The 6th annual L'ATELIER Writers Original Retreat will be held May 31 - June 6 at a private estate in the beautiful Loire region of France. Situated an hour and half from Lyon, this beautiful chateau, manor house, and surrounding grounds are reserved entirely for our group. 


Trains to several nearby towns and cities are easily reserved from Paris, Marseille, or Geneva. If you are traveling from within Europe, you may be able to fly to Lyon directly and then get a train to Roanne. As we have done every year, we will do our best to facilitate your arrival at L’ATELIER. Once we know who is coming  and from which different directions of the world, we will have more information on travel. And if you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch!

Our comfortable common areas are always our hub and a key to our community. They provide varied space for writing during the day,  L'ATELIER craft sessions, meals, meetings with instructors, an aperitif hour and evening readings.

The outdoor space includes a swimming pool and different places for writers to create al fresco. Wifi is available throughout the property, but we strongly encourage you to turn yours off. We believe this encourages a writer's focus, providing a rare and precious solitude.