SOUTH OF FRANCE RETREAT
yoga - food - wine - culture
Join me for a luxurious stay at the historical Chateau Bardouly in the region of Dordogne River for a week of yoga, wine, culture and delicious food!
The Chateau is located in France’s best kept secret, the Dordogne Pourpre region, which is renowned for it’s gastronomy and wine. You can expect a week filled with cultural excursions that showcase the best of what the region has to offer as well as some fun yoga classes and mouth-watering food. This retreat is perfect for the yogi who enjoys the finer things in life!
Bardouly, a Perigordian Chateau brimming with the charm & nobility of its 400 years of existence was built during the reign of Henry IV. The house maintains its original features including a paneled dining room that was installed by the same artisan that completed the state rooms at Versailles!
Our group will occupy the chateau and enjoy absolute privacy within the meticulously maintained estate. There are 10 en-suite bedrooms. All rooms are different, all having a unique interior design. Most rooms either have a king size bed( SOLD OUT), two small double beds (SOLD OUT) or two single beds (SOLD OUT).
The Chateau grounds include a heated swimming pool with sun loungers, tables, and umbrellas; hard surface tennis court with spectator benches; orchard with loads of cherry, plum, apricot, peach, apple, walnut and pear trees; and an enclosed rock garden with bubbling fountain behind the pool area; a magnificent sun trap and perfect places for reading and relaxing under the mature trees.
Itinerary & Activities...
Morning: Every day will begin with a 75-90 minute Vinyasa Yoga & meditation practice either on the outdoor platform or the indoor yoga studio. No need to bring props, we've got you covered!
Day: We'll have plenty of day trips which will allow us to explore the region and make the best of our time here. Participants joining this retreat should be in good physical condition and able to hike.
Evening: Most nights will be free of activity to allow you to relax or explore the area. However, a few nights will include a relaxing yin yoga evening practice to help you wind down from the day.
Our fresh farm-to-table meals will be prepared by a top-rated Chef! Start the day with healthy snacks followed by a post-yoga breakfast buffet. Lunch will be an offering of delicious salads and proteins along with cheeses and sorbets. Dinners will showcase the region's seasonal fare! Dietary accommodations can be made as long as they are communicated ahead of time.
Please note that itineraries can change but this will provide you with an idea of our stay together.
Day 1: Arrival at the chateau (after 4pm)
Day 2: Trip to Issigeac Market
Day 3: Caves of Lascaux, Truffle Hunt, Wine Tasting
Day 4: Canoeing
Day 5: Castle Tours, Sarlat shopping
Day 6: Trip to St-Emilion
Day 7: FREE DAY - Your time to relax or explore!
Day 8: Departure (10am)
INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP
7 nights accommodation
Fresh farm-to-table gourmet meals made with the finest local ingredients
Daily 75-90 minute morning meditation and vinyasa yoga classes
Approximately 3 evening yin yoga classes (TBD)
All excursions (trip to Issigeac, truffle hunt, caves of Lascaux, St-Emilion, castle tours, canoeing, Sarlat shopping)
Evening wine tasting with a local sommelier
All taxes included
Transportation to Chateau Bardouly from the Bergerac Train Station and back to the train station upon departure (see below for shared transport information)
Wine and alcohol
Souvenirs and all items of a personal nature
Any additional credit card fees issued by your bank including foreign currency transaction fees
Transportation outside of the shared transport
Most travelers will be flying into Bergerac Airport (EGC) or Bordeaux Airport (BOD).
Chateau Bardouly is an easy 20 minute drive away from the Bergerac airport and 1.5 hours drive away from Bordeaux.
From there, students can take a train into Bergerac Train Station where we will pick you up to bring you to the chateau. This is included in the retreat price! Pick-up time is approximately at 4pm (will be confirmed closer to the date) so please aim to be at the train station before then. On the 14th, a driver will bring you back to the Bergerac Train Station (around 10am, to be confirmed). This is also included in your price.
If your flights don’t allow you to use the shared transfers or if you prefer not to take the train, we can arrange for a taxi to pick you up and bring you to Chateau Bardouly but it will be at your own expense. The same can be done for your departure, again at your own expense.
Book Your Stay...
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A $500 deposit is required to book your trip. This is non-refundable and will be put toward the full payment of your trip. All prices are in USD and are per person.
By booking this trip you agree to the Terms & Conditions.
Full payment must be received before June 1st, 2019. Payment plans are available, I am flexible :)
SOLO TRAVELLERS - If you're travelling by yourself but would like to cut costs, you can ask for a "Roommate Match"!
Rooms with a king size bed available: SOLD OUT
Rooms with 2 double beds available: SOLD OUT
Rooms with 2 single beds available: 1 (only 1 bed left in this room)
2 people in the room, price per person.