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Writing the Côte d'Azur

Antibes, France

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Experience hosted by Augustine

90 mins
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Antibes was and still is home to many artists and writers. Chief among them: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, and Nikos Kazantzakis, the author of Zorba the Greek. We'll start at the Place Nationale, stroll through the quaint pedestrian streets of the Old Town and see where they lived and worked. We'll read some of their best passages and use the turquoise waters of the Cote d'Azur for inspiration as we learn to write in the style of the greats. We'll share our work if we'd like to and finish with a coffee in a sun drenched or shady cafe.
Other things to note
As it will be primarily an outdoor walk, please wear good shoes, bring sun protection, light jacket if necessary, and your favorite writing materials.
Antibes was and still is home to many artists and writers. Chief among them: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, and Nikos Kazantzakis, the author of Zorba the Greek. We'll start at the Place Nationale, stroll through the quaint pedestrian streets of the Old Town and see where they lived and worked. We'll read some of their best passages and use the turquoise waters of the Cote d'Azur for inspiration as we learn to write in the…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    First drink is on me
  • Equipment
    Excerpts from Tender is the Night, Zorba the Greek, Greene, and Hemingway,...
From $38
/ person
Tue, Jan 26
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$38 per person
$38 per person
Tue, Feb 2
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$38 per person
$38 per person
Tue, Feb 9
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$38 per person
$38 per person

Meet your host, Augustine

Host on Airbnb since 2010
  • 6 Reviews
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Hi! I’m Augustine! Working Writer, Optimistic Feminist and Author of the forthcoming memoir, WOMEN A LA MODE: Adventures in Global Feminisms, French American Friendship and Writing A Book About Women in Paris.

Originally from Los Angeles, California, I'm celebrating my 10 year anniversary of living in France. Fluent in French as well as the subtle etiquette of interacting with the French, I'm in love with living in Antibes. I'm looking forward to sharing the secret passageways of the Old Town and showing you where the famous and sometimes infamous writers lived, worked and fait la fête!
https://augustineblaze.com
Hi! I’m Augustine! Working Writer, Optimistic Feminist and Author of the forthcoming memoir, WOMEN A LA MODE: Adventures in Global Feminisms, French American Friendship and Writing A Book About Women in Paris.

Originally from Los Angeles, California, I'm celebrating my 10 year anniversary of living in France. Fluent in French as well as the subtle etiquette of interacting with the French, I'm in love with living in Antibes. I'm looking forward to sharing the secret passageways of the…
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Where you'll be

The homes of Nikos Kazantzakis and Graham Greene.
Cafe Felix, where Greene frequented daily.
Bust of Victor Hugo, Ramparts
Commune of Le Safranier

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Jean
January 2020
Augustine presents stories about writers' lives here in Antibes with a passion and deep knowledge of their lives and works. Inspiring me to take up personal writing, right on the spot !
Brendan
December 2019
This was a very informative experience. Augustine was super friendly and knew the area in detail, being from there. I would really recommend to do this if you’re in Antibes. Thanks again.
Claudine
August 2019
It was wonderful and inspiring to meet Augustine, a very warm, brilliant American writer, who is totally part of the Antibes community, with great historic anecdotes about famous writers whose works have been influenced by their lives in Antibes. I would highly recommend this experience!
It was wonderful and inspiring to meet Augustine, a very warm, brilliant American writer, who is totally part of the Antibes community, with great historic anecdotes about famous…
Nicole
August 2019
Augustine is delightful and a wonderful guide! She gave us an insider’s perspective of the writers who spent time in Antibes. It was a lovely afternoon and I highly recommend it!
Morana
August 2019
It is always nice to meet a local and even more so if it is a local writer who is knowledgeable about other famous writers who have found inspiration in Antibes. Very easy going and enjoyable experience 😊
Emily
July 2019
A great walk through some beautiful streets in Antibes, coupled with inspiration from authors who have visited the area made for a great experience. The writing exercises were super useful as well! Would recommend.

Choose from available dates

5 available
  • Tue, Jan 26
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    $38 per person
  • Tue, Feb 2
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    $38 per person
  • Tue, Feb 9
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    $38 per person
  • Tue, Feb 16
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    $38 per person
  • Tue, Feb 23
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    $38 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Favorite pen and notebook