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 less than one hour south of Carcassonne, and about 1 hour west of Perpignan. You will 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.

2024 Retreats in France

Class DatesLocationAvailability
July 13-20, 2024Quillan, FranceSPACE LIMITED
Sept. 7-14, 2024Quillan, FranceONE SPACE AVAILABLE
Oct. 5-12, 2024Quillan, FranceONE SPACE AVAILABLE

2025 Retreats in France

Class DatesLocationAvailability
May 17-24, 2025Quillan, FranceSpace still available
June 21-28, 2025Quillan, FranceSpace still available
July 19-26, 2025Quillan, FranceSpace still available
September 6-13, 2025Quillan, FranceSpace still available
October 11-18, 2025Quillan, FranceSpace still available


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.

Artist Retreats in Quillan, France and Algeciras, Spain

What's Included

  • Seven nights full deluxe accommodations.
  • Six full days of painting & inspiration, Sunday through Friday (3+ hours in the morning, and 3-4 hours in the afternoon).
  • Five gourmet dinners (minimum 3 courses, with wine), made with fresh local ingredients (nightly except two evenings, when students dine on their own).
  • Six lunches with wine and dessert.
  • 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.
  • Pick-up & drop-off at our local train station.
Artist Retreats in Quillan, France and Algeciras, Spain

SAVE UP TO 300 Euros!

If you book your 2024 retreat and pay the 500 € deposit before July 31, 2024, you will receive a discount of 300 € towards that retreat.

AccommodationNormal PriceSave 300 € *
Shared double room with en-suite bath2,395 €2,095 €
Private room with en-suite bath2,795 €2,495 €

* Special discounted price applies to 2024 retreats booked with a 500 € deposit paid by July 31, 2024. Balance is due 90 days prior to the class start date.

Artist Retreats in Quillan, France and Algeciras, Spain

Significant Others and non-participating Guests

If you would like to bring someone with you but they will not be attending the class, the supplement for that person is 525€ on top of the private room rate. This includes private accommodations for the two of you plus breakfast each morning and dinner 5 of the evenings. (Lunches are not included for non-participating guests, as the lunchtime is a continuation of the workshop experience.)


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 less than one hour 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 2024.

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

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