Write your book in one week! Writing retreat in the French Alps with Esther Jacobs

9-16 October 2022

An all-inclusive week of focus on your book, in a magical location. A week with Esther Jacobs, author of over 30 books and professional writing coach.

Together with Esther Jacobs yourmountain.life organises a fully catered writing retreat. In our yourmountain.life chalet La Grange d’Alice all is taken care of so you can focus on your book.  Whatever stage your book is at, whether it is just an idea or half-finished, you will return from the French Alps with a much improved/expanded version. During the previous 20 writing weeks Esther has helped hundreds of CEOs, entrepreneurs, and other (aspiring) writers get their book started, improve their concept, finish the manuscript or even write a whole book in just one week.

Chalet La Grange d’Alice is located in the hamlet of Les Granges (Bourg Saint Maurice) in the skiresort Paradiski, Savoie, France. A fantastic, quiet place to focus all your attention on your book. All information about our writing retreat can be found on Esther’s page.

Will you join us on the 9th of October 2022? Esther and we look forward to it.

Interested in how our participating writers experienced the 2021 October week?
Click here for an English interview with 2 writers and here for a Dutch interview with 3 writers.

The writing week is structured so that each day has a theme; you will get valuable information that you can apply right away. We start each day with a workshop of about an hour about writing, publishing or promoting your book. The rest of the day everyone works individually on their writing project, interspersed with a refreshing dip in the pool/sea. You get 1 on 1 personal guidance from Esther when you need it. At the end of each day, we will go on an excursion and have dinner in a special restaurant. The full program, prices for this week and other general information can be found on Esther’s website

The first evening, during the welcome dinner, we’ll decide on the details of the program together. Below are some examples of excursions to get to know the French Alps better:

  • A mountain or forest walk
  • A yoga class with a view over the mountains
  • A special ‘writers’ massage at the chalet
  • A wine tasting ?
  • Dinner in a local restaurant
  • A cooking workshop with fresh local products (you can also just eat, if you don’t feel like cooking…)
  • A magical night or evening walk through the forest

Feel Good Food:
We only work with fresh, local products and produce. Chef Martijn’s specialty. Meat comes from the organic, local butcher who only works with his own animals. We believe meat and fish fit in a healthy, balanced diet, especially if the product is of organic origin. Vegetarian, vegan and other dietary wishes are possible.  All meals are light, well balanced and easily digestible. 

At some point during the week we will organise the cooking workshop ‘Fresh Veg’ in which you will learn some fun seasonal vegetable dishes and prepare that day’s meal together with Martijn. Martijn owned his own restaurant in Amsterdam and has a passion for simple dishes in which seasonal vegetables are the center of attention. 

All information about this unique writing retreat (prices, program etc.) can be found here. Should you have any questions regarding your stay please send us an email. We are in contact with Esther on a daily basis and are happy to answer all of your questions.