La Bonne Etoile Artists Retreat was specifically developed to assist artists and writers who would benefit from an experience in another culture, along with a time of seclusion and solitude. But through the years it has developed into more....a community of friends. La Bonne Etoile Blog has been designed to expand the richness of that community by continuing the quest to create and recreate together.
La Bonne Etoile workshops are ALL-INCLUSIVE, starting and ending with hospitality shuttles to and from any Paris airport. Our workshop instructors are well known for quality, patient instruction for all levels of students. contact for full information. Be sure to visit the individual websites of the artists, you will find links to La Bonne Etoile workshop information there as well.

Un belle vie


Author: Kathryn Nichols, writes on her third visit to La Bonne Etoile


Everything is beautiful at La Bonne Etoile. Every flower, every crack, every corner. Every crumb. Enter – buzzing with an intoxication of the senses. A choking thick sweetness, you swallow it drunk. I remember my first visit here… […]

France, and even some things not so French!

Kathryn Rose Nichols is a print designer and professional photographer who visited La Bonne Etoile for the first time in June 2010 for Margaret Dyer’s workshop. She has returned to La Bonne Etoile in August 2011 as staff for the Lyn Diefenbach workshop. In addition, Kathryn will be heading up changes in the […]