French Guitar Adventurers

Richard Durrant’s French Guitar Adventurers holiday is for classical and acoustic players of mixed styles and abilities. It takes place in July and September each year in the South of France.

Up to 10 guitarists spend a week together developing musical and technical ideas and working towards an end of week concert.

Musicians can bring a partner. There are trips out and plenty to keep partners entertained too!

Now entering its fifth year, FGA has led to many lasting friendships being forged – some of the players return each year. 


French Guitar Adventurers concert poster
The French Guitar Adventurers week ends with a concert

“Each guitarist has to show flexibility, generosity and understanding as well as being prepared to work hard.

“Luckily these are qualities that I consider to be key ingredients of good musicianship.”

Richard Durrant

“It also makes for wonderful music making, a steep learning curve, strong camaraderie and a great end of week gig!”


Hosted by Richard and his wife Louise, each holiday takes place at the beautiful French Retreat near Chalais to the east of Bordeaux. 

The French Retreat, situated just outside the town of Chalais, is the stunning setting for French Guitar Adventurers

All places are full board, the accommodation is high quality with fabulous food, great facilities and a swimming pool.

For further details about price and to discuss your suitability as a player please email: info@richarddurrant.com

French Guitar Adventurers – dates for 2020
6th to 12 July
21st to 27th September