"Sweet dreams are made of this......"
Our accommodation for the first three nights is very special indeed. We have booked in its entirety the delightfully situated Le Château de la Râpée
Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox have stayed here so we can only but hope that some of their creative genius rubs off on us
This very fine Château was built in 1825 and we will have it all to ourselves for three nights of the tour. The family Bergeron who own and run the hotel will be caring for us along with their team of fine chefs and other staff. Not forgetting their enormously hairy and very delightful dog (one of the main reasons we were drawn to the establishment, if we are honest).
The restaurant serves locally sourced and extraordinarily good food as you will see from their website, We have negotiated a package to include bed, breakfast and evening meal for each of our three nights there. The rooms are delightful and reflect the soft faded elegance that we readily associate with a French chateau. We will have lots of photographic opportunities around the hotel and grounds to work with and they have a conference room where we can hold image review and discussion sessions.
Our second hotel, for two nights is in Honfleur, jut under two hours drive away.
La Hotel l’Ecrin, has an old French charm about it. Its location is perfect. Situated in the very oldest part of the town, with its own gardens, it is just a five minutes stroll to the harbour and restaurants. This hotel also has a room we can use for discussion sessions and image reviews, so important to the way we work with our students. Bed and breakfast included.
CHATEAU DE LA RAPEE
Once a refuge for impressionist painters, La Ferme Saint-Siméon (below) is celebrated for its bucolic surroundings and beautiful Seine estuary light. Monet and Courbet would come here and work on their colours, and Baudelaire would flee the melancholy of Paris in search of inspiration. The farm, close to the old harbour of Honfleur and the Eugène-Boudin Museum, has now been restored throughout.
The property is now run by Relais & Chateaux. We have arranged for them to accommodate us for a three-course evening meal (included in the tour price). We will be able to spend time at the property before dinner and soak up some of the atmosphere that so enchanted the Impressionists.
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