Photo Holiday Courses and Workshops in France

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 Course exceeded my expectations.  It was delivered in a measured, but appropriately challenging way.  My mind-set towards using the Automatic option on the camera has been completely changed and my introduction to Photoshop was given the time and detail required.  Am so proud of my prints!Carol B - September 2017

"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.


  • Following our successes in 2017, we are continuing to offer three Photo MAESTRO - RPS Courses specifically designed to help you attain a Royal Photographic Society Distinction - more information can be found here.
  • Ivory Flame, one of the UK's most famous art nude model, will be starring in our second 2018 Photo Expo Workshop in Sept/Oct 2018 - see here for more details.
  • 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