Spend a week in a beautiful French family home in Limoges, France, where you will have the unique opportunity to experience French country life while learning how to paint on porcelain with an expert. Visit factory stores and the famous Limoges museum, home of one of the best porcelain collections in the world.
Porcelain Painting Workshop
Both beginners and advanced painters are welcome.
Your day shall start with a continental breakfast at 8:30 am, followed by a porcelain painting class, under the direction of a professional artist. The teacher shall focus on various porcelain painting techniques.
Professional golfer, Melodie Bourdy, has traveled the world and played on the most prestigious golf courses. She has been part of the Ladies European Tour.
Born into a golfing family, with a brother who is one of the best european players, Melodie has developed a perfect knowledge about the golf environment.
Melodie is specialized on the conception and organization of the golf event in Bordeaux. Over her professional years, she has developed privileged relationships with each golf course and knows all the various characteristics of the designed holes. Melodie has a particular attachment with some chateaux owners or directors, who are fanatic golfers and love to perform their swing whenever they can.
During the Melodie Bourdy Golf Event, Melodie will personally escort you during your stay in Bordeaux. You will experience the best hotels, golf courses and beautiful chateaux. Using her expertise, she will build a unique “a la carte” trip based on the theme of your choice. With her knowledge of the golf courses, you will have the most favorable tee times.
After playing, Melodie can suggest visits to various chateaux, where you can taste the best wines that Bordeaux has to offer. You can discover the winemaking process that has made Bordeaux famous, from harvesting to blending.
From beginning to end, you will experience an exciting trip, which you will remember for years.
Savor the gastronomic and oenological delights of Gascony on this food-and-wine focus journey. You spend time on the important stuff – having fun, relaxing and enjoying vacation, while discovering a culture and thousand years of traditions through the eyes of the most passionate Gascon native, Ariane Daguin.
The week-long tour includes cultural discovery, gourmet food experiences, hands on culinary classes, private artisan visits, winery tours, VIP wine and Armagnac tastings, visits to specialty workshops, and historic villages, and so much more.
Unique culinary voyage to Ariane’s authentic region of Southwest France Armagnac, Gascon Wines & Foie Gras
Ariane DAGUIN | D’ARTAGNAN
New York Times article — March 2017
Is Gascony the Most Delicious Corner of France?
“Gascony is not merely distinct from Provence and the Côte d’Azur. It is, in my estimation, better”
“Also — interesting fact — the humans who do live there live a long time”
“Gascon cooking…. is a cuisine best eased into…”
“Gascony is fundamentally a rural place, and to imbibe its true essence you have to leave the towns behind and venture deep into the countryside…… Such excursions are in my opinion the best possible way to work up your appetite.”