Prices and Available Dates - 2019
non-painting/photography spouse/partners are eligible for a 30% discount
( Note there is no single occupancy supplement )
All prices include seven nights accommodation in your own en-suite room, transfers from and to airports or train stations (see Terms and Conditions), breakfast, picnic lunch, evening meal, and teas, coffees, beer, aperitifs and  wine taken 'chez nous'
Wine, beer and coffee in cafés and restaurants is not included in our pricing. However very drinkable wine here is exceptional value and so, unless you're a 'Fine Wine' aficionado, we find that even the 'happiest' diner will normally be paying only around 20 to 25 euros for dinner wine for the whole seven nights!
Most evenings we will take you to a different restaurant in the area so that you can experience a variety of local 'ambience'. **
One or two evenings during the week you may dine "Chez Nous" (Jill is an excellent cook).
And on one very special evening, dinner is cooked and served in the home of one of the most respected chefs in the area, Yvette Pompele (or "Vétou" to all who know her) **
An expert in the cuisine of southwest France, Vétou was featured in Episode 3 of  Rick Stein's television series 'A French Odyssey' which was broadcast by the BBC in the UK.
In his Times newspaper feature on the subject of his series, Stein said
"There are restaurants beside the canal, too - not as many as you’d think, but one in particular stands out, in Lagruere, with a lively cook called Vétou. She cooked a beautiful magret de canard for us, with a really good red-wine sauce made from a Côtes du Marmandais, from the Cave Co-opérative de Cocument"
Vétou has since retired from La Halte Nautique but we are delighted that she has agreed to act as your chef for one of the nights you're with us. Indeed it will be the very meal that Vétou cooked for Rick Stein that she will be cooking for you!
** Notes:
Vétou's availability is always subject to her own personal and domestic  circumstances. Restaurant visits depend on restaurant availability and numbers of guests present. Lunches are not included for non-participating guests (details at the foot of this section)
All prices quoted are PER PERSON
Flights are not included

Our holidays are for one week
Arrival and departure is on a Saturday
British-based guests are requested to pay us in British pounds (GBP) by direct payment to our UK bank from your local bank branch, or online via Internet  banking
Guests living in any other country are requested to pay us in Euros. You can pay us securely and conveniently in Euros via PayPal
   A green week means,
"We have two or more rooms available"
An amber week means "Only one room left!"
   A red week means, "No availability, sorry"
June 8 £975 €1290
June 15  
June 22
Advanced Photo Week
£975
for painters

£1075 for photographers

€1290
for painters

€1390 for photographers
June 29  
July 6 £975
for painters


£1075 for photographers
€1290
for painters


€1390 for photographers
July 13    
July 20
Advanced Photo Week
£975
for painters


£1075 for photographers
€1290
for painters


€1390 for photographers
July 28  
August 4  
August 11  
August 18  
August 25    
August 31 £975
€1290
September 7    
September 14
Advanced
Photo Week

One room left!
£975
for painters


£1075 for photographers
€1290
for painters


€1390 for photographers
Spouse/Partners wishing to "do their own thing" and  not wishing to participate in any sessions are eligible for a 30% discount. Lunches for "non-participating" guests are not included but meals may be had at the local Halte Nautique on the banks of the canal just a few minutes walk from the house. Or, if we are lunching "Chez Nous" a supplemental charge of  8 euros will be payable. Alternatively a superb picnic lunch can be supplied at a cost of only 8 euros (if ordered the day before).
Children under 16 may share parents' rooms at a 50% discount. Please ring us to discuss your requirements.  (Note: Only one discount may be applied)
Group rates are available (maximum 8 persons). Contact us for details



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