Text Box: Writers' Retreats

The writing retreat at Le Verger was a most productive week to focus on my writing with great support, delicious food and a beautiful house. I’ve booked to return.
S. Hyman, London

....all meals, including a communal dinners with wine, transport to and from the airport, an optional excursion or two, the cost for five nights full board, good company and a shared goal--- very good value indeed!

K. Swindlehurst, Cambridge

About to do my fourth retreat at Le Verger and still impressed by the wide spectrum of talent; fantastic foods; service of the hosts; comfortable rooms; and beautiful countryside.

J Cooper, Southend

The retreat run by David and Michèle Lambert is – for me – one of the very best places to write.  The setting is lovely, the hospitality fantastic but more than this: there is a great sense of both peace and productivity.  The Piggery in the grounds of  Le Verger provides privacy while still allowing you to feel part of the wider retreat, and is the sweetest building.  This insomniac actually managed to sleep well in it!  I drafted or began poems for half my forthcoming collection in a single week there.  If I can, I hope to return every year.

C. Freeborn, UK

"Thank you for your kind hospitality, wonderful food and feedback on my writing!  I achieved such a lot in these 5 days-  the group feedback sessions gave me the courage to cut and delete those passages I'd had problems with- and I managed  to finish my sixth chapter!"
Chris, King's Lynn, UK 

A level French

Le Verger was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone studying A2 or AS French, no matter what grade you are hoping to get. It helped me so much become a lot more confident in my speaking, especially constructing a debate and discussions. David and Michèle are excellent teachers, always very encouraging but also making sure you challenge yourself to improve.

J. Bell, Cambridge

“I really enjoyed my time here. David and Michele have helped me improve my French greatly and I have really enjoyed the social aspect of meeting new people too! J”
Jarod, March, UK

“I had a really interesting stay in Le Verger.  David and Michele are very kind and it was a great opportunity to practise French, especially speaking.  The teaching was very good and I learnt a lot, but at the same time it was always laid back and the environment wasn’t pressured.  The trips were really interesting and it’s good to immerse yourself in French culture.” 
Claudia, Cambridge, UK

“Thank you very much “cettesemaine” was very educational and intriguing.  I loved the food and I have learnt a lot and the host “Dave” et hostess Michèle are very friendly!”
Max, Cambridge, UK
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At Le Verger in beautiful South-West France we offer:


· Writers and Artists retreats


· French courses


· English courses


· Sing! in the Dordogne


· Holiday rentals


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Sejour  Anglais en France

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