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5 Days Relaxing Yoga Retreat in South France

Chateau du Fraissinet, Le Fraissinet 30110, Branoux les Taillades, Gard department, France

Beautiful Château Yoga Retreat France

Join this retreat for five days of relaxing and inspiring yoga with British Wheel teacher Alison Burns at a stunning venue in the mountains of southern France, Yoga and meditation are paired with delicious food, clean, fresh air, mountain walks, and both a pool and a river onsite for swimming and bathing. Meet new friends, practice asanas, read or meditate in the park, chat to the donkeys, and return feeling energized, rejuvenated, and completely relaxed.

The teaching will be in French and in English according to the participants, the teacher is used to teaching in both languages.

Meet the instructors

Alison
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Highlights

  • Twice daily yoga classes
  • Walk in the beautiful Cévennes
  • Expert guidance by certified and skillful yoga teacher
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals daily
  • Pick up from Alès train station
  • Kayaking on the Cèze River
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Sauna and hammam

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi

You will be accommodated in shared twin rooms in attractive gites, with a maximum of three guests sharing a shower room and toilet. There is also the option of a single room or, for a supplement, single occupancy of a twin room. Some rooms have an en-suite shower room and toilet. All gites include a very comfortable communal living space with facilities for making tea and coffee. It is also possible to book an entire apartment for two people upon request.

Program

You can choose from a wide range of optional activities at the Château du Fraissinet. You can come along to the morning meditation and two guided yoga sessions each day, take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, or take a walk in the mountains.

You can also go wild swimming in the river Gardon which runs along the ground (bring water shoes!) or simply paddle in the shallows and or watch the myriad of tiny fishes. Wander around the grounds, and make friends with the donkeys, read in the shade of the trees, play table tennis, or chill out in the sauna.

Our wonderful masseuse, Christine will visit during your stay and offer relaxing massages with essential oils. A trip to the local market on Saturday morning is always fun for local produce and chic summer clothes.

Included excursions

A guided walk in nearby mountains is included in the price of the retreat. Other excursions to the local market, kayaking on the river Ceze or the local Lac de Camboux are available for a small supplement.

Instructors

Alison Burns

Retreat location

This relaxing and inspiring yoga retreat will take place at the Château du Fraissinet, a beautiful country house on the edge of the stunning Cévennes National Park in the south of France. It is in the Gard department of Occitanie, the Midi, and enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year.

The Château du Fraissinet is set in six acres of beautiful grounds with a river running alongside. There is an outdoor swimming pool cleaned with UVC light, which is kind to eyes and skin, and a relaxing spa pool. Guests are also welcome to use the sauna. Two gentle donkeys, Daisy and Lily, help out with mowing the lawn and are always delighted to make friends with visitors, especially if they bring carrots.

Nearby places

  • Avignon - 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Calais - 10 hours driving
  • Montpellier - 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport (FNI) - 1 hour

Unique features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Mountain walking
  • Shopping
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • River
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio

Food

During this retreat, three delicious vegetarian meals are provided each day. Coffee and tea are also included, and available all day long.

The chateau's in-house chef, Chris, uses locally-sourced organic vegetables for salads and pulses, local free-range eggs, and, whenever possible, locally-produced cheese. He also specializes in creating wonderful and light desserts to round off your meal. He is happy to cater for most dietary requirements if you notice in advance these requirements when booking.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
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)

  • Enjoy a relaxing session in the onsite sauna. Perfect for tired muscles
  • Guided local walks in the beautiful Cévennes mountains
  • Swimming and paddling in the river Gardon which runs alongside the Château
  • Kayaking on the Cèze River
  • Saturday morning visit to the local French market

All excursions are optional - you might prefer to simply sunbathe by the pool! Some activities incur a small supplement, payable on site.

What's included

  • 24-hour assistance
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily meals
  • 2 daily yoga sessions in the morning and evening
  • Meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Guided walks
  • Sauna and hammam
  • Transfers from and to La Grand'Combe train station

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • International airfare cost
  • Massage treatments
  • Trip to local market
  • Kayaking sessions
  • Any additional activities apart from those mentioned above
  • Organic wine

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport (FNI). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. This will be at an extra charge.

Arrival by train

You can take a train to get to La Grand'Combe train station from Nimes or Avignon. Transfer from and to La Grand'Combe train station is included. YogaSoleil will pick you up from this station.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.

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Availability

Arrival: Wednesday June 24, 2020
Departure: Sunday June 28, 2020

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