Painting Holiday in Trôo, France

May 7 - 14, 2022
Sept. 17 - 24

Plein Air Painting workshop
with Tom Hughes

  • Stay in a beautiful chateau with swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and space for drawing indoors, as well as on the magnificent grounds
  • Painting in the magical village of Trôo with its charming cave houses, winding paths and stairways that criss-cross the hillside and provide stunning views over the river and valley
  • Van excursions to draw at nearby castles and magnificent gardens, with opportunities to visit farmers markets, wineries & historic sites
  • Enjoy farm-to-table home cooked regional fare at the chateau as well as a welcome wine & cheese soirée, farewell dinner at a renowned local restaurant, and two bistro lunches in nearby villages
At A Glance


  • small group allowing for personalized instruction at all levels

  • 7 nights lodging in an extraordinary chateau

  • Breakfasts, lunches and 3 home-cooked gourmet dinners included

  • Welcome wine & cheese soirée

  • Group exhibition open to public (participation optional)

  • Farewell haute cuisine dinner

  • Van excursions to the best  destinations: local chateaux, markets, wineries & landmarks



Le Château de la Voûte

All inclusive cost (see above):

  • 2500 euros for the week per person, based on double occupancy

  • Single room option: add 350 euros

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Sign up early for a 20% discount! 


​20% discount for non-painters

Registration closes two months from date of holiday

"As an amateur painter who has started only in my senior age mostly in watercolour and had very few opportunities to do plein air paintings, the highly accomplished artist Tom Hughes was a great teacher and inspiration for me to develop my plein air oil painting skills. He was serious in trying to improve our painting abilities but made sure that we were there to enjoy ourselves. I enjoyed very much the company of Kate, Tom and the other painters.  We all had a great time."  -- Ed H., Spring 2018 participant

"The best part about the trip was... every part. When we weren't painting the gorgeous landscapes and/or beautiful architecture, we were either exploring the grounds of the chateau, eating delicious food or relaxing and chatting with the other participants and support staff. Definitely the most enjoyable solo-vacation I've ever taken. I look forward to participating in another trip with Plein Air Holidays!" -- Karl K., Spring 2018 participant