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Monday, 7 May 2012

Chez Castillon


You know how sometimes you meet new people and you just know that you’ll want to know them for ever? Well, that’s how I felt when I met Mickey and Janie at Chez Castillon.

Chez Castillon is an amazing house in Castillon la Bataille near Bordeaux, and Mickey and Janie have turned it into the most fantastic retreat for writers and artists.

I was out there for a few days at the end of last month and I had a wonderful time. The hospitality of Chez Castillon makes it the perfect environment for writing and relaxing. Mickey and Janie are the perfect hosts, and the provision of food and drink is abundant and seamless.

Add to this great tuition from the talented Adrian Magson and the stimulating company of my fellow students, and my stay at Chez Castillon was just perfect.



You can find out more about Chez Castilon here. They’ve got an array of writing and painting courses coming up, including 'Is There A Book In You?' with the gorgeous Jane Wenham Jones.

Meanwhile, so you can see how beautiful it is, here are some more photos ...




If you want a writing retreat or course in incredible surroundings with wonderful company, I highly recommend Chez Castillon.

11 comments:

liz fenwick said...

Have always wanted to go but alas the timing never works out!

Bernadette said...

That does look lovely.
Pleased you had a good time!

HelenMHunt said...

You'd love it, Liz. I think Mickey and Janie are quite open to people going out for private retreats by arrangement as well!

Bernadette - I had a wonderful time. Will tell you all about it when I see you next.

Diane Fordham said...

What a truly special experience that must have been :-)

Sue Guiney said...

Ooh, sounds idyllic. I think I'll put it on the "wannagoto" list!

HelenMHunt said...

Ladies, it is truly amazing. Definitely put it at the top of your list!

Karen said...

Sounds wonderful, Helen, and I'm glad you had a lovely time :o) Hope the weather wasn't as horrid as it was here!

DeniseCovey _L_Aussie said...

Hey Helen, how lucky are you to get to stay in such a lovely place. I hope the writing went well too!

Denise

Rebecca Leith said...

It is a truly magical place, and Janie and Mickey are wonderful people. I'm hoping to visit again over the summer.

Annieye said...

It looks and sounds lovely, Helen. I hope you got lots of work done on your novel ;-)

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

I'd love to go there at some point, it looks and sounds amazing.