Learn how to create a beautiful mosaic work of art in the centre of Limoges. Prices are very reasonable and include materials, and the teacher is a lovely lady who speaks excellent English.
This ancient paper mill began production in 1522 and now produces paper for many artists. You can also see the beginnings of the printing press. Tours can be pre-arranged in English, and there are workshops for children, where they can make their own paper and try printing. It is an excellent half day, and children are surprisingly fascinated. It is located just outside St Leonard de Noblat, the beautiful medieval town, always recommended for its enormous gothic church and architecture as well as its mouth-watering cake shops!
It is 15 minutes away from the Chateau and a lovely drive.
Paul Rebeyrolle was a modern painter (1926 -2005) who created huge and striking canvasses. He was born in pretty Eymoutiers, where his gallery now stands, and houses important temporary exhibitions, as well as his own work. The gallery runs art workshops on the first Sunday of each month (from children of 4 years to adults) and every day during the holidays, but booking is essential. We took two 6 year olds and a 13 year old and all the children enjoyed themselves and each brought home a Picasso style work of art.
Eymoutiers is 35 minutes from the Chateau, it is a very pretty drive.
The Chateau was sacked during the revolution, so its new life as an art museum breathes new life into its existence, but it is also a lovely and impressive building. There are art workshops for children. It is closed on Tuesdays and has slightly irregular opening hours during the winter.
It is 45 minutes from the Chateau.