Melpomene is a large double bedroom at our retreat.
It adjoins Thalia and has tall French windows overlooking the valley.
The shower and toilet are just down the hall.
(There are two other public toilets in the house.)
The room is also furnished with antiques, a marble fireplace and an extremely comfortable love seat, below left.
Retreat Room Rates
* There are no three-week retreats scheduled for September or June, but as with July and August you can book for as many weeks as you like, at the weekly rate.
** You can book for as many weeks as you like in July and August, at the weekly rate.
As with all our rooms there is an additional 25% charge for couples.
We keep our rates as accessible as possible to be able to accept artists and writers at all stages in their careers.
We accept residents on a variety of “formulas.”
It’s possible to stay for several months, either on
- a paid retreat basis (click on the rooms above for rates).
- a partial barter (minimum four-week stay, 500 Euros per month).
- residencies and fellowships.
In regards to paid retreats we also offer reductions in the off-season and for extended stays. Extended-stay discounts even apply to July and August when booked 6 months in advance. These are amazing rates for summer accommodations in the south of France.
Please check individual rooms for specifics.
Our three-week retreats from September through June represent a roughly 30% reduction on what 3 weeks cost at the weekly rate.
That’s 3 weeks for the price of 2.
Start dates are specified on our calendar.
One-week stays are also possible in the shoulder and low seasons. We do not prorate for shorter stays.
In 2018, retreats begin and end on Tuesday.
In 2019, retreats begin and end on Wednesday, from January 9 – May 29th. From June 4 – November 5th retreats begin and end on Tuesday.
Check-in: 6:00 PM.
Check out: 10:00 AM
Transportation can be arranged to and from the retreat, with weekly trips to town for sightseeing and shopping.
Contact us with any questions.
Melpomene means “to sing” or “the one that is melodious” but as time has went on she’s become associated with tragedy for some strange reason. So, she can be seen alternatively as the Muse of Singing or as the Muse of Tragedy.
Her name comes from the Greek verb melpô or melpomai – “to celebrate with dance and song.”
She’s often holding a tragic mask and a knife or club in the other hand.