The French House Party is listed Top Retreat in the National Geographic book, “The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life” written by the prestigious American travel writer Pam Grout. Learn how to get the best from your digital video camcorder. Whether you want to learn the aesthetics of filming techniques, how to edit the material on your home computer, add special effects and musical soundtracks or understand animation, this groundbreaking course takes the mystery out of the technology. For adults and young people over the age of 12 (at least one adult per child), it is operated by a qualified British instructor who regularly runs introductory courses in UK
schools and for groups of adults.
The French House Party provides exclusive, villa-based arts and leisure breaks in medieval Carcassonne, South West France. We operate specifically with small, private groups of up to 16 people who want a European holiday with a different approach, who place a premium on superior quality accommodation, food and personal service. The house has a large swimming pool, tennis court, boules-pitch and a selection of bicycles should guests wish to take a ride along the banks of the nearby Canal du Midi.
This is an all-inclusive six-day vacation containing 5 days of instruction. All accommodation, meals, tuition, materials and transport in France are contained in the price of £995 for adults, £895 for 12-18 year-olds. Flights are not included. Reductions for group organisers who bring their own groups (please ask for details). Minimum group number is 5. Flight costs are not included. All materials supplied.
Course tutor: Peter Ralley has been involved in film-making for more than 30 years. After training as a professional photographer, working in the editorial and advertising media and teaching photography, he retrained to become a teacher, studying art and majoring with a first-class honours degree in etching and other print-making: his tutor was David Carpanini (a former president of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers).
Prior to launching his own educational film company he spent 11 years as a head-teacher- much of this time promoting the use of digital photography and film-making as an educational and expressive tool.The company is the sponsor and host for the UK's Cheshire Schools Film & Animation Awards (The COSCARS) and also the UK open Schools Film & Animation Awards (The DOSCARS).
Domaine St. Raymond is a beautiful, spacious house with gardens, a large swimming pool and an all-weather tennis court. We have a supply of bicycles - and the road is flat right down to the Canal du Midi towpath! There's table-tennis, a pool table and the house even has its own boules pitch.
Eight individually-designed ensuite bedrooms are double or twin-sized. All have air-conditioning, tea and coffee-making facilities, a hairdryer and CD player. Towels and linen are supplied. All meals are included, either cooked by our excellent chefs at home or at local French restaurants. Wine from the local vineyards of the Corbieres or Minervois are included with all lunches and dinners. An in-house wine-tasting has also been arranged for one afternoon. Help and advice can be given if guests require visits to La Cite at Carcassonne or to the castle sites of Cathar resistance.
There is a single occupancy supplement of (GBP)100 per person.
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- Lodging and all meals (including eating out at a restaurant twice during the six days).
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This company is listed Top Retreat in the National Geographic book, “The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life” written by the prestigious American travel writer Pam Grout. Our stylish, 300-year-old 8-bedroomed stone house with pool and tennis court is situated in beautiful countryside with magnificent...
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