RETREAT SCHEDULE

DAY 1 – TUESDAY – ST GERMAIN-DES-PRES  – THE CALL TO ADVENTURE 

7-8:30am: Breakfast (with accommodations)

8:30-10:30am: Meet & Greet / La Surprise / Stroll along the River Book Stalls to Notre Dame 

10:30am-12:30pm: Browse in an English Bookstore / Writing: Prompt To Write! 

12:30-2:30pm: Complimentary Lunch at a Literary Café

2:30pm-on: FREE TIME

RELATED INTEREST: Musée du Quai d’Orsay; Luxembourg Gardens

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY – QUARTIER LATIN – FROM TOURIST TO PILGRIM

7-8:30am: Breakfast (with accommodations)

8:30-11am: Discover a Historical Amphitheater & Hear a Presentation about Ancient Books

11am-12:30pm: At the Farmer’s Market / Writing: Come to Your Senses!

12:30-2:30pm: Complimentary Lunch at Parisian Bistro

2:30pm-8:30pm: FREE TIME

RELATED INTEREST: Musée de Cluny 

9pm: Paris Illuminations Night Tour by Motor Coach

DAY 3 – THURSDAY – PARIS FROM THE RIVER – THE DAY-TRAVELER 

7-8:30am: Breakfast (with accommodations)

8:30am-12:30pm: Sightseeing Cruise to Eiffel Tower / Writing: Place That Character! + Poetry

12:30-2:30pm: Complimentary Lunch 

2:30pm-on: FREE TIME

RELATED INTEREST: Use your 1-Day River Pass to Hop-On & Off to Le Louvre

DAY 4 – FRIDAY – DAY TRIP TO CHARTRES – WRITING AS PILGRIMAGE

7-7:30am: Breakfast (with accommodations)

7:30am: Bus/Métro / 1-Hour Train Ride to Chartres – Arrive in Chartres by 10am

10am-12:30pm: / Walk to the Cathedral / Labyrinth Workshop / Writing: Journaling

12:30-2pm: Complimentary Lunch at a nearby restaurant

2-5pm: FREE TIME

RELATED INTEREST: Stained Glass Museum (Centre International du Vitrail), Le Petit Char’Train Guided Tour, Cathedral Gardens (Jardins de l’Evêché), Historical Downtown

5:30pm: Train Ride back to Paris / Métro to Hotel

DAY 5 – SATURDAY – CELEBRATION – RE-ENTERING THE WORLD

7-8:30am: Breakfast (with accommodations)

8:30am-10:30am: Leisurely Walk in the Botanical Gardens (Jardin Des Plantes) / Writing: A Love Letter

10:30am-12:30pm: Crème Brûlée at nearby Café / Sharing our Adventures

12:30-6:30pm: FREE TIME

RELATED INTEREST: Museum of Natural History, 

7-9pm: Complimentary Celebration Dinner at a Literary Café / More Sharing 

NOTE: Writing activities apply to all genres from Fiction to Non-Fiction to Poetry unless otherwise specified. All free-time activities to be arranged & enjoyed on your own.

*This schedule is subject to change

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