Explore Hemingway’s Paris

written by | Posted on February 14th, 2013

Luxembourg Gardens in Paris.
(Courtesy of Left Bank Writers Retreat)

After watching Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” who doesn’t want to relive Paris in the twenties, Hemingway-style?

With the Left Bank Writers Retreat, now in its fifth year, writers can explore Paris’ literary heritage and visit some of the famous hotspots of the Lost Generation. The workshop, led by writer Darla Worden, is offered June 16-21 giving writers of all levels the chance to learn in a salon-type setting in the mornings and tour the city in the afternoons.

“The workshop is not critiqued; it’s an opportunity to experiment in a variety of styles. In the afternoons, we explore Paris’s deep literary roots while experiencing the city’s sights, restaurants and museums,” Worden says.

Worden, who is the author of the blog Frenchophile and is currently working on a book about Hemingway’s Paris, will take travelers to museums like Musee d’Orsay and the Musee de l’Orangerie; lunch at Hemingway’s favorite cafes; and on a boat cruise to the Eiffel tower.

The retreat is $1,999 and does not include airfare or lodging. The workshop, daily lunch and all activities are included in the rate. For more information, visit

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