Retreat to the French Countryside
Time & Location
About The Event
Have you been dreaming of France?
Retreat your worries away this June...
Join me for a fun escapade in the French Countryside for some R &R and some sight seeing. We'll arrive Sunday 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, 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.
Shared twin room for 6 nights
Highly acclaimed Delicious meals created with fresh local, wholesome foods.
Yoga and Meditation
Excursion to Aubeterre with transport
Transport to and from retreat house at specified times from Bordeaux airport or Chalais train station
All towels, linens, luxury shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel in showers
Bonfire in the 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 create it.
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 $115
Travel insurance (highly recommended, as payments as final payment is non- refundable after March 1) I use Allianz.
Bicycles will be available for a small rental fee (approx. $50 for the week )
All food tolerances and allergies can be catered for with advanced notice at $12 per day Special
Price for Gypsy Soul Yoga Clients $1200.00
Reservations must be made by Oct. 15th to ensure your space. $300 deposit reserves your dream of going to France!
Combo Paris and French Countryside Retreat Paris
June 19-27th Depart June 18th for your trip to Paris!! In Paris stay in centrally Located Minerve Hotel in a shared twin room, June 19- 21. Enjoy Paris using the Hop on Hop off bus, enjoy the sights, the foods, the shopping! On June 21 depart for Bordeaux from Paris via Air France. Flight time 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 above)
Depart retreat center Sunday June 27th.
This option is $1500.00 and must be reserved by Oct.1
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
Meals and tours in Paris
Bike rental (approx. $20 40 for daily use)
Day excursion to St. Emilion , Chateau, lunch and wine tasting $115
Travel insurance (recommended)
This option must be reserved by Oct. 15. Final payments are due April 1* *Payments are non-refundable after Jan. 1, 2020