Learn at L'Hirondelle



Residential Guitar Holidays 



Come to France to improve your guitar playing in a friendly and informal atmosphere. You'll be on holiday so relax and enjoy yourself!


Our holidays are designed to allow those new to guitar playing to improve their knowledge and technique, without pressure, in a relaxed setting where individual skills can be developed at your own pace.


Designed as one-to-one morning and afternoon sessions over five full days (maximum 2 people) you’ll cover essentials such as:

  • Stringing, tuning and maintaining your guitar
  • Reading tablature and chord diagrams
  • Chord formation
  • Picking and strumming


Our guitar holidays will give you the time to really understand the basic techniques whilst enjoying playing your guitar and making music.


We offer either self-catering or fully catered holidays for a maximum of 2 guitarists. Non-playing guests (family, partners, friends) are welcome to accompany the guitarist(s) at the supplements shown below.


Fully Catered: €680 per guitarist (maximum 2)


The fee includes: 

  • All guitar sessions & notes
  • Individual, en-suite accommodation
  • Full board - Sunday evening to Saturday morning
  • Drinks with lunch & dinner
  • On-site parking
  • Supplement €240 per non-guitarist sharing double/twin room



Self-catering: €900 for 2 guitarists

(may include 2 non-guitarists at no extra charge)


The fee includes: 

  • Guitar sessions & notes for 2
  • Gite accommodation with 2 en-suite bedrooms*
  • Full kitchen facilities, dining area and lounge
  • Private garden and terrace with BBQ
  • On-site parking

  *Supplement per additional bedroom (maximum 4) - 35



Guitar Holiday Dates 2017


Sunday 23rd - Saturday 29th April


Sunday 14th - Saturday 20th May


Sunday 3rd - Saturday 9th September


Sunday 8th October - Saturday 14th October


If you have other specific dates in mind, do run them past us as we may be able to fit them in. 








Guests opting for fully catered holidays are invited to arrive in time for dinner on the Sunday evening. For self-catering guests, the gite will be available from 4pm on the Sunday. The guitar sessions will start around 10:00am on the Monday morning. Guests depart mid-morning on the following Saturday.


What To Bring?


Ideally, it's best to bring your own guitar so that you become familiar with its idiosyncrasies - no two guitars are the same! If bringing your own equipment is a problem, let us know and we'll make alternative arrangements. We liaise carefully with each guest, at the time of booking, as to their individual aims and requirements.


Is there a particular piece of music you'd like to work on during the week? Let us know at the time of booking and we'll try to include it as a study piece for the week.