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panorama of chateau de saint-germain-des-pres in the countryside

at a Private Château

Get away from everything, and just write your stories

at a private Château in France.


November is National Novel Writing Month - also known as NaNoWriMo.

Every story matters.
Let's start writing yours.


Just Write.

We'll take care of everything else.


Three meals a day prepared for you & maximum five other writers. We'll bring your coffee or tea (and maybe a little pastry, too) right to your desk in your private room, if you'd like.


Come and wander the French countryside to let the ideas percolate. Chat to other writers, relax in front of the fire over aperos in the evening, or keep on writing.

Ditch the distractions, leave the daily details to us.

Just write. 


If you’re seeking time and space to yourself to explore your creative writing, consider this your invitation!

How often do you get to stay at a private Château in quintessential France, and explore your dreams

You deserve some space for yourself, to escape the daily distractions (let alone the stress of the daily news cycle). Your job, your family, the housework consume a lot of your day - maybe it's time for just you and your writing. 

Live your French experience, find new inspiration, connect with your writing community, and tell your stories

Your Private Château

The Château de Saint-Germain-des-Prés is our year-round home. We're not open to the public, or as a B&B. 

The tower, containing a stone spiral staircase, and parts of the Château date to the 16th century. The 'blazon' or crest of a noble family is carved over the tower door. 

Enjoy the Château common rooms, your spacious private bedroom with seating area and writing desk, and 15 ha of private grounds during your stay. Wander the quaint little town of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, or the surrounding quiet roads.

Share meals prepared by your hosts, celebrating all that French cuisine offers, including delicacies from our Périgord region - truffles, walnuts, local cheeses, and other specialties.