In the summer of 2012, Sketchy Tours offered an opportunity of a lifetime in an authentic French Estate while connecting to place through artistic expression in a 16th Century Château, set in a large walnut grove, with a secret garden and a large pool.
It was structured around our companions; 8-12 other travelers and 3 experienced artists. We traveled locally at a relaxed pace, with a flexible agenda and an integrated approach to taking-in French culture and countryside. We explored at a leisurely pace, listening to the language, visiting local attractions and drawing in journals to create meaningful, lasting memories. Fun and low-key immersion in the art of observation and expression lead by professional art educators and native speakers. All with the tag line "Make friends, learn skills, create art and take home a sketchbook of your personal journey. If this sounds like a good match for your traveling style then welcome to Sketchy Tours!"
We send you home rested and fulfilled.
"Vivement les vacances en Dordogne!"
Sketchy Tours is offering two sessions in the spectacular Dordogne region near Bordeaux, France for the summer of 2012. Once inhabited by prehistoric peoples who left behind extraordinary art in famous caves such as the Lascaux Caves. Dordogne is now also renowned for its charming medieval towns and villages, unspoiled countryside and gastronomical specialties such as foie gras, truffles, duck confit and dozens of local wines. We’ve chosen the end of June and the beginning of July because there are fewer local tourists in the area, offering a greater opportunity to really feel the location. Experience the richness of Dordogne before the summer rush.
We try to provide a depth of experience and art skills you can take with you on other travels. Our guests will be impressed at how easy it is to simply relax and embrace a place, the people, and the unique culture of one of France’s most fascinating and historic locations. We facilitate true insights into the locations we visit. We hope it will be one of the best weeks of your life.
Contact us soon to inquire and reserve your place for Summer 2012 in the Dordogne. Click here to subscribe to Sketchy Tours newsletters and receive tour updates, discount offers, and our newsletter.
Summer 2012 Schedule
Week 1 - Saturday June 23 through Friday June 29.
Week 2 - Saturday June 30 through Friday July 6.
10 Day Tour - Saturday June 23 through Tuesday July 3.
***Additional dates available by special request.