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Art in the
South of France


Sharon Payne Bolton


October 1st-8th, 2024

 Join Sharon for a week of creating and exploring in the South of France

in the charming little medieval village of Durfort. 

Sharon wants to show you an intimate glimpse of this magical area that tourists never get to see.

 This area of France is unspoiled and rich in tradition.

 You'll be staying at the maison, La Cascade, a charming 17th century stone home

that is located in the enchanting artisan village of Durfort.


Only 2 spots still available.
Grab your spot and join us!


Cabinet of Mysteries


Sharon will be sharing techniques that will allow you to expand your creativity.  We will be incorporating found papers, fabrics and items from our explorations and from Sharon's personal French studio (located in the village next to Durfort).  You will be creating the magnificent Miniature Cabinet of Mysteries.


 Sharon has been running workshops for over 10 years and wants to share the magical, romantic, creative world that the South of France has to offer.   

One very unique bonus of this retreat is that you will be provided with all of the tools and materials that you need to create your artwork. No need to worry about packing any tools or a supply list for your projects, unless of course you want to!  There  will be several opportunities to shop for your own unique French treasures to incorporate into your creations and/or to take back home with you for future projects.


Sharon's workshops include techniques to encourage and expand creativity and to discover your own unique sensibility.

As seen on Instagram


Art in the
South of France 2024

This incredible, once (maybe twice) in a lifetime experience will include: 

* Lodging in authentically decorated French chambre at La Cascade

(each shared bedroom has two twin beds and bathrooms are shared) 

*Fresh and delicious meals and beverages are included

(7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 Dinners, dinners served with wine)

*Welcome aperitif at 5pm Tuesday, October 1st.​

*Tuition for workshop and studio time with Sharon

(including use of tools, supplies and open studio time)

***JUST ADDED!  Evening stitching workshop with local artist Rosangela Brasington

*Group cooking Q and A session with Nèse.  Nèse will sit and share some of her secret recipes.

*Sharon will be your guide to local excursions, outings, wanderings and

 meanderings around the french countryside.  

 *Sharon will have a van to chauffeur us around to our outings. 


*  Shuttle each way from and to the Toulouse airport.

Price is $3900


Price does not include: 

  • Airfare

  • Trip insurance​​  

  • Lunch for 4 days

  • Your rental car if you choose to have your own transportation.​


Sharon's retreats to France do sell out and 

space is limited so grab your spot early! ​​


La Cascade Chambre


Our personal Chef Nèse

La Cascade Outdoor dining


Come to France to create, discover and explore

Come join this experience to wander, explore and create in this sweet little medieval village in the French countryside.  The excursions will also include the Saturday Market that has been happening since the 14th century, a flea market or two, maybe a hidden French thrift shop, and possibly a castle or a cathedral.


 Fall is the perfect time of year to experience the fabulous colors and weather in the South of France. You will return home with your precious creations to remind you of this magical time spent in the South of France 2024.

no refunds

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