Casey Michaloski is a poet who was looking for inspiration and an experience that would challenge her and place her outside her comfort zone. A 2-week stay in a secluded chateau retreat in the mountains in the south of France was just the ticket. Things did not turn out the way she expected.
La Muse Artists & Writers Retreat is an artist retreat in the small, mountain town of Labastide-Espairbarenque, in the south of France. It’s about a 35-minute, winding drive north of Carcassonne. Artists from all over the world come here to reconnect with their art in an environment that removes the distraction of busy, everyday life. During our 2-month stay there, we had the opportunity to interview some of the other guests and have them tell their personal stories as to why they came to the magical place.