View of Ornans, Gustave Courbet

Programs 2017

This is a special opportunity to stay in a family chateau in Franche-Comte, in Dole, in the renowned triangle of Beaune and Dijon, the heart of the burgundy and Jura wines.

From August 1- to November 1st 2017

Renowned for its art, architecture, landscapes, vineyards and villages to visit. The Gustave Courbet painting sites and three Unesco sites are 20 mn away. We will either assist you as cook or guide in the country or city or you can rent the chateau and travel as desired.

We are the owners and stay in a separate side of the chateau while it is rented. The chateau has much to offer as its cultural heritage goes back to the 14th century in Marie Christine's family and is registered as a Historical Monument.

As artists we have a background in art history and can tell you about the sites and familiarize you with the history as well.

Chateau Rental

7 days $3500 for up to 6 people.

$500 extra each up to 8 people

Includes breakfast.

We can cook for you:

Cuisine French Family style

$138 per day, per person with 2 glasses of wine per meal.

-3 days with 3 meals a day:.

$2500 for 6 people.

$3330 for 8 people

-5 Days with 3 meals a day-

$4164 for 6 people

$5552 for 8 people

Personal tour guide $250 per day, with access to private Vinyards and chateaux. Knowledge of historical sites, villages, fresh markets, horse fair in September. Cheese chops, museums, excursions in kayaking, hiking, Art and painting locations.

In depth knowledge of the history .

Not included in the price: airfare or transportation at chateau.

Your car rental cost [about $30 per day.]

Your meals out, taxis or bus to train station .

Your train ticket, approx $70 each way from/to Paris [1hour 45 mn speed train Paris Dole]

Lyon and Geneva are a 2.5 hour drive by highway

Middle Age Bridge near Le musee Courbet

CHATEAU CHALON in the middle of the Jura vinyard

View of Ornans, Gustave Courbet

Our rustic food,