Provence with Madame de la Maison

Why are you hosting this retreat in the Fall?
The Fall in The South of France is absolutely breathtaking (and much cooler) with the leaves changing colors and the vineyards preparing for the harvest. 

Why is it from a Saturday to a Thursday and not through the weekend?
We believe this is the ideal amount of days in Provence that then allows you a full weekend to add on a trip to Paris as well if you desire. We can recommend and help you book day trips and places to stay.

Where is the villa?
The villa is in Gordes, a hilltop village in the Luberon area of Provence. A seven to ten minute walk puts you right in the center of town. 

How do I get to the retreat?
We recommend flying to Paris and then taking a TGV (high-speed train) to Aix-en-Provence. We will organize cars at two specific times to pick guests up from the station or can recommend taxis. The house is approximately one hour from the train station.

What time should I plan to arrive?
We kick off the retreat with a welcome apéro and dinner, however, depending on the arrival times of all the guests, we will potentially start with a lunch in Paris and ride the train South together.

What will our days be scheduled like?
The exact itinerary will be sent to you a few weeks after booking. However to get a general idea: we’ll start every day with breakfast at the villa, followed by an excursion into town or a nearby village, have lunch together, some free time in the village, apéro and dinner at the villa. No two days will be exactly the same and we will sometimes have guests join us for chats or to share their work. I will share some of my processes in table styling, antique shopping, about finding joie de vivre, and we will having intentional conversations and gatherings. Every day free time will be scheduled to allow you time to rest, recharge or make your own plans. 

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