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What to expect when you visit


The French Retreat is both our home and a retreat centre for anyone looking to find stillness, reconnect with themself or learn something new. We welcome you as we would a guest in our home, rather than a visitor to a hotel.


We eat together, in the large kitchen in the cooler months but more often outside under the 'au-vent'. If you need space there are tables and chairs dotted around the grounds. It's your retreat and you can choose what suits you.


Your bed will be made up with a duvet, pillows and a throw. Soap, shampoo and bath towels are provided. Depending on the type of retreat you are on (your teacher/facilitator can advise) you will not have your bedroom and bathroom cleaned during your stay and you will need to bring a pool towel. 

Although it can be very hot in the day with clear skies, the evenings can be chilly so bring another layer if you feel the cold or if you want to stay up late watching the stars, which are magnificent. It is a very rural and relaxed location, comfortable shoes are recommended and if you head out you will find the local restaurants are very informal. 


The local market town of Chalais is within easy walk, there are also a few bicycles for your use.


Other facilites:  Wifi, although being rural France the wifi is slower than cities, so please do not expect to able to stream films; ping pong table, pool table.


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