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Learn the secrets of healthy and fulfilling living by immersing yourself in a yoga lifestyle, enjoying daily meditation and two yoga classes. Located in two adjacent properties connected by an ancient one-hectare olive-tree garden set in the perfume capital of the world, Grasse, this amazing epicurean yoga retreat is specially designed to connect you with nature and your inner self while discovering the hidden jewels of the picturesque French Riviera with all your senses!
This retreat will be held in Grasse, at the Villa Provencale (Clos Saint-Antoine) and the adjacent five-star Hotel Bastide Saint Antoine with its Michelin-star restaurant. The two properties are connected by an olive tree grove. Property-grown olive oil will be served.
Five rooms are available at the villa where two have twin beds and are ideal for sharing while the remaining three have one king and two queen beds respectively. The remaining accommodation will be available at the Relais and Chateau (five-star hotel).
As soon as you enter through the gate, you will feel the tranquility of nature and an air of Medieval times, enchanting your senses from the smell of fresh roses and jasmine to singing birds.
Enjoy the unique benefits of the villa and five-star hotel such as the beach is no more than 10 minutes' drive, the tranquility of its garden with over 90 olive trees, and swimming in its heated pool.
Discover the French Riviera with all your senses during this yoga retreat. Immerse yourself in nature and French culture, visit the beauty that this region has to offer. Come to balance with healthy vegetarian food, herbal infusions, journaling, group discussions of yogic philosophy and nutrition, recharging with yoga and meditation, allowing you to go deep into your journey.
Have a picnic by the Pont de Loup River, play petanque by the Gourdon Castle or visit the Nice flower market. Whether smelling the roses, experiencing the art of perfume making, listening to the soothing sound of a river, singing birds, or tasting all the flavors at a Michelin star restaurant, you will come back with an appreciation of different ways of living and a refined palate.
You will learn from different styles of yoga, breathing techniques, meditation, body awareness, and routines to implement into your daily life going forward.
If you join this retreat during May, you can experience Cannes and the red carpet viewing during its famous film festival. If you join this retreat in June or September, you can enjoy a trip to the magical Lerins Islands, wine or olive oil tasting of local produce.
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Grasse, also known as the perfume capital of the world, is home to three re-known perfumeries. It is a ten minutes' drive to glamorous Cannes, 25 minutes' drive to Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport (NCE), 45 minutes' drive to Monaco, and one hour and a half to Saint Tropez.
Located in the foothills of the pre-Alpes, it offers amazing views of the Mediterranean. The French Riviera (Cote d'Azur) has so much to offer such as its excellent weather, cultural activities, restaurants, and a wide variety of activities for all ages.
There are plenty of gastronomic restaurants around and at least one within walking distance such as La Bastide Saint Antoine. The French Riviera also has an extremely rich culturally speaking region with 3 major symphonic orchestras which are Monte Carlo, Nice, and Cannes.
There is also a great opera and theater as well as a great number of museums and 'ateliers' of painters like Picasso, Van Gogh, Matisse, etc. It is 30 minutes away from the Cote de Provence route du Vine (wine route) and about 1 hour and a half away from the Gorges of Verdon, a breathtaking canyon and ideal place to stride along.
This retreat is a culinary delight. It is designed to provide you with an understanding of a yogic diet with vegetarian, local, market-fresh produce at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea served at the villa on most days.
You will also be offered a true French Riviera experience with two dinners and one lunch taking place at one Michelin star and two top-rated restaurants that this region has to offer.
Appreciate the simplicity of healthy living to maximize digestion and absorption of key nutrients, as well as the art of high cuisine so iconic of the French Riviera.
Please book your flight to arrive at Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport (NCE). Transportation from the airport can be arranged at additional cost. Uber or taxi transport available at the airport at your own expense.
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