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8 Days Culinary Vacation, Hiking and Yoga Retreat in the South of France

Hiking, Cultural Tours, Cooking Sessions, and Yoga Retreat in Provence, France

This retreat is a rare opportunity to live with local people and meet their friends in rural France, taste the regional products, admire the beautiful landscape, get off the beaten track, and experience the French culture from the inside...while adding more mindfullness in your daily lives.

Set in the beautiful medieval village of Saint-Jeannet in the south of France, only one step away from the French Riviera. All of the activities will be done with the awareness of the present moment, in complete contact with your bodies and your breathing. You can choose to arrive whenever you want and you will follow the program according to your day of arrival.


  • Daily yoga sessions in a stunning environment
  • Hiking trips
  • Cheese and wine tasting
  • French cuisine cooking class
  • Guided tour of the medieval and authentic village of Saint-Jeannet
  • Visit St. Paul de Vence and Chapelle du Rosaire from the French artist Henri Matisse
  • Guided tours of old cities of Antibes and Nice
  • Scenic drive to the perched village of Tourettes daily
  • Daily organic homemade breakfasts
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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During this retreat, you will be staying at The FrogS'House Bed and Breakfast, in Saint-Jeannet, France. The house is a former family hotel that has been reorganized to turn into a warm and comfortable bed and breakfast. Six rooms options with single and double occupancy are available, including 3 with a balcony and sea view, and 3 with view on the local hills. A private suite for triple and quadruple occupancy is also available upon request.

The FrogS'House France Yoga Retreat Itinerary

These yoga retreats are offered every week from March to November:

You can start this course any day of the week and stay as many nights as you like! Check all the different duration possibilities and prices here: https://www.bookyogaretreats.com/fr/the-frogs-house

There is no "level" required here: the invitation during those yoga sessions is to mainly "listen" and "observe" the feeling of the moment, both physically and mentally. So either you have been practicing for a long time or not, it doesn't matter. We welcome people who have been practicing for a while, or beginners, and it all work out very fine.


  • 07h00 - 08h30 : Yoga session
  • 08h30 - 10h00 : Homemade breakfast on the sunny terrace
  • 10h00 - 17h00: Walking day - Spring and Autumn: walking day in the surrounding Hills called Baou, including a guided visit of our village, St Jeannet, before reached the top of the hill for a shared homemade picnic lunch and a fantastic view over the all French Riviera and the souther alps. In Summer: An “aquatic” walk, taking us into a gorge/canyon, to walk along, and sometimes into, a river, La Cagnes. Waterfalls and fresh water ponds will be the highlights of the day to jump and swim, a perfect activity during those warm summer months.
  • 19h00 - 20h30 : Yoga session
  • 20h30 : Diner at your own convenience


  • 07h00 - 08h30 : Yoga session
  • 08h30 - 10h00 : Homemade breakfast on the sunny terrace
  • 10h00 - 17h00 : Coast and Country: this day will take us to one of the most beautiful city on the Côte d’Azur, Antibes, famous for its billionaires’harbour, and its museum dedicated to Pablo Picasso…which will contrast with the discovery of the world wild famous “chapelle du Rosaire” in Vence, entirely build up and decorated by famous French artist Henri Matisse…and in between, the famous village of St Paul de Vence, that hosts the grave of Marc Chagall
  • 19h00 - 20h30 : Yoga session
  • 20h30 : Diner at your own convenience


  • 07h00 - 08h30 : Yoga session
  • 08h30 - 10h00 : Homemade breakfast on the sunny terrace
  • 10h00 - 17h00: The perched villages: this day will take us on small roads off the beaten path, to discover the old medieval village of Tourettes s/loup, well known now for the culture of violettes flowers. We will meet Bruno, a local cheese maker who has settled with his goats in a well preserved and protect area, which offers stunning view over the Cannes bay, Mandelieu La Napoule and the massif of l’Esterel. And a perfect way to end this day: a wine sampling at the local vineyard of St Jeannet !
  • 19h00 - 20h30 : Yoga session
  • 20h30 : Diner at your own convenience


  • 07h00 - 08h30 : Yoga session
  • 08h30 - 10h00 : Homemade breakfast on the sunny terrace
  • 10h00 - 17h00: Exclusive côte d'Azur: this day will take us to the most popular city of the french Riviera, the wonderful city of Nice côte d’Azur ! drive along the famous “promenade des Anglais”, walk through the small picturesque streets of the old city – “le Vieux nice” -, discover the amazing view from the “hill of the castle” and sample the charming atmosphere of the provencal market “du cours Saleya”. A drive along the coast line using the “corniches” that have hosted so many movies, will allow us to discover Villefranche s/mer, St Jean Cap Ferrat, Eze…
  • 19h00 - 20h30 : Yoga session
  • 20h30 : Diner at your own convenience


  • 07h00 - 08h30 : Yoga session
  • 08h30 - 10h00 : Homemade breakfast on the sunny terrace
  • 10h00 - 17h00 : Cooking session with Corinne, in her big open kitchen, followed with a convivial shared lunch
  • 19h00 - 20h30 : Yoga session
  • 20h30 : Diner at your own convenience


  • Free day to relax and meditate at your own rythme


  • 08h00 - 10h00 : "Late" yoga session from 9h to 10h30 am followed with a "brunch" between 10h30 and 12h. Or if you feel lazy that day, simply enjoy your breakfast on our sunny terrace. Rest of the day to relax

Transfer to Nice International Airport or train station available on request.

