The FrogS'House

After travelling around the world, Benoit and Corinne created The FrogS’House, offering bed and breakfast in the historic and peaceful village of Saint Jeannet in the South of France.

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Instructors 4

Benoit Couvreur

Benoit has been practicing yoga and meditation on a regular basis since 2010, soon after he met his actual spiritual teacher, Somasekha Ros. He has graduated from Yoga Nisarga International Training School, based in India, where he traveled to attend the training to become a fully qualified yoga teacher. Yoga Nisarga is certified by Yoga Alliance, the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community whose mission is to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga.

Yoga Alliance International (Yoga)

Jean ROCCA

Jean is specialised in Ashtanga Yoga. He has also followed a long training to give Tibetan Bowls massages. He started his Yoga practice in India in the city of Calcutta 15 years ago. His philosophy is based on the idea that through the practice of Yoga, we can live our lives in a better way, reduce our suffering, those of those around us and discover Universal Unity. His work focuses on the breath and how to integrate it into a physically active yoga practice in order to create strength, freedom and lightness of beings. Jean and Benoit have been old scholl friends for 30 years.

Véronique Pince

Veronique has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and she’s offering you to discover yourself with yoga sessions or life movement dancing (DMLV). In yoga, the dynamic and static postures allow you through breathing to reach a balance between body and soul. Guided meditations will provide gentleness at the beginning and the end of the session. The DMLV that Veronique teaches for the last 2 years is a kind of meditation in movement. The body, moving naturally and freely will invite you to an inner journey, an intimacy that will liberate you from any tension.

Carline Gauthier

Carline is now 50 years old and she started practising yoga after an accident at the age of 20. She tried different yoga styles over the years and she is now teaching for the last 2 years after a 4 years training with the Institut Français du Yoga. Her teaching is a synthesis between her life as a yogi and a woman, where the important is to always respect the body and synchronise breath with physical capacity. Her yoga practise is a source of inspiration always renewed but still rooted in tradition. Yoga gives freedom to people and can be done everywhere freely.

Reviews 50

Alison Le Cornu

from Singapore, September 2018

"Happiness in Provence "

This is one of the most well rounded travel experiences I have ever had, and so much fun!! From the yoga to the culinary delights and the opportunities made available to explore the local villages & surrounds. This was complimented by the extensive range of local knowledge shared by Benoit & Corrine. I must add that the group of international travelers of varying ages that had booked into the retreat at the same time were equally impressed. I had never met these people before but now consider them to be friends.

Nauja Bianco

from United States, August 2018

Benoit has such a positive angle to the people he hosts and is very accomodating. He prepares the time spent at FrogsHouse with challenge and excitement (maybe a little too much for people who'd like more systematic information and/or control :-)). Benoit is always there and willing to give good advice or find solution. He's an excellent guide of the area and is very present towards the people he relates to. The area is stunning. The guided hiking trips were wonderful and authentic. The sound bath was awesome too.

Natalia Skyy

from United States, June 2018

"Amazing retreat !"

My room was amazing, very clean. Loved my fresh french breakfast. Yoga on top of the hill was my favorite. Day trips were fun and well organized as well. Loved everything about my stay. Hosts are great people too. Highly recommend frogs house. Thank you so much!

Christine Ekechi

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Yoga Retreat St Jeannet"

The yoga was incredible and the location, unbeatable. I would recommend this place to all of my friends. I take back with so many good memories and also a sense of calm that I have never had before.

Tully Ellsberg

from United States, April 2018

"Clear instructions. Pleasant voice and demeanor."

Allowing everyone to go at their own pace.

Susan Chenven

from United States, April 2018

"Wonderful week"

The FrogsHouse has a feeling of warmth and positive energy that generates from Corinne and Benoit. Benoit is an informative guide with a quirky sense of humor, yet also a reflective yoga teacher.

The guests come from all over the world to this yoga retreat so this adds another element of personal growth.

I had a satisfying and relaxing week. Absolutely wonderful!

