Have a look at http://www.facilitutors.com to see all the fabulous courses running this summer all over France. For example there's painting and drawing at the Moulin d'Annepont, hat making with a designer who designed hats for Jerry Hall and Princess Diana, making silver jewellery and reinventing French Textiles: these three are at Châteu Dumas. Then there's all sorts of sewing, embroidery and patchwork couses including Sue Hazell whose ads you may have seen in Country Living. Antiques lectures at Château Coye with experts from the Antiques Roadshow, Fly tying in the Deux Sèvres, flying lessons in the Vienne, wine appreciation...Painted furniture techniques.. Rock guitar ...Better see for yourselves!
PS Don't forget to tell your friends.