A Week of Yoga, Gastronomy and Culture in Provence

From £899 pp

France

8 Days

1-8

What you'll do

Relax and unwind during yoga lessons then go discover culture, gastronomy & more in Provence and the Côte D’Azur on this fantastic activity filled break based in Saint-Jeannet; with a rolling schedule from Monday to Friday, flexible arrival dates & durations to create your ideal holiday.

This wonderful yoga, gastronomy and culture holiday is set perched on the border of Provence and the Cote D’Azur, regions renowned for panoramic landscapes, coastal and mountain view and rich history.

You’ll stay in the medieval village of Saint-Jeannet which will be the setting of this 7 night / 8 day yoga holiday combined with guided activities and cultural excursions. This tranquil location sets the scene for your twice daily yoga lessons designed to energise you in the morning and unwind and relax in the evening.

During the week, there will also be fantastic cultural excursions through the region to historic and famous villages, and breathtaking scenic sites. Some will be by car, others on foot. From Monday to Friday there is a weekly set schedule which will bring you new experiences and exploration, with everything from landmarks, to regional cooking and food. At the weekend, you’ll have yoga but you have more free time to take part in massage treatments or simply explore the region.

Your arrival, departure and the length you stay can be flexible to suit you and your wishes. However, to make the most of your time there and the wonderful activities on offer, we recommend arriving Saturday or Sunday and staying for 7 nights.

Typical activities include a wonderful hike to get a 360 degree panoramic view over the Mediterranean sea, the French Riviera, and even stopping for a refreshing swim in the local waterfalls and freshwater ponds! On another day, you will head down to Antibes and enjoy the gorgeous city on the sea, and hit some museums and cultural landmarks.

Some days, you’ll end up off the beaten track and find yourself on a goat farm, sampling cheese, or perhaps finishing the day at a local vineyard doing some wine tastings. Or even creating a 3 course meal during a hands-on cooking lesson.

During your holiday, stay in the bright, gorgeously renovated 19th-century B&B, complete with a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains. Each room has a private ensuite bathroom, WiFi and various other modern amenities. Have an after dinner wander down the medieval cobbles and see where you end up for the sunset.

Your Local Host:

Benoit

The Frog’s House is a guest house specialising in Yoga holidays and Yoga retreats. It is situated in the heart of Saint Jeannet, a medieval village perched on the hills above Nice, only 20kms away from the famous French Riviera.

Since 2006, we have been eager to share this magical place with you. We offer a weekly program during whi.. Read More

Experience Itinerary

Walking Day

– 7:30-9am: Minfulness yoga session with Benoît including meditation and Asana
– 9-10:30am: Enjoy a homemade breakfast on the sunny terrace
– 10:30am-5pm: Walking day
– Spring and Autumn: a walking day in the surrounding hills called Baou, including a guided visit of the village, St Jeannet, before reaching the top of the hill for a shared homemade picnic lunch and a fantastic view over the all French Riviera and the Southern Alps
– Summer: an “aquatic” walk, taking you into a gorge/canyon, to walk along, and sometimes into, the river, La Cagnes; waterfalls and fresh water ponds will be the highlights of the day where you can have a swim, a perfect activity during those warm summer months
– 6:30-7:45pm: Minfulness yoga session with Benoît including meditation and Asana
– 8pm: You can order a self-service dinner prepared by Corinne or you can spend the evening as you wish

Accommodation

– Your accommodation is in the charming medieval village of Saint Jeannet, filled with cobbled streets and hiking paths leading you into the hills
– The village is located just 25 minutes from Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport
– You will stay in a 19th century converted village house has been restored to a charming B&B
– There is a total of 7 rooms; a studio (sleeps 4), 3 twin rooms & 3 double rooms – some rooms come with balconies but all of them come with a view
– The light airy rooms are well-decorated and there is an ensuite bathroom with shower in each room
– During your free time, there is a lounge for you to relax in with a computer, WiFi, Internet, TV, DVDs and books, along with free worldwide landline calls
– A fully equipped kitchen is available for you to make your own meals, tea or snacks in
– Outside there is a lovely terrace to enjoy breakfast on
– A washing machine and dryer are also available for you as well as secure off-road parking
– Check in to your room from 4pm and check out before 12pm; however, please note your hosts can be flexible if necessary

Cooking Lessons

– 8:30-9:30am: Ashtanga yoga with Jean
– 9:30-10:30am: Enjoy a homemade breakfast on the sunny terrace
– 10:30am-3pm or 3-6:30pm: Cooking session with Corinne or her friend Noel, a professional French chef, in her big open kitchen, followed by a convivial shared lunch or dinner
– 6:30-7:45pm: Hatha yoga session with Carline
– 8pm: You can order a self service dinner or you can spend the evening as you wish