Anonymous

from Norway, October 2017

"Per+PePerfekkk"

The location is unike, both the hotel and the village - and in combination with the daily schedule and yoga classes it was a perfect package. We highly recommend it - and we will be back!

Sophie Vescovali

from United States, September 2018

"Quelle expérience inoubliable !"

Je n'oublierai donc jamais le village Provençal de St Jeannet avec Mr Jules qui y vit depuis 90 ans, Benoit et Corinne qui nous ont accueilli avec une sincérité hors du commun, des repas faits maison qui font du bien au corps et aux papilles, la découverte d'une région magnifique tellement bien incarnée par Benoit :) Et puis, la chance ou le hasard a fait que le groupe n'était composé que de belles personnes, tellement différentes mais qui se sont accordées si naturellement ! Je suis reconnaissante d'avoir fait partie du voyage :)

Nicole E.

from United States, August 2018

"With the Frogs !"

Everything, except the fact that I was not staying at the Frogs'house but rather 15 minutes (walk) from there. The path to the Frogs'house is Uphill, which was a bit ... challenging. The rest was very good, The Yoga lessons in the Open-Air over an elevated platform on a hill give a wonderful view of the area, the breakfast are copious, delicious, really nice sharing moments, the Hiking (with the Picnic, wonderful!) and tours around the area were very nice, at last not least the Discussions (on awareness, meditation,..) and exchange with Benoît and the other participants coming from all over the world .. short but really nice experience.

Geraldine Coyle

from Great Britain, November 2017

"Delightful!"

My friend and I loved the yoga sessions which were relaxing and rejuvenating. The sessions were based in beautiful locations in a charming village. It was great to meet other local yoga enthusiasts also who were very friendly and welcoming.

The activities were great fun also and Benoit really knew his stuff! We particularly enjoyed the goats farm, Eze and the singing on the bus :)

Anonymous

from France, October 2017

"Très agréable"

Bon rythme entre pratique du yoga et tourisme.

Benoit connaît très bien la région.

Les cours de yoga sont adaptés et permettent de déstresser.

Eva Perez

from United States, August 2018

"Lovely experience..."

I loved everything about this experience, Corinne and Benoit are super friendly and warm hosts who made sure we had everything we needed and made me feel at home. The location is superb, the bed and breakfast is super clean and comfortable, breakfast on the outside terrace was divine. I also met and made friends with really great people from all over the globe.

Rachael Johnson

from United States, July 2018

"Couldn't have been happier with the experience"

This was quite possibly one of the most amazing experiences of my life so far. Benoit was an absolutely incredible host and tour guide, taking our group of 6-9 people out on daily excursions all around the South of France. There is no way I could have experienced the countryside of France in this way without Benoit/the FrogSHouse! He was very knowledgable about everywhere he took us and incredibly funny and endearing. He takes very good care of his guests, making sure everyone is comfortable and happy. By the end of Day 1, our group became family. The breakfast every morning is delicious and I looked forward to it every day. The view from my balcony room overlooking the Mediterranean and the hills was ASTOUNDING. Every morning I woke up feeling like I was in a fairy tale. This trip was worth every single penny. Do yourself a favor and don't hesitate any longer to book it! I know I'll be back!!

The yoga was different from what I was used to. Benoit's style is more meditative. It focuses more on the mind and breathing. I appreciated the fact that he used other instructors so guests could experience other forms of yoga. Our days were so packed that I found it hard to wake up early the next day to get to the morning yoga, but I understand why yoga is scheduled so early- if it wasn't, we wouldn't be able to go to all the places we went to! So I don't think there was anything I didn't like- it was overall a very positive experience. Thank you, Benoit!!

Amy Rosenbaum

from United States, July 2018

"Wonderful experience"

Closeness formed with group, daily excursions with Benoit and yoga meditation, breakfasts, comfort of room with beautiful views

Regine Whittlesey

from United States, July 2018

"A beautiful and active yoga retreat in southern France."

