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The village of Fresselines in the Creuse region of France has drawn painters and sculptors to the area for more than 150 years. The best-known of the visitors was Claude Monet, who painted scenes along this stretch of the Creuse river. Other Impressionists followed suit, and this began a 150-year love affair between artists and the Fresselines area, one group being known as the School of Crozant. As a result, many working ateliers/ exhibition spaces are dotted around the local area and can be visited.

The local church has a sculptured relief by Auguste Rodin.

Getting to Fresselines from the UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

‚ÄčImages courtesy of Frances Earnshaw

Flying

 

The nearest airport is Limoges which is 1hr and 10mins from Fresselines.

We include free transfers from the airport.

 

Ryanair have regular budget flights from several UK airports.

 

Orly airport which is situated south of Paris is just over 3 hrs from Fresselines. This would involve you hiring a car to complete the journey.

 

FlyBe, Air France, British Airways and Vueling fly direct from several UK airports to Orly, Paris.

 

Driving

 

For those who don't mind a longer drive of just over 6 hrs, you can always catch a cheap ferry from Dover to Calais.

 

Train

 

We also provide a free transfer from La Souterraine station which is on the mainline from Austerlitz station in Paris.