An Amazing Unforgetable French Week in France

    There’s a week coming up in July this summer with both a French for Francophiles and a French Country Cooking course running (See Dates & Prices). It is an un-tutored week for Artists so the painters get the run of […]

     
  • Local French Wine – Vin Rosé “Sapiens”

    Local French Wine – Vin Rosé “Sapiens”

    Vin Rosé “Sapiens” One of life’s greatest pleasures at Chateau L’Age Baston is lunch in the courtyard. Lunch here is no hurried sub-mariner sandwich break. It’s a fully-fledged, sit down round a big table affair with cutlery and everything. There’s […]

     
  • Summer Reflections by Artist Susie Hunt

    Summer Reflections by Artist Susie Hunt

    I have recently had my dates confirmed as a tutor at L’Age Baston again and am looking forward to teaching at the chateau for two weeks starting on the 16th and 23rd July 2016. I get a genuine lift from […]

     
  • Sketching with Artist Caroline Johnson

    Sketching with Artist Caroline Johnson

    Sketching has gained greatly in popularity in the last few years. As official Urban Sketcher for Manchester, I’ve become well known for my in situ sketches of urban, rural, domestic and figurative subjects. As such, they’ve been used as illustrations […]

     
  • 10 Tips for Water Based & Mixed-Media Painting

    10 Tips for Water Based & Mixed-Media Painting

    Water Based & Mixed Media Painting Tips by Artist Chris Forsey I am really looking forward to tutoring at L’Age Baston this Summer. It’s my first time teaching there and the Chateau comes highly recommended by previous visitors. Naturally the […]

     
  • Painting Outside with Artist Susie Hunt

    Painting Outside with Artist Susie Hunt

    Painting Outside Hello, My name is Susie Hunt and I’m an Artist and Tutor based in Aberdeenshire. I’ve been doing a lot of painting outside recently and as I’m sure you can imagine, painting outside where I live in Scotland […]

     
  • Capturing the Light by Artist Jennifer Johnson

    Capturing the Light by Artist Jennifer Johnson

    The last few days here in South Devon have been wall to wall sunshine and they have put me in mind of another four weeks teaching at L’Age Baston this summer, something to really look forward to. The pleasures of […]

     
  • French Inspired Easter Feast Menu Suggestions

    French Inspired Easter Feast Menu Suggestions

    L’Age Baston Easter Feast Menu It’s official. Alexandra really enjoys cooking. This is probably just as well as she spends a lot of time in the kitchen in the summer. You already know Alex puts superb meals on the table […]

     
  • Fennel & Orange Salad Recipe

    Fennel & Orange Salad Recipe

    Fennel & Orange Salad This is a straightforward Fennel & Orange Salad recipe. One of the reasons I like it is that you can prepare the dish some time in advance and it won’t spoil. Salads and crudités are much […]