La Devignère

General information

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

“La Devignère” has been a place dedicated to artistic activities since 1992. From this time, the theatre company “Tour de Babel” used this rambling old house as its main base for more than twenty creations. In 2005, a new association “Thélème” opened the house to companies and individuals interested in “creative retreats” (circus, dance, theatre …) and worked on developing cultural activities in this rural area (theatre school for children, workshops …). The association ended in 2016. Since then, the owners (artists themselves) have been promoting this exceptional place, now fully restored, to continue these cultural activities, proposing residencies in all fields of creative activities including academic and creative writing. Over the years we have developed a strong network with local structures and individuals including organic producers from where we source our food.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Film Making
  • Photography
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Photographic darkroom
  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops

How to reach

By train

Angouleme is the nearest train station. This is on the main Paris-Bordeaux line. There is also a limited train service from Angouleme to Chasseneuil (5 mins drive).

By plane

Limoges airport is the closest. Other options are Bordeaux or Paris with a train to Angouleme. Also La Rochelle, Tours and Poitiers - a bit more of a trek but possible.

By car

We are 40 minutes drive from Angouleme and two hours from Bordeaux.

Contact information

La Devignère
La Devignere
16450 Lussac

Phone: 0033635408776

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