What's on at Péchauzi

Art Week - 14th to 21st September 2019

We are holding an art week run by Marilyn Hughes. Marilyn Hughes SBA is a contemporary Botanical Artist working in Oil Based Coloured Pencil and Graphite Pencils.

Marilyn's love of flowers and gardens, together with her flower arranging and floristry skills made possible the natural progression to Botanical Art. After using most mediums she found that oil based pencils with a mix of graphite was to be her chosen medium. Painting in Oils and Acrylic is also a firm favourite. With these three mediums she combines the vibrancy of colour and accuracy into pieces of work bringing them to life.


Marilyn has been teaching pencil for the past 30 years at venues such as Cirencester College, Bristol Botanical Gardens, Nature in Art, GACG Summer School and various clubs as well as running her own workshops. Her superbly finite detailed drawings have been admitted and exhibited nationwide.


Course hopes to include:

  • Transport to and from Gaillac train station, which links to Toulouse.
  • Home cooked French meals.
  • A day out in Albi (a Unesco World Heritage Site).
  • A meal out in the square in Castelnau de Montmiral (our local village).
  • ‘Dark Skies’ walk, spotting shooting stars and the milky way (we have ‘Dark Skies’ most evenings).
  • Guided walks in the countryside surrounding Péchauzi.


Please email to reserve a place.

Participants between 490€ (plus £200 course fees) - 875€ (plus £200 course fees) (depending on whether it is a shared room or not).

Non-participant partners from 490-545€.

Foodie weekends

There will be ‘Foodie’ weekends where guests can enjoy home-cooked regional specialities as well as classic French dishes with a twist. There will also be a cookery demonstration or two, especially of what I cook for the French markets eg. Canelés de Bordeaux, madeleines, pastelitos, croquants de Cordes etc. Plus wine tasting!


Dates to be confirmed.

Guided Walks/Wildlife Breaks

Jonathan will be taking guided walks around the local area, to highlight the variety of flora and fauna of this beautiful part of the world. We will also be offering wildlife breaks too so guests can immerse themselves in natural history including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, entomology (lepidoptera, coleoptera etc), and botany etc. There will also be lots of opportunities for nature photography. Péchauzi also benefits from ‘Dark Skies’ so there’s a great opportunity to see starlit skies full of shooting stars, planets, milky ways and satellites etc …


Please email or phone to book.

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