Seven Starry NIghts
Eight SUmmer Days

June 23rd to June 30th 2018 + Option

July 28th to 4th August 2018

August 11th to August 18th 2018

This seven day retreat has something for everyone. During our time together, we will explore the local culture and cuisine, work with our hands to channel our inner creativity, and nurture our minds, bodies, and souls with yoga, guided workshops, relaxation, and delicious food!

 

Jour 1 | Arrive and Welcome!

  • Let's meet in Toulouse at the Capitole Square at 10am

  • Walk to the Victor Hugo market

  • Lunch at a local bistro in Toulouse

  • Drive to the Château together

  • Magic carpet cocktails on arrival 

  • Chateau BBQ on the terrace

 

Jour 2 | Get to know the Château and its Surroundings

  • Breakfast at leisure

  • Stroll to the nearby Sunday morning village market at Les Cabannes

  • Ain't no Mountain High Enough - guided hike and picnic to mountain lakes ( 1/2 day)

  • Alternatively, enjoy a simple lunch and relax by the pool 

  • Château de Gudanes historical tour and talk

  • Château dinner

 

Jour 3 | Mirepoix and Château de Fiche

  • Early morning breakfast

  • Drive together to the medieval village of Mirepoix

  • Tour the walled village and local market with Martine Rouche

  • Lunch at Relais Chateau in Mirepoix

  • Château de Fiche visit 

  • Return to the Château for a relaxing afternoon

  • Château dinner

 

Jour 4 | Oh Là Là Day

  • Breakfast at leisure

  • Morning yoga session in the Château atrium

  • Cassoulet lunch at our friend Daniel's place - a local french cuisine bistro 

  • Guided walk through the local villages, relax by the pool, or play some tennis

  • Join in the restoration

  • Aperitif and chitchat

  • Regional horse demonstration and outdoor BBQ at the nearby Valley of Orlu

 
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Jour 5 | Ain't no Mountain High Enough Day

  • Breakfast at leisure

  • Excursion to Plateau de Beille 

  • French baguette sandwich pique-nique lunch

  • Return to the Château for optional horseback riding and some relaxing

  • Château banquet in the medieval Château kitchen

 
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Jour 6 | Cooking & Restoration Day

  • Breakfast at leisure

  • Visit to the prehistoric cave of Niaux, known for its Palaeolithic rock art

  • Create your own french sandwich for lunch

  • Restoration with our onsite artisans or afternoon tea with friends

  • Cooking lesson in the Château with two french ladies from the local village - Marie André and Monique. Monique and her grandmother worked as the cooks for the family who lived in the Château during the 1940s

  • Château dinner 

 
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Jour 6 | Working Bee Day

  • Breakfast at leisure

  • Yoga or walk in the woods for flower picking

  • Join the restoration - spend the day contributing to the cause

  • Lunch

  • Wine tasting and aperitifs

  • Farewell dinner in the Salon de Musique

 

Jour 7 | Au Revoir Mes Amis

  • Pack-up and goodbyes at 11am

  • Travel back to Toulouse to arrive at 1pm

 

2018 Dates:

June Experience -  June 23rd to June 30th with option to extend to July 3rd

Optional Days include a visit to the Medieval walled city of Carcassone where we will tour the stone paved streets and take in the sites. On the way back we will stop at the stunning l'Abbaye Château de Camon for dinner. We also plan to drive to Andorra for a bit of shopping and fun. Of course, you can always just relax at the Château as well.

July Experience - July 28th to August 4th

August Experience - August 11th to August 18th

 

Cost - €3,950 per person

This includes:

  • daily breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by international and local chefs

  • unlimited beverages - house wine, house spirits (the drinking kind), house beer and non-alcoholic

  • double occupancy accommodation and shared bathroom facilities

  • organised activities

  • use of the Chateau's facilities including tennis court, pool, bicycles and wifi in selected areas

  • complimentary laundry facilities for own use

  • transfers to and from Toulouse

Excludes flights to Toulouse, personal spending money and personal insurance

To book, a 25% non-refundable deposit is required. The balance is required 30 days before the experience.  To view the Terms and Conditions of the experience please click here.

 

Bookings will soon be available through our website

 

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