Painting holidays in France

Welcome to Painting Loire – Painting Holidays

Join us for inspiring and unforgettable Painting Holidays based in the heart of Loire Valley, France. Based on a comfortable private estate and led by experienced tutors. Our painting holidays have a fun and easy-going atmosphere and are accompanied by great French food* & wine!

Traveling throughout Europe I have had the opportunity to visit France on many occasions. I always found this part of the country particularly awe-inspiring and stimulating for an artistic mind. Immediately I became an admirer of the Loire Valley region, its climate, architecture and gardens, and in general, the French style of life. I moved to this part of France in 2003.


Accommodation for Painting Loire – Painting Holidays is based in the comfort of our recently renovated ancient mill, Moulin de Maulne. Standing on 30 acres of its own land and situated in the heart of the Loire Valley. As well as the comfortable accommodation there is a private drive, swimming pool and open views in all directions.

The initial landscaping and renovation of this Fortified Mill took nine months to accomplish. Everything from earth movers to teams of French artisans were here on the daily basis during all that time. And yet each year sees us taking on a new challenge to improve these historical buildings at the same time maintaining the large herbaceous garden and natural landscape that surround the property.

Having a Fine Art background myself, I always had an aspiration to run Painting Holidays. With that idea in mind I always thought that Moulin de Maulne would be the best spot for it. Now, thanks to the involvement of Steve Everest and the support of my partner and our daughter we have created a fun learning environment for all painting enthusiasts, regardless of their experience.

We welcome non-painting partners as well, who can enjoy the 12m x 6m heated swimming pool, sightseeing and wine-tasting. There are plenty of cycling and hiking paths, and lots of things to do in local Loire Valley area. Or perhaps simply wander around and relax on the estate and its grounds.

* We can make a special meal/menu in case of food intolerance or requirements