Lovely ancient village, very nice accommodations, delicious local food and an exceptional host, guide, teacher Benoît : he is attentive to everyone, very kind and very funny. He introduced us to superb natural and urban sites, telling us the history and fun anecdotes. Benoit makes the retreat unforgettable!

Sue Mcginnity

from Australia, July 2018

The whole week revolves around a lovely variety of yoga/meditation experiences, followed by a mix of art, culture and nature excursions all in the company of beautiful, kind and welcoming travellers from all over world. It was a real immersion into the gorgeous village of Saint Jeannet.

Jo Woollacott

from New Zealand, July 2018

"A perfect mix of yoga and local activities "

Benoit is a great guide with lots of local knowledge and interesting stories about the history of the region. There was good variety in the yoga sessions and the teachers were very helpful. My room was amazing. It was the best gift I could give myself.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Not the ‘yoga’ retreat I expected. "

The sound bath was amazing. The location is also nice.

Anne Wareing

from Great Britain, April 2018

"This is so much more than a yoga break "

Just back from a really fabulous 4 night stay at the Frogs House which far exceeded my expectations. Benoit and Corinne are lovely, welcoming hosts. The groups are of smallish size meaning that the yoga classes are adjusted to the group and combine all aspects of yoga including meditations. In addition - and what makes this perhaps different to other yoga trips - are the excursions into this beautiful part of France. We hiked into the surrounding hills and visited the beautiful villages perches nearby.

Benoit and Corinne share a great deal of knowledge about the history of the area and aspects of local life as they really are part of the community. I also picked this trip to enjoy fresh and local produce - Corinne makes delicious salads, jams, and yoghurts, salads which can all be enjoyed the village rose wine - which is equally good. I hope to return !

Maritza Park

from Switzerland, April 2018

"The Frogs Hotel"

I liked the day trips and the people I met there. I was very lucky to meet very nice people on that week who made me forget why I was there; yoga.

I was lucky to have 1 hour yoga with another teacher who comes once a week, he was great.

I liked the view of my room.

Dilek Cobanoglu

from United States, October 2017

"Perfect retreat"

I liked the location, the village is very chanting and the air quality is awesome. My room was very clean, I had the most amazing view from my window. There are hiking trails in the area, walking distance from the B&B. Also the local people in the village were so nice.

Ingeborg Aadland

from Norway, October 2017

"Just what I needed"

Our whole trip to Saint Jeannet and the Frogs' house was simply wonderful. The community, the yoga, the activities, the people, the food, the surroundings. I fell absolutely in love with Saint Jeannet and I will be back.

Lisa Lehrer

from United States, October 2017

This was a wonderful week of meditation and yoga in the most spectacular setting- a quaint village above the Côte d'Azur. I loved my accommodations at The Frog's House. Corinne and Benoit are warm and gracious hosts. I liked sitting at the breakfast table with people from around the globe.

Benoit guides the yoga and cultural experiences from a desire to share what's beautiful in us and in the world around us. I enjoyed the places he took us to that included the traditional sites and the unusual (like the picnic at the end of the mountain road at the goat cheese farm).

I loved the culinary lesson with Corinne. She provides delicious food and an atmosphere of welcome. The Frogs House is your home away from home.

I feel renewed.

Cynthia Nelson

from United States, August 2017

"Hiking and yoga heaven in the hills of Nice"

This yoga retreat was exactly what my 23 year old daughter and I needed! I'm 59 and love yoga of all kinds, but mostly vinyasa. I have just started meditating and found that this retreat was even more helpful for that practice! There was an AMAZING hike to a waterfall with homemade lunch and local wine that was just perfect, so beautiful and idyllic. We also had a very nice tour of just a few important parts of old-Antibes, not touristy, and a great vegetarian lunch. Benoit is more than a yoga teacher, he's an extraordinary guide and historian of the area. Also very flexible in timing and offerings. I just can't say enough about Benoit, Corinne, St. Jeannet, and our lovely trip.

Anonymous

from Italy, August 2017

"Beautiful experience!"

I would definitely recommend this place. The location is beautiful and the activities were very well organized. Benoit is great as a yoga teacher, a tour guide and a host. Beautiful vibes among all the other guests - like in a family!