Accommodation

The B&B

Cultural Visit to Perched Villages

– 7:30-9am: Minfulness yoga session with Benoît including meditation and Asana
– 9-10:30am: Enjoy a homemade breakfast on the sunny terrace
– 10:30am-5pm: Today will take you on small roads off the beaten path on a short walk to discover the old medieval village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, well known now for the culture of violettes flowers
– You will then drive to meet Bruno, a local cheese maker who has settled with his goats in a well preserved and protected area, which offers stunning view over the Cannes bay, to enjoy our homemade picnic lunch combined with cheese sampling
– On the way back, you will make a stop at the worldwide famous “Chapelle du Rosaire” in Vence, entirely built up and decorated by famous French artist Henri Matisse (entrance extra), before heading to, if time allows, the local vineyard of St Jeannet for a wine tasting
– 6:30-7:45pm: Ashtanga yoga session with Jean
– 8pm: You can order a self service dinner or you can spend the evening as you wish

Accommodation

The B&B

Sound Bath Experience

– 9-10:30am: Minfulness yoga session with Benoît including meditation and Asana, followed by a brunch from 10:30 to 12:30
– 3-6:30pm: After an Ashtanga yoga session with Jean, enjoy a sound bath wellbeing sessions; after a short transfer to Jean’s yoga studio, you’ll experience one of his relaxing “sound baths” – travel with the sounds of Tibetan and crystal bowls, ancient gongs, and other different and original instruments
– 8pm: You can order a self service dinner or you can spend the evening as you wish

Accommodation

The B&B

Antibes on La Côte d’Azur

– 7:30-9am: Minfulness yoga session with Benoît including meditation and Asana
– 9-10:30am: Enjoy a homemade breakfast on the sunny terrace
– 10:30am-5pm: today will take you to one of the most beautiful cities on the Côte d’Azur, Antibes, famous for its billionaires’ harbour, and its museum dedicated to Pablo Picasso
– You will have lunch in a local restaurant (lunch is not included, allow €10-20 per person without drinks)
– Follow the temptation and try a glass of Absinthe in an original bar or have a stroll in the picturesque streets of the free commune of Safranier
– Leisure time during the day will follow your wishes, enjoy the best ice cream on the Cote d’Azur or to go for a swim
– 6:30-7:45pm: Hatha yoga session with Véronique
– 8pm: You can order a self service dinner or you can spend the evening as you wish

Accommodation

The B&B

Relaxation Day

– 9-10:30am: Hatha yoga session with Sarah, followed by a brunch from 10:30 to 12:30
– Today is a free day to relax and meditate at your own pace or get a massage with the hotel’s professional masseurs; Florence (Californian/oil), Myriam (Shiatsu), Claudia (Californian/oil) or experience a “sound private massage” with Jean’s Tibetan bowls
– For the more active ones, join the treasure hunt organised by your hosts’ friend, Cyrielle, to discover & explore Saint Jeannet in the most fun way
– Or explore the area at your own pace with great bus connections to the surrounding areas
– 6:30-7:45pm: Yoga Nidra with Sarah
– 8pm: You can order a self service dinner or you can spend the evening as you wish

Accommodation

The B&B

Free Day

– 9-10:30am: Minfulness yoga session with Benoît including meditation and Asana, followed by a brunch from 10:30 to 12:30 with the possibility of a free massage demonstration by Florence or Myriam during the brunch
– You have the rest of the day to relax or explore at your own pace
– 6:30-7:45pm: Hatha yoga with Sarah
– 8pm: You can order a self service dinner or you can spend the evening as you wish

Accommodation

The B&B

Location Info

Stay in a delightful family-run B&B with a history that dates back to 1850 but renovated to have rooms that accommodate everyone each with an ensuite bathroom. The B&B is located in Saint-Jeannet, a charming medieval village perched on the hilltops of Provence overlooking Nice. It’s just 15km from the Cote d’Azur, and 20km from Nice Cote D’Azur Airport. The serenity and beauty of this wild region is the perfect place to explore cooking, hiking, and culture.

Features
– 25 minutes from Nice Côte d’Azur international airport
– 19th century converted village house
– Surrounded by medieval cobbled streets and stunning mountain views
– Light, airy rooms well decorated with lovely views and some with balconies
– Ensuite bathrooms with showers in each room
– Family, double, twin or single rooms available
– Lounge available with a computer, WiFi, Internet, TV, DVDs and books, a..

  • 7 nights accommodation at the B&B in a twin/double ensuite room
  • Please note: prices are per person and based on one person in a hill view room
  • If two people travel together and share a room, a discount will be applied
  • You can check in any time after 4pm on Day 1 and check out by 12pm on Day 8
  • Daily yoga sessions (twice a day)
  • Activity programme from Monday to Friday including all guides and transportation
  • Breakfast buffet or brunch every morning
  • Some lunches included depending on when you stay (picnic lunches on Monday and Wednesday, after the cooking lesson on Tuesday, please note lunch on Thursday is not included and will be taken in a local restaurant)
  • Drinks are not included

A Week of Yoga, Gastronomy and Culture in Provence