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.


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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.

Playing ‘Possum

oKippy Hammond

Kippy Hammond

I am not sure if the French have this saying, but I grew up knowing that just because someone appeared to be asleep or dead…they were just “playing possum”.  The La Bonne Etoile Blog has just appeared to have died….it has just been playing possum.  Quite a few alums have stepped forward to become contributing authors, so you will be seeing new faces with new posts.

To kick off our new life we will be reprinting the blog Margaret Dyer published while staying at La Bonne Etoile recently. We have received many emails from those that followed her entries and know you will greatly enjoy her experience. Three new workshop photo albums have been added too.

Soon, you will be meeting Astrid, Warren, Rosemarie, Candy, Marsha, Kathryn and David among others.  To come along on this journey be sure to subscribe…this is free…and you will be notified by email when new posts are up.

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