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.

Margaret Dyer 2010 France La Bonne Etoile

This is Margaret Dyer’s last post after her workshop at La Bonne Etoile. Keep scrolling down to follow her delightful blog from beginning to end as she experienced France and La Bonne Etoile for the first time. We look forward to Margaret returning in June 2011…..JOIN US.

Friday, June 18, 2010

La Bonne Etoile

Now that I’ve caught my breath, I have to talk about La Bonne Etoile.

I’m naturally scared of everything. So it was a big step for me to go to France all by myself. But Kippy prepared every detail for me and all the artists who attended the class. Kippy, an American artist who has lived in France for over 10 years, and Jerome have turned a 250 year old farmhouse in the village of Fontaine-Fourches into a beautiful, cozy home with room for 8 guests. Lunches on the patio, elegant dinners at the dining room table, good French food and wine, excellent company, a lot of laughing, all while surrounded by the beautiful French farmland and wild poppy fields. La Bonne Etoile is about an hour from Paris and a half hour from some incredible medieval sites. Kippy and Jerome made my first visit to France all that I had hoped for. If you’re looking for a place to take an art workshop (if you’re interested in attending mine next year, let Kippy know so she can keep you on her email list) and experience France with all details handled for you, look here:

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