SEPTEMBER 2nd - 9th, 2023
RETREAT TO THE CHATEAU
Led by Master Painter Johanna Spinks
An experience unlike any other
At The Lady of the Chateau, we provide a unique experience that combines art and hospitality. With daily painting classes and beautiful candlelit meals, you can transport yourself to another era and enjoy the long-forgotten delights of a slower pace of life.
Learn from a master painter
Our painting instructor Johanna Spinks will guide you through each step of your creative journey. From teaching classical techniques from edges, value, composition and color to setting up inspired french still lifes, landscape compositions, portraits and more, you’ll develop your art and connect with the chateau environment in a completely unique way.
Unlock new perspectives
At The Lady of the Chateau, we believe in unlocking new perspectives. Step out of your daily life, meet a group of kindred spirits, and explore a new culture, cuisine, and creative process with us.
Immerse yourself in the enchantment of Puy Vidal
A CASTLE IN AUTUMN
HOSTED BY THE CHÂTEAU TEAM
Our Chateau Life Stays are the perfect opportunity to delight in the french countryside as it slips into autumn and winter. Enjoy Puy Vidal's gardens the leaves turn brown and russet, the flowers fall, and relax into a home away from home. Join our family, sleep in one of the beautiful historic bedrooms, feast on produce from the garden, enjoy a house cocktail watching the sunset, sit down for home-cooked meals and connect with fellow chateau lovers.
Every weekend starting in late September is open for 2-night minimum, 4-night maximum stays. We offer all-inclusive stays so that you can relax, have all meals and outings taken care of, and really experience the insider view of France.
These stays provide all the care and thoughtfulness of a retreat, guided and hosted by our family. These "Chateau Life" retreats allows us to share everything we love about living in France and living at Puy Vidal with a community. The all-inclusive pricing includes all meals, accommodation, activities. Pick up and drop off is available as an add-on, and we will arrange it with a taxi company.
Families, Friends, Solo Travelers Welcome
All Levels Welcome
CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE
All- Inclusive Nightly Rates- Off Season
One Guest, Single Room 365 € per night
Two Guests, Shared Room 475 € per night
For Three or more Guests
we offer our Toile de Jouy suite, see below
2-night minimum, 4-night maximums.
Available every weekend from Thursday-Monday.
ALL TAXES INCLUDED
A DAY OF CHATEAU LIFE...
9am - 10:30am Breakfast spread in the Spode Room
11:30am - Visit the Farmers Market buy cheeses, meats, vegetables and fresh bread
1:30pm - Return to Chateau
2pm - Put together a feast at the Chateau with the market abundance, sit down together for a forest picnic or a lunch by the fireplace
4pm - Rest and relaxation, maybe a countryside walk
7pm - Gather for aperitif hour at sunset
8pm - 3 course French Dinner in the Renaissance Dining Room
9:30pm - Classic Film Night in the Grand Salon
** activities will vary depending on weather, available local events, and inspiration!
Delight in Family-Style Homecooking
Join us for 3 meals a day of fresh market produce cooked in delightful, classical ways that highlight the freshness and seasonality of french ingredients. Real cheese, real butter, tender meat, fresh greens, bright fruits and vegetables...the flavors jump off the plate.