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Writing Retreat in the South of France

June 13 - June 17

€490 – €620

Writing Retreat 13 – 17 June 2022
(optional days June 18, and 19)

Escape to the sun and be inspired to write in the beautiful setting of the Centre Quaker de Congénies, France, located in a lovely valley between the Cévennes Mountains & the Mediterranean Sea

Bring something you are already working on: give yourself time and space to linger over it and let it develop. This is a perfect opportunity to work in peaceful surroundings on a 1st, 2nd or 3rd draft.

Or come with an open mind and an empty notebook, and see where the week takes you.
Each day there will be a different stimulus for your writing which you can either engage with, or choose to do your own thing. After writing in the morning you may wish to borrow a bicycle and enjoy an afternoon ride through mediaeval villages, or go for a walk on your own or with others on the retreat. Or rest, sleep, read – or write.

There will be opportunities to read your work to the rest of the group. There will also be guidance, if you wish, to help you read ‘in public.

6 to 10 Days at Maison Quaker: Facilitated program from Sunday evening to Friday morning. The other 3 days are optional and can be used for sightseeing or just relaxing around Maison Quaker.

Cost: The program cost will be 490€ for shared occupancy (620€ single) and includes all meals, lodging, and guidance from Kim Hope. The optional days are 70€ per day shared (92€ per day single) and includes accommodation, breakfast, dinner and some sight-seeing transportation. They can be used to attend market day in the medieval village of Sommieres or to visit local Languedoc – Provence sights. Enjoy walking, cycling…. the garden.

For Questions: Contact Kim at
To Book: Contact Amy (Resident Friend) at or register using the form below.

200€ per person, balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. You can pay by euro currency cheque or bank transfer in euro or we can take a cheque in your own currency which we will hold and return to you in exchange for euro cash when you arrive.


June 13
June 17
€490 – €620


Centre Quaker de Congenies
11 Avenue des Quakers
Congenies, Provence-Languedoc 30111 France


Centre Quaker de Congenies
+33 (0)4 66 71 46 41