Hôtel Sainte Valière

General information

Brief description of organisation

Hôtel Sainte Valière is a historic house in a small village amongst the vines in the south of France. In May, June, July, September and October we offer exclusivity of the house to up to five artists in residence, as a place of reflection and production. The Hôtel Sainte Valière is a not-for-profit centre for creative and cultural output and exchange, proposing artist\'s residencies, concerts and events, and working with the creators, cultural institutions, chefs and small producers of the region. Hôtel Sainte Valière has been created by Eloise Caleo, co-founder of Open Studio, a live music venue in Melbourne, Australia, and Justin Caleo, a graphic designer specialising in publishing.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Hôtel Sainte Valière offers two types of residency:

Musicians in residence

The musicians in residence program offers touring musicians up to three nights free accommodation in return for one live performance at the house, between the months of April and October.

Artists in residence

The artists in residence program proposes low rates for artists of various disciplines to come and work at the house, for stays one to six weeks, during the months of May, June, July, September and October.

Hôtel Sainte Valière offers its residents large, comfortable, luminous rooms with dedicated workspaces, views and private bathrooms, and an atmosphere outside of time. This residency is ideally suited to writing, drawing, dreaming, researching, exploring and thinking. There are bicycles and an automatic car at your disposal, and many wonderful places to visit close by. You have the option of being fully catered for during your stay. No outcomes are required, but we will happily organise events (readings /exhibitions/ concerts) to showcase your work.

We are now accepting applications for our May, June, September and October residencies 2019. To apply send a brief description of your work and the dates you would like to attend to eloise@hotelsaintevaliere.com

Our next residency for Artists with Children will run from 1 - 11 May 2019. We have one room remaining for two adults and one or two children.

The Hôtel Sainte Valière is currently seeking chefs in residence for September - October 2019. Spend some time in the Minervois region of France helping prepare the artists meals at the Hotel Sainte Valiere in return for board and lodging, or run your own small restaurant out of the hotel. Contact Eloise for expressions of interest and more information.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Music
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
  • 2 weeks
  • 3 weeks
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Grants available

Although we cannot currently provide grants, we are happy to provide official documents and letters of invitation for artists wishing to find third-party grant support or other funding for a residency.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


Rural/ Small village amongst the vines in Southern France

  • Internet Connection
  • Studio
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
Other activities happening at the space
  • Presentation

How to reach

By train

Arrive at Narbonne station. 4 1/2 hours from Paris, 2 hours from Barcelona, 2 1/2 hours from Marseille: http://www.sncf.com/en/passengers. We will pick you up at Narbonne station, and drop you off at the end of your stay.

By plane

The closest airports to Sainte Valière are Carcassonne, Béziers, Perpignan, Toulouse, Montpellier, Barcelona.

By car

Sainte Valière is a 25 minute drive from Narbonne, and a 40 minute drive from both Carcassonne and Béziers.

Nearest airport

Carcassonne / Béziers

Contact information

Hôtel Sainte Valière
2 Rue du Dr. Cayla
11120 Sainte Valière


Phone: +33640822287

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