Immerse yourself in the joie de vivre of southwestern France, exploring not only the magnificent city of Bordeaux but also its neighboring countryside full of tiny medieval towns, storybook castles, and immaculate vineyards. Step back in time as you wander through a prehistoric village, witnessing how life was lived thousands of years ago. Marvel at the limestone cliffs and a landscape that has remained unchanged throughout the centuries. Delve into the richness of French culture with its renowned gastronomic traditions and luxurious wine.
Our spectacular countryside accommodations will be at Chateau LaDausse, outside the village of Montflanquin. The 18th-century chateau was painstakingly renovated over the past decade by its current owners and our hosts Eric and Diane Antonissen. They are the perfect pair for our Eat-Write-Travel adventure being that Diane is a chef who worked in some of Paris's finest restaurants and Eric a sommelier with a degree in enology from the University of Bordeaux.
Notes from Judyth
Our innovative and inspiring WritingWild Adventure in France will galvanize the journey of developing your Voice, style, - and your long-term project - whether novel, memoir, cookbook, poetry or essay collection.
We’ll start with deep immersion into the invaluable and original process of WritingWild followed by glorious days of enlivening practices in lyrical journaling, poetry, travel and food writing, memoir, dialogue and description, character development, in our cherry-picked selection of gorgeous environs.
Vitalize and refresh your work and yourself, as journals and pens in hand, we meet over croissants and cappuccinos in the sweet morning air and embark on lively quests to finetune our seeing, listening, scent awareness, and sense of touch, so the exquisite, vivid textures of this world come into our writing.
You’ll leave with a thick bundle of fresh approaches, ready and invigorated to hop aboard the freight train of your literary longing, and ride successfully to your desired destination!
This will be a very small group – each writer will receive fully individual attention!