In the middle of the 19th-century, hundreds of Parisian artists followed Claude Monet's example and flocked to the Creuse Valley to set up their easels on the riverside. Impressionism found its Eden in Creuse and the ruins of Crozant castle have become an essential spot for landscape artists.  Come and stay at Chez Jallot and bring your paints, paper and pencils and take inspiration from the beautiful countryside, forests and medieval market towns.

The photographer will also be spoilt for choice irrespective of their preferred subject matter. The views and scenery change dramatically through each season, so photography can be done at any time of year in the Creuse. The Tourist Offices across the Creuse often organise photograph exhibitions covering a whole variety of subjects, which can be of interest. Please check the Tourist office website for details.