Regardless of where you come from, we believe you’ll find your residence at Le Moulin à Nef to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Fellows are housed in a four-bedroom, terraced, French country home characterized by ancient charm and massive wood beams. Next door, artist studios are housed in a 17th century structure featuring a vast flex space as well as three smaller studios, each with their own distinct charm.
Where your work lives.
La Cebo is the name of the studio building, which was converted from a 17th century house located next to the Fellows’ residence. The first floor features a large flex space that’s been used by ceramic artists, sculptors and visual artists. The upstairs studios are used by writers, composers, and visual artists.
VCCA cannot guarantee specific studio requests. All buildings are smoke-free.
I loved the beauty and quiet of the setting—it proved to be a glorious place to do my work. But it was also wonderful getting to know the village of Auvillar and it’s inhabitants. I made some lovely friends, even with my limited French, and had several fascinating encounters. It was a unique and invaluable time for me.
-Kathryn Levy, writer
Space to rest and relax.
Fellows soak in their rural French surroundings at the Maison Vieilhescaze which serves as the Fellows Residence. The home’s ground floor features a great room with comfortable couches, a dining area and an adjacent kitchen that is well-equipped and ready for use by the Fellows in residence. One bedroom and the laundry facilities are also on the first floor. Upstairs, you’ll find three large bedrooms and two bathrooms. Second-floor access is provided by an exterior staircase up to the mezzanine, a lovely covered space overlooking the back garden.
Creativity Extends to the Kitchen
At Le Moulin à Nef, Fellows enjoy two dinners each week with members of the local artistic community. Fellows are responsible for all other meals and may use the well-equipped kitchen at the Maison Vieilhescaze. Plenty of fresh produce and ingredients are available for purchase in the village of Auvillar and during the Fellows Run to the bustling Tuesday market in Valence d’Agen.
Preparing for your residency.
Reading the Moulin à Nef Fellows Handbook is a good place to start planing your residency. It is also a good idea to review the FAQ about Moulin à Nef residencies.