La Tempera was founded in 2016 by painter and art restorer Isabelle de Voldère as a place of creative development and exchanges in a rural setting.
The property consists of several houses within a hamlet surrounded by meadows and woods, close to the Vézelay Abbey and the Morvan natural park, and 2 hours away from Paris by train.
Artists, writers and creative professionals stay at La Tempéra to focus on their projects, connect with other creators, and enjoy the beautiful nature and culture that surround us.
We also host exhibitions, conferences, concerts and painting classes.
The place is called La Tempéra in reference to a traditional painting technique based on natural products: eggs, Meudon white and pigments, a technique we use to restore old paintings.
Stay at La Tempéra
Spaces and rates
Private double bedroom, shared bathroom: from 500 euros / month.
Private double bedroom with ensuite bathroom: from 600 euros / month.
All residents have access to a private workspace or studio, as well as shared work spaces including two libraries.
This is an independent, fully-equipped accommodation for 1 to 4 people. The chalet comprises of two 100-square meter floors. The ground floor is a very large workspace that can also be used as a music studio or for exhibitions, and upstairs are 2 large bedrooms overlooking a very large garden, as well as fully-furnished kitchen and bathroom.
Rental rate: 1000 euros / month or 350 euros / week
We host artists, writers and creative professionals all year long, for durations ranging from two weeks to six months.
Our goal is to offer residents the space and time they need to work on their projects, be inspired and make meaningful connections with like-minded people.
Every resident organizes their own schedule and activities, but there are many opportunities to get together like meals, movie nights, yoga sessions, hikes and trips to explore local sights.
Take the train from Paris (Bercy station) to Cosne-sur-Loire (1h40, multiple trains per day). We can come pick you up at the station in Cosne-sur-Loire.
La Tempéra is located in Château-du-Bois, a hamlet 5km from the town of Entrains-sur-Nohains. You can find us on Google Maps here. The drive from Paris takes about 2 hours.
Classes & Coaching
We organize painting courses for adults as well as children accompanied by their parents.
Contact us for more information!