Hazel Manuel

Writing Retreats

'Words and Wine' Writing Retreats in the French Loire Valley

Thanks so much for the great week! It really got me going and helped me to organise my work - in fact, turning what was a bit of a pipe dream into a real project.

- Constance Bradburn.

Tutored Retreats plus wine-tasting

It's hard to imagine a more inspiring place than the French Loire Valley in summer. Romantic châteaux, fields of sunflowers and lush vinyards line the River Loire and extend into it's valley. Summers are long and warm here, with days stretching into glorious sunsets and night skies clear enough to see the milky-way. This world heritage area is well known for it's wonderful wines, from light and refreshing Saumur Blanc to deep and aromatic Champigny. What better than to spend a week immersing yourself in your work in this most beautiful and tranquil part of France, while sampling the best wines the region has to offer?

Our retreats are run throughout the summer and include writing workshops, one-to-one sessions with a published novelist, group feedback sessions and time to work on your own project. Enjoy shared accommodation at a traditional farmhouse deep in vine-growing country, homemade meals and wine tasting with an expert vigneron.

Places are limited to five participants and we book up fast. Fully inclusive accommodation plus transport to and from Saumur Station are included in the price.

Click here to view a sample weekly schedule for our tutored retreats.

More information about our tutored retreats may be found here.

Terms and conditions for all our retreats may be found here.

2018 Retreat Program


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