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Frequently Asked Questions



What is a typical working day for residents?

A working day is as long or as short as a resident desires, but the famous Breton light extends beyond 10 pm during the spring and summer, and most artists are eager to make the most of it.

Is studio space available?

Shared studio space is available.

What living space is available?

Residents will be housed in a large shared maison in the village of Léhon. 

Where do residents shop, eat, and bank?

The amenities available in Léhon include a restaurant, café, bakery, heated public outdoor swimming pool, and tennis courts. The city of Dinan, within walking distance, has large supermarkets, bakeries, many restaurants, hotels, hardware stores, and other businesses, including a large outdoor weekly market. 
 ATMs are readily available. Some US banks and US credit card companies tack on a foreign service fee; others do not.

What about Internet/telephone access?

Free wireless Internet access is available. Residents are responsible for their own telephone needs.

How can art supplies be obtained/transported?

Residents should bring or ship the supplies they will need. International shipping can be slow and complicated, and residents should allow a minimum of six weeks for delivery. It is advisable to contact the airline/transport company for specific regulations before packing or shipping art supplies or materials. A limited variety of supplies can be purchased in Dinan; a larger selection is available in Rennes, which is 45 minutes away by car (the trip is longer by the local bus).  

What is the best way to travel from Paris?

High-speed trains run from Paris to Rennes. From Rennes, one can take an inexpensive local bus to Dinan or a more expensive local train. The directors will pick up residents in Dinan. Léhon is at least four hours by car from Paris.  

Do residents need to lease a car?

Residents don't need a car; however, France has an excellent car lease plan for tourists visiting Europe for at least 17 days. Leasing arrangements under this plan must be made from the United States; the residency directors will provide detailed information to successful applicants. Leased cars can be picked up at many locations in France, including Charles de Gaulle airport. 

This page was last updated on 10/31/2016.