Joie de Vivre: Nature Therapy Tour in Dordogne, France

24100 Bergerac, France

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May 27 - Jun 3, 2023
Group size: 1 - 18
Joie de Vivre: Nature Therapy Tour in Dordogne, France
24100 Bergerac, France


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May 27 - Jun 3, 2023
Group size: 1 - 18

About this trip

Enjoy a luxurious stay in an authentically restored 17th Century Chateau, nestled  in the beautiful Bergerac-Bourdeaux Wine Region of Dordogne, France.   Our Journey together is a perfect balance of both authentic exploration and lasting rejuvenation.


EXPLORE

The fabulous region of Dordogne is packed with outdoor activities, world-famous vineyards, medieval villages, historical sites, restaurants and music.   We will be visiting a handful of the UNESCO World Heritage villages of this region, such as St. Emilion, Issigeac, Domme, and Beynac (the film location of the 2000 film Chocolat).  Enjoy a group canoe ride through a nature preserve in the Dordogne River (the cleanest river in France), wine and cheese tastings, local cuisine, and so much more.  Include lots of extra room in your luggage for all the glorious wines you'll want to bring home!


REJUVENATE

Our chateau is our home base for the week -- no shifting from one accommodation to the next.   We encourage you to slow down and discover joie de vivre with us.  All evenings, as well as at least three half-days, are spent on the estate.  Enjoy the heated salt-water pool, or treat yourself to a professional massage in our private treatment room (this is an add-on service, and must be scheduled in advance).   


Take time alone when you need to - wander the rolling hills, read a book by the pool, take a nap in your luxurious suite.  Whatever feels right to you.  Want to stay back from one of the day trips?  Go ahead!  This is YOUR time to relax, to enjoy.  


Join in group activities, both planned and spontaneous -- we provide two guided Forest & Nature Therapy walks, a French taste meditation, optional leisurely nature walks, a Horticultural Therapy session, wine tasting on-property with a local sommelier, a local chef serving fresh local cuisine, and lots of leisure time.  Many other surprises await!

The Estate

Built between the 1580 and 1608 by a French noble family in a land ceded by King Henry IV of France, this authentic chateau has lived through an amazing history, such as being the centre of the resistance in Southern France during WWII, and boosting a library and dining room built by the same artisans that worked on the Petit Trianon of Versailles.  Stories abound within these historic walls!

 

The chateau's exquisite interior has a collection of antiques with original modern artwork, whilst outdoors, you'll enjoy the heated swimming pool, a hard-surface tennis court, an array of indoor and outdoors entertainments, a beautiful park and 100 acres of protected woodlands and gardens which are the essence of stillness and seclusion for this perfect wellness getaway.


Return Refreshed and our guests have exclusive use of this property during our stay.  Away from the tourist crowds, we will enjoy an authentic, relaxed French country experience together. 

What’s included

  • Airport/Train Transfer
    shared coach from Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD) or Bergerac Train Station
  • Accomodation
    Private or Shared suites in an authentically restored 17th-Century Chateau
  • Meals
    Fresh, biodynamic farm to table meals provided, mostly on-property by our private French chef: 7 buffet breakfasts, 3 two-course plated lunches, 3 afternoon teas, 7 three-course plated dinners
  • Forest & Nature Therapy
    Two guided Forest & Nature Therapy group walks on the chateau's estate, led by an ANFT-certified guide
  • Horticultural Therapy
    One guided Horticultural Therapy group experience with a certified guide
  • Visits to local villages
    Visit at least 3 UNESCO World Heritage villages in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Explore with the group or at your leisure.
  • Wine Tasting
    One wine tasting experience with a local sommelier at the chateau
  • Chateau History Talk
    One evening with the chateau's owners, sharing the rich history of the chateau, estate, and region
  • Half-Day Canoe trip
    On the Dordogne River, France's cleanest river
  • A Special Donation
    For each guest who joins us, one cedar will be planted on the Estate property, bolstering local efforts in reforestation of the region
  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance

Available Packages

King Deluxe Suite, double occupancy
Available until April 27, 20238 left

PRICE IS PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY.


Exquisite deluxe ensuite accommodation with king bed, luxury bedding, toiletries, pool and shower towels.  Use of all property amenities, lounges, and chilling areas.  


• High quality toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, shower gel

• Mid-week towel change

• Light clean twice during the week

• 100 percent cotton terry robes for use while in residence

• Terry cloth slippers (to keep for each guest)

• Fresh flowers in bedroom upon arrival

• Full time staff on site including concierge service

• Wi Fi


Please be sure to let us know who your roommate is.  

$5,750
Deposit: $800
Two-Bed Deluxe Suite - triple occupancy
Available until April 27, 2023only 3 left

PRICE IS PER PERSON, TRIPLE OCCUPANCY.


Exquisite deluxe-level ensuite accommodation with one king and one twin bed, luxury bedding, toiletries, pool and shower towels.  Use of all property amenities, lounges, and chilling areas.  


• High quality toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, shower gel

• Mid-week towel change

• Light clean twice during the week

• 100 percent cotton terry robes for use while in residence

• Terry cloth slippers (to keep for each guest)

• Fresh flowers in bedroom upon arrival

• Full time staff on site including concierge service

• Wi Fi


Please be sure to let us know who your roommates are, or you may request that we pair you with a roommate.  

$5,450
Deposit: $800
Two-Bed Standard Suite -double occupancy
Available until April 27, 20239 left

PRICE IS PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY.


Exquisite standard ensuite accommodation with two twin or two full beds, luxury bedding, toiletries, pool and shower towels.  Use of all property amenities, lounges, and chilling areas.  


• High quality toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, shower gel

• Mid-week towel change

• Light clean twice during the week

• 100 percent cotton terry robes for use while in residence

• Terry cloth slippers (to keep for each guest)

• Fresh flowers in bedroom upon arrival

• Full time staff on site including concierge service

• Wi Fi


Please be sure to let us know who your roommate is, or you may request that we pair you with a roommate.  

$5,550
Deposit: $800
Deluxe Suite - Single Occupancy
Available until April 27, 2023only 1 left

Exquisite deluxe ensuite accommodation with king bed, luxury bedding, toiletries, pool and shower towels.  Use of all property amenities, lounges, and chilling areas. 

 

• High quality toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, shower gel

• Mid-week towel change

• Light clean twice during the week

• 100 percent cotton terry robes for use while in residence

• Terry cloth slippers (to keep for each guest)

• Fresh flowers in bedroom upon arrival

• Full time staff on site including concierge service

• Wi Fi

$7,995
Deposit: $1,000
Standard Suite - single occupancy
only 1 left

Exquisite standard ensuite accommodation, luxury bedding, toiletries, pool and shower towels.  Use of all property amenities, lounges, and chilling areas.  

• High quality toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, shower gel

• Mid-week towel change

• Light clean twice during the week

• 100 percent cotton terry robes for use while in residence

• Terry cloth slippers (to keep for each guest)

• Fresh flowers in bedroom upon arrival

• Full time staff on site including concierge service

• Wi Fi


Single occupancy suites may contain a king bed, two twin beds, or two full beds.

$7,695
King Standard Suite - double occupancy
4 left

Exquisite standard ensuite accommodation, luxury bedding, toiletries, pool and shower towels.  Use of all property amenities, lounges, and chilling areas.  

• High quality toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, shower gel

• Mid-week towel change

• Light clean twice during the week

• 100 percent cotton terry robes for use while in residence

• Terry cloth slippers (to keep for each guest)

• Fresh flowers in bedroom upon arrival

• Full time staff on site including concierge service

• Wi Fi


Double occupancy suites may contain a king bed, two twin beds, or two full beds.  If two beds are required, please request.  These are available on a first come, first served basis.

$5,550
Deposit: $800
Double Standard Suite - Single Occupancy
only 1 left
$5,000
Deposit: $800

Available options

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Itinerary

Nature Day (Sample)
Half Day at Chateau, Half Day Canoe Excursion

7am - Opt to rise early for coffee, tea, and fruit before a morning meditation in the estate garden.  


8am - Enjoy a farm-to-table buffet breakfast in the historic dining room, prepared by our in-house chef.


9am - Group Forest Therapy Walk in the rolling hills of the estate, led by an ANFT-certified guide, followed by a simple tea ceremony.


12pm - Enjoy a plated two-course farm-to-table lunch in the courtyard.


1:30pm - Group canoe excursion through a nature preserve on the Dordogne River, the cleanest river in France.  


5pm - Afternoon tea in the garden, relax by the pool, enjoy a good book, take a nature walk, whatever your heart desires!


7:30pm - Three-course farm-to-table dinner in the garden prepared by our in-house chef, perhaps accompanied by a delightful selection of regional table wines.  

Enjoy your evening in the chateau and around the estate!

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Return Refreshed
We provide small-group, luxury multi-day wellness tours all over the world - a perfect blend of authentic exploration and lasting rejuvenation. Our Core Values are Delight, Discover, Rejuvenate. As our guest, you will re-ignite your delight in your own life journey, discover new wellness practices culturally-specific to the destination, and return fully rejuvenated, with newfound strength, joy, and curiosity for the “everyday”.