Posted on 2020-10-05

France - Loire Valley - One to one Tuition

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Loire Valley one to one photography workshops

So, how would you like to get to know your camera in a World Heritage Area protected by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation)?

Living here in the Loire Valley, France, I am perfectly placed to take you to some beautiful areas for you to learn how to get the best out of your camera.

Twenty minutes west of Tours you will be greeted by the château of Villandry. This famous castle has equally famous gardens filled with photographic potential. Carry on westwards and you start to discover the vineyards and small villages at the side of the Loire.

Going east of Tours, you will find many architectural wonders. From the châteaux such as Amboise and Chambord to the beautiful villages, you will soon discover why UNESCO designated this area as a World Heritage Site.

South of Amboise finds the vineyards near to Chenonceau and the valley of the river Cher. The small village is home to one of the most visited château on the banks of the river Cher. Chenonceau château straddles its banks with such grandeur that you are sure to find your shot.

If you prefer rolling hills, then let me introduce you to Sancerre.

The medieval village of Sancerre sits atop a hill surrounded by vineyards for as far as the eye can see. Sancerre is famous for its wine and once tasted, you will understand why it has a reputation. There are rich pickings for the budding landscape photographer and the area will delight you.

Getting to the Loire is simple as there are air, rail and road connections. There is one flight a day from London Stansted to Tours and frequent TGV services from Paris or Lille. Having made the journey many times, I can advise you on how to achieve the best prices.

A one to one workshop costs 350€. The price includes 8 hours of tuition, transportation during the day but does not include any accommodation or meals. Locations are within an hour or so of Tours.

COVID rules for France are being followed. Please bring your own mask ad hand sanitizer.

Type of experience

  • Photo Workshop


  • Western Europe


  • Largely landscapes
  • Discover a city

Other (category)



  • Get in touch for availability


  • One day

Languages spoken

English; French

What is included

  • Pro photographer
  • Some meals
  • Car & driver

What is included (other)

The price includes 8 hours of tuition and transportation during the day.

What is not included but recommended for the experience

A tripod is highly recommend for the tour to get the best out of your shots.

Five keywords that best describe the experience you will have

Architecture. Local knowledge of the Loire Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site. French language spoken. One to one tuition.

Camera equipment used by photographer


Private or group?

  • Private

Max group size


Min group size


Non photographer's welcome



  • PN
  • May 9, 2021
  • An excellent and informative talk about what is still a very remote part of the world. Well illustrated with extraordinary photos of the eagle hunters. I learned a lot in an hour.

  • Gary
  • May 6, 2021
  • Very interesting presentation.


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