We create a vacation experience where travel is an art form. We slow down, take a closer look and focus on the exquisite countryside and cultural treasures of the Dordogne region of France. Instead of the average tour book formula, we have fun exploring in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere in amazing surroundings in small groups of up to 14 guests. Sketching is incorporated into our days as an opportunity to interact with the cultural landscape and provides us with a deeper understanding of place. Open to artists and non-artists alike this will change the way you see the world and you will return with an unforgettable record of your journey.
Join us to explore, sketch, and savor one of the most historically and culturally significant regions in France.
The spectacular Dordogne region is located about 1 hour’s drive east of Bordeaux, in Southwestern France. Once inhabited by prehistoric peoples who left behind extraordinary art in famous caves such as the Lascaux Caves, the Dordogne is now renowned for its charming medieval towns and villages, unspoiled countryside and gastronomical specialties such as foie gras, truffles, duck confit and local wines.
Reservations for 2018 Sketchy Tours are available now with up to $400 in early bird discounts. Sign up by November 15, 2017 for greatest savings. Sign up by January 1, 2018 for preferred room assignments.
The Dordogne region is known for its Medieval castles, Bastide towns, lush countryside, prehistoric art and of course its wine and fabulous regional cuisine. The tour staff makes arrangements to pick you up and drop you off in Bordeaux, provides daily breakfasts, visits to fascinating sites during the day, most dinners, and a variety of evening activities from relaxing at the chateau to a traditional dinner at a French Auberge.