Included excursions

This retreat includes all the excursions described in the itinerary above: they will depend on your arrival and departure day.

For instance, if you arrive on Sunday and leave on Sunday, there will be the Monday walk, the Tuesday sightseeing, the Wednesday local Producer experience, the Thursday sightseeing, the Friday cooking experience and the Sunday "yoga-brunch". The Saturday is free to relax, or if you need some more activity, to join our local treasure hunt for a fun experience.


Benoit Couvreur
Yoga Alliance International (Yoga)
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.


This retreat will take place in the middle of the quiet village of Saint-Jeannet, France. Saint-Jeannet is a charming and typical French medieval village, perched at the foot of the Mediterranean hills called Baou.

Only 15 kilometers away from Nice Côte d’Azur and the French Riviera, but so much more quiet and relaxing, its position at 450 meters of altitude offers a great view on the coast and a moderate temperature in the middle of the summer.

Nearby places

  • French Riviera - 15 kilometers
  • Mediterranean hills - 5 minutes
  • Nice - 30 minutes
  • Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE) - 15 kilometers



  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Wine tasting


  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Special menu request


  • Free Wi-Fi


During this retreat, you will be served daily organic breakfasts and home made picnic lunches during Monday and Friday excursions. All the food provided is as local and organic as possible. Please let the organizer know if any specific dietary requirement. Lunches during visit of Antibes and Nice are extra, in organic and/or local restaurants (10 to 20€/person).

Dinners will be at your own leisure, with a choice of 4 restaurants walking distance in Saint Jeannet, or take away food from the local shops to organize your own dinner at The FrogS House using the big open kitchen, entirely at your disposition.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Use your free time to explore our amazing village of Saint Jeannet, wandering around the small medieval streets. Relax on your balcony watching the sea, or take a walk into the nearby Mediterranean hills. And for the most adventurous, go explore the must seen places of the French Riviera or relax on the local beaches, using your own car or the public transportation services (buses and trains).

Must see places on the French Riviera and cultural tours

  • Other perched villages, including olive oil mill
  • The islands of Lérins in the bay of Cannes
  • Saint -Jean Cap Ferrat, Monaco, and Eze, visiting VillaEphrussi or the chapelle and the private villa Jean Coceau

Outdoor activities

  • Canyoning
  • Hiking in the Mercantour national park
  • Rafting
  • Rock climbing

Vineyards and wine sampling

  • Visits and wine sampling in the vineyards of the Côte d'Azur or the Var area

Spa treatments

There's a possibility to book a massage with a local and professional masseuse, Myriam, specialized in Shiatsu massages. Please let The FrogS'House know in advance.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation with daily organic breakfasts
  • 2 yoga sessions per day
  • 5 days of activities with transportation, guided tours, and visits with a professional and certified guide
  • Lunches on picnic lunches days
  • Hiking trip in the mediterranean hills around Saint Jeannet
  • Drive to St. Paul de Vence and visit of the Chapelle du Rosaire from Henri Matisse
  • Guided tour of different medieval villages
  • Guided visit to Nice
  • Picnic at Domaine des Courmettes with fresh goat cheese sampling
  • Scenic drive to the perched village of Tourettes
  • Visit to old Antibes
  • Wine sampling at Saint Jeannet's local vineyard
  • Cuisine cooking class optional

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport/train station transfers
  • Additional activities other than specified
  • Entrance to museums
  • Lunches when eating out in local restaurants
  • Dinners
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request (55€/transfer to be shared by number of passengers).

Arrival by train

The closest train station is Saint Laurent du Var, only eight minutes away from Nice central station and only 20 minutes away from Saint-Jeannet by car. Transfer from and to the train station is available upon request (65€/transfer from Nice Ville or 55€/transfer from St Laurent du Var, to be shared by number of passengers).

There is also the possibility to catch bus N°55 just outside Saint Laurent du Var train station.

Arrival by bus

Two buses drive from and to Saint-Jeannet. The first is bus number 55 from and to Saint Laurent du Var, a train station for direct connection with Nice or any other city along the coast by train. Bus N°55 also starts from Commercial center CAP3000, 15mns walking distance from Nice airport or 3mns by shuttle bus

The second is bus Number 47 from and to Vence and St Paul de Vence.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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This holiday is available from mid March to November.

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