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Come and capture images of "la vraie France" with Jill Fellows, artist,  or Peter Evans, photographer. And have lots of fun doing it!

Over the past 18 years, Pete and Jill have played host to hundreds of guests from all over the world, providing a painting or photography experience that has brought people back, time and time again. Forty-four people have been more than once, and one couple has been nine times!

You'll find us tucked away down in southwest France - in the beautiful Lot et Garonne - a lovely landscape of single track lanes winding past orchards, vineyards, and sunflower fields, to ancient bastide towns and villages.

There is no single room supplement; we don't believe in penalising guests who are travelling unaccompanied. And singles will be comfortable too; all our rooms have at least one double bed.

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Our guests come from almost every continent. Read extracts from just a few of the comments they have left behind after their holiday with us.
Beginners are welcome

You don't have to be an experienced painter or photographer to enjoy our holidays!
New from 2024

A nature reserve with free entry has opened just 10 minutes walk from Chez Nous.
Click 'Learn More' to watch the short video on YouTube
The Lot et Garonne

Set in the ancient areas of Gascony and the Guyenne, this is a region full of fascinating and important history. Our village was founded in 1289 by the English!
The Monet Connection

Few people are aware that Monet's passion for water-lilies was fired by a botanical garden here in the Lot-et-Garonne. It's a superb location for both painters and photographers!
Rick Stein's Visit

When Rick Stein visited the area to make his cookery series, 'A French Odyssey', your photography host, Peter Evans, was there to help with the filming.
Peter Evans's Book

Pete was commissioned by Garden Art Press to supply the key photographs featured in a coffee table book on the subject of water-lilies.
Non-participators are very welcome!

If you're coming with a friend or partner who is neither artist nor photographer, here are some of the things they can see and do.
Welcome to Chez Nous.
Cheers! A votre santé!