Like VCCA-Virginia, VCCA-France offers private bedrooms in a charming adjacent seventeenth century house (see photos above and below), private studios in newly renovated buildings and concentrated time for creative work. Limited meals are prepared.
These residencies are available to VCCA Fellows and specially invited French artists. Applicants for VCCA-France should submit the VCCA-France application form available here.
Le Moulin à Nef is located in the charming village of Auvillar, a stopover on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain and designated as one of France's "100 Most Beautiful Villages." Le Moulin à Nef is set on the banks of the broad green Garonne River. There are clearly visible remnants of medieval hilltop fortifications, monuments that go back centuries, and a Gallo-Roman village as well as numerous nearby medieval structures to explore.
Auvillar also has a small grocer, bakery, pharmacy, tabac, post office and public email access, plus five eateries, ranging from a créperie to a four-star restaurant. The region is noted for medieval hamlets, Faience pottery, troubadour singing, cassoulet, foie gras, strawberries, exquisite wines and tantalizing cheeses. Auvillar’s weekly market is a highlight.
Our two buildings are situated at the entrance to the port section of the village. The larger building, La Cebo contains four studio spaces, including a fully equipped ceramics studio. (To see the studios, click here.) La Cloucado houses the administrative office.
Photos of the residence, the Maison Vieilhescazes, are below. It is named for the previous owner, a theater producer.
The yard behind La Maison Vieilhescazes
Exterior of the Mezzanine
Living room with fireplace