Spain and France, May 2022

May 2022


The Spanish countryside and the French Pyrenees are dazzlingly beautiful places that once inspired many great artists and writers. Come see why. We will focus on gardens, mountains, and the sea in this trip centered on drawing inspiration from nature. Take a walking tour down a cobblestoned labyrinth of streets; paint or write on location from a castle with a view to the coast; and learn to make French pastries from a local chef. Share your work with other writers and artists, and receive feedback and guidance on your own creative projects.





May 16th: Retreat begins in the afternoon. Make your own way to the hotel, or request transfer for additional fee. Celebratory dinner and setting creative intentions. 
May 17th: A Writer's and Artist's walking tour of Barcelona. 
May 18th: Creative work and exploration. Meet in the evening to share.
May 19th: Depart for Galliners, countryside of olive orchards and wild flowers.
May 20th: Hike around the seaside down of Cadaques and write on location. 
May 21st: Creative time and exploration. Meet in the evening to share. 
May 22nd: Drive across the border to Py, France, on the edge of the Pyrenees. 
May 23rd: Cooking classes with a French pastry chef.  
May 24th: Morning for creative work. Afternoon by the sea. Dinner at a seaside restaurant to celebrate and share. 
May 25th: Depart for flights home via Barcelona airport. 





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