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south of france writing retreat, prades, France
March 25th to 31st, 2024

A week-long, creative writing holiday with a difference – scenic walks, fascinating talks and daily practical writing and editing workshops – all in a land as old as time itself, Pyrénées Orientales in France. 


Architectural digs around the small town of Millas have found tools dating back about a million years, proving that a population of ’homo erectus’ existed so far back.

The 450,000 year old Tautavel man is probably the most famous historical discovery in the region.


In the 9th century, the powerful ’Order of the Knights Templar’ set up very productive agricultural zones from their headquarters in the Mas Deu in Trouillas and the Roussillon counts and nobles settled in Perpignan.

For our retreat we have chosen the laid-back town of Prades, the capital of the Conflent, situated at the foot of the Canigou, at the confluence of several rivers. Canigou is the sacred mountain of the Catalans and many people climb it each year starting from Prades.


Accommodation is organised in single, ensuite rooms with breakfast at the family owned, boutique hotel

Villa Lafabregue  


Location: Prades, Pyrennees Orientales

Bus transport from Toulouse, Barcelona or Montpellier to Perpignan: Flixbus

Bus/train transport from Perpignan to Prades: SNCF


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 you to sign up now to avoid disappointment.


Due to ever-increasing popularity, acceptance on our retreats is not just on a first-come, first-served basis. Just as important is your response to a special application questionnaire we will send you. That's why payments are ONLY accepted from participants AFTER selection has been confirmed.

Price per person for one week-long session - 2,250 Euro* (excluding transfer travel costs to and from retreat location). 

Participation package will include: accommodation in single, en-suite rooms for six nights, breakfast, workshops, guest author appearances, diverse activities and excursions to awaken inspiration, and transport (only related to excursions), three lunches, welcome food and drinks evening event and similar ‘see you soon’ good-bye event. 


Email your interest by filling in the form below, giving full contact details, so we can reach out to you with further details. 

*As places are limited and workshops tailored on participants' needs, you are entitled to a full refund within one week of your payment. We cannot offer any refunds for cancellations or no-show situations after that. Please consider travel cancellation insurance whenever making travel plans. By sending this registration form you accept our Terms & Conditions.

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