F.A.Q


  • Airport collection and drop-off (allotted airports and times only)
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (one meal taken at a local restaurant - to be paid by guests at the time)
  • Tea and coffee throughout your stay 
  • Wine/beer with evening meal
  • Transport to and from any excursions
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Access to all amenities throughout your stay
  • Local tourist taxes
We supply a range of basic art and textile media which includes paints, dyes, fabrics, and paper as well as non-consumables such as scissors, needles, pins etc. We also provide additional resources specific to each course.

In addition, we supply a range of threads, both hand and machine, but recommend that guests bring a small collection of threads for personal use as required. We also recommend that guests bring their own sketchbooks and small brushes.

Prior to your departure, the tutor will also provide you with a list of necessary materials.

NOTE: There may be a requirement for a supplementary fee where specific materials are required for a particular course.
Cost of Flights. 
Note that we do provide a free pickup and return from Toulouse Airport (preferred airport) or Bergerac Airport (as needed).

Medical treatment/costs
This is in the event of illness or accident

Travel insurance. 
It is strongly recommended you and your party arrange comprehensive travel insurance, which includes cancellation, repatriation, medical and personal cover and also full cover for the party's personal belongings.

Transfers outside of allowed hours
This is only applicable if your travel times are not aligned with our pick-up airports and times.

One evening or lunchtime meal 
This is taken at a local restaurant or auberge and is payable locally (approximately 20-25 euros).
Great food is, in our view, a vital part of every holiday and at Studio Préniac we aim to provide both imaginative and delicious cuisine set in a warm and homely environment.

All meals are handmade and prepared in our farmhouse kitchen, with an emphasis on French local and regional produce, but also utilising the wonderful local produce to enhance dishes from all over the world. Evening meals start with an aperitif followed by a selection good quality wines (or beer if this is your preference), making the most of those from the beautiful Lot region.

We are also happy to cater for vegetarians/vegan/gluten free on request.

All of our fully catered holidays include:
  • Continental breakfast
  • 3-course lunch
  • 3-course evening meal with good quality local wine followed by tea or coffee
With advance notice we are more than happy to cater for any food allergies or preferences such as vegeterian, vegan or gluten free.

Please ensure you notify us of any requirements at the time of booking so that we can ensure you are well catered for.
All flights should be booked to Toulouse Blagnac International (or Bergerac if necessary - please check with us before booking).  Any arrivals by train should be to Cahors.

We collect our guests from Toulouse Blagnac (or Bergerac if needed) in the early/mid afternoon of day one of the workshop. This is the only time for collection from the airport(s). Train arrivals to Cahors can be collected at any time. Subject to exact number of guests, we will make 1 transfer from our grounds to Toulouse/Bergerac airport(s) on the day of departure, arriving at the airport(s) around lunchtime.

Flights should be arranged based on this time in order to avoid guests having multiple departure times or prolonged waiting around at the airport.

Guests who come to us by car can arrive anytime from 3pm on day one of the workshop. Please ensure you call us early on this day to advise of your likely arrival time. Parking is available on site.

Guests can make use of the following amenities during their stay with us at Studio Préniac:

  1. Heated swimming pool
    We have a 12x6m chlorine heated swimming pool with a handrail for easy access and enchanting views across the valley from the sun terraces.

  2. Gym
    We have a small amount of gym equipment (mainly weights) which can be used by guests.

  3. Orchard
    We are lucky enough to have a plethora of fruit trees on our land. Please feel free to help yourselves to any ripe fruit during your stay!
We have a high speed Internet connection which is available for guests to use in the main Barn as well as some of the bedrooms. The property also has both a good 3G and 4G mobile phone signal for staying connected.
We have some bedrooms with step-free access and the art studio also has step-free access,.

Please note, however, that the property is built on the side of a hill so there are steps in places to allow you to fully access all parts of the property. The pool does have ramp access as well as a handrail which has been installed for ease of access.

If you have any worries about your level of mobility and being able to stay here then please do contact us as we are happy to discuss any questions or concerns you have in advance.  
Being located in South West France means we are very lucky to have four very pronounced seasons. It does also mean that we can experience some extreme weather events - it can get very hot in the summer months and every room has a fan (more on request) to help keep you cool.

Equally for those courses in Spring and Autumn it is possible to have cold and wet weather as much as it is possible to have hot weather. All rooms have electric radiators and both the Barn and the art studio have large wood burning stoves to ensure you are kept warm if the weather is less warm.

We would suggest packing some warmer clothing in the unlikely event we do have a period of colder weather.

Again if you have any questions or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact us.


Please note that we have two cats that live here with us at Studio Préniac and whilst every effort is made to keep them away from guest areas, they will want to come and say hello if they think there is a tickled chin at the end of it.

If you have any severe pet allergies then please let us know. However, please rest assured that they have no access to guest bedrooms (unless encouraged in!) or the art studio.

Being located in such a beautiful and rural part of the world means that we are extremely lucky to be surrounded by an abundance of wildlife. It does also mean that at times this wildlife does occasionally like to visit a bit closer than some might like. Should you have any concerns at any point during your stay then please notify us immediately and we will do our best to rectify the situation if possible.