Ceramic Courses France ~ Painting Holidays ~ Central Pyrenees ~ Exploring Holidays

Welcome to Chambres d'hotes SW

Ceramic, sculpture, pottery and painting courses. 'Holidays to Inspire' in SW France with excellent, professional and inspirational teaching. Splendid location for activity holidays. Highly recommended Chambres d'hôtes.Near Saint-Gaudens

Welcome to 'Holidays to Inspire' where you will discover inspirational, individual and exciting holidays with gentle unobtrusive care. Whether you are interested in ceramics, pottery or painting, exploring the local landscape and culture, or simply wanting somewhere to rest and relax, then look no further.

Holidays to Inspire is situated in a beautiful, welcoming local style Maison de Maître with large barns accommodating ceramic workshops, painting and drawing studios and a gallery. The village of Beauchalot in SW France overlooks the Pyrènèes. We are midway between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, just 75km south of Toulouse, an exciting cultural city, and 50km from the Spanish border.

Steeped in history, with Palaeolithic cave paintings, Gallo-Roman Villas, medieval churches, towns and villages, this friendly, warm hearted region has scarcely begun to wake up to its potential through tourism.

Paint, pot, draw or just holiday, it is about being inspired!

We offer:
-Ceramics, pottery and painting holiday courses
-French culture
-Chambres d'Hôtes/B&B
-Excellent professional inspirational teaching - A base for activity holidays

Ceramics, painting, pottery, walking, kayaking, paragliding, caving, cycling, riding, climbing, fishing, sightseeing and exploring - we have something in this area for everyone looking to experience a memorable holiday in France.

Contact, us to find out more about us, our rates and our ceramic, sculpture, pottery and painting holiday courses, French activity holidays or just a refreshing chambres d'hôtes holiday in SW France.

"Frances has somehow created an extraordinary sanctuary, a restorative haven of such utter peace and tranquility so that we all felt looked after and cared for."


"Relaxing, inspiring, educational, creative - the course is a perfect balance
between Frances' skill and guidance in awakening one's creativity while totally pampering the senses. I have been thoroughly spoilt and loved every minute. Thank you."