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Bonne Fete:
Crafting in the French Countryside
September 30- October 7, 2017
October 7-14, 2017

Welcome to Chateau Dumas, a beautifully restored 18th century estate situated in the lush countryside of south central France. The Bonne Fete retreats are a bountiful blend of studio time, delicious meals cooked by our in house chef and excursions to nearby flea markets, food markets and quaint villages.

Anna's creative workshops are filled with her love of collage, French aesthetic, vintage ephemera and signature beeswax technique. The studio will be stocked with authentic materials: old books, cartes postales, postage stamps, ledgers, ribbons and lace, all to be transformed into journals, small art pieces and keepsakes. Lizzie will indulge your textile fantasies by providing a cache of French linens to be repurposed into lovely sachets, totes, notions and more. We are visited during the week by the lovely Fabian, a collector of all things beautiful and fabulous, linens, buttons, watch parts, rosaries and more, from which you can choose to add to your creative supplies or collections, as desired. Adding to the festivities, chef Charlotte will be giving cookery demos, offering her fresh and whimsical take on local market ingredients ripe for holiday gift giving.

Return home brimming with inspiration, new friends and a bevy of handmade treasures!

Chateau Dumas is located one hour north of Toulouse in the Tarn and Garonne region. It offers a beautifully appointed studio and 22 acres of lovingly maintained gardens and grounds.

"Being a part of Bonne Fete at Chateau Dumas exceeded my expectations in every way. Next year I will be back for both weeks!"
Shelli W. San Francisco, CA

The price for this week long workshop is 2450E-2850E (dependent upon room choice)
Price includes:

  • Stunning accommodation, usually single occupancy
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Wine and aperitifs each evening
  • 8 half day workshops
  • Escorted trips to flea and food markets
  • A visit to Cahors, home to Pont Valeree, cafes and boutiques
  • All materials and supplies in the studio (small amount brought from home)
  • And a few surprises!!

Not included:

  • Transportation to and from France (Toulouse airport or Montauban train station)
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport and train transfers available at a nominal fee
  • A nonrefundable deposit of $750 will hold your spot.

For further information please visit www.chateaudumas.net

A Bientot!


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