Paris on Sale: Popular Left Bank Writers Retreat Offers Winter "Soldes" Discount for Summer Writers Workshop in Paris

December 30, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Denver, Colorado December 30, 2011 Left Bank Writers Retreat, the popular small-group writing workshop held in Paris, France each summer, is offering a special $400 discount during the famous Paris Winter Sale ("soldes") from January 11-Feb 14. Registration for the retreat will be reduced during this time from $1,999 to $1,599. The workshop is slated for June 17 22, 2012 and focuses on morning writing in a salon setting and afternoons spent touring Paris.

"Writers at every level enjoy this retreat," says writer Darla Worden, who hosts the retreat. "We explore Paris's deep literary roots while also experiencing Paris's sights, restaurants and museums."

The cost of the six-day Left Bank Writers Retreat includes morning writing sessions, coaching and one-on-one time with the instructor for a maximum of 8 writers, as well as lunch each day, admission to museums and area sights, an excursion to Montmartre, a picnic on the banks of the Seine and a literary tour visiting many of the sites featured in Woody Allen's recent movie "Midnight in Paris."

Now in its third year, the retreat takes place on the historic Île Saint-Louis in the heart of Paris. Writers arrange their own lodging and transportation to Paris, and can reserve a spot in the retreat with a $500 deposit.

Worden has written more than 100 magazine articles about art, architecture and travel over the past 20 years. Author of the novel "Road Shoes" and co-author of "The Rusty Parrot Cookbook" (Gibbs Smith, 2009), she also writes the popular blog Frenchophile

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