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CHÂTEAU DE PUY VIDAL

LADY OF THE CHATEAU

CREATIVE RETREATS

Each frame, a window into our world...
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A creative sanctuary set in

a 13th century castle in France

Château de Puy Vidal is a place where the transformative power of art intertwines with the warmth of human connection, leaving an indelible imprint on your heart and soul.

Hosted by an American family who left their lives to nuture an ideal environment to relax, connect and create.

Come and experience the magic of this place. 

JULY 6 -12 2024

INTERIORS AT PUY VIDAL

WITH CARLOS SAN MILLÁN

Oil Painting Workshop

Embrace your boldness this July at Chateau de Puy Vidal. We invite you to join us for a deep dive into, "Interiors at the Chateau," an oil painting workshop led by the renowned Spanish artist, Carlos San Millán. These interiors are the perfect setting to experience the enchantment of this 13th century château. Delve deep into the artist's ideas, his preferred subject - interiors, and his artistic philosophy.

This intermediate-level workshop is a 6-night, All-Inclusive event open to Artists and their partners. Limited availability.

Learn more about the Artist at https://www.csanmillan.net/

Haidee-Jo Summers

Oil Painting Workshop

AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 7th

Carlos San Millán

Oil Painting Workshop

JULY 6-12 

AUG 31 - SEPT 7 2024

Vibrant Impressions

HAIDEE-JO SUMMERS

Embrace your boldness this July at Chateau de Puy Vidal this July. We invite you to join us for a deep dive into, "Interiors at the Chateau," an oil painting workshop led by the renowned Spanish artist, Carlos San Millán. These interiors are the perfect setting to experience the enchantment of Château de Puy Vidal. Delve deep into the artist's ideas, his preferred subject - interiors, and his artistic philosophy.

This intermediate-level workshop is a 6-night All-Inclusive event open to Artists and their partners. Limited availability.

Learn more about the Artist at https://www.csanmillan.net/

"The painting retreat experience was so much more than I even hoped it would be. It was truly exactly what I needed and didn't even know it."

-  Joy Wong, San Diego, Creative Retreat Participant, 2022

Creative Retreat Lady of the Chateau
Rose Garden Chateau de Puy Vidal

1267 AD

800 YEARS OF HISTORY

Chateau de Puy Vidal dates back to a time of kings, queens, and crusaders. It is a listed historic landmark in the heart of Nouvelle Aquitaine, an ancient building with a history that stretches back to the Middle Ages.  

The Latin word castellum is the origin of the French words “castel”, “chastel”, then “château" - whose original meaning is fortified village.

 

Once a medieval fortress defending against invading armies, today this castle protects its creative village within from the anxieties and stressors of the modern age. 

There is a certain magic that happens when a group of people, with shared interests, gather together under one roof in a land far far away.

 

 They break bread, leave their comfort zone, experience new traditions, push themselves, learn new pathways of thought, and in many ways come back to a truer version of self.

THE ALCHEMY OF TRAVEL

EMBARK ON AN ADVENTURE

CONNECT WITH OTHERS

SHED YOUR ARMOR

UNLOCK NEW POSSIBILITIES

A CREATIVE VILLAGE IS BORN

TRANSFORM YOUR DAILY RITUALS

"A sensational week, delicious on many levels, gastronomic, artistic, spiritual, and communal. An adventure of extraordinary growth and comfort. "

Dermot S, Creative Retreat Participant  2023