We help you discover your inner world, while exploring the beauty of the natural world, bringing peace and joy into your everyday life
Take time out from the busy to reawaken your senses in rural France walking and breathing in the fresh air, spending time writing your own story, reconnecting with the natural world around you or simply switching off in your own peace and tranquillity.
We offer several types of walking retreat throughout the year. Whether you enjoy following gentle footpaths meandering through unspoilt and richly diverse countryside or exploring the ruins of the mighty, historic Cathar castles, multiple options are available right here from the doorstep. You may be seeking inner peace ambling silently through a forest or near a lake, or revel in walking in the company of others. You may be looking for a little guidance or training to help you walk your own life story on your own Camino...
Through a series of workshops, critical feedback, space to create and discussion, resident author and philosopher, Bob Norton, will encourage you to delve a little deeper, stimulating your unique creativity, bringing your story, book or poems to life in your own inimitable way. Only you can write your story and we can help you find inspiration and get you into the zone to do it. You decide whether you want to do your creative writing retreat alone or as part of a small group. Writing retreats are available throughout the year.
In these retreats, the focus is on spending time bringing yourself back into a harmonious balance with the natural world because finding time for yourself and for communing with nature are important to your health and sense of wellbeing. Daily practices can include gentle yoga flow practice, mindful walking and walking meditations in nature and wellbeing treatments such as massage or reflexology.
Self-catering and B&B:
If you want to come on retreat but want a self-catering or B&B option (not full- or half-board options), all our gîtes have fully equipped kitchens. Get in Touch and let us know and we'll obviously drop the catering elements from the cost of your retreat.
Retreats aside, our gîtes are also available to book with or without catering. At the Razès Gîtes, we accommodate singles and couples in three of our gîtes and four people in the fourth largest gîte at any time of the year.
If you don't want to be part of a group or if you’re looking for a tailor-made package specific to you, you can design your own DIY retreat and come according to dates that suit you. You decide what you want to do, when and where. Or you can simply relax in the tranquillity of the secluded gardens, go wine-tasting, visiting castles and markets,... The choices are yours.
Want more info about a retreat, DIY or 1:1? Schedule an appointment and we can chat on: Skype, Facetime, What'sApp or a fixed landline. Get in Touch and we'll send you an email link to schedule an appointment time that best suits you.
To ensure a deep-rooted sense of wellbeing, we keep retreat numbers small (max. 8) so that no-one gets lost in a crowd.
Discounts for 2 People sharing and Early Birds
Early bird discounts are available when you book 2 months or more ahead of your retreat. Share a room with a friend and get a further discount.