Gemma King

from Great Britain, August 2017

"Awesome ... more hidden extras than Mary Poppins bag !! "

Perfect combination of tranquility and adventure ...

Benoit , the host, is a blend of the Dalai Lama and Bear Grylls... Delightful :)

Alexandra Senkova

from Netherlands, August 2017

"FrogS' House, I'm coming back!"

I stayed at FrogS' House for 4 days after a 6 day whirlwind French Riviera sightseeing trip. This was just what I needed. Tucked far away in the beautiful mountains, with spectacular views over the whole Cote d'Azur, the charming village of St. Jeannet is an amazing location for this retreat. We started the mornings with a 7am 1.5 hour yoga session with Benoit and returned to find the most delicious breakfast spread you can imagine (my mouth is watering as I type this...). After this, we get 1-2 hours to freshen up before the daily activities start - we went to a trip to Antibes and Benoit was such a fun travel guide as well. Yoga time again at 7pm, after we hike up the steep streets of the village to get to the top of a water reservoir with sweeping views of the coast. The yoga is very relaxing so if you are expecting to sweat and do a lot of flows, beware. Although you will sweat on the way to the yoga place :) This was exactly the kind of yoga I was expecting and I loved it. I wasn't expecting though that this will be such a fun experience altogether, with all the fun trips and getting to know all the other travelers. I was expecting a few yoga sessions here and there in the beautiful French countryside, but it was so much more. Benoit and Corinne are so friendly and helpful that even if you barely speak a common language, they will make you feel at home (this last sentence to summarize my mom's experience!)

Anonymous

from Norway, July 2017

"Perfect getaway in cosy French village"

Welcoming hosts. Lovely atmosphere, food and relaxing hatha yoga.

Shelley Goodwin

from Canada, June 2017

"Unforgettable experiencing Provence in a vielle village"

Corrine and Benoit combine their expertise and warmth in food, the local area, history, and yoga. More than a retreat, they had an itinerary for each day! Travels up and down serpentine roads to villages, Nice, the beach, even including a wonderfully prepared picnic in a special setting with spectacular view. After a full day, left to wander St. Jeanette and be part of a lived village, it was complete with what could be a Michelin rated restaurant. Truly a unique experience!

Laureen Marchi

from Switzerland, April 2017

"Lovely charming village, attentive and generous hosts."

Loved the area, the hosts, the breakfasts and the feeling of friendship.

Hélène Dunkel

from United States, September 2018

"magnifique semaine"

Une équipe d'encadrement intelligente et attentive, des rencontres enrichissantes, des excursions de toutes sortes, des paysages superbes, une nourriture savoureuse et beaucoup d'autres choses...

Nicole Rognard

from France, August 2018

Les activités proposées qui sont variées, et la cohésion du groupe. L'ambiance et la gentillesse et la disponibilité de nos hôtes.

Anonymous

from France, August 2018

Stephanie Jacquet

from France, May 2018

"Une pause détente "

Le calme du village

La qualité des cours de Yoga

Beaucoup d’activités aux alentours à faire seul ou organisées par the Frog’s House

La gentillesse et la passion du propriétaire des lieux

Marie-denise Leperlier

from Réunion, April 2018

"Un professeur à l'écoute"

La possibilité d'échanger avec des personnes qui viennent de tous les pays.

Des professeurs à l'écoute des besoins de chacun.

L'accueil chaleureux de Corinne et Benoît qui nous font nous sentir comme chez soi.

Martine Acknin

from France, October 2017

"Dépaysement et ambiance conviviale"

Être reçu comme dans une famille

Murielle Cheftel

from France, August 2017

"Séjour équilibrant et ressourçant "

Accueil chaleureux

Ambiance et cadre zen

Emplacement et paysages superbes

Cuisine locale et naturelle

Cécile Bardet

from France, June 2017

"Super séjour à St Jeannet"

Tout, les personnes, les lieux, tout.

