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Bonne Fete:
Crafting in the French Countryside
June 18-25, 2022

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 Fabienne, 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, there will be a cookery demo and market tour of the local food market with Marie Claude, who will offer her fresh and whimsical take on local ingredients.

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 3000E-3700E (dependent upon room choice)
Price includes:

  • 7 nights stunning accommodation, single or double 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 (mandatory in case of cancellation due to an emergency)
  • Airport and train transfers (Chateau Dumas will make these arrangements for 40E each way)
  • A nonrefundable deposit mailed by check to Anna will hold your space

For further information please visit www.chateaudumas.net

A Bientot!


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