Hôtel Sainte Valière

Arts residency in the south of France

A grand old house, in a small village amongst the vines in the south of France. The region is the Minervois, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Mountains, not far from the Spanish border. Olive trees, fruit trees, pretty little market towns, fresh local produce, local wines, walks, river swims. Hôtel Sainte Valière is an arts residency, a place of creative production and cultural exchange, and proposes concerts and events. We are currently accepting artist applications for our 2019 residency programs.

Availability May / June 2019 at Hôtel Sainte Valière:
1 – 11 mai: residency for artists with children – available rooms: 2
18 – 31 May: available rooms: 1
1 – 15 June: available rooms: 1
16 – 25 June: available rooms: 2
 If your preferred dates are unavailable, we do have a waiting list in case of cancellations
Marie Bondeson – artist – & Håkan Obbel – Sweden – October 2018

“We came with the intention to recover from a period of hard artistic work and get new energy. We  found a quiet, friendly, warm and open space. A good place for dreaming, a wonderful working space and a socially great house to stay at. Eloise and Sophie are two really caring people that do everything to make your stay as good as you can wish. The atmosphere in the house and in the village is both relaxing and energising so you can actually get things done. Thank you both for a rich experience.”


Katerina Knight – textile artist – UK – July 2018

“The space which Eloise has created at Hôtel Sainte Valière for Artists encourages both creative and cultural exchange, through engaging conversation over lovely food and wine amidst a dreamlike landscape. The surroundings offer the perfect balance of inspiration to produce new work whilst allowing undisturbed time for reflection and thinking. Hôtel Sainte Valière is everything you could ask for and more, I will treasure my time spent here.”

Margarita Georgiadis – painter – Australia – June 2018

“My residency at Hôtel Sainte Valière fulfilled my every wish and expectation of what the perfect artists residency should be. Uninterrupted, peaceful endlessnessism of time, productivity and wandering through a spectacular landscape that feeds inspiration. A lifetime can be savored in a day here, with the wonderful knowledge that tomorrow will bring yet another lifetime of continuing magical experiences.”

Jade Lillie – arts executive – Australia – June 2018

“Hôtel Sainte-Valière is a peaceful and creative place where friends and artists come together, make new work, share conversations and focus on creative ideas. Eloise has created a very special place for artists that welcomed me to experience this beautiful part of the world whilst writing, walking, sharing meals and great conversation. I highly recommend Hôtel Sainte-Valière as a place to stay and undertake your own project, collaborate on ideas and sit in the beautiful garden whilst enjoying the sunset over the vineyards. It’s been such a pleasure.”