Testimonials 5

Wendy

Trip Advisor

I spent 4 days at The Frogs House in St Jeannet. Frogs House is situated about ½ hour from Nice and easily accessible via bus from Nice airport so ideal if you’re relying on public transport as I was. St Jeannet is a beautiful unspoilt village perched on the hillside. I loved my stay at Frogs House and I immediately felt at home. My bedroom was clean and spacious aswell as the bathroom. The kitchen is huge and so great if you wanted to self-cater and just generally eat your meal there and hang out with other residence. This didn’t feel like a hotel or guest house at all rather like a friendly shared house. On my first day I found my bearings and explored the village which is beautiful and unspoilt with lots of ruelles heading off in all directions. I wandered around and found myself drawn to the mountain overlooking the village which is easily accessible from the footpath in the village. The village itself has numerous water fountains spewing copious amounts of cool spring water. I was in heaven. The 4 days went by quickly and were full and fun packed. Starting off with relaxing morning yoga followed by a wonderful breakfast. Benoit then took us out on various day trips. I was really lucky in that the group of women staying at Frogs House at this time really gelled and we all got on amazingly well. Benoit grew up in the area has a real passion for the region, and was able to share his knowledge. Corrine prepared some great picnics to take out with us meats, cheeses, salads, bread, wine and home baked cakes. For those of us who weren’t exhausted by the days trip we also took advantage of the evening yoga which was taught by various teachers so we had an opportunity of experiencing other types of yoga one of which is sound yoga. I’m a tough nut to crack and thought it wouldn’t have any effect on me but it did and I experienced sensations through sound!! All in all an wonderful few days and thank you to Benoit and Corrine for being amazing hosts.

a traveler US

TripAdvisor website

We spent a week at The FrogS'House and spent four days on excursions with Benoit. He is the most amazing guide with local knowledge, stories, history lessons, and access to places you would never go to without him. The day spent with Corinne cooking was so special, after cooking our lunch, then sitting on the patio eating and drinking and talking with her and other guests. St. Jeannet is a lovely village with a few fun places to eat. I could never have expected to have such a magical week in this beautiful part of the world.

a traveler US

TripAdvisor website

St. Jeannet is quite high in the mountains of the Cote d'Azur. We thoroughly enjoyed this quaint experience. The owners are wonderful and provide a cozy and homey feeling. The location is perfect for Tourettes sur Loup, Grasse, Florian, St. Paul de Vence...all "must sees". Tours can be arranged although we had our own vehicle. Be sure to request a view room looking out to the valley below.

Pam D. US

TripAdvisor website

We came across The FrogS'House in a Rick Steves guidebook. On a whim, I booked it. My friend and I couldn't have been happier. Tucked up on a hill in an ancient village it was a perfect spot to begin our exploration of Provence. Our room was well appointed with comfortable beds, a large, well-appointed bathroom and a balcony over looking a breath taking valley. Benoit was nice and welcoming. Breakfast was amazing, with homemade yogurt, fruit, croissants, breads, and delicious coffee. Wander around the village and fall into the magic of The Alps Maritimes.

Ali J. United Kingdom

TripAdvisor website

I spent a week at The FrogS' House as part of a two-week stay in the beautiful Côte d'Azur and it far exceeded my expectations (and I am a bit of a fusspot!) If you are looking for a home-from-home holiday in this stunning area of France, that doesn't feel like a group holiday, but has all the bits you want from a group holiday taken care of i.e. an interesting and varied programme, transportation, equipment, delicious, healthy food, and a wonderful guide etc. then I cannot recommend this week enough! Benoît and Corinne are fantastic hosts and incredibly knowledgeable. Whatever your party size or requirements, they adapt and deliver with ease and minimum fuss. I felt incredibly relaxed and refreshed by the end of the week, as the balance between group and self-time worked perfectly, regardless of one's 'travel status' and there was absolutely no 'group herding mentality', strict schedules or restrictive time frames - there's so much flexibility! I'm still missing the delicious, home-made, organic breakfasts on the terrace every morning, especially the fig jam! This holiday ticked every box on my wish list...!

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