We would love to welcome you on one of our retreats.
Please drop us a line below and don’t forget to let us know which week you are interested in attending.
We will revert and let you know re. availability, payment details and travel requirements.
A tres bientot!,
If for some reason you must cancel your trip to France for The French Muse Experience, please remember that a full refund (deposit is non-refundable) can only be provided if notice of cancellation is provided six months before retreat date. After this date, if you cancel your place, you will forfeit your payment.
Please don’t hesistate to ask us anything if you are unclear about our booking and cancellation policies.
When you sign up for your French Muse experience week, a non-refundable deposit will hold your booking for this particular date.
The remaining payment can be made in one or two instalments.
If you wish to pay in two instalments, we request that the first instalment is paid six months prior to retreat and remaining instalment paid 3 months prior to retreat.
Payment is accepted either by International bank transfer. If you wish to pay via credit card i.e. PayPal then there is a 3.5% Convenience Fee applied.
P.s. If you plan on travelling with a room-mate, then please simply let us know when you book your retreat.
On registration for The French Muse experience you will receive an initial email confirmation note. Two months prior to the retreat we will send you further details and a questionnaire that will help us further create a week that will fit with your interests and passions.
How many people can we accommodate at our retreats?
Our French Muse experience retreats are limited currently to a maximum of 8 guests and may include a visiting artist or speaker depending on the specific retreat and/or workshop.
We have two French Muse homes, which have been carefully chosen for their charm, warm interior design and comfort.
For smaller groups (4-6 guests) your home away from home will be in a recently restored village home, in the hilltop village of Lacoste in the Luberon, one of the small villages which inspired Peter Mayle in his book, A Year in Provence. Within walking distance of the castle of the Marquis de Sade, the rooms and terraces offer breathtaking views of the mountains of the Vaucluse and the valley that sweeps down towards nearby famous villages Bonnieux and Goult.
For larger groups (8-10) we have a wonderful ancient 12th Century home in the countryside of Gordes which is filled with artwork, books and heart.
Our French Muse homes are not your run-of-the-mill rentals - they are family homes which are decorated with antiques and artwork, real Provençal homes.
We must request that you approve your travel plans with us in advance of booking any tickets (flight or train). We are very open to helping you find the easiest route to our retreat but it is essential that we know your planned arrival and departure times before booking. This is simply so that we can ensure all of our guests arrive in time for us to make a general airport transfer from Marseille airport on the afternoon of the Saturday arrivals day.
Return airport transfers are made the following Saturday morning, to Marseille airport.
What to pack?:
Provence is very relaxed, combined with often hot weather mean that comfort is an absolute.
Here are top recommendations to pack in your suitcase:
A swimsuit, your accommodation has a pool and it can be so lovely to take a dip after a day in the sun!
We would recommend bringing a scarf and/or cardigan for when the sun sets and we are eating outside.
A rain jacket.
An oversized tote bag or backpack for storing your brocante and market finds.
Think cotton. Dress for comfort and to stay cool.
Walking shoes for days spent treasure truffling at brocantes and exploring the perched villages of Provence.
Sunglasses and a hat
People do smart casual for dinner in restaurants but in general the atmosphere is very relaxed
Don't hesistate to ask if you are concerned about what to bring!
P.S. If you’ve forgotten to bring any of these essentials in your suitcase, don't worry, we will be bringing you to local markets where we can source affordable French versions!
Private Pilates lessons, one to one coaching, cost 50 euro for one hour. All materials provided.
Electric bike rental costs tbc
We also have the possibility of booking a French hair stylist if you are looking for the 'Ultimate French Makeover'
Bespoke Organic Cosmetic Atelier
Any optional extras will need to be booked and paid for four weeks prior to retreat. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy on all optional extras