Now *this* makes sense: Attend a writing workshop in a gorgeous French château!

ChateauFrontViewThe French Château Writers Workshop and Retreat is indeed a truly awesome event. And it will take place again! just as soon as Cary and Norma can work out some details. So keep in touch and we will let you know when it is happening!–Cary & Norma Tennis



Cary at the Gates Chateau du Pin 2014

TopiaryPondSome of the rooms are small singles and others are very large with king- or queen-sized beds. All workshops, breakfast, nightly family-style dinners, and a private conference with Cary are included in the price of registration.

Mornings and most afternoons are devoted to Amherst Writer’s and Artists-style writing workshops, which 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, and 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.

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Allez, on y va!