Artist Retreats in Quillan, France and Algeciras, Spain

Artists Retreats in Quillan, France

Artist Retreats with Mike Snow and Timothy White

Our retreats in France are held in the art studio in our home, located in the lively small village of Quillan, on the banks of the Aude river. We are situated about 1 hour 15 minutes south of Carcassonne, and about 1 hour west of Perpignan. You will also stay with us in our home in one of several beautiful private suites, and our classes are limited to six students.

The retreats are designed for all levels of artists. The goal is to help you move your artwork forward, and deepen your creative self and it's ability to be expressed. You will also have the opportunity to experience the local culture, and soak up the nurturing lifestyle and delicious cuisine of Southern France and the Mediterranean.

2021 Retreats in France

Class DatesLocationAvailability
July 10-17, 2021Quillan, FranceSOLD OUT
August 21-28, 2021Quillan, FranceSOLD OUT
September 18-25, 2021Quillan, FranceSOLD OUT

2022 Retreats in France

Class DatesLocationAvailability
June 4-11, 2022Quillan, FranceOnly two spaces available.
July 16-23, 2022Quillan, FranceSpace still available.
August 27 - September 3, 2022Quillan, FranceSpace still available.
Artist Retreats in Quillan, France and Algeciras, Spain


Arrive on Saturday afternoon, room check-in from 3pm-6pm. Welcome dinner Saturday evening starting at 7pm. Sunday-Friday are six full days of creative arts immersion and delicious food. Depart on Saturday after breakfast, check-out is before noon.

What's Included

  • 7 nights full deluxe accommodations.
  • 6 full days of painting & inspiration, Sunday through Friday (3+ hours in the morning, and 3-4 hours in the afternoon).
  • 5 gourmet dinners (minimum 3 courses, with wine), made with fresh local ingredients (nightly except two evenings, when students dine on their own).
  • 6 lunches.
  • Breakfast each morning with fresh croissants, fruit & yogurt.
  • Instruction and all materials and supplies are furnished for six full days of painting.
  • Half-day sightseeing to the local outdoor market and tour of a château or two in the area.
  • Pick-up & drop-off at our local train station.
Artist Retreats in Quillan, France and Algeciras, Spain

SAVE 300 Euros!

If you book your retreat and pay the 500 € deposit before September 30, 2021, you will receive a private room for the price of a shared room.

Accommodation TypeAll-InclusiveReduced Price
Shared double room with en-suite bath1,995 €1,695 €
Private room with en-suite bath2,295 €1,995 €

Normal price for private room is 2,295 €, now only 1,995 € by reserving your place before September 30, 2021. Discount includes all retreats in 2021 & 2022 booked with a 500 € deposit paid prior to September 30, 2021. Balance is due 90 days prior to the class start date.

Significant-others and non-participating guests: If you would like to bring someone with you but they will not be attending the classes, the fee for that person will be 650€ (300€ for private room plus 350€ for guest meals) which includes private accommodations for the two of you, plus breakfast each morning and dinner 6 of the evenings. (Lunches are not included for non-participating guests, as the lunchtime is considered a continuation of the workshop experience.)

Refunds: If you need to cancel your participation in the class for any reason, a 90% refund will be credited if we are notified at least 90 days before the start of class, 50% if notified at least 45 days before class, and no refund if notified less than 45 days before class.

Artist Retreats in Quillan, France and Algeciras, Spain

Quillan is located about 1 hour 15 minutes south of Carcassonne, and about one hour west of Perpignan (both cities have regional airports). Train and bus service to Quillan is avalable from Toulouse (airport or downtown), Carcassonne airport, Perpignan or Paris.

Artist Retreats in Quillan, France and Algeciras, Spain

Life is short: Make It Special!

Private retreats for singles or couples are available: work one-on-one with the artist and stay in one of our guest suites.Contact us for availability and details.

Copyright © Mike Snow & Timothy White 2021.

49 Grand Rue Vaysse Barthélémy, 11500 Quillan, France, (+33) 678.852.282

c/Centolla 388, Algeciras 11207, Cadiz, Spain, (+34) 633.43.97.88