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A Week of Yoga, Gastronomy and Culture in Provence

From £906 pp

France, Provence

6 Nights / 7 Days

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A Week of Yoga, Gastronomy and Culture in Provence

From £906 pp

What You'll Do

Relax and unwind during yoga lessons then go discover yoga philosophy, nature and gastronomy in Provence and the Côte D’Azur on this fantastic activity filled break based in Saint-Jeannet; arrival is on Sunday evening and departure on Saturday morning (6 nights / 7 days).

This wonderful yoga, nature and personal development 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 6 night / 7 day yoga holiday combined with guided activities and workshops. 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 be two communication workshops, one shared cooking session with vegan cuisine and a workshop for personal development. You will also be able to enjoy a cooking class followed by dinner with a professional French chef. There is a weekly set schedule which will bring you new experiences and exploration, with everything from hiking to shared cooking and food, you’ll have yoga  as well as  free time to take part in massage treatments or simply explore the region.

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 end up off the beaten track on a meditation walk.

In your free time yo can enjoy walking toward a 1000 year old oak tree, or perhaps finishing the day rambling to a local vineyard to enjoy some wine tastings. You’ll even have the chance to create 3 course meal during a hands-on cooking lesson.

During your wellness 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.

Experience
Highlights

Enjoy mindful yoga sessions surrounded by the tranquility of the French country

Venture out into the beautiful scenery on gentle hikes in the Provence region

Enjoy a communal cooking session in a stunning open kitchen

Your Local Host:

Benoit

Benoit and his fabulous team run 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, they have been eager to share this magical place with you. They offer a weekly program during which you will discover or deepen your Yoga practice and enjoy everything the area has to offer: cultural and outdoor activities, French gastronomy through cooking sessions. This is a space where you will be able to relax, recharge yourself, and find out who you truly are, and what you really want. The House is also available as a private lodge from mid-November to mid-March. Please contact us for more details.

Experience Itinerary

Sunday

Arrival is on Sunday evening

15:00: Arrive to the house at your own convenience.

Should you arrive earlier a note will be left for you at the front door with the code and directions for make yourself comfortable.

18:00 – 21:00: This evening we welcome new arrivals to the house for introductions and bonding accompanied by a dinner aperitif.

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 6 rooms, 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 and free WiFi.
– 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 3pm and check out before 11pm; however, please note your hosts can be flexible if necessary

Monday

08:00 – 09:30: Yoga session
09:30 – 11: 30: Homemade breakfast on the sunny terrace
12:00 – 17:00: Hiking day

Inspired by the philosophy of the Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, let each of our steps anchor us a little more in the present moment. “Every breath we take, every step we take can be filled with peace, joy and serenity. We just need to wake up, living in the present moment”.

In spring and autumn, hike around the Baou towards the top of the mountain for a homemade picnic and a magnificent view of the Côte d’Azur and the Alps. The walk is 8 km, + 350m and -350m difference in height on a rocky path, 4h00 + time for the picnic at the top. We provide backpacks with “Camel back” (1.5L) for drinking as well as trekking poles on request. Please bring comfortable shoes (trainers should suffice), sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and in case of bad weather a windbreaker or rain gear.

In summer, we walk towards the gorges of the Cagnes or the Esteron (walk along the banks or sometimes in the river). You can swim in waterfalls and cool water pools. Please ensure you bring your swimsuit and towel. The walk itself is 5kms, + 100m and -100m of altitude difference on uneven ground, 2h30 + time for picnic and swimming in the river.

18:00 – 19:00: Meditation session.
20:00: Dinner organised by your hosts.

Accommodation

The B&B

Tuesday

08:00 – 09:30: Yoga session
09:30 – 11:30: Homemade breakfast on the sunny terrace.
12:00 – 14:00: Free time to relax, meditate at your own rhythm, reserve a massage or wander around the picturesque streets of the village or in the surrounding hills

14:00 – 16:00: Introduction to benevolent communication (based on Non-Violent Communication) with a certified professional.

16:00 – 18:00: Tea break / snack self service

18:00- 21:00: Shared cooking session with consciousness and compassion on the theme of Vegan Cooking using fresh local and organic products. A moment to discover, or rediscover, the pleasure and the joy of cooking together, and bring more mindfulness to nourish both our physical body and our mind.

Accommodation

The B&B

Wednesday

09:30 – 11:00: Yoga session
11:00 – 13:00: Homemade brunch on the sunny terrace
13:00 – 18:00: Free time, perhaps enjoy a massage (at extra charge) or a walk in the local village

18:00 – 19:00: Yoga session
19:00: Dinner organised by your hosts.

Accommodation

The B&B

Thursday

08:00 – 09:30: Yoga and meditation session

09:30 – 11:30: Homemade breakfast on the sunny terrace

12:00 – 14:00: Free time to relax, meditate at your own rhythm, reserve a massage or wander around the picturesque streets of the village or in the surrounding hills

14:00 – 16:00: Continuation of the benevolent communication workshop (based on Non-Violent Communication) with a certified professional  coach

16:00 – 18:00: Tea break/snack

18:00 – 19:00: Yoga and meditation session

19:00: Dinner at your convenience

Accommodation

The B&B

Friday

08:00 – 09:30: Yoga session

09:30 – 11:00: Homemade breakfast on the sunny terrace.

11:00 – 13:00: Personal development workshop with a certified therapist.

13:00 – 14:00: Free Time

14:00 – 17:00: Walk and meditative approach in the middle of nature: meditation / mantras

17:00 – 20:00: Farewell Dinner organised by your hosts

There will be a French gastronomy workshop with a professional French chef during which dinner is prepared while having drinks and tapas starters. This will be followed by the Farewell Dinner.

Accommodation

The B&B

Saturday

09:30 – 10:00: Closure ceremony of the retreat

10:00 – 11:00: Homemade brunch on the sunny terrace.

11:00: Check out – Your luggage can be stored if your departure is later in the day.

Reviews (3)

Deborah

Tuesday 27th October, 2020

I was fortunate enough to have a week at the Frog's House in August and it was a welcome respite from a challenging year during the pandemic. Benoit and the team take care of everything with great care and attention. The room had a beautiful view acr...

I was fortunate enough to have a week at the Frog's House in August and it was a welcome respite from a challenging year during the pandemic. Benoit and the team take care of everything with great care and attention. The room had a beautiful view across the valley towards the sea and the yoga studio looked on to the mountain tops. There was delicious healthy food and a full program that you could engage with, or step out of if you wanted a more leisurely pace. The village of Saint Jeannet is perched between two incredible mountain tops and is charming, authentic and contained. The day trips we took were so enjoyable and the river swims were real highlights of the trip. I travelled by myself but never felt lonely or out of place. Highly recommended.

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Crystal

Monday 11th November, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed the charming little village, beautiful yoga, French cooking, amazing hiking, fun day trips and absolutely lovely hosts!! Benoit is very passionate and patient, and was such a knowledgeable guide around the city! A very authentic Fr...

Thoroughly enjoyed the charming little village, beautiful yoga, French cooking, amazing hiking, fun day trips and absolutely lovely hosts!! Benoit is very passionate and patient, and was such a knowledgeable guide around the city! A very authentic French country side experience with a good mix of city exploring too! Fantastic and recommend it!!

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Brigg

Monday 30th September, 2019

Had an amazing time at the frogs house. The views are spectacular and has all the amenities you would ever need. The yoga was suitable for all levels, and as a beginner i found it very spiritual and testing physically but always felt amazing after. T...

Had an amazing time at the frogs house. The views are spectacular and has all the amenities you would ever need. The yoga was suitable for all levels, and as a beginner i found it very spiritual and testing physically but always felt amazing after. The food gave a real taste of French culture and was all locally sourced, delicious! Also really enjoyed the trips and the hosts felt more like friends rather than tour guides. The staff and people we met that were staying the same week really made the holiday, and honestly cant wait to go back again!

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Location Information

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. There is a total of 6 rooms; 3 twin rooms & 3 double rooms – some rooms come with balconies but all of them come with a fantastic view. There’s also a yoga shala for your yoga and relaxing time. The B&B is located in Saint-Jeannet, a charming medieval village perched on the hilltops of Provence overlooking Nice.

Nearest airport: Nice Cote D’Azur Airport (20km)

Pre-booked transfers:
Please email hello@nitgb.com to enquire about transfers

  • 6 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
  • You can check in any time after 3pm on Day 1 and check out by 11am on Day 7
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Activity programme from Monday to Friday
  • Breakfast buffet or brunch every morning
  • Evening meals are provided on 5 days

FAQs

- This holiday is suitable for all levels of yoga from beginners to experienced yogis
- A relatively good level of fitness is required for the walks
- Minimum age is 18 for this holiday
- Your hosts are French, and all cooking classes and guided cultural excursions are in English and/or French

- These holidays make great singles holidays as solo travellers can join groups for the daily activities and guests are encouraged to use and mingle in the shared spaces such as the terrace, living and kitchen
- Solo travellers will have their own private ensuite room for NO additional cost
- However, if there are two people travelling together who wish to share a room, a discount per person will be applied

Please find below some information regarding the accommodation and location of the holiday which may be useful when deciding if this is the right holiday for you; should you have an further questions, please contact us and we will be happy to help
- We generally do not recommend this location for those with restricted mobility
- The holiday is based in a mountain village with steps, narrow streets and guests stay in n old village house built over 4 floors without a lift
- There is no accessibility for wheelchairs at this venue
- If a person is able to walk but has 'some' restrictions then we would need further information concerning their needs and would be very honest if we felt the person could not participate in the activity holidays

- All meals are homemade and prepared fresh in the spacious farmhouse kitchen
- The focus of meals is on well-balanced diets with fresh ingredients from the onsite vegetable patch or from local sources
- Breakfast is a nutritious continental buffet with plenty of cereals, fruit, and your host Lucy’s homemade bread
- Picnic lunch is provided on Monday
- Please note drinks are not included and will be charged extra
- If you have dietary requests, these must be communicated to us at the time of booking

- You will be happy to find lots of places to grab a bite to eat: 4 restaurants, 1 grocery store and 1 butcher, 1 bakery, 2 cafés/pubs
- You can also buy some take away meals in one of the local shops, at the butcher (who also makes vegetarian dishes), the bakery or get some supplies from the local supermarket and use the big open kitchen to prepare your meals

- This multi-activity holiday is packed with great activities to immerse you in the culture of the local area
- In your free time, you can choose to relax and enjoy the beauty of the views from the village over the Mediterranean coast, read a book, sample a glass of the local wine, shop in the village, chat with the other guests or the locals in the local bar
- Your hosts can give you lots of information on what activities are on offer in the local area as well
- Book a massage with professional masseuses (shia tsu, Californian, deep tissue or even a 'sound' massage)
- Join the treasure hunt offered by your hosts to discover the village in the most fun way

The retreat is for 6 nights/ 7 days an starting on Sunday and ending on Saturday.

- Light, airy rooms well decorated with lovely views and some with balconies
- Lounge available with WiFi.
- Fully equipped kitchen for you to make your own meals, tea or snacks in
- Lovely outdoor terrace to enjoy breakfast on
- Yoga shala for daily practice
- Washing machine and dryer available
- Secure off-road parking and WiFi throughout