Seven Starry NIghts
Eight SUmmer Days

June 23rd to June 30th 2018 + Option to Extend

July 25th to August 1st 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 | Arrival 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 front terrace


Jour 2 | Get to know the Château and its Surroundings

  • Petit-déjeuner at your leisure

  • Stroll to the Sunday morning market in the nearby village of 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

  • Historical tour 

  • Dinner together


Jour 3 | A Day In Medieval Mirepoix

  • Early morning breakfast

  • Drive together to the medieval village of Mirepoix

  • Lunch at Relais de Mirepoix

  • Visit to Château de Fiche 

  • Return for a relaxing afternoon

  • Dinner together


Jour 4 | Restoration Day

  • Petit-déjeuner at your leisure

  • Morning yoga session in the Château atrium
  • Join in the restoration!

  • Lunch at a bistro in the local village

  • Take a guided walk through the local villages, relax by the pool, play some tennis or continue restoring away

  • Late afternoon aperitifs

  • Dinner together

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Jour 5 | Un Jour des Loisirs

  • Petit-déjeuner at your leisure

  • Excursion to Plâteau de Beille 

  • Pique-nique lunch

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

  • Dinner together


Jour 6 | Cooking & Restoration Day

  • Petit-déjeuner at your leisure

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

  • Create your own French baguette for lunch

  • Join in the restoration

  • Cooking lesson at the Château with two friends from the local village - Marie André and Monique. Monique's grandmother once upon a time worked as a chef de cuisine at the Château

  • Dinner together


Jour 7 | Work Away Day!

  • Petit-déjeuner at your leisure

  • Yoga or walk in the woods for flower picking

  • Join the restoration

  • Lunch

  • Regional wine tasting and aperitifs

  • Farewell dinner in the 18th Century Salon de Musique


Jour 8 | Au Revoir Mes Amis

  • Petit-déjeuner 

  • Farewell at 11am 

  • Travel back to Toulouse to arrive in the city at 1pm


2018 Dates:

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

Cost - €3,950 per person

There is an option to extend your experience until July 3rd. On the additional days we will be exploring the region with a visit to the medieval walled city of Carcassonne, where we will promenade the ancient stone-paved thoroughfares and explore the city's many sites. We will also be travelling to the picturesque village of Albi, stopping along the way to discover and visit the many other châteaux in the area. 

July Experience - July 25th to August 1st

Cost - €3,950 per person

Please note for the July Experience, that the itinerary will be the same however the days in which we do things on may be slightly different. 


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

  • dual occupancy accommodation and shared bathroom facilities

  • organised activities

  • use of the Château'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 and from 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.



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