La Bourdère was a derelict hamlet situated in the Gers, South West France. Brian and Susan Edward bought the hamlet in July 2002 and began renovating in January 2003. Their idea was to create an arts centre offering a wide range of courses on music and the arts.
La Bourdère fitted their vision perfectly - a magical secluded location, buildings filled with history and character with the potential to create a concert hall, a wood working workshop, artists studios and accommodation. The courses are planned to run during spring and autumn and at other times of the year the accommodation will be let on a long or short term basis.