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7 Days Yoga Retreat in Provence, France

  • Chemin de L'Avelane, 83890 Besse sur Issole, France


Meditation and Yoga Retreat in France

Spend a week in amazing French settings while you meet new friends, explore, hike, relax, sweat, experience and connect with yourself. Enjoy daily yoga, daytrips, delicious vegetarian food and the chic Cote d'Azur. Daily meditation and yoga classes will be offered in a way to relax, stimulate, and help you grow in your own personal practice. You will not only enjoy the villa and encompassing estate, but also the richness of the French cities and villages from the hills to the coast. This is an unforgettable experience that you do not want to miss!


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Classes for all skill levels
  • Excursions to nearby French towns
  • Trip to the famous and beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence
  • Outdoor activities and a relaxing spa day
  • Creative fresh vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English, Italian
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This yoga retreat will take place at the beautiful villa of Bastide Avellanne. The Bastide is a charming fortified Provencal demure dating back to 17th century. Totally refurbished in 2011, it welcomes you with spacious light rooms in country style, all with modern en-suite bathrooms and independent apartments with every comfort.

In the Bastide you will find a vast air conditioned lounge with old leather sofas, a stone chimney, exposed beams and a bar, a dining room in the veranda overlooking the garden and a meeting room close to the pool.

Surrounded by vineyards Bastide Avellanne is set in a private park of 3 hectares, where the colors of the olive trees and centuries old oaks blend with the perfumes of lavender and rosemary, creating a small Mediterranean paradise in where you will find a heated swimming pool and summer bar, giant chess, tennis and petanque courts.

Besse-sur-Issole is situated only 30 minutes from the sea and from the Cote D'Azur between Cannes, St Tropez and Hyeres. 300 kilometers of coast accompanying the Mediterranean Sea, white sandy beaches, rocky capes, wild bays a preserved landscape, protected islands and famous locations renowned worldwide make this the most beautiful coastline in France.

  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily dinner at Villa and restaurants
  • Daily meditation and yoga classes
  • Day tour through Gorges du Verdon, lavender fields and French villages
  • Day trips and entrance fees
  • Ferry to Porquerolles Island
  • Lunch on selected days
  • Optional bike rental on free day
  • Spa day
  • Transportation to / from day trips
  • Use of premises (hiking trails, pool, courts)
  • Villa accommodation
  • Welcome cocktail party
  • Wine, aperitifs and cheese tasting
  • Tips and taxes


15:00 - 17:00 Check in

18:30 - 19:30 Welcome reception and orientation

19:30 - 21:00 Welcome dinner


  • 07:30 - 08:00 Morning tea
  • 08:00 - 09:15 Yoga
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 16:30 Day trip
  • 17:30 - 18:15 Yoga
  • 19:30 - 21:00 Dinner


  • 07:30 - 08:00 Morning tea
  • 08:00 - 09:15 Yoga
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 17:30 Day trip
  • 18:30 - 19:15 Yoga
  • 19:30 - 21:00 Dinner


  • 07:30 - 08:00 Morning tea
  • 08:00 - 09:15 Yoga
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 13:30 Free time
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch at Villa
  • 15:30 - 16:15 Yoga
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Wine and cheese tasting
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner in town


  • 07:30 - 08:00 Morning tea
  • 08:00 - 09:15 Yoga
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 16:30 Day trip
  • 17:30 - 18:15 Yoga
  • 19:30 - 21:00 Dinner


  • 07:30 - 08:00 Morning tea
  • 08:00 - 09:15 Yoga
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 16:30 Spa day
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Evening in St. Tropez
  • 19:00 - 21:00 Farewell dinner


  • 08:15 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Check out

Arrival by airplane

The closest airports are Marseille Provence Airport (MRS) and Nice Cte d'Azur International Airport (NCE).

Arrival by bus

  • The closest bus stations are located in Brignoles and Carnoules.

Arrival by train

  • You can make a train connection from Paris to Aix-en-Provence, Brignoles or Cornoules train stations.

Check in

From 3 p.m.

Check out

  • 10 a.m.


  • Transfers between Villa and Brignoles or Carnoules bus or train stations can be arranged on first and last day of retreat.
  • Private transfers form Marseille Provence Airport (MRS) and Nice Cte d'Azur International Airport (NCE) can also be arranged at an extra cost.
  • For transportation arrangements please contact Eat.Pray.Move Yoga Holiday Retreats, who will be happy to assist you.

Group size

  • Maximum 12 persons.

What to bring

Besides the basic packing and travel needs, it is recommended that you also bring a bathing suit, comfortable shoes yoga clothes, personal yoga props, sweat towels for practice, plug adaptors / converters, casual clothing, layers for various weather and a journal to the retreat.

Special menu request / information

  • All meals are vegetarian. Special dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Eat.Pray.Move Yoga Holiday Retreats, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

One full day will be spent on the French Riviera on the island of Porquerolles for free time to explore the beaches, hiking trails or town. You will take a tour through the countryside to see the Gorges du Verdon, lavender fields and quaint villages. Also, you will take a trip to the famous city of Aix-en-Provence. You'll enjoy a true Provencal experience with the markets, food, culture, and sites. Your final day will be spent relaxing at a beautiful spa in St. Tropez and will include a stroll through this famous harbor town.

  • Erin Lewis

    Erin has studied various types of yoga disciplines since 1998, concentrating on the Ashtanga discipline since 2008. She received her teacher certification in Florence, Italy and has continued her education with various specialty certifications throughout the years. She now combines powerful movements with more anatomical-based core Vinyasa flow and Restorative movement in her personal practice and teaching style.

  • Airfare is not included in the price.

Healthful, vegetarian food is part of the retreat experience, including breakfasts and dinners daily, as well as selected lunches. Enjoy cuisine which combines creativity and flavors with a special attention to creating balanced meals. Wholesome ingredients, freshness of the foods, cooking times and methods are present in every meal you will enjoy at the Bastide.

Meals will be enjoyed on the terrace in the shade of the oak trees, or served by candlelight under the pergola or in the veranda. You will feast on traditional flavors of Provence mixed with the French, Italian and Mediterranean styles as well. Throughout the week you will have a chance to sample many regional wines, aperitifs, and other tastes such as cheeses and various other specialties.

A spa day in St Tropez is included in this retreat.


Get a relaxing massage

Helicopter tours

Horse riding

Play golf

Play petanque

Play tennis

Swim at the beach or the pool

Taste cheeses and aperitifs

Visit the beautiful French beaches and villages.

Visit the lavender fields

Visit the Provencal markets

Wine tasting

  • Cycling
  • Golf course
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Wine tasting / tour
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio
  • Bicycle rental
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
For information about the booking conditions, please send Eat.Pray.Move Yoga Holiday Retreats an inquiry.
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  • Review by Maryam from UK

    "The Tuscany retreat was that good that I signed up for the next one! It delivered beyond my expectations. I was showered with warmth at Julian and Amanda's stunning villa where the views are to die for! The day excursions and yoga were well balanced and afforded time for quite relaxation. My energy levels were always at a high thanks to the daily serving of fresh and wholesome Italian cuisine. Erin created a class atmosphere which was focused yet fun. As a Yoga teacher myself I found Erins years experience hugely beneficial, her wealth of knowledge tailored both to myself and Yoga newbies. She is extremely travel savvy and had plenty of recommendations about the must-sees and dos of Italy. This is handy if, like myself, you want to extend your trip. I have been to many yoga retreats but this one stands out as the best. It's contemporary, cost effective but luxurious. Another bonus of the retreat was meeting a variety of personalities. I still stay in contact with some members of our group and we plan to meet at the next retreat.(Ischia) If you desire a getaway which explores culture and personal wellbeing then Eat Pray Move is for you! Thanks Erin, can't wait for the next adventure."

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  • Review by Rebecca from USA

    "The Tuscany retreat was an amazing experience! I love yoga and love to travel so this was the perfect combination and a great balance of both. The yoga classes were very accessible for all levels and Erin tailored the classes to meet everyones level. The accommodations were very welcoming and comfortable, it almost felt surreal to be staying in a beautiful Tuscan villa overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany and Umbria. The food was amazing and didnt leave you hungry just wanting more because it was so delicious! This was my first time in Italy so I really loved the day excursions and getting to explore Florence and other nearby hilltop towns. The small group setting was perfect and allowed people to get to know one another and forge new friendships. I would recommend an Eat.Pray.Move Yoga Retreat to anyone. It exceeded my expectations! I cant wait to go on another retreat. Thank you Erin!"

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  • Review by Rene and Elizabeth from UK

    "Erin, you've made us appreciate yoga, traveling and eating well to another level. And not to mention the friendships we've made. Thank you. I can't wait to see you again!"

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Arrival: Sunday June 11, 2017
Departure: Saturday June 17, 2017

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