French Château Writers Retreat


EntryHallThe writer needs solitude and the writer needs community—Cary Tennis’ French Château Writers Retreat offers you both, giving you the space and the time needed to gain inspiration and pursue your creative work.

BlueRoom_LargeThis one-of-a-kind writing retreat will take place October 5-11, 2015 at the Chateau du Pin, a historic French chateau surrounded by 300 acres of topiary, formal gardens, parks, woodland trails and vineyards. Mornings and most afternoons are devoted to Amherst Writer’s and Artists-style writing workshops, which will take place in the Grand Salon on the ground floor. When workshops are not taking place, the entire ground floor, including the tower library, Grand Salon, Petit Salon, dining room are at your disposal for reading, writing, dreaming, and relaxing throughout the day. Feel free to wander into a secluded nook in the gardens to write, walk the trails of Le Pin, relax by the pond in the formal garden, or venture into the charming small town of Champtoce-sur-Loire. The French Government has officially classified Le Pin as a “Monument Historique” and the Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication has awarded the “Des Jardins Remarquables” designation to Le Pin’s gardens and grounds

TopiaryPondSome of the rooms are small singles and others are very large with king- or queen-sized beds. Bathrooms are shared with no more than one other person. If you choose one of the smaller rooms, rest assured that there is plenty of room in the chateau and on the property in which to escape for peace, relaxation, and a beautiful view. All workshops, breakfast, nightly family-style dinners, and a private conference with Cary are included in the price of registration. $850 saves any room.

Share a room and save! If you share your room with one other person your price of registration goes down to $1375. If you share a room with two other people your registration goes down to $1175. Email us at info@carytennis.com for more details.


The registration prices, all of which include daily breakfast and family style dinners, are these:


Deposit to hold any room: $850

Large room with shared bath, payment in full: $1999

Large room with private bath, payment in full: $2199


For more information about rooms and reservations check out our online store. If you have further questions or would like to talk to Cary about your writing goals, give him a call at 415.308.5685 or email us at info@carytennis.com. To find out how to get to the Chateau du Pin, check out this link. Allez, on y va!



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