I’m off to Maine to teach photography and eat lobster—before I leave I want to let you know about my newly-listed destination photography workshop to the romantic kingdom of old Aquitaine in the southwest of France. We will explore Bordeaux, Perigord, and the Dordogne, and be based in an old mill that has been converted to a 4-star hotel on the banks of La Dronne river in Brantome, a small village that has been called the “Venice of the Dordogne.” Set amid gardens with the river running nearby, and only a short walk to the bridges and restaurants of Brantome, Le Moulin de l’Abbaye combines old and new (it was renovated around a structure that dates back to the 1600s) and is an ideal place for photography.
The dates for this photography adventure are April 22-30, 2017. This an exclusive, very small photography tour that is filling up quickly with only a very few places left. Please let us know right away if you’d like to come. An early-registration discount applies until August 31, 2016. Click here for the Prospectus with additional details and the reservation form.
More about Brantome, France where the workshop will be based: Brantome, on the northern edge of the Dordogne is an ancient village on an important branch of the Chemin de Saint Jacques pilgrimage trail. This is a region of beautiful rivers and valleys, stark cliffs with ancient clinging villages, sacred pilgrimage routes, stone bridges, churches that date from the era of the crusaders, beautiful flowering gardens, and much more.
Set in a loop in the Dronne River, and sometimes known as the Venice of the Dordogne, Brantome has a nice mix of medieval and renaissance architecture. Besides the architecture to admire, the setting with the encircling river and the steep wooded slopes around the town add to its attraction. The river is calm and gentle at this point, covered with lilies, and sheltered by weeping willows. It is very pleasant to stroll along the edge of the river and through the river-side gardens. The town is classified as one of ‘les Plux Beaux Detours’ in France.