How do I get from the airport to the Chateau and back?
Transport can be arranged for you. Please contact us for more information.
Is my partner welcome?
Of course – all rooms have kingsize beds, so there is room for two. If your partner or friend is not taking part in the art retreat, you will pay a reduced rate. Please contact us for more information.
Are all rooms en suite?
No. We have 5 private guest rooms with king size beds and 2 spacious luxury bathrooms. This means that (in the French way) the bathrooms need to be shared.
Is there disabled access to the rooms?
No. Due the age and layout of the building, disabled access is not possible. Also, the structure of the course requires guests to be fully mobile and the day trip can involve up to 2 hours on foot. (Although, of course, you can decide to opt out of that.)
Is there internet access?
The chateau has free Wi-Fi internet access. A code will be provided during your stay. Please note that, due to our rural location, speeds may be slower than you are used to. We also ask that you respect other guests’ desire for peace and calm in our retreat, and that you don’t play music or stream media in your room in the evening or early morning.
What's the weather like in the Auvergne?
June is usually warm and sunny. July and August are very pleasant, without the high temperatures found further south which can make painting outdoors uncomfortable. September is temperate. Nights can become cool, so it’s best to dress in layers and pack a sweater!
What is the cuisine like?
Dinners are prepared freshly by our chef using fresh local produce from the market or our own kitchen garden. Snacks will be available throughout the day. Full continental breakfasts are provided. When you book, please mention your dietary needs so we can accommodate alternate menu choices, and note any allergies.
Are electrical outlets available in our rooms?
Yes. Bring your own travel adapters. Don’t forget chargers for phones and cameras!
Will our cell phones work in France?
Yes, but check with your cellphone provider for a plan that will work in Europe. Smart phones will work with wi-fi which is widely available in France and throughout the château. Please remember this is a retreat! We ask you to be considerate to other guests, if you have to talk on your mobile.
Are hairdryers and a washer and dryer available for laundry?
Yes, all of those are available!