La Muse offers retreats to artists, writers, composers, screenwriters, musicians, academics, and many other diverse creative individuals and groups at low prices.
We keep our rates as accessible as possible to be able to accept artists and academics at all stages in their careers.
The exchange between established residents and those who are just starting out is a valuable part of the experience, for both. In order to do so, we accept residents on a variety of “formulas”. They either come on paid retreats (rates range from 700 to 1395 Euro for retreats), a barter fellowship (please read our barters page) or as recipients of the residencies/fellowships we offer (please read our residencies/fellowships page).
The rooms we offer to those who directly apply to La Muse range from 395 – 1395 Euros per retreat (single occupancy); this includes a one/three week long stay, use of the La Muse library, Wi-Fi, printer, the shared kitchen, dining room, the art studios, and terrace. We have three double rooms and two suites that offer a bedroom and adjoining study.
Though we recommend an extended stay, we realize that three weeks is a big commitment that’s not possible for everyone. We also realize that depending on the project, it is possible to get a great deal done in less time, hence our one week retreats.
In addition, we also often have a space available even at the last minute (though this is less likely during the summer). So, if your life doesn’t fit into our retreats calendar, email us anyway. We’ll meet you halfway when we can.
Also, we manage the rental of neighboring and adjoining village houses, cottages, to accommodate larger groups such as writing programs, artists who’d like to come with family, or those who can only come for shorter stays. You can check out Chapelle Cottage or just email us about other cottages in the village.
La Muse is a self-service establishment. The house is informal and comfortable, but a structure exists with the purpose of vigorous work and focus on a creative project. That structure consists of our house guidelines, which we ask each resident to consult before applying and to consent to before agreeing to attend. The purpose of these guidelines is to support a true retreat from life back home.
We are as much a machine-free house as possible to enable you to clear your mental desktops and find peace and inspiration through discipline and some seclusion. The point is to disconnect in order to connect.
The house is located in a secluded, very quiet village with no distractions, save people, nature and the good food you are bound to enjoy in France. A stay here feels like a step back in time with the neighboring octogenarians still practicing subsistence farming in their retirement.
Work at a desk in your room, at a writing table in the library, on the terrace or in the art studio. A private workspace can be arranged depending on availability.