Our Creative Writing Retreat will be held at
Champagne House, Condom, Gascony, South West France.
To be held 24th June - 1st July and 16th - 23rd September 2023.
Come join us and find out how our creative writing event can be life-changing, motivating, inspiring and enjoyable. Meeting lots of interesting like minded people, enjoying and exploring some amazing locations, cultural experiences, luxury accommodation and amazing cuisine.
The retreat offers a writing workshop every morning designed to get the words flowing. Through prompts, games and exercises, you’ll discover different ways into writing that will inspire and surprise you.
Your tutor Claire Boot is an experienced writer who’s passionate about the joys of writing. Whether you’re chipping away at a work-in-progress or just curious to give writing a go, Claire will fuel your creativity with inspiration, encouragement and fun! Claire’s work includes plays, prose, poetry and creative writing resources for Sherman Theatre, Big Start Assemblies and Literature Wales. She is a member of the National Association of Writers in Education and you can learn more about Claire at claireboot.com.
Champagne House is a unique character Boutique B&B and also hosts retreats. Offering luxury accommodation spread over four floors is packed with original features, and a plethora of photo opportunities. It has a central spectacular, stone cantilever staircase and a French/Moroccan courtyard, plunge pool and lots quiet places to relax in. Please view at champagnhouse.fr
Included in the price
Based on two people sharing a suite.
7 nights luxury accommodation at Champagne House with breakfast.
Transfer on arrival and departure at a pre-arranged time (Toulouse airport).
Approximately 25 to 30 hours tuition and materials.
6 lunches, 6 evening light meal/snack (Including wine and 2 picnics).
Tea/coffee/wine/beer/soft drinks will be served whilst at Champagne House.
Visits to some of the most admired villages in France, ancient historic Bastides, Chateau’s, Armagnac distillery, UNESCO heritage site etc.
There is Wi-Fi throughout Champagne House, a plunge pool, courtyard, sun terrace, a library, a hidden bar, local walks and local places of interest. .
To start your day you will have a luxury continental breakfast in the kitchen or on the terrace, and discuss the plan for the day with Claire.
After breakfast you will enjoy, learning the art of creative writing through practical writing workshops, followed by discussion.
We will break for lunch and go to a local restaurant/location (lunch including wine, maybe a picnic depending on the afternoons activity).
During the afternoons we will visit some of the most admired villages in France, ancient historic Bastides, Chateau’s, Armagnac distilleries, local fetes, festivals and much much more.
There will also be free time to write and explore the local area or simply
relax and enjoy Champagne House.
Before the evening Aperos, evening meal/snack, we’ll gather for an informal session of sharing and discussion to nourish your journey as a writer..
Available start dates and prices for 2023
24th June - 1st July
16th - 23rd September.
Room rates are based on two people sharing a suite, £1450 per person.
Course only fee: (including 1 meal per day with wine, tea/coffee/soft drinks whilst at CH) £700 pp.
Single person supplement + 50% (To take the whole suite).
As our week-long retreats are bespoke, we can only host a limited number of participants on each retreat, so if you are interested, we advise that you enquire now to avoid disappointment.
PLEASE NOTE: FLIGHT COSTS, TRAIN FARES etc. ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.
All guests are advised to take out their own travel insurance to cover any eventualities…..
We are approx. 1 hour 15 mins from Toulouse (Blagnac) Airport and we provide a pick up and drop off service included in the cost of your holiday on arrival and departure days at a approx 3p.m.
Condom, The Gers, South West France, 32100 email@example.com
Phone: + 33 (0) 672347498
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