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Linda H Matthews Art

2017 / 2018 Seven Day Plein Air Painting Holidays - Occitanie (Languedoc) France


La Liberté the name of Linda’s home in France translates as “freedom”, which you will find here in Autignac, built in 1830, the restoration era, in the Baron Haussmann style and decorated in the style of that period.


Bedrooms are twins or double, of a good size, furnished to suit the style of the house and each have their own bathroom. Your rooms are comfortable to sit in, though you have communal space including the terrace to sit. If you like your own space you can find a quiet corner.

Breakfast will be served in the dining room or on the terrace, as will evening meals taken at home.

Autignac is in the area known as Avant des Mont - Centre - Herault and it really is before the mountains between L’Herault and L’Orb rivers, a village of wineries, many chateaux, and pretty corners. Only 20 minutes from the Mediterranean coast, and the city of Beziers, we will also paint in the foot hills of the Massif Central which give this area of Occitanie it’s unique climate.

Painting locations include stunning Roquebrun on the l’Orb, La Covertoirade an unspoilt knights templar village in the mountains, the flower market and cathedral in Beziers, Pezenas market and town full of artisan studios and brocantes and a trip to paint the boats at the coast.

There will be a large studio space at the house to use in the times we are not out on location if you wish to paint before we go out or into the evening

Each  day  includes  demonstrations, tuition and critiques with  Linda,  
All abilities welcome

see Video  of some painting locations and La Liberté

"Had a lovely time. Especially big thank you to Linda and  Paul for inviting us into your wonderful home and showing us the beautiful area. Food was especially good too."

"I second everything xxx has said. Linda's and Paul's hospitality couldn't have been bettered. I would certainly recommend anyone to book on Linda's courses and experience France 🇫🇷 through her. Great! A big "Thank you""


Only 8 painting places available in total
Painter in own room:                            £850.00*
two painters sharing a room :             £750.00* each
Non Residential price £630.00*          includes evening meal*
*If we eat out in the evening 20€ per person will be paid toward your meal
What’s included in the Fee?
♦ 5 Days Tuition up to 6 hours each day
♦ Transport to/from Beziers airport or TGV station to Autignac (at agreed time)
♦ 7 Days  Dinner*, Bed and Breakfast  Accommodation (as booked)
♦ Folding easels and chairs.
♦ Transport to/from painting locations    
What’s not included in the Fee?
 ♦  Travel to France
 ♦  Painting Materials - these can be ordered to be at La Liberté before you arrive
 ♦  Lunches
What to Bring?
Your regular painting kit
Suggested Materials list will be sent on booking if required
Booking Procedure:
Book online  pay a deposit or the full fee. Please read terms, your payment of a deposit is a record of your acceptance
Travel Options:
Drive: directions sent on booking
Train: TGV from Paris to Beziers
Direct to Beziers
Luton Stansted




You can also fly to Montpellier, Nimes, Perpignan and drive to Autignac

Full Details

Booking Form & Terms -

NB: If you are a single artist or group of friends who would like to come and stay at La Liberté to paint with or without tuition please contact me to arrange dates and costs - price wil depend on whether you require transport whilst you are here.


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