Sat, Jun 18|
French Retreat to the Countryside
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Time & Location
Jun 18, 2022, 7:00 PM – Jun 29, 2022, 11:00 PM
Yviers, 16210 Yviers, France
About The Event
Paris option depart July 19th ( depart Boston July 18th)
Location: Yviers, France ( 1 hour from Bordeaux)
About The Event
Have you been dreaming of France?
Retreat your worries away this July...
Join me for a fun escapade in the French Countryside for some R &R and some sight
seeing. We'll arrive to Bordeaux, France and transport to Yviers to our lovely home for the
week, located only 40 minutes to the famous medieval town Saint Emilion, one of the most
famous wine areas in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The French countryside offers some of the most enchanting and picturesque towns and
villages in all of Europe. Historically significant and culturally rich, they each have unique
architecture and beauty. ... These villages will delight with their fairy-tale castles, medieval
architecture and captivating scenery.
The property can accommodate up to 12 guests. We will practice yoga twice a day (varied
styles- vinyasa, restorative, hatha, and kundalini) in the morning and at the end of the day,
either outside on the deck of salt water pool or indoors in the stunning, fully restored, double
height French barn.
What to expect when you visit:
The French Retreat is a very special holistic retreat centre nestled in the
peaceful French Countryside, offering sacred space for groups come together
and share what they love.
About an hour from Bordeaux or Bergerac airport or a train journey from
Paris to Chalais, the house is surrounded by sunflower fields, so you can take
a wander or borrow a bike, find a sunset to marvel over and drink in the
The French Retreat is a home and a retreat centre for anyone looking to find stillness, reconnect with themself
or learn something new. You are welcomed as you would be as guest in our home, rather than a visitor to a
We eat together, in the large kitchen in the cooler months but more often outside under the 'au-vent'. If you
need space there are tables and chairs dotted around the grounds. It's your retreat and you can choose what
Your bed will be made up with a duvet, pillows and a throw. Soap, shampoo and bath towels are provided. you
will need to bring a pool towel.
Although it can be very hot in the day with clear skies, the evenings can be chilly so bring another layer if you
feel the cold or if you want to stay up late watching the stars, which are magnificent. It is a very rural and
relaxed location, comfortable shoes are recommended and if you head out you will find the local restaurants
are very informal.
The local market town of Chalais is within easy walk, there are also a few bicycles for your use.
Other facilites: Wifi, although being rural France the wifi is slower than cities, so please do not expect to able
to stream films; ping pong table, pool table.
Shared twin or triple room for 6 nights
Highly acclaimed Delicious meals created with fresh local, wholesome foods.
Yoga and Meditation Varied styles ( Vinyasa, restorative, hatha, kundalini)
Yoga mat, blocks, straps, bolster
Excursion to Aubeterre with transport
Transport to and from retreat house at specified times from Bordeaux airport ( 75 minutes
joiurney)or Chalais train station
Salt water Swimming Pool
Bath towels, linens, shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel in showers
Pool towel available for rental
Bonfire some of evenings
Full use of the property
Walking distance to village of Chalais
Day trip to Aubeterre sur Dronne - Officially listed as one of: « The Most Beautiful Villages in
France» since 1993, it has welcomed pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella in
north west Spain, visitors and tourists for over 1000 years. Two important historical
monuments add to the cultural status of Aubeterre sur Dronne; the extraordinary,
monolithic, underground Church of St Jean and the Romanesque Church of St Jacques,
with its stunning façade. Visitors and tourists can enjoy meandering through the ups and
downs of the narrow streets, popping in to admire the many specialist shops, including a
leather worker and potters, and then settling down in the village square, Place Trarieux, at
one of the cafés or restaurants, comfortably shaded by ancient lime trees. At the foot of the
village, where the meadows meet the River Dronne, is a river beach.
Hewn from solid rock in the 12th century, is the largest subterranean church in Europe, and
a visit is an awesome experience, both in appreciating the sheer scale of the structure, and
in appreciating the Christian fervour which drove the workers, with their limited tools, to
Optional excursion: Day trip tour around the countryside, including the visit of a Château
Saint Emilion Grand Cru (visit & tasting of 3 wines along with a taste of 3 cheeses), a 3
course gourmet meal in a charming little restaurant in the heart of St Emilion (coffee
included - drinks NOT included), one hour of free time to explore Saint Emilion ( medieval
town, UNESCO World hertitage site. Saint-Emilion is a charming medieval village located in
the heart of the famous Bordeaux wine area. It is a very unique site were world-famous
wineries, fine wine, beautiful architecture and great monuments are a perfect match.
additional fee $150* may subject to increase or possible decrease
Travel insurance is neccessary- I use Allianz)
Bicycles will be available for a small rental fee (approx. $70 for the week )
All food tolerances and allergies can be catered for with advanced notice at $15per
Investment for serenity: $1500.00
$500 deposit reserves your dream of going to France!
Final payment due March 30th
Combo Paris and French Countryside Retreat Paris
July 19th -July 23 Depart June 18th for your trip to Paris!! In Paris stay in centrally
Located Minerve Hotel in a shared twin room, June 15-19. Enjoy Paris using the Hop on
Hop off bus, enjoy the sights, the foods, the shopping! On June 24 depart for Bordeaux from
Paris via by air or train. Flight time or train to be determined. Transport will be waiting to
bring you to the retreat.
Enjoy the retreat center with lodging, delicious gourmet foods, yoga, fresh air, beautiful
surrounds, historical sights. Includes one excursion to the small town of Aubeterre( see info
Depart retreat center Saturday July 29th.
This option is additional subject to hotel availability when reservations are
Please note: Nancy is happy to discuss suggested tours and transportation
recommendations regarding this option with you. Please call or email for more info. This is
the option I will be doing. You are also welcome to join me on my excursions around Paris.
Additional fees for this option:
Transport to and from Paris airport to hotel and return (cash is often 22% less expensive
than credit card)
Transport around Paris
Meals and tours in Paris
Due to recent travel restrictions, you must have & provide your travel insurance