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Yoga, Gastronomy and Culture 3 Night Break in Provence

From £457 pp

France, Provence

3 nights/ 4 days

Join a small group of 1-8

Yoga, Gastronomy and Culture 3 Night Break in Provence

From £457 pp

What You'll Do

Relax and unwind during yoga lessons and discover culture, gastronomy & more in Provence and the Côte D’Azur on this fantastic activity filled break based in Saint-Jeannet; from Sunday to Wednesday

This wonderful gastronomy, culture and yoga break 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 3 night / 4 day yoga holiday combined with 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.

There will also be cultural excursions, and breathtaking scenic sites. From Sunday to Wednesday there is a  set schedule of activities and the main language will be English.

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!

Spend your free time exploring and you could end up off the beaten track walking toward a 1000 year old oak tree forest and you’ll also have the chance to create 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.

Experience
Highlights

Enjoy mindful yoga sessions surrounded by the tranquillity 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

15:00 Arrive to the house at your own convenience although, rooms are available from 17:00 onwards.

Should you arrive earlier, and if we are not around to assist, 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 dinner

 

 

Monday

8:00-09:30 Yoga and meditation session
• 09:30-11:30 Homemade breakfast on the sunny terrace and time for sharing and exchange
• 12:00-17:00 Walking day. Following the philosophy of the Buddhist Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, let each one of your steps deepen yourself into the present moment…
“Every breath we take, every step we make can be filled with peace, joy and serenity. We
just have to awaken, living in the present moment»
– Spring and autumn: this walking day will take place in the surrounding hills called “Baou”, to reach
the top of the hill for a shared homemade picnic lunch (made with local and organic products) and
a fantastic view over the whole French Riviera and the Southern Alps.
*Equipment required: Your host will provide backpacks with camelback and walking sticks
on demand. Each guest will need to bring comfortable shoes (running shoes are a minimum, but
quite enough as well), sun screen and sunglasses, a hat, and in case of cold weather, a wind
stopper and/or rain jacket

– In Summer: An “aquatic” walk, taking you into a gorge/canyon, to walk along, and sometimes into
a river. Waterfalls and fresh water ponds will be the highlights of the day to jump and swim, a
perfect activity during those warm summer months.
*Equipment required: same than spring and autumn walk + swimming suits and towel

• 18:00-19:00 Meditation session
• 19:00 Dinner organised by your hosts

Accommodation

The B&B

Tuesday

• 08:00-09:30 Yoga and meditation session
• 09:30-11:30 Homemade breakfast on the sunny terrace and time for sharing and exchange
• 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 Communication workshop based on the “Non Violent Communication” approach, with a certified professional. Introduction
• 16:00-18:00 Tea break / snack in 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 and meditation session
• 11:00-13:00 Homemade brunch on the sunny terrace and check out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviews (1)

Deborah

Saturday 10th October, 2020

I was fortunate enough to have a week here 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 ...

I was fortunate enough to have a week here 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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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)

 

  • 3 nights accommodation at the B&B in a twin/double ensuite room
  • You can check in any time after 3pm on Day 1 and check out by 11am on Day 4
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Activity programme
  • Breakfast buffet or brunch every morning
  • 3 evening meals

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
- 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
- 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)

- Light, airy rooms well decorated with lovely views and some with balconies
- Lounge available with a computer, WiFi, Internet, TV, DVDs and books, along with free worldwide landline calls
- 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