French Feminists on the Beach

Antibes, France

Experience hosted by Augustine

90 mins, Hosted in English and French
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Up to 6 people

What you'll do

In the spirit of the infamous French salons, we'll meet at the beautiful La Gravette Beach, where we'll introduce ourselves and learn about some famous and not so famous French feminists such as Christine de Pizan, Olympe de Gouges, Louise Michel, Simone de Beauvoir and why they are relevant today. We'll discuss your most pressing issues and share viewpoints from the place we call home. But most of all, we'll have fun.

Meet your host, Augustine

Host on Airbnb since 2010
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A working writer for over twenty years and Author of WOMEN A LA MODE: A Memoir of Writing a Book about Feminists in Paris, I lead an online international literary salon as well as individual writing workshops.

Originally from Los Angeles, California, I'm celebrating my 10th anniversary of living in France. Fluent in French as well as the subtle etiquette of interacting with the French, I love living in Antibes. I'm a very positive and outgoing person and love bringing people together to make a party of lively discussions about what we care about most. As a freelance writer and expert in feminism, I've worked with Dr. Claudine Monteil, a close personal friend of the founder of Modern Feminism, Simone de Beauvoir for over a decade.
https://augustineblaze.com
A working writer for over twenty years and Author of WOMEN A LA MODE: A Memoir of Writing a Book about Feminists in Paris, I lead an online international literary salon as well as individual writing workshops.

Originally from Los Angeles, California, I'm celebrating my 10th anniversary of living in France. Fluent in French as well as the subtle etiquette of interacting with the French, I love living in Antibes. I'm a very positive and outgoing person and love bringing people together…
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Where you'll be

La Gravette Beach is a quiet cove beach in the heart of the Old Town of Antibes right by the port. Easily accessible by car, park in the port parking lot or by foot.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Lauren
July 2021
French Feminists on the Beach was a wonderful way to start my trip to Antibes! Augustine prepared a thorough handout on French feminists, many of whom I hadn't heard of before. It was great to hear Augustine explain these figures and their significance. Her depth of knowledge on the subject matter, reflected in her book WOMEN À LA MODE, made this a fun and informative experience.
Amanda
October 2019
Ämnet är ständigt högaktuellt och vi får aldrig sluta kämpa för våra rättigheter såsom ett fåtal starka kvinnor gjort sedan 1400-talet! Augustine gjorde det enkelt och intressant. Vi som var med kunde dessutom jämföra våra olika länders ståndpunkter i olika frågor och man häpnar och fasar över hur vissa länders lagar sätter käppar i hjulen för kvinnor. Viktigt!! Rekommenderar starkt denna aktivitet.
Nancy
October 2019
When I saw this on Airbnb I knew right away it would be great! Augustine is a very warm highly intelligent person who is very passionate about her topic. She does a wonderful presentation and weaves personal stories in with her discussion and includes the group with questions and commentary. I just loved it and it was a fantastic experience. Highly recommend!
Kerry
September 2019
Three of us enjoyed a really great discussion/conversation as well as hearing some of Augustine’s fascinating knowledge. It was a lovely experience and I would definitely recommend it :)
Beate Claudia Maria
August 2019
Thank you for the privat class and the interesting materials :) I was the only participant on this morning who took place in a restaurant next to the beach because of the rainy weather!
Manuela
August 2019
Es war eine interessante Zeit am Strand mit Augustine, ich konnte hf gut zuhören, habe vieles Neues erfahren. Es hat einfach Spaß gemacht - vielen Dank !

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water, sunscreen/hat, bathing suit & towel (if wanting to swim after) notebook, pen