Welcome to Studio Lavalette - the best photo holidays in France, that truly focus on what you love!

Why not spend a few days really exploring your creativity. With your camera and a qualified pro at your side, you'll be amazed what you can achieve and that's 100% guaranteed.

Based in the picturesque, medieval and Michelin-starred town of Villebois-Lavalette, we've tons of photo-opportunities right on our doorstep. There are stunning landscapes, fairytale chateaux, rolling vineyards and rivers that wind through wonderful old villages - it's all waiting for you!

Here is what a couple of our clients have said:

"The most rewarding thing I've done in ages! The course has everything: excellent tuition, state-of-the-art equipment and resources; brilliant locations; outstanding meals from Trisha; and very comfortable accommodation". Shawn G - June 2014

"If you are looking for structured, creative tuition, delivered in a relaxed and supportive environment; mouth-watering meals and very comfortable accommodation; plus, a seemingly infinite variety of photogenic locations nearby - then, look no further. Studio Lavalette has it all!" Anna L - August 2013

For more Testimonials click here.


  • New in 2017 are three Photo MAESTRO - RPS Courses specifically designed to help you attain a Royal Photographic Society Distinction - more information can be found here.
  • Rachelle Summers, a fantastic art nude model, will be starring in our first 2017 Photo Expo Workshop in May - SOLD OUT.
  • Photoshop Textures - 100% Free! We've 26 textures for you to download, so once you have the password, you can download any of the available textures at any time - follow this link to find out more.
  • If you're simply looking for somewhere to stay for a holiday, please visit our sister website at Maison du Couvent.

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See you soon.

Don & Trisha